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January 24, 2017 01:47 UTC

Info sought on woman still missing on West Coast

Police are appealing for any information that could help them find a woman who went missing on the West Coast. photo_of_crooks.jpeg Shelly Crooks. Photo NZ PoliceDetective Sergeant Kirsten Norton of Greymouth said Shelly Crooks (36) was last sighted in the Punakaiki area on December 22 last year. She was last seen walking the local tracks and possibly hitchhiked north, Det Sgt Norton said. If anyone has any information, please contact Detective Sergeant Kirsten Norton 03 768 2611.

January 24, 2017 01:41 UTC

NZ's hottest island as you've never seen it before

Scientists have found an intriguing new way to peer into the fiery belly of New Zealand's hottest island. Related Content Earthquake near White Island felt throughout NZ Whakaari White Island lake disappears, temperature drops White Island on volcanic alert as smoke billows outTIR cameras, meanwhile, measured the emitted energy from the surface it was pointed at, showing more energy coming from hot surfaces than cold ones. However, Scott noted the technology was constrained by the fact that all web cameras at active volcanoes must have protected lenses. While White Island erupted between April and September last year, its Volcanic Alert Level was currently at 1 - reflecting "minor volcanic unrest" - and there are no aviation warnings in place. Our angriest island• White Island is just the tip of a submarine mountain that rises a staggering 1.6km from the sea floor, its fiery innards sealed shut from the surrounding Pacific Ocean.

January 24, 2017 01:37 UTC

One of Donald Trump's first moves in the White House strips women of abortion rights

Video will play in Play now Don't auto playNever auto playUS President Donald Trump has signed an order restricting women across the world's access to safe abortion. The new President reinstated the Mexico City policy as one of his first moves in the White House. The policy enforces a ban on providing federal money to international groups that perform abortions or promote the option. Even without the ban in place, US-funded programs don't perform abortions - that's already ruled out - but they can give provide information. Mr Trump signed the executive order in the Oval Office, surrounded by men.

January 24, 2017 01:24 UTC

Trump names his inauguration day a 'National Day of Patriotic Devotion'

Trump names his inauguration day a 'National Day of Patriotic Devotion'President Trump has officially declared the day of his inauguration a national day of patriotism. RICK WILKING/REUTERS President Donald Trump delivering his speech at the inauguration ceremonies as the 45th president of the United States. Later that day, Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer, said that naming a national day of patriotism was among the executive actions that Trump took in his first few hours as president. READ MORE* Donald Trump inauguration speech dark, dangerous and dystopian​* Revolution, ritual and pomp: Inauguration is pure political theatre* Where are all the supporters? Sparse turnout for Donald Trump's inauguration* President Trump's inauguration speechOn Monday, the paperwork was filed with the federal government declaring officially that January 20, 2017 - the day of Trump's inauguration - would officially be known as the "National Day of Patriotic Devotion".

January 24, 2017 01:22 UTC

Flight check: Auckland to Melbourne on Jetstar

Amelia Wade is a court reporter for the New Zealand HeraldAmelia Wade takes a Saturday afternoon flight across the ditch. Almost to the minute thankfully because after missing an earlier flight I had to wait five hours for the next one. My seat: 13A — an unexpected, unrequested but very much appreciated spot in the emergency row. Service: Very friendly — as I was in an emergency row my handbag had to be in the overhead locker for take-off. Certainly, though I'd be sure to bring movies, snacks and leave my confiscated bottle of face-wash at home.

January 24, 2017 01:22 UTC

Bid to evict 21-year Glen Innes state house tenant adjourned

Video will play in Play now Don't auto playNever auto playLong-term Glen Innes state house tenant Ioela (Niki) Rauti has won the right to stay in her house for a bit longer after an application for a possession order against her was adjourned. The tribunal has not set a date for a new hearing but indicated that it could be at least a month. She was given notice again late last year to leave by January 18. A photo of the house being held for her shows that it is in a block of new two-storey units. "I have been a vocal opponent of the redevelopment process, including attending many demonstrations and encouraging others to do so."

January 24, 2017 01:13 UTC

Ed Sheeran releases Castle On The Hill video

Ed Sheeran releases Castle On The Hill videoEd Sheeran Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill music videoEd Sheeran has released the first music video from his soon-to-be-released album, Divide. Now, Castle on the Hill has an official music video, which plays out as a fittingly nostalgic peek into Sheeran's teenagehood growing up in Framlingham in Suffolk, England. YOUTUBE/ED SHEERAN Ed Sheeran released two new songs this month, Shape of You, and Castle on the Hill. READ MORE* Ed Sheeran: New songs and a new look - 25kg lighter* Listen: Ed Sheeran releases two new songs and reveals he played them to strangers while drunk* Ed Sheeran's adventurous New Zealand 'gap year'Sheeran joked in a video on social media that the two could be related. 🏰 A photo posted by Ed Sheeran (@teddysphotos) on Jan 20, 2017 at 7:31am PST- Stuff

January 24, 2017 01:06 UTC

Minimum wage set to rise

The minimum wage will increase by 50 cents to $15.75 an hour on April 1, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse says. The starting-out and training hourly minimum wage rates will increase from $12.20 to $12.60 per hour, remaining at 80% of the adult minimum wage. "The Government is committed to striking the right balance between protecting our lowest paid workers and ensuring jobs are not lost," Mr Woodhouse said today. "At a time when annual inflation is 0.4%, a 3.3% increase to the minimum wage will give our lowest paid workers more money in their pockets, without hindering job growth or imposing undue pressure on businesses. "Annual increases to the minimum wage since 2009 reflect this Government's commitment to growing the economy, boosting incomes and supporting job growth throughout New Zealand."

January 24, 2017 00:59 UTC

Latham poised for 'keeping duties in ODIs

Opening batsman Tom Latham is shaping as New Zealand's likely wicketkeeper in the one-day international series against Australia. Tom Latham. "It'll depend on the balance we want once we look at the surface but if we go with Tom Latham, we're able to have another power player in the middle or have an extra bowling option. Latham was primarily a middle-order batsman when he played three ODIs and four T20s as a wicketkeeper early in his career. He has since established himself as a quality opening batsman at Test and ODI level.

January 24, 2017 00:53 UTC

Yasir Mohib jailed for 12 months for hammer attack on wife, after discharge without conviction overturned

Yasir Mohib hit his wife with a hammer after she complained he wasn't holding her hand. Yasir Mohib pleaded guilty to three violence charges - common assault, assault with a weapon and threatening behaviour - and was discharged without conviction by Judge Philippa Cunningham. "If I did wrong I should be punished for it but not my whole family," Mohib told the Herald. In August, Justice Wylie overturned the decision and said the district court judge had failed to correctly identify the seriousness of the attack. The High Court judge earlier ruled Cunningham had made an error in the law by usurping the function of immigration authorities.

January 24, 2017 00:33 UTC

Minimum wage to rise to $15.75 an hour, Government announces

Minimum wage to rise to $15.75 an hour, Government announcesSUPPLIED The minimum wage is rising again, the Government has announced. The minimum wage will increase by 50 cents to $15.75 from April 1, the Government has announced. READ MORE: $15.25 minimum wage's impact on Kiwi businessesThe starting-out and training hourly minimum wage rates will also increase, from $12.20 to $12.60 per hour, remaining at 80 per cent of the adult minimum wage. Annual increases to the minimum wage since 2009 reflected the Government's commitment to growing the economy and boosting incomes, Woodhouse said. One way to address those issues in a meaningful way is to progressively increase the minimum wage in real terms."

January 24, 2017 00:32 UTC

Rain destroys New Zealand Streetstock Championship event

Rain destroys New Zealand Streetstock Championship eventSupplied The New Zealand Streetstock Championship had to be postponed at the weekend. The wet weather that plagued Taranaki over the weekend ruined the New Zealand Streetstock Championship being held at Stratford Speedway for the first time in 19 years. The rain on Saturday caused officials to delay the finals until Sunday afternoon and when it became clear the weather was not going to improve on Sunday, the meeting was postponed. At a meeting on Monday night, the Taranaki Stockcar Club committee decided to completely re-run the meeting after considering all factors. The committee is now working through the dates and the meeting will be re-scheduled for later in the season.

January 24, 2017 00:24 UTC

Zoolander 2 leads in Razzie Awards 2017

Zoolander 2 leads in Razzie Awards 2017Zoolander 2 led nominations on Monday for the annual Razzie Awards, a list of the year's worst films that includes performances by past Oscar winners Robert De Niro, Ben Affleck and Julia Roberts. ROBERT KITCHIN/FAIRFAX NZ The long awaited Batman v Superman film has touched down, film reviewer Graeme Tuckett gives his thoughts on it. Golden Raspberry 2017 full list:Worst PictureBatman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeDirty GrandpaGods of EgyptHillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic PartyIndependence Day: ResurgenceZoolander No. 2* Jesse Eisenberg / Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice* Jared Leto / Suicide Squad* Owen Wilson / Zoolander No. A Medea Halloween* Alex Proyas / Gods of Egypt* Zack Snyder / Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice* Ben Stiller / Zoolander No.

January 24, 2017 00:18 UTC

Deadly storm roars up US east coast

Deadly storm roars up US east coastREUTERS A US airman surveys debris after a tornado struck in Adel, Georgia. Torrential rain and strong winds have threatened to snarl travel and cause more destruction as a major storm roared up the US east coast after killing at least 20 people in the south. LUCY NICHOLSON The last of west coast storms broke up over drought-stricken California on Monday. Mississippi reported four dead from a tornado on Saturday, and one death was reported in northern Florida's Columbia County. The US west coast has also been hit by wild weather, with at least four people dead and three missing after a trio of storms.

January 24, 2017 00:14 UTC

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