A car has gone into a creek in Morrinsville but no one's been found inside. Police were called just after 6.30am to reports of a car going into the water in the Chepmell Rd area. The vehicle has been recovered but officers have done a search of the water and haven't found anybody. Police are trying to contact the registered owner of the vehicle.
June 24, 2017 23:48 UTC
Blaze guts abandoned Ngawhatu Psychiatric HospitalSUPPLIED Five fire crews battled a blaze at the abandoned Ngawhatu Psychiatric Hospital. An abandoned psychiatric hospital has suffered "severe" damage after going up in flames on Sunday morning. The Fire Service was called to the Ngawhatu Psychiatric Hospital, near Nelson, at 1.07am. It was the second fire at the abandoned hospital in the past seven months. It was originally an orphanage – St Mary's – and later became the Ngawhatu Psychiatric Hospital, which operated from 1922 to 2000.
June 24, 2017 23:48 UTC
Western traditional medicines meets Eastern marketSUPPLIED Artemis general manager Leigh Kite is supportive of the Natural Health Products Bill. Kiwi natural healthcare company Artemis is reaping the benefits of China's reliance on traditional plant based medicines. General manager Leigh Kite said New Zealand's reputation has meant Chinese consumers want to experiment with Western herbal medicine which they think is safe. There's a trust in foreign products that Chinese consumers don't have in their own products," Kite said. We're solely focusing on China because the market in itself takes a lot of resource.
June 24, 2017 23:37 UTC
Quite simply, they were faster than Oracle Team USA. Oracle Team USA have closed the gap speed-wise, especially upwind, and with more even boat-speed, two things become more critical. In today's racing, Spithill and Oracle Team USA managed their starts very well. Team Oracle USA did that job better today. I certainly did not think Oracle Team USA had the ability to close the gap over the five-day period, as they appear to have done.
June 24, 2017 23:26 UTC
America's Cup: No panic from Team NZ as Oracle claim first winEmiratesTeamNZ/YouTube Not a perfect day on the water for Team NZ, but they're still ahead 4-1 in the America's Cup final. However, the feeling within Team NZ was that they gifted the result to the defenders through their own errors. GILLES MARTIN-RAGET/ACEA 2017 It wasn't all one-way traffic on race day three of the America's Cup final as Oracle Team USA got up for their first win in the best of 13 contest. America's Cup/YouTube Team NZ helmsman Peter Burling is excited Team USA have finally turned up to race in the America's Cup final. Recap: America's Cup helmsmen's news conference - Cup final race day three.
June 24, 2017 23:17 UTC
Sky Television has come under attack on social media for inserting a commercial between the end of the All Blacks haka and the kick-off of last night's first test against the British and Irish Lions. Irate viewers took to Facebook to complain about the inclusion of a lengthy ad for its chief broadcast sponsor, a car manufacturer. Veitch published a passionate post from Graeme Fisher as reflective of the reaction of fans on his page. "What really got my back up was the fact that straight after the haka you decided to throw a stupid ad on [...] . "My dad thought someone sat on the remote and changed the channel, we all got up to look for the remote and just realised it was a stupid ad," Maria Poei responded.
June 24, 2017 23:05 UTC
There are plenty who will tell you that Team NZ overdid the sponsor fulfillment programme to their detriment. The whisper is Peter Burling and Blair Tuke convinced team leadership to take a page out of their Olympic playbook and minimise distractions. Coutts is said to have extended an "olive branch" to Bertarelli who is in Bermuda to watch the Cup finals. Kiwi fans dominateThe America's Cup Event Authority's popular 'dock-out' shows, so popular in San Francisco in 2013, have been dumped in Bermuda. Get up for the CupToday's Team NZ sailing action starts at 5.12am.
June 24, 2017 22:52 UTC
All Whites goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic enhances reputation against star-studded PortugalGRIGORY DUKOR/REUTERS/ The Kiwi keeper was at close quarters with Cristiano Ronaldo for much of the contest in St Petersburg. After a tough day out against "Ronaldo and friends", the look on the face of All Whites goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic said it all. CARL RECINE/REUTERS Stefan Marinovic had a torrid time against the powerful Portugal line-up. It could have been several more if not for Marinovic making a number of fine stops against the European champions. READ MORE:* Mixed emotions for Hudson* Portugal too good for All Whites* Nelsen impressed by All Whites* All Whites have a need for speed* All Whites playing to win* All Whites 'disappointed' but proudREUTERS/KAI PFAFFENBACH Stefan Marinovic was kept busy against Portugal at the Confederations Cup.
June 24, 2017 22:30 UTC
As on the previous day against Montenegro, Jordan Ngatai led the NZ Select scoring. The Select team edged to an early 18-14 advantage, which extended to 42-31 by half-time. Forward James Hunter was influential in the win with 17 points (6/10FG, 5/6FT) in just 16 minutes of action. Southland Sharks teammate Derone Raukawa contributed 14 points with Wetzells 11 points gathered at an efficient 5 from 6 shooting, including a triple. NZ Select 84 (Ngatai 18, Hunter 17, Raukawa 14, Wetzell 11, Rusbatch 7, Burton 6, Timmins 5, Tolovae 4, Cook-Green 2).
June 24, 2017 22:18 UTC
Endless charges, great scrum scoop to create a try, soaring kickoff reception. Brodie Retallick 9Knocked the Lions back with series of short runs, great covering tackle on flying Watson...where would the All Blacks be without the great man? Let Williams free though, allowing great Lions try to unfold. Jonathan Davies 8Big running game, early break between All Black forwards should have led to more, and he was involved in terrific Lions try. Elliot Daly 5Should have made more of early try chance.
June 24, 2017 22:07 UTC
An Invercargill couple are devastated, confused and in shock after finding their beloved labrador dead on their lawn. The woman told the New Zealand Herald she was out with her mother when her husband called to tell her what had happened. I was really, really sad. Now I'm at the point where I'm just really, really angry." The woman posted what had happened to Facebook and dog lovers from all over New Zealand have now shared the post.
Source:Otago Daily Times
June 24, 2017 21:56 UTC
Jimmy Spithill is saying little about what changes were made to the Oracle boat over the past five days to bring about the team's remarkable turnaround in performance when today's racing in the America's Cup match resumed. AdvertisementIn the second race Oracle were able to cut down on the errors. When asked what work had been done to improve the Oracle boat, Spithill was coy, claiming there were "too many to go through". During the pre-race chat with America's Cup TV Spithill was a little bit more descriptive, saying they have taken a "whole heap" of stuff off the Oracle boat to make it lighter. The speed gains have come with a trade-off however, with the Oracle team struggling with their stability at times during the racing.
June 24, 2017 21:44 UTC
Emirates Team New Zealand lost race 6 against Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup finals. The Oracle team returned to the water after a five-day break, showing greater speed, but struggling with stability and manoeuvrability. In today's second race, Oracle skipper JImmy Spithill was quicker off the start-line and powered into the first mark three seconds ahead. Significantly, it was the first time Emirates Team NZ had trailed at the end of the first leg. 35th America's Cup matchOracle Team USA v Emirates Team New ZealandRace 5: Emirates Team NZ beat Oracle Team USA by two minutes 4 secs (NZ 4-0)Race 6: Oracle Team USA beat Emirates Team New Zealand by 11 secs (NZ 4-1)
Source:Otago Daily Times
June 24, 2017 21:33 UTC
Police chase car on its rims through Christchurch streetsSIMON MAUDE/FAIRFAX NZ Police arrested a 19-year-old man after an early-morning car chase. Police have arrested a man after an early-morning car chase through Christchurch streets. A police spokesman said the chase started around 3am in the Sydenham/Waltham area when the driver failed to stop for police. Residents took to the Facebook group Christchurch Police Check Points to describe the chase, starting near the Countdown supermarket on Colombo St in Sydenham. The car was then reported near Ferry Rd in Waltham, "driving like a nutter".
June 24, 2017 21:11 UTC
Driver found after car found crashed in Waikato creekNZ POLICE This car ended up in a stream on Chepmell Rd, near Morrinsville, on Saturday nightPolice have located the driver of a car found abandoned upside down in a Waikato creek. The black Nissan Murano was found partially submerged in the water off Chepmell Rd, near Morrinsville, early on Sunday, Waikato police Senior Sergeant Ray Malcolmson said. PPHILLIPA YALDEN/FAIRFAX NZ This bridge on Chepmell Rd, between Hamilton and Morrinsville, was damaged in a crash on Saturday night. Malcolmson said the owner's wife phoned police to report her husband had been driving the car and managed to escape uninjured. Emergency services also responded to a four car crash causing traffic chaos at the intersection of State Highway 23 and 39 at Whatawhata, on the outskirts of Hamilton, on Sunday afternoon.
June 24, 2017 20:46 UTC