Toyota builds real-life Tonka Hilux truckToyota has unleashed its inner-child to create a real-life Tonka truck. SUPPLIED 2017 Toyota HiLux Tonka Concept. READ MORE: Toyota teases real-life Tonka truckSUPPLIED 2017 Toyota HiLux Tonka Concept. "Inspired by the Tonka trucks that kids play with in their backyards, the HiLux Tonka Concept goes way beyond the already hugely capable abilities of HiLux to traverse rocks and other rugged terrain. SUPPLIED 2017 Toyota HiLux Tonka Concept.
Live: Weather wreaks havoc in North IslandWild weather is causing chaos in Auckland and Wellington. Follow live as we cover the floods and fog. BRUCE OWEN/SUPPLIED The local Maketu Stream has broken its banks and flooded Davies Road and Ramarama Road.
Photo by Lynda van KempenMore New Zealanders believe climate change is real and that humans are driving it. ``Other studies suggest that climate change beliefs and concerns may change after exposure to extreme weather events as well as mainstream media and awareness campaigns.'' Other studies also suggested that political affiliation and political ideology were the main predictors of climate change belief - and self-reported conservatives showed low agreement levels in climate change reality and its human causation. Unfortunately, he added, it appeared extreme weather events were already helping motivate this change in in how New Zealanders were understanding climate and climate change. ``Given that climate change beliefs and concerns are key predictors of climate change action, our findings indicate that a combination of targeted communications endeavours may successfully convey the urgency of the issue,'' Dr Milfont said.
Hunt for Avondale bail escapee Poitrel ZurichSUPPLIED Zurich is facing serious charges including injury with intent to cause grievous bodily harmPolice are warning the public not to approach a man who is facing serious assault charges and is actively evading police. Poitrel Zurich, 24, is facing multiple charges including three charges of assaulting a woman and a charge of injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Senior Sergeant George Fanamanu of Avondale police said Zurich was released on bail to an Avondale address and had now fled. "Zurich is thought to present a serious risk to a woman known to him." Police are urging members of the public not to approach Zurich if they see him and to call111 immediately.
By Jessica Rach, Rebecca Lawrence, Chelsea WhiteLast week fans called for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to be brought back with Will Smith taking on the role of Uncle Phil. Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family. Remembering the late James Avery, who starred as Uncle Phil, Alfonso captioned the snap: "Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family. The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air originally aired on NBC for five years, finishing its run after six seasons and 148 episodes in May 1996. While referred to as the Fresh Prince, Will's character was a fictionalised version of himself and also went by Will Smith.
Auckland deluge: Humble hero tows nine trapped motorists to safety as floodwaters rise1 NEWS Cameron Vernon rescued nine people stuck in South Auckland floods after heavy downpours today. A man who towed nine motorists trapped in floodwaters to safety in a rural area south of Auckland says "it's just what we do out here". Ramarama's Cameron Vernon came to the rescue of motorists stuck in their cars on Davies Rd, Quarry Rd and Ramarama Rd as floodwaters rose to about "one metre" in height. BRIAR HUBBARD/FAIRFAX NZ Pukekohe Intermediate School's grounds are underwater. Briar Hubbard/Fairfax NZ Flooding on Franklin Rd, Pukekohe, on Wednesday.
Peng Wang trial: Driver found guilty of crashing into Karen Rutherford, 'You shattered me and my family'Supplied Rutherford in hospital after the car crash on Postman Rd, Dairy Flat. A man has been found guilty of careless driving causing injury after crashing into Newshub journalist Karen Rutherford, killing her horse. Chinese national Peng Wang, 28, was found guilty on Wednesday afternoon after a judge-alone trial at the North Shore District Court. AMANDA SAXTON/FAIRFAX NZ Newshub journalist Karen Rutherford pictured on September 29 outside the North Shore District Court where Peng Wang pleaded not guilty to careless driving causing injury. With help of an interpreter, Wang maintained the horse Rutherford was riding "changed direction" and reared up onto his vehicle.
Warning to Auckland home buyers: 'The game's over'ALICE PARMINTER/FAIRFAX NZ Auckland house prices have almost doubled since the end of the last market peak in 2007, but ANZ warns the city is now highly exposed to rises in interest rates. ANZ's chief economist says "the game's over" for Auckland's housing boom, and warned New Zealand's largest city is now heavily exposed to the risk of rising interest rates. "I think the big driver is interest rates, and interest rates are heading up," Bagrie said. Auckland was now much more exposed to rising interest rates than it was 2007, the last time the market turned. "But the housing shortage has not been the dominant player here in terms of what's driving the market", with a growing "disconnect" between Auckland house prices and Auckland rents.
Rotorua chef Liesel Hedderwick is taking on her biggest challenge yet at the Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay Marathon on May 13. "A friend from Hawke's Bay called me and said 'come and do this event with me'. "I am doing this with my friend Terina, she walked the run at IronMaori and we are doing this one together and training together. Entries to the Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay Marathon are open online at hawkesbaymarathon.co.nz with entries before April 18 going into the draw to win 1000 Air NZ Airpoints Dollars. - Hawkes Bay Today
'Earth-shattering' study reveals the best exercise for anti-ageingCLEM ONOJEGHUO/STOCKSNAP.IO If you only pick one exercise, choose high-intensity interval training. READ MORE:* I did HIIT and survived* Time to get fit: A guide to HIIT* How to maximise your HIIT workout123RF Take the stairs whenever you can – both a form of incidental and HIIT exercise. So, to understand the way exercise effects us at a molecular level, the researchers then took biopsies from the participants' thigh muscles and compared them with samples from sedentary volunteers. The research provided an explanation for the many health benefits of exercise said the lead senior author, Sreekumaran Nair. This might be as simple as taking the stairs whenever you can – both a form of incidental and HIIT exercise.
Police have confirmed the name of the man who was killed in a helicopter crash near Reefton on Monday. He was Noel Edward Wilson (51) of Reefton, the helicopter's pilot, who was the only person on board, police said. Police said they prepared a report for the coroner the Transport Accident Investigation Commission continues to investigate the crash.
Being back in Auckland is helping - Kieran ForanNZN VIDEO Kieran Foran says he's been spending time with family. Kieran Foran says he's been able to find himself again back in Auckland after a tumultuous year in Sydney. Controversial Warriors recruit Kieran Foran at his first media appearance for the NRL club. READ MORE:* Foran to start against Titans* Foran too distraught to talk* Foran injury no excuse - Kearney"But as circumstances had it, it presented an opportunity. Recap: Kieran Foran speaks publicly for the first time since joining the Warriors.
Video will play in Play now Don't auto playNever auto playKieran Foran will have his first press conference with the media on the eve of the Warriors clash with the Titans this weekend. Foran is set to make his debut for the club if he passes a fitness test. The former Kiwis skipper was set to make his much awaited debut for the Warriors last weekend but was ruled out of the defeat to the Dragons just before kickoff following a hamstring injury. Watch live streaming- NZ Herald
aaron_smith_of_the_highlanders_passes_the_ball_dur_533e709d9c.jpg Aaron Smith of the Highlanders is set to be the fifth Highlanders player to play 100 in this week's match against the Rebels. Photo: Getty ImagesAaron Smith is set to become the fifth Highlander to play 100 games. The halfback, who began with the Highlanders in 2011, will start in the No 9 jersey when the side plays the Rebels at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday night. He will play inside Marty Banks, who comes into the line-up for Fletcher Smith. Highlanders team to play the Rebels at Forsyth Barr Stadium at 7.35pm on Friday:Aki Seiuli, Liam Coltman, Siate Tokolahi, Joe Wheeler, Tom Franklin, Gareth Evans, Dillon Hunt, Luke Whitelock, Aaron Smith, Marty Banks, Patrick Osborne, Richard Buckman, Malakai Fekitoa, Tevita Li, Ben Smith (c).
NZDF said the NZSAS had never operated in those villages but instead carried out a raid on nearby Tirgiran Village 2km away. Instead, McLeod's letter said Naik and Khak Khuday Dad villages were inside the area on NZDF's map that identified the target areas for the NZSAS raid. The villages labelled by NZDF - and also by Hit & Run - as Naik and Khak Khuday Dad - had been labelled incorrectly and were actually villages called Beidak and Khakandy, respectively. In it, he confirms that the book places the villages in the wrong location but said NZDF was wrong on all other major points. Hager said the "location of the raid and the villages is indeed slightly different to what our local sources told us".