Kiwis' love for takeaway coffee is hurting our countrySTUFF Kiwis have got a problem with the number of takeaway coffee cups they use. Perhaps it's no surprise we have a takeaway coffee culture. CARYS MONTEATH/STUFF Perhaps it's no surprise we have a takeaway coffee culture in New Zealand. 123RF New Zealand's coffee culture is well documented - Kiwis have laid claim to coffee firsts including the first commercial instant coffee and inventing the flat white. This is part one of a five-part series looking at the issue of takeaway coffee cups.
March 21, 2018 01:15 UTC
Mum aims to raise awareness about eating disordersAmy Baker Victoria Walker says she's determined to make a difference and raise awareness of eating disorders. A West Auckland mum is determined to do everything she can to raise awareness of eating disorders and provide support to parents. Eating Disorders Association of New Zealand (EDANZ) chairwoman Nicki Wilson said support was vital in dealing with such a 'devastating illness'. Improving understanding about eating disorders among primary health care providers, such as GPs, could also help with early diagnosis, prompt intervention and full recovery. Walker said she too wants to advocate for families and those with eating disorders and to help to make parents more aware of early signs and symptoms.
March 21, 2018 01:07 UTC
Latest blast in Texas not related to the others - US authoritiesUs police and federal authorities say the latest explosion to hit Austin, Texas, was caused by an "incendiary device" and is not related to the series of bombs that has rocked Texas' capital city. One man in his 30s was injured and authorities evacuated a grocery store and shopping centre nearby. #UPDATE: There was no package explosion in the 9800 block of Brodie Ln. READ MORE:* Two injured in explosion in Austin, Texas, US police say* Investigators suspect FedEx bomb is tied to Austin bombings* Fourth bombing in US city Austin shows 'different level of skill'Eric Gay Emergency vehicles near the site of another explosion in Austin, Texas. Before it exploded, the package had been sent from Austin and was addressed to a home in Austin, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said.
March 21, 2018 00:45 UTC
New Zealand, Ireland systems superior to England: Jimmy GopperthGETTY IMAGES Jimmy Gopperth,pictured playing for Wasps, says the centrally contracted systems in NZ and Ireland set the players up better for international rugby. Jimmy Gopperth, the Wasps first-five, believes that the systems in New Zealand and Ireland leave players "mentally fresher" to play international rugby. "Those guys are mentally fresher for the simple reason that they get longer rest periods," said Gopperth. "At Leinster, you'd only see the Ireland boys [such as Johnny Sexton or Jamie Heaslip] for, say, 10 provincial games. Look, if England were like this for two or three more seasons, then you would probably have to look at the reasons why."
March 21, 2018 00:00 UTC
Etene Nanai-Seturo misses out on New Zealand sevens squad for Commonwealth GamesPHOTOSPORT Etene Nanai-Seturo was the hot topic at the Hamilton Sevens. The most notable omission from the New Zealand men's sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games is Etene Nanai-Seturo. GETTY IMAGES New Zealand sevens coach Clark Laidlaw. GETTY IMAGES Laidlaw said Joe Ravouvou can't represent New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games because the Auckland winger doesn't have a New Zealand passport. Fiji are returning to the Commonwealth Games men's sevens tournament for the first time since the 2006 Games in Melbourne.
March 20, 2018 23:57 UTC
MPs face off in the Parliamentary gymFACEBOOK National MP Alfred Ngaro's tongue-and-cheek response to Labour MP Stuart Nash pumping iron. MPs from opposite sides of the political divide have decided to take their battle to the gym. Labour minister Stuart Nash and National MP Alfred Ngaro are having a battle of the biceps on social media. On Tuesday night, Nash posted a video of him using the free weights in the Parliamentary gym. 5 sets of 12 reps with 45kg dumbbells (no heavier weights available in Parliamentary gym).
March 20, 2018 23:48 UTC
The secret eaters who come out after dark123rf Is the pressure to break up with the sugar devil and eat clean actually pushing us towards worse eating habits? READ MORE:* The eating disorder more common than anorexia and bulimia* Is the 'wellness' movement and 'clean eating' trend any better for us? Bowler is not alone in her secret eating – you only have to talk to close girlfriends who admit doing the same. 123rf There's nothing wrong with clean eating - but it can be taken too far. "Like many things, in moderation there's nothing wrong with 'clean eating'," she says.
March 20, 2018 23:37 UTC
READER REPORT: Sixteen is the future age of reason and responsibilityOlya Kuzovkina/ Unsplash Yes, it's time to give 16-year-olds the vote. Yes, 16-year-olds should have the right to vote and determine their future as well as the nation's. Time to lower the voting age? We live in a progressive society and we were leaders when it came to the voting rights of woman. By doing so, we stand behind the future of this country and the rights we have already given.
March 20, 2018 23:26 UTC
Judge rules defamation case against Donald Trump may proceedIRFAN KHAN/TNS Summer Zervos, who appeared on reality show, The Apprentice, said that Trump kissed her on the lips several times when she went to his office in 2007. A New York judge said Tuesday that a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump related to an allegation that he sexually harassed a former "Apprentice" contestant may go forward. Though Trump insisted during the campaign he had proof these women were all lying and vowed to sue them, no lawsuits materialised. The ruling Tuesday was blunt in dismissing an argument made by Trump's attorneys that he cannot be sued in state court while in office. In January 2017, Zervos filed a suit in New York State Supreme Court against Trump, arguing that Trump defamed her by denying her account and calling his accusers "liars."
March 20, 2018 23:23 UTC
New Chief Colin Cooper makes all the right movesHANNAH PETERS/GETTY IMAGES Colin Cooper has begun well after taking over at the Chiefs, following Dave Rennie's reign. OPINION: How long do you punish a coach for not winning Super Rugby in a previous life? Colin Cooper and Ian Foster are the coaches to whom it applies. DAVE ROWLAND/GETTY IMAGES Colin Cooper moved Damian McKenzie back to fullback following injuries to Charlie Ngatai and Shaun Stevenson. GETTY IMAGES Ian Foster, like Colin Cooper, has a large gap in his resume after failing to win a Super title.
March 20, 2018 23:15 UTC
Free-range egg supplier under investigationNEWSROOM The Commerce Commission has confirmed to Newsroom that it’s investigating a West Auckland egg supplier for allegedly putting caged eggs in cartons labelled as free-range. The Commerce Commission has confirmed to Newsroom that it's investigating a West Auckland egg supplier for allegedly putting caged eggs in cartons labelled as free-range. The latest investigation is into Blackwater Trading company which produces free-range eggs at its Gold Chick farm in Henderson Valley, West Auckland. Sutherland said that Zeagold monitors its suppliers and that Chen's production of free-range eggs exceeded the amount of eggs it was buying from him. At this time, he had just over 9000 laying hens on the site, more than enough to supply the free-range eggs we bought from him."
March 20, 2018 23:15 UTC
Dumped house demolished while dispute heads to courtNORTHBRIDGE PROPERTIES GROUPA hefty digger's bucket has put the final full stop on the tale of a derelict house mysteriously dumped in South Auckland late last year. SUPPLIED The derelict house was dumped on a vacant, fenced section in Takanini late last year. However, following a dispute with the former land owner, the contractor had decided to return the house 'to sender' a year later. "In the meantime we had bought the site and [the contractor] appeared to be regretful for having dumped on what was now our site," Bray says. CHRIS McKEEN/Stuff A house was bought, transported and then dumped on a section of land earmarked for development in south Auckland.
March 20, 2018 22:41 UTC
Instagrammer creates unique scenes from the ceiling@allthatisshe/INSTAGRAM Scenes from the ceilingEver looked at a Croc and thought "that could be a dinosaur's hindquarter"? This is what Dominique Davis of All That Is She does when she's creating her #scenefromtheceiling for her Instagram feed. It features socks as fish and garlic and kale as underwater plants PHOTO: DOMINIQUE DAVIS / @ALLTHATISSHEAnd she doesn't disappoint. Even a simple concept of rice cakes as bubbles is effective.PHOTO: DOMINIQUE DAVIS / @ALLTHATISSHEPenny as Mary Poppins. PHOTO: DOMINIQUE DAVIS / @ALLTHATISSHEA signature photo series on Dominque's Instagram is her #allthatisthree images.PHOTO: DOMINIQUE DAVIS / @ALLTHATISSHEThe strength of a weight-lifter.
March 20, 2018 22:30 UTC
Fashion icon Iris Apfel launches her own interior rangeSUPPLIED Iris Apfel made older women relevant in fashion again. A New York socialite, an avid collector, a fashion icon, the subject of a biopic film and now an interior designer too, Iris Apfel might be four years from 100 but she's not slowing down. Her foray into interior design in the newly released 'Iris Apfel collection' for American homewares retailer Grandinroad is exactly what her fans would hope for - unbridled maximalism. GRANDINROAD The new Iris Apfel collection from American design firm Grandinroad is in the bright jewel shades she often wears. Iris Apfel rattan elephant console table, $1191.80.
March 20, 2018 22:30 UTC
Fast feet, flair and flicksSUPPLIED Tokoroa High School Students take part in the 2018 Bay of Plenty Futsal Championships. The Tokoroa High School Football Academy took three teams to the Bay of Plenty Futsal Championships recently. Academy director Dean Tereu said during the Tauranga-based competition the students were exposed to a "fantastic" level of indoor football with fast feet, tricks and flicks the name of the game. The five aside game, played with a smaller ball than outdoor football, encourages youngsters to show flair, improves their techniques and ability to play in tight spaces. "We have some very exciting potential here at Tokoroa High and the long term benefits of playing Futsal will spill over into our outdoor football."
March 20, 2018 22:07 UTC