Codrington Revingston was the mysterious scourge of Port Fairy, repeatedly holding up the Portland mail, a scene this image from 1978 re-enacts. You will find it on the Princes Highway between Port Fairy and Portland, in far south-western Victoria. And yet it is the only place in Australia named after a bushranger. Powling's Port Fairy: the First 50 Years, which lists Green's various aliases: Carrington Gessington, Condrington Revingstone and Codrington Leviston. Finally, the only bushranger to have an Australian village named after him died of chronic bronchitis in Wellington's Terrace Gaol on September 3, 1885.
June 14, 2019 07:52 UTC
Pop princess Taylor Swift has revealed the title of her upcoming seventh album, Lover. READ MORE:* Taylor Swift refuses to answer question during interview* ME! * Swift stands up for LGBTQ rights, rejecting Trump policiesChris Pizzello/Invision/AP Taylor Swift performs at Wango Tango on June 1. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP Taylor Swift performs at Wango Tango in California. This week, Perry posted a picture of a plate of cookies with the words "Peace at last" and tagged Taylor Swift in the caption.
June 14, 2019 07:41 UTC
JOHN KIRK-ANDERSON/STUFF Jacob Lowenstein was sentenced to nine years and seven months in jail after burning down two Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints buildings. His father's religious denomination was not discussed in court, but it is understood he was not part of the LDS Church. JOANNE CARROLL/STUFF The Greymouth Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building will have to be completely rebuilt. On March 13, he set fire to a LDS Church in the West Coast town, completely destroying it. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Christchurch stake president Jared Ormsby told Stuff church members met with Lowenstein in a restorative justice meeting.
June 14, 2019 07:40 UTC
Sir Brian Lochore. Photo: GettyAll Black great Sir Brian Lochore is battling bowel cancer, New Zealand Rugby have confirmed. According to Steve Tew, outgoing chief executive of NZR, the 78-year-old former All Blacks captain will start treatment soon. "Medical professionals have confirmed that Sir Brian has bowel cancer. Lochore (78) was born in Masterton and made his test debut for the All Blacks on 4 January 1964 against England in London.
June 14, 2019 07:07 UTC
Abdul Aziz (R) confronts a member of the public who backed white supremacist views in front of Christchurch High Court today. Photo: GettyA man arrested for allegedly confronting Christchurch mosque shooting survivors outside court just minutes after they saw the man charged with the March 15 terror attack has been granted bail. Rodrick Wayne Woods (33) allegedly played "Nazi music" and made racist remarks to victims shortly after alleged mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant entered not guilty pleas at the High Court in Christchurch this morning. Abdul Aziz, hailed as a hero on March 15 after chasing away the gunman from Linwood Mosque, approached the man today and told him to get away. Tarrant today denied murdering the Christchurch mosque terror attack victims and will stand trial in May next year.
June 14, 2019 06:11 UTC
READ MORE:* From plastic junk to farm post - Future Post wins top Fieldays prize* Women take on Timbersports at first national Fieldays' champs* Exploring New Zealand's lakes while keeping your feet dry"I'm at the Fieldays selling gumboots to farmers. "Again, good sales - solid - but not the waves of people we have had in the past. "In terms of customer interaction and their positivity thus far, we would say it's been a really good Fieldays. In what's been quite an unusual season so far, we have found the mood to be pretty good. International visitors were also singing Fieldays" praises, Fieldays chief executive Peter Nation said.
June 14, 2019 06:11 UTC
All Blacks great Sir Brian Lochore is soon to have treatment for bowel cancer. "Medical professionals have confirmed that Sir Brian has bowel cancer. He is in relatively good health at the moment, and he will undergo treatment soon," New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew saidHAGEN HOPKINS/GETTY IMAGES Sir Brian Lochore, right, with his great mate Sir Colin Meads at a Lochore Cup final in 2016. READ MORE:* All Blacks great Sir Brian Lochore beats cancer twice* Lochore sounds a warning for the All Blacks* Lochore heads list of top 10 rugby coaches"The thoughts of all New Zealand rugby fans are with Sir Brian and Pam as they face this health challenge." He was also campaign manager for the team at the 1995 World Cup, and was a selector when they won the cup for a second time in 2011.
June 14, 2019 06:03 UTC
Air New Zealand is removing its straight to gate check-in process for domestic flights. From July 1, all passengers, including those without checked baggage, will have to check in through the Air New Zealand app or at a kiosk. Previously, passengers travelling without checked baggage were able to go straight to a boarding gate and check-in there by scanning their mobile app on boarding. Air New Zealand said check-in completion time for domestic flights was 30 minutes prior to departure. However, online check-in continues to be available for all customers from 24 hours prior to departure.
June 14, 2019 05:48 UTC
A volunteer in Tararua who lopped a phallus from a Māori carving with a chainsaw, has gone from hero to zero in the eyes of his community. It proved difficult, so he returned the next morning with a mini chainsaw and reduced the phallus to sawdust. However, he couldn't recall seeing phalluses on other Māori carvings, and believed the sculpture was beyond the pale. Massey University professor of Māori visual arts and culture Bob Jahnke said both male and female figures with genitalia were powerful and significant traditional symbols in Māori carving. Wainwright's removal of the carving's phallus was an insult to Rangitāne so grave that Jahnke felt it himself, even though he was Ngāti Porou.
June 14, 2019 05:26 UTC
Toronto Raptors players celebrate with the Larry O"Brien Trophy after beating the Golden State Warriors in game six of the 2019 NBA finals at Oracle Arena. Photo: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsThe Toronto Raptors have delivered Canada its first NBA title with a 114-110 victory over the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors that set off a country-wide celebration. With a nation hanging on their every shot, Canada's only NBA team put the finishing touches to a remarkable 4-2 series upset that denied the Warriors a fourth championship in five years. "I thought they really fought hard, they were tough-minded," Raptors head coach Nick Nurse said of his team. But after making both free throws Thompson went to the Warriors locker room and was later seen walking on crutches.
June 14, 2019 05:26 UTC
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has a walk about fieldays and meets some punters"Jacinda! A common refrain called out as the Prime Minister walked through the hordes at Fieldays on Friday morning. The Prime Minister walked through a classically foggy Mystery Creek, a persistent chill in the mid-morning air. TOM LEE/STUFF Plunkett staff Charlotte Mizzi, Kylie Wilson, Viv Edwards and Helen McGrath loved chatting to, and meeting the Prime Minister at Fieldays. Gower was thrilled to be able to talk with the Prime Minister about the organisation, saying Ardern demonstrated authentic leadership.
June 14, 2019 05:03 UTC
A senior Taranaki Black Power member has been found guilty on four charges relating to a violent assault on three Rebels Motorcycle Club members. (File photo)A Taranaki courtroom erupted in Black Power gang cries and a roar of profanities as a senior member was found guilty of assaulting rival gang members. The Black Power members followed and the assaults continued in the carpark before the trio jumped onto their motorcycles and rode off. The group was there to send a message that "Manaia is a Black Power town", Marinovich claimed. All three Rebels members were approached by police for statements but none were given, it was heard in court.
June 14, 2019 05:03 UTC
Waikato woman Emily Rogers is grateful to the blood donors who helped save her life following a horse riding accident. Supplied Despite her accident, Emily Rogers is back up and riding her horse Vee again. In the first 24 hours, she needed 50 units of blood products - blood, platelets and plasma - that's roughly the equivalent of 20 litres. 50 units of blood products - that's what Emily Rogers needed to stay alive in those first 24 hours. From the donations of plasma, up to 12 different lifesaving blood products can be made.
June 14, 2019 04:55 UTC
Colin Richard Jeffries-Smith, left, faces one charge of murder while Casino Heta Williams faces charges of firearm possession and accessory after the fact of murder. The jury set to decide whether Colin Jeffries-Smith is guilty of the murder of Mongrel Mob enforcer Lance Waite were presented two differing narratives as the Crown and defence summed up their cases on Friday. Jeffries-Smith faces one charge, that he murdered Mongrel Mob Notorious chapter member Waite, in Tauranga on January 3 last year. SUNLIVE Lance Waite, 58, was dropped off at Tauranga Hospital on January 3 last year with critical injuries and died that same day. As the six week trial drew to a close Crown prosecutor Anna Pollett told the jury the evidence suggested "no clearer case of murder".
June 14, 2019 04:52 UTC