Co-governance agreement extended to include Taupō WatersROBERT STEVEN/STUFF Taupō Waters included in power share agreementA central North Island iwi will share power with council over resource management consents at the country's biggest lake. Lake Taupō iwi Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Waikato Regional Council's joint management agreement has been extended to include the Taupō Waters. The previous agreement only addressed the upper Waikato River catchment. Ngāti Tūwharetoa own the bed of Lake Taupō, its water column and air space above the lake. Taupō Waters includes Lake Taupō and all rivers flowing in to the lake and the Waikato River to the confluence at Waipapa, near Tokoroa.
May 22, 2018 03:56 UTC
Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic will be sporting one dress to rule them allSUPPLIED Magic's players sporting their Hobbiton-themed dress in front of Bag End. The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic will sport one dress to rule them all for one precious ANZ Premiership game in Hamilton next month. When facing the Northern Mystics on June 27 at Claudelands Arena, the Magic will wear a special Hobbiton-themed dress that features a detailed map of the Shire from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movies. Their next opponent is the Northern Stars at Takanini's Pulman Park on Sunday and the Magic are desperate for their season to go on an adventure - perhaps returning to the finals after missing out last year. READ MORE:* Time to rein in netball umpires* Dunn keeps Pulse racing* Umpires probed after netball send-off* Jury hurt in Magic lossHope is kindled.
May 22, 2018 03:45 UTC
Government to announce Mycoplasma decision MondayKELLY HODEL/STUFF The Government and industry are making the decision about eradication, not MPI, says Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor. The Government will decide whether to proceed with complete eradication of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis on Monday after Cabinet meets. Federated Farmers president Katie Milne said while Mycoplasma bovis was challenging, the degree of cooperation was positive. Meanwhile MPI has confirmed a farm owned by Alfons and Gea Zeestraten in Southland had the earliest known Mycoplasma bovis infection, dating back to between December 2015 and January 2016. Earlier in the year he said before the advent of Mycoplasma "we were sitting in heaven then we dropped into hell".
May 22, 2018 03:29 UTC
LeBron James erupts for 44 points as Cavaliers level Eastern Conference finals against CelticsGREGORY SHAMUS/GETTY IMAGES LeBron James led the way yet again for the Cavaliers. But to do it again the Cavs will have to win in Boston, where the Celtics are 9-0 this post-season. And, of course, they didn't have James, who moved past Jabbar (2,356) for the most field goals in playoff history. But Thompson got free for a dunk, and after a miss by Boston, James recovered after making his seventh turnover by making a steal and layup. Also, Morris picked up three fouls and his teammates all seemed tentative as the Cavs pushed their lead to 15 at halftime.
May 22, 2018 03:22 UTC
Cycling New Zealand make changes to track coaching staffROBYN EDIE/STUFF Ross Machejefski is returning to New Zealand to lead Cycling NZ's women's endurance programme. Cycling New Zealand have made changes to their high performance coaching and support staff, with former junior coach Ross Machejefski is returning to lead the women's endurance programme. He is currently the Swiss national women's coach. He will be supported by former Great Britain rider Alexandra Greenfield, who has coached Wales Cycling and more recently Sport Director for Wiggle High5 UCI professional women's cycling team. Cameron and Shallcrass take up their coaching duties immediately with Tim Carswell, acting as interim lead women's endurance coach until the end of June.
May 22, 2018 03:22 UTC
Teen ordered to repay NZ$53 million for starting Oregon wildfireTRISTAN FORTSCH/SUPPLIED The wildfire occurred in early September. READ MORE: What a wildfire is likeAt a hearing last week, the boy's lawyer urged for a "reasonable and rational'' penalty, calling the US$37 million sought an "absurd'' amount for the child. The restitution is solely the responsibility of the teen, and not his parents, who came to the US from Ukraine. The judge said the largest figure he could find for prior juvenile restitution cases in Oregon was US$114,000. The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area attracts more than 3 million tourists a year and holds North America's largest concentration of waterfalls.
May 22, 2018 03:00 UTC
Traveller vs tourist: The worst thing about being a travel snobIt might be nice to believe that you're seeing the world in a more sophisticated, more "authentic" way than everyone else, but you're probably not. Is there anything more cringe-worthy than hearing someone proclaim that they're a "traveller, not a tourist"? You're just doing a certain version of the travel experience, very likely as unimaginative and derivative as the worst of the "tourists". READ MORE:* Top 10 badly behaved tourists* How tourists see New Zealand - beautiful, but expensive* Could T-plates for tourists make a difference? If you're a luxury traveller you'll one day realise that there's a whole world out there that you haven't even discovered.
May 22, 2018 02:48 UTC
Photo: suppliedThe proctor and University of Otago Campus Watch staff have removed and destroyed hundreds of copies of the latest edition of Critic Te Arohi, the magazine's staff have learned. The Campus Watch team on duty on Monday night removed the rest of the magazines from stands around the university, she said. Campus Watch staff who spoke to Critic editor Joel McManus today about the missing magazines were initially unaware fellow staff had removed them. The Critic team had worked "incredibly hard" on the magazine, which came out last Sunday, he said. Twelve years ago, an issue of Critic was banned for objectionable material.
May 22, 2018 02:48 UTC
Ardern said the Government would keep raising the issue of equitable welfare with Australian officials. Image: Labour PartyPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern has ruled out New Zealand providing help to Kiwi teenagers living rough in Australia after authorities there denied them welfare assistance. "At the moment there's no country in the world that funds another government to make welfare payments," Ardern told RNZ this morning. Some of the teens have reportedly turned to begging or prostitution to live because they are not eligible for Australian welfare payments. Ardern said today that the Government would keep raising the wider issue of equitable welfare with Australian officials.
May 22, 2018 02:37 UTC
The trick in the oldest booksJohn Hawkins The book sale has become a Civic Theatre showstopper in recent years. Old books smell of a combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla over an underlying muskiness. For more detail please all turn to your household copies of Perfumes: The A-Z Guide (2009) by Turin and Sanchez. If you don't have a copy of Perfumes you might want to check out the upcoming Invercargill Rotary Book Sale on the off-chance you can land one there. But if you want to take a deep breath and check it out, the Rotary Book sale at the Civic Theatre runs Friday May 25 to Sunday May 27..Nicole Gourley Ethan Mitchell (4) finds some favourites back in 2011.
May 22, 2018 02:36 UTC
Canterbury's Happy Cow Milk Company placed into liquidationJOSEPH JOHNSON/STUFF Happy Cow Milk Company founder Glen Herud is seeking investment to resurrect and refine his business (file photo). A company lauded for its ethical and environmentally-friendly dairying approach has gone into liquidation owing a "substantial" amount, but its founder is "99 per cent" certain it will rise again. Milking on the Moove Ltd, which traded as Happy Cow Milk Company, was placed into liquidation by a special resolution of shareholders on May 14. Herud started Ohoka, North Canterbury-based Happy Cow to provide an alternative model to intensive dairying. JOSEPH JOHNSON/STUFF Herud has pledged to personally repay Milking on the Moove's creditors after the company went into liquidation (file photo).
May 22, 2018 02:24 UTC
Parenting and 'permission': from a happy nappy time to respectful kidsSUPPLIED Mark Blackham: When you get a whiff that your child needs their nappy changed, ask if they want you to check. OPINION: The headline about a woman saying parents should ask permission before changing a nappy, sounded barmy. The idea of asking a baby permission to change a nappy is, on the face of it, ludicrous. Carson's mistake was to use the phrase "ask permission". So here's how the respect thing works at nappy time; when you get the whiff you mention it to the baby/child.
May 22, 2018 02:15 UTC
Mainland Tactix captain Jess Maclennan ruled out for rest of yearMARTY MELVILLE/PHOTOSPORT Tactix captain Jess Maclennan suffered her season-ending injury while playing the Pulse in Wellington last week. Mainland Tactix captain Jess Maclennan (nee Moulds) has suffered her third season-ending injury in the past four years. The 28-year-old ruptured her ACL in her left-knee while captaining New Zealand A against England in August 2016, and suffered a serious Achilles tendon injury while playing for the Tactix in 2014. The Tactix have started the new season by winning two of their first three matches, and host the Northern Stars in Christchurch on Wednesday night. Head Coach Marianne Delaney-Hoshek said the squad was "absolutely devastated" to lose their captain for the season.
May 22, 2018 01:18 UTC
Tyson Fury: I'm a time-traveller and I've seen the future, I KO JoshuaGETTY IMAGES Tyson Fury was in a relaxed mover when he attended the IBF world featherweight title fight between Lee Selby and Josh Warrington in Leeds. Tyson Fury claims he is a time traveller who has seen the future and it includes him knocking out Anthony Joshua. In a separate interview the 29-year-old Fury says he will become a doctor after he finishes with boxing. GETTY IMAGES Tyson Fury's vision of his hoped-for fight with Anthony Joshua includes Joshua going to the canvas several times before being knocked outBut first the stuff from out of space. "If I'm 40 and a qualified doctor, I'm still a young doctor.
May 22, 2018 01:07 UTC
Downer said the Milford Road (State Highway 94) would close overnight at 4pm from Hollyford road junction to the chasm. Late on Tuesday night, the New Zealand Transport Agency issued snow warnings for alpine roads the Lewis Pass (State Highway 7) and Arthur's Pass (State Highway 73). Snow showers may affect higher parts of the Lewis Pass, with 1cm to 2cm of snow settling near the summit from 9pm until midnight. Snow warnings for the Lindis Pass (State Highway 8), Porters Pass (State Highway 73) and Dunedin's Northern Motorway (State Highway 1) were cancelled late on Tuesday night, NZTA advised. More snow showers were likely on Wednesday with a further 1cm to 2cm of snow expected to settle above 500m.
May 22, 2018 00:56 UTC