Stuff spent five months with St Peter's 1st XV rugby team to get an inside look on how the players balance the pressures of school and rugby. St Peter's College was one of the ten schools who boycotted Saint Kentigern College earlier this year, over claims of player poaching and dodgy scholarship deals. Looking out of the window they can see the defending champions, St Peter's 1XV, going through their stretches, gearing up for their first pre-season hit-out of 2019. ABIGAIL DOUGHERTY/STUFF St Peter's were one of the ten schools who boycotted Saint Kentigern College earlier this year, over claims of player poaching and dodgy scholarship deals. ABIGAIL DOUGHERTY/STUFF There are some huge rivalries in schoolboy rugby - few bigger than St Peter's vs St Kentigern.
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Pollsters say the differences between One News Colmar Brunton and Newshub Read Research polls aren't down to a margin of error - at least one of them is wrong. They might protest the only poll that counts is the election, they will tell you polls don't decide policy, they may even try to convince us they pay no attention to the polls anyway. But it's the public polls that shake their world. The big public polls have a momentum of their own - they offer a snapshot of public opinion that can affect how news media cover issues, and even judge a leader's performance. There are now only two reliable big polls remaining, the One News-Colmar Brunton Poll, and Newshub's Reid Research poll.
Audacious programme manager Rachel Butler (left), University of Otago marketing department senior lecturer Mathew Parackal and marketing student Zoe MacDonald-Mair. Photo: Shawn McAvinueA call is being made for more Dunedin businesses to take part in a University of Otago marketing project and tap into the creativity and innovation of students. University of Otago marketing department senior lecturer Mathew Parackal, of Dunedin, said digital marketing students had been working with Otago businesses, such as Electric Kiwi, Audacious and FilmQuest, to address a range of real-life marketing problems. Many postgraduate marketing students were seeking companies to work with, Dr Parackal said. After the second spin, the team asked the student to use the two random words to create a business idea.
Naylor Love apprentice builder James ``Mouse'' Riach, of Dunedin, hammers in a peg on a building site in North Dunedin. Photo: Shawn McAvinueTraining workers and jobseekers to meet the challenges of the Dunedin Hospital rebuild, centre city development and regional projects will require careful planning, experts say. According to the report, the number of jobseeker support benefit recipients in Dunedin had decreased by 0.5% to 3370 people. Ministry of Social Development Regional Labour Market manager Emma Hamilton said preparing for the forecast construction boom was the subject of in-depth research and planning across the region. Ministry of Social Development Regional Labour Market manager Emma Hamilton.
Port Otago will start a six-month major earthworks project at Flagstaff Hill, Port Chalmers, on Monday. Photo: Brenda HarwoodPort Otago will embark on a major six-month project to remove 45,000cu m of excess dirt and rock from Flagstaff Hill, Port Chalmers, from Monday. Image: Supplied‘‘Then, in autumn 2020, we will be able to plant it all out in native bush.’’The work would also allow Port Otago to move its fenceline to bring the railway line within the port environs — which would improve safety, he said. Contractor Fulton Hogan would work hard to minimise noise, vibration and mud from the work site, and truck drivers would adhere to the voluntary 30kmh speed restriction on George St, Port Chalmers. Mr Winders said Port Otago had investigated a range of options for disposal of the excavated material, including using it on the West Harbour cycleway-walkway and Port Chalmers Golf Course, but uncertainty around resource consent had made it too difficult.
More people are choosing to make Dunedin home, recent data has revealed. ‘‘Health enrolments [in Dunedin], a proxy for population growth, rose 2.7% in the 12 months to March 2019, a really strong result,’’ Infometrics senior economist Brad Olsen said. Infometrics estimates showed an average of 114,564 health enrolments during the year to March, compared with 111,514 health enrolments for the year to March 2018. WellSouth practice network director Paul Rowe said there had been a ‘‘small increase’’ in enrolled patients in Dunedin. Logan Park High School pupils Marcus Read and Ariana Poleo (both 15) are both new Dunedin residents.
Data released from Infometrics this week revealed guest nights in commercial accommodation were down 1.6% in the period, compared with the year to March 31, 2018. The data, which was sourced from Statistic’s New Zealand’s Accommodation Survey, showed 15,439 fewer people stayed in the city during the period. Visitors stayed a total of 928,480 nights in the year to March 31, 2019, and 943,919 in the previous year. A guest night is equivalent to one guest spending one night at an establishment. Enterprise Dunedin director John Christie said the data showed a diverging trend in guest nights and visitor spend (up 2.7%).
Rival brokerages in Hong Kong stepped in, urging the bank to fire all people involved in the incident. MATTHEW LLOYD/GETTY IMAGES UBS chief economist Paul Donovan has been put on leave after his comments about pork in China. The Chinese Securities Association of Hong Kong, a group that represents financial institutions including the Hong Kong branches of mainland companies, demanded dismissals and a further apology. The firm's chief executive Lin Yong is also president of the Chinese Securities Association of Hong Kong. "We apologize unreservedly for any misunderstanding caused by these innocently intended comments," UBS said in an emailed statement.
June 15, 2019 10:18 UTC
Police are attending a serious single-car crash in Christchurch. (file pic)Diversions are in place as emergency services attend a serious crash in the Christchurch suburb of Burwood. The single vehicle crash on Cresswell Avenue was reported to emergency services at 9pm, a police statement says. Cresswell Avenue is currently closed and diversions are in place. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.
June 15, 2019 10:07 UTC
The winning ticket was sold at Whitcoulls The Base in Hamilton. One lucky Hamilton player has won $10.2 million after scooping Lotto's Powerball First Division on Saturday night. It was the second time in less than a month that Powerball was struck after an Auckland player won $9.2 million in late May. — Lotto New Zealand (@Lotto_NZ) June 15, 2019Three other Lotto players from Auckland, Cambridge and Waitara won $250,000 each with Lotto First Division. READ MORE:* Northland Lotto Powerball player wins $5.5 million* Lucky Aucklander pockets $5.3 million in Lotto Powerball draw* Lotto win in Hawke's Bay as player scoops $11 millionThose winning Lotto tickets were sold at Chartwell Food Centre & Lotto in Auckland, New World Cambridge in Cambridge and Impulse Snacks & Lotto in Waitara.
June 15, 2019 08:48 UTC
Scott McLaughlin is congratulated by team-mate Fabian Coulthard after winning race one for the Darwin Triple Crown round on Saturday. Scott McLaughlin's stellar Supercars season continues, winning race one of the Darwin Triple Crown from pole position. McLaughlin is looking to become the first driver to complete Darwin's elusive Triple Crown since its inception in 2006, and is a third of the way there. Chaz Mostert was the biggest winner during the stops as he managed to jump four spots and finish second behind McLaughlin. McLaughlin has been sensational this season and is on track for back-to-back championships after 10 poles and 11 wins from 15 races.
June 15, 2019 08:15 UTC
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has suspended indefinitely a proposed extradition bill that sparked the city's biggest public protests in years. READ MORE:* Hong Kong on edge as pressure grows to delay fugitive bill* Hong Kong protesters vow to keep fighting extradition law* Why Hong Kong is protesting* Thousands protest in Hong Kong, delaying debate on controversial extradition bill* Hong Kong's last fight is lostVINCENT YU/AP Hundreds of mothers holding placards, some of which read "If we lose the young generation, what's left of Hong Kong", in protest against the amendments to the extradition law in Hong Kong. KIN CHEUNG/AP Hong Kong's Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, will suspend the proposed extradition bill indefinitely in response to widespread protests. Hong Kong's Extradition Law, From Grisly Murder to Mass ProtestsThe government's headquarters was closed through Friday, but several main thoroughfares shut down by Wednesday's standoff were reopened. China on Thursday repeated its position that Hong Kong's affairs should remain "purely internal" and condemned what it said was protester violence.
June 15, 2019 07:22 UTC
PHOTOSPORTThe Hurricanes' Ngani Laumape centre during the 2019 Super Rugby match between The Emirates Lions and The Hurricanes at Emirates Airline Park Stadium, Johannesburg on the 08 June 2019 ?Christiaan Kotze/BackpagePix
June 15, 2019 07:16 UTC