188 days ago

Alexandra District Court cleared after outburst by man charged with assault

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

A woman thought she was going to die when a man headbutted her, then grabbed her by the throat and body slammed her after a party.

Andrew Drysdale Beck, 45, pleaded guilty in the Alexandra District Court to three charges, including assault and impeding breathing on a female in Alexandra on July 8 and assault on a police officer in Queenstown on July 8.

The case was stood down until September 26 for a nominal date for sentencing.

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8 days ago

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4 hours ago

Otago Regional Council hits ratepayers with proposed 9 per cent rates rise

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Central Otago News

The Otago Regional Council is signalling a 9.1 per cent average rates increase, citing climate change as one of the main reasons.

Council chair Marian Hobbs said the province was experiencing the affects of climate change and the council's work to adapt – as well as deal with natural hazards, flood protection and river management – was "more important than ever".

People will be able to submit feedback on the council's 2020-21 annual plan between March 26 and April 24, with hearings to be held from May 21 to 26. The finalised plan will be adopted at a council meeting on June 26.

12 hours ago

Join our new Otago Parenting Group...

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Hi neighbours! Join our new Otago Parenting Group - a safe place to connect with other parents, grandparents and guardians. Use the Group to organise coffee catch ups and playdates - and to share advice, tips and tricks for growing happy little neighbours. (There’ll even be chances to win great prizes) Join now