Paul George hits winner, scores 45 as Thunder beat Jazz in double-overtime thrillerSKY SPORT/ESPNOklahoma City Thunder star Paul George makes an audacious shot to win the game against the Utah Jazz. George dribbled out the final seconds before driving between two defenders and floating in a shot with 0.8 seconds left. Russell Westbrook added 43 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists, helping Oklahoma City overcome 38 points from Donovan Mitchell. Steven Adams played a game-high 47 minutes, returning from an ankle injury had 16 points, 10 rebounds and five steals. Utah's Rudy Gobert tipped in the tying basket with 33.7 seconds left, and George and Mitchell each missed jumpers in the closing seconds.
February 23, 2019 06:33 UTC
The finalists have been announced for the Te Matatini kap haka competition, with nine groups to face off on Sunday. TE MATATINI SOCIETY Ngāti Rangiwewehi perform on day three. The third day of Te Matatini kapa haka competition saw more social issues raised as groups competed for final spots. TE MATATINI SOCIETY Ricky Bishop of Te Pikikotuku o Ngati Rongomai lays down the challenge. TE MATATINI SOCIETY Hare Te Rangi in action.
February 23, 2019 06:22 UTC
Emergency service tents near Anzac Dr in Christchurch on Saturday after a police pursuit in east Christchurch. Shots have been fired at a police car during a pursuit in Christchurch overnight. "The car failed to stop, and officers saw what they believed to be shots fired through a window of the car, towards the police car," said Todd. JOHN KIRK-ANDERSON/STUFF Civil defence emergency vehicles and tents at the red zone near Anzac Dr in Christchurch on Saturday after shots were fired after a police pursuit. Inquiries to locate the offenders have been ongoing, Todd said, including a police presence in Anzac Dr, Bexley.
February 23, 2019 06:22 UTC
At the same time, it will keep their children from the trauma of having to testify at a criminal trial that until Friday's guilty pleas was scheduled to begin in September. JAE C HONG/AP Louise Turpin, left, and her husband, David, right, are scheduled to be sentenced to life in prison. JAE C HONG/AP David Turpin pleaded guilty to 14 criminal charges. David Turpin had worked as an engineer for Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. Louise Turpin was listed as a housewife in a 2011 bankruptcy filing.
February 23, 2019 06:11 UTC
The Crusaders v Hurricanes a play-at-a-time at AMI Park, Christchurch. NOTE: The live play-by-play link is not working for some IOS app users. We apologise for this technical issue which we are working to fix as soon as possible. COMMENTARY:Crusaders v Hurricanes
February 23, 2019 06:11 UTC
Photo: Getty ImagesAs the build-up to the Rugby World Cup begins in earnest, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has one particular position in mind where he'd like a star to emerge. Liam Squire's done a really good job there but he's been injured. There's people putting their hand up, but they're probably not as established as we'd like going into a World Cup." Much like in 2015, when Nehe Milner-Skudder burst into the World Cup squad with a scintillating Super Rugby campaign, Hansen says there is room for a bolter to come out of the blue and make the Japan tournament. "We're still open to adding more names to [our selection discussions] as we watch Super Rugby.
February 23, 2019 06:00 UTC
Every year hundreds of Kiwi secondary school students pay thousands to volunteer in poor communities overseas. She's one of the hundreds of Kiwi secondary school students who pay thousands of dollars to travel to developing countries on "exhibitions" each year. Two of the most popular providers are World Challenge and Antipodeans which work with a combined 135 New Zealand schools. Manurewa High School has changed the way it structures its annual volunteering trips to South East Asia, for ethical reasons. She sees school volunteering trips as generally less problematic than other types of volunteering because people tend to understand that school trips are about learning rather than doing.
February 23, 2019 05:15 UTC
Carlos Alvarez/Getty Chris Hemsworth during the closing ceremony of 66th San Sebastian Film Festival at Kursaal on September 29, 2018 in San Sebastian, Spain. Since the mass renovation kicked off, locals have been up in arms over the sprawling "concrete palace". Chris Hemsworth's new Byron Bay Chris Hemsworth's new Byron Bay abode has been dubbed "Fortress Hemsworth" by locals. Since they relocated to northern New South Wales property prices have sky-rocketed, and it's been directly linked to their presence. Actor Matt Damon has been a regular visitor to Byron Bay lately and is believed to have bought up in nearby Suffolk Park.
February 23, 2019 05:03 UTC
The road between Hari Hari and the Whataroa on the West Coast will reopen on Saturday night with restrictions. State Highway 6 on the West Coast between Hari Hari and Whataroa will reopen with restrictions on Saturday night, after a huge slip caused it to close. READ MORE: West Coast tourism bracing for disruption from massive slipPreviously the plan was to open on Monday, but good conditions have allowed the highway to be opened earlier. "Seven contracting companies from around South Westland area have provided resources to enable the site to be cleared faster than initially thought. The South Westland A&P Show, the biggest show on the West Coast, was going to be held in Whataroa on Saturday but had to be cancelled because of the slips.
February 23, 2019 04:30 UTC
Users who visit the Lime app are now being alerted to a plea for public support encouraging people to send an automatic email to Dunedin City Council with the subject line "I support Lime in Dunedin". Lime also improves access to many parts of the city not serviced by public transport and encourages people outside to explore our city" the message on the Lime app reads. Auckland Council bosses met representatives from the Lime yesterday afternoon to discuss safety concerns before announcing the suspension. "Myself and Auckland Transport chief executive Shane Ellison have given careful consideration to the most appropriate next steps. "We have been clear with Lime representatives that the equipment used on our transport network must be safe for use," Kimpton said.
February 23, 2019 04:19 UTC
Brad Thorn hails arrival of next Wallabies superstar Jordan Petaia PAUL CULLYSKY SPORTThe Highlanders win another game late, defeating the Reds in Dunedin. Unknown to most New Zealanders before the Highlanders match, Petaia's talent is far from a secret in Australia. He made his Super Rugby debut last year, went on to be a dominant figure in Australia's National Rugby Championship and toured with the Wallabies. In good news for Australian rugby, Petaia is already under lock and key, away from cashed-up NRL sides. With his ability to cover wing and midfield he could well be in the Wallabies' 23 by the time the Rugby Championship rolls around.
February 23, 2019 04:18 UTC
Dianne Manson Reds midfielder Jordan Petaia climbs above Ben Smith and Matt Faddes in Dunedin on Friday. DAN MULLAN/GETTY IMAGES The Wallabies took Jordan Petaia on their end-of-season tour last year and he is still only 18. None Wallabies star Matt To'omua, right, with a fresh-faced Jordan Petaia, whom he has known for years. In good news for Australian rugby, Petaia is already under lock and key, away from cashed-up NRL sides. New Zealand has only started to get to know Jordan Petaia.
February 23, 2019 04:07 UTC
A woman will be flown to hospital in a critical condition after her truck rolled 100m on a farm near Queenstown. Police were called to an incident at Halfway Bay Station, which borders Lake Wakatipu, at 2.30pm. They said a vehicle had rolled from a farm track with the woman inside. A winch was required to get the patient into the chopper. - Police incorrectly stated earlier today the crash victim was a man.
February 23, 2019 02:48 UTC
On Friday night's episode of The Project, Jason Gunn vividly recalled the sights and sounds of Christchurch immediately after 12.51pm on February 22, 2011. "And then I remember thinking, 'this building is on an angle, can we get out of the building? Jason Gunn looked back at the events of February 22, 2011 on Three's The Project on Friday night. READ MORE:* Canterbury earthquake anniversary triggers emotional response from Jason Gunn* Movie of Margaret Mahy's The Changeover getting rave reviews in the US* Jason Gunn pays emotional tribute to much loved builder Cocksy* Why my heart skips a beat every time Jason Gunn has a brush with deathBased on Worcester St, the 14-storey Radio Network House was badly damaged and eventually deliberately imploded in August 2012. More FM/Mediaworks Back in September, More FM's Jason Gunn broke down on air speaking about the first Christchurch earthquake.
February 23, 2019 02:15 UTC