It's a special coronation issue, so most of the articles are geared to that theme. The cover features a young Queen Elizabeth II, less than a month away from her coronation, pink-cheeked and smiling in tiara, white furs and pearl drop earrings. By "Crawfie", the royal governess for 17 years; the wonderful story of our Queen from classroom to coronation." They formed the New Zealand Woman's Weekly Publishing Company, and the first issue appeared on December 8, 1932. A photo showed crowds of young Aucklanders waiting overnight to see the royal couple, passing the time by singing Christmas carols.
December 15, 2018 00:00 UTC
Billie Eilish will no longer perform at Auckland's Laneway Festival. Laneway Festival said "international scheduling conflicts" were behind the decision. Laneway Festival The 'Ocean Eyes' singer has withdrawn due to scheduling conflicts. READ MORE:* Florence and the Machine to headline Laneway Festival* Auckland's St Jerome's Laneway Festival is relocating* St Jerome's Laneway Festival rocks Auckland* Laneway Festival boss Mark Kneebone's rise to the top"I love you all and I'm so sorry about this :( I promise you I will be back in australia and new zealand before you know it. Laneway Festival will happen on January 28.
December 14, 2018 23:15 UTC
Participants pose for Spencer Tunick during the photo shoot in Melbourne in July. Photo: GettyRenowned US photographer Spencer Tunick has released images he took of hundreds of stark naked Melburnians. "I believe these final images have captured an extraordinary moment in the timeline of Melbourne," Tunick said in a statement. The images show nude participants in different locations across the suburb of Prahran - a Woolworths car park, Greville Street and Bromley Ballroom. Participants pose for Spencer Tunick during the photo shoot in Melbourne in July.
December 14, 2018 23:15 UTC
Flava has withdrawn as the media partner for R. Kelly's New Zealand concert. Flava announced the show on its Instagram earlier today saying "Flava is stoked to present R. Kelly LIVE in Auckland for the first time!" Hey Flava whānau,Thanks for all your feedback on R. Kelly. READ MORE:* R Kelly bringing three-hour show to New Zealand* T-Pain withdraws from Friday Jams Live* Spotify removes R Kelly music from playlists for his 'harmful' behaviour* Time's Up takes aim at R. Kelly over sex misconduct claimsGetty Images R. Kelly sings the National Anthem in 2015. The backlash stems from an assortment of sexual misconduct allegations against R. Kelly, dating back as far as 1996.
December 14, 2018 23:14 UTC
Tim Southee's early triple strike blunted by Sri Lanka fightback in first test MARK GEENTYSKY SPORTTim Southee made early inroads for the Black Caps before Sri Lanka fought back at the Basin Reserve. It promised to be one-way traffic but Sri Lanka's experienced batsmen showed some fight to quell Tim Southee's early triple strike on Saturday. But replays showed the medium-pacer's front boot well over the line so Sri Lanka got a much-needed lucky break. READ MORE:* Live: Black Caps v Sri Lanka* Watling: Record? The Black Caps only returned from their 2-1 series win over Pakistan six days ago and are chasing a sixth straight test win over Sri Lanka.
December 14, 2018 22:41 UTC
A man has been taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after he went back inside his "smoke-logged" Christchurch home. STACY SQUIRES/STUFF A man has been taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after a mattress-fire in a two-storey unit on Cotterill St, Addington. "It appears a mattress caught fire somehow," he said, adding the entire house was "smoke-logged". However, the man, thought to be in his 20s, returned inside the house against the advice of FENZ. "10 days before Christmas we've got a member of the public being unnecessarily admitted to hospital for smoke inhalation," he said.
December 14, 2018 22:30 UTC
READ MORE:* Grace Millane's murder has tapped into an underlying fury* Grace Millane case: Name suppression breach won't endanger trial of accused* Grace Millane: Women cannot live in fear"Women going on solo adventures or meeting new people for dates are not the problem here. Abigail Dougherty / Stuff Around a thousand people marched up Queen Street in Auckland on Saturday to honour Grace Millane. ALDEN WILLIAMS/STUFF Father of Grace Millane, David Millane thanked the New Zealand public for their outpouring of support. GRACE MILLANE/INSTAGRAM Grace Millane was travelling the world on her OE before she was allegedly murdered in Auckland. And Grace Millane will take her final journey home with her Dad.
December 14, 2018 22:29 UTC
Two former prime ministers are among prominent women calling on men and the Government to make changes in the wake of English backpacker Grace Millane's death. The letter, which will be sent to the Prime Minister's office today, makes a promise to Millane "to do better as a nation". They ask men to respect women and to challenge men who discuss women in a degrading manner and to step in if they see a woman being harassed or abused by a man. And they ask men not to be defensive. Men who commit acts of violence against women are," the letter states.
December 14, 2018 22:07 UTC
New Zealand have won the toss and elected to bowl first against Sri Lanka in the first test starting in Wellington today. A week after claiming their first away series victory over Pakistan since 1969, the Black Caps take on Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve. They're favourites, and for good reason - the Black Caps haven't been beaten at home by Asian opposition since 2011, and are on a five-test winning streak over the visitors.
December 14, 2018 21:45 UTC
The heat-fuelled storms rolled across the city late evening, continuing a day of thunderstorms across much of the North Island, where the MetService recorded 27,000 lightning strikes between Northland and the central North Island in the 24 hours to midnight. Meteorologist Melissa Sterwijk said 2600 lightning strikes were recorded in Auckland in the 24 hours to 7am today, 1400 of those occurring over land. In a tweet this morning MetService said there had been more than 33,000 strikes across both main islands in the past 24 hours. Thunderstorms also occurred in other parts of the North Island, especially the high country between Waikato and Manawatū. "There could be a few showers in various places ... the north and east of the North Island is more likely [to get showers], and the hills of the South Island high country."
December 14, 2018 20:37 UTC
A "phenomenal" day of thunderstorms on Friday will continue Saturday with severe thunderstorm warnings for parts of Auckland. On Saturday, MetService is warning of severe thunderstorms in areas of Kaipara, Waitākere and Rodney, west and north of Auckland. At 12.37pm, MetService's weather radar detected severe thunderstorms near Helensville, Wellsford, Kaukapakapa, Kaipara Flats, Woodhill, Ahuroa, Parakai, Okahukura Peninsula, Makarau, Glorit, Tauhoa, Shelly Beach and Port Albert. Earlier, MetService was warning of a chance of severe thunderstorms on Saturday for much of the North Island. At one weather station in south Auckland, 36.5mm was recorded from 9-10pm, with a further 12mm in the following hour.
December 14, 2018 20:26 UTC
Melbourne Victory's A-League winning streak has stretched to six matches after a dramatic 4-2 win over Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium. Former Brisbane striker Kosta Barbarouses scored twice for Victory to take his tally to four goals in the past three games for Kevin Muscat's men. Victory went ahead on 13 minutes when Barbarouses swept home a James Troisi pass after Honda had pinched the ball in midfield for the visitors. On 20 minutes, Bautheac - still fuming after being caught by Troisi minutes before - launched into a wild challenge on Victory left back Corey Brown. MELBOURNE VICTORY 4 (Kosta Barbarouses 13m, 45+2m, Ola Toivonen 32m, Keisuke Honda 40m pen) bt BRISBANE ROAR 2 (Adam Taggart 28m pen, Ola Toivonen 42m og) at Suncorp Stadium.
December 14, 2018 19:41 UTC
Uefa fines AC Milan $20 million, threatens one-year European banTONY AVELAR AC Milan defender Mateo Musacchio (22) moves the ball next to FC Barcelona forward Rafael Alcantara. AC Milan has been was fined €12 million (NZ$19.9 million) by Uefa and threatened with a one-season ban from European competition for breaking financial fair play rules. The decision was announced the day after Milan was eliminated from the Europa League in the group stage. Then, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain had €20 million withheld from their Champions League prize money. Milan's finances could improve by playing in the Champions League for the first time since the 2013-14 season.
December 14, 2018 19:30 UTC
As part of celebrating 21 years on air, the Manawatū People's Radio studios have had an upgrade. Community access radio was given a voice in Manawatū 21 years ago and it is still being heard. SUPPLIED Old-school equipment at Manawatū's community access radio studio when it had a studio at Queen Elizabeth College. He had been plugging away at getting an access radio going in the Manawatū community for about four years. Access Triple 9 and Access Manawatū followed and this year the station's current brand of MPR – Manawatū People's Radio was adopted.
December 14, 2018 19:30 UTC
In 1961, when he was just 8 months old, his father George Carroll completely vanished. This week, Suffolk County officials announced the body did belong to George Carroll, Newsday reported. I could have done this whole thing and found nothing, and then I would have had a whole messed-up basement," Michael told Long Island's News 12. WASHINGTON POST Michael Carroll eventually used ground-penetrating radar to analyse the basement floor. The next day, after informing his family, Michael reported the find to authorities - on Halloween.
December 14, 2018 18:33 UTC