But regardless, he is the man who has got the job done and he should be applauded for that. While I was among those pleased to see the advancement of Racing Amendment Bill, I think it also served as a symbolic point of concern for the racing industry. In this job I talk to all kinds of contributors to racing, including administrators, from all facets of the industry. I can quite confidently say that racing’s leaders have hung their hat on this Bill delivering big benefits to racing. Does the promise of millions upon millions of dollars flowing in to the industry’s coffers seem a little unrealistic?
Tasman dental chain Abano Healthcare’s 2017 intern scholarship for a University of Otago commerce student is due to be announced within a week. Abano chief executive Richard Keys interviewed five students last week and said the successful student would have a "taste" and different experiences at each of the three separate divisions, including human resources, finance, marketing and operations. "They get the opportunity to see all three divisions, they each have different cultures and leadership styles for them to observe," he said. Last year’s intern, Josephine Tan, completed her studies in commerce in marketing and management as well as a postgraduate diploma of commerce in management, then completed her masters. She is now working full-time on marketing projects at Lumino, while one of last year’s unsuccessful applicants was doing a shorter internship programme with Abano, in Auckland.
With just over a month to go before the election, the index lifted from 125.4 in July to 126.2 in the August survey. Net optimism about the economy one year out lifted from 23 to 25 and, when assessing the five-year economic outlook, optimism eased from 23 to 21. Rising house prices lifted property owners’ wealth and encouraged spending. "Auckland house prices are falling, but it seems consumers feel there is no need to batten down the hatches." Falling house prices were good for those trying to get on the property ladder.
A proposal to limit freedom camping in Dunedin to self-contained vehicles has received strong public backing. Of the 250 submissions received by the Dunedin City Council on the freedom camping bylaw, 185 (74%) supported a move to restrict camping to self-contained vehicles within the Dunedin boundary. Feedback was sought on three possible options to ease overflow at approved freedom camping sites at Warrington Domain and Ocean View. Options to increase facilities and enforcement of rules for all types of vehicles at approved areas, and an option to create more areas for non-certified self-contained vehicles but limit the number of vehicles at sites were not widely supported. The need to support local accommodation providers was the most common reason given for banning all freedom camping.
Live: Van ploughs through crowds in Barcelona terror attackA Kiwi living in Barcelona described screaming and crying in the aftermath of the terror attack which has claimed 13 lives. REUTERS People flee the area after a van crashed into pedestrians near the Las Ramblas avenue in central Barcelona.
August 17, 2017 17:32 UTC
Stuart Gardyne: Who's afraid of Shelly Bay? STANTIALL STUDIO/SUPPLIED The view towards the proposed village green in the Shelly Bay development. So what of this "loss of green space", which seems to be strongest card played by opponents to the Shelly Bay development? Shelly Bay is uniquely positioned so the nearest locals are unlikely to be affected during the working week when most of the construction occurs. This plan will transform Shelly Bay into a space for all Wellingtonians – not just a privileged few.
Students reveal loan mistakes and lessonsCFFC Students share their experience of borrowing to study. If you are planning to take out a student loan for a course of study in the near future, take heed. About 730,000 New Zealanders have a student loan and there is just over $15 billion in outstanding debt. READ MORE: How did your student loan affect you? Boyle said for many people a student loan was the first time they had been in any amount of debt.
New service launches to reward the opinionatedUNSPLASH Yabble users are well rewarded each time they feedback plus the platform also benefits NZ charitiesLet's face it, we all love to give our opinion. And most of us are more than willing to freely offer our feedback, good or bad, on the state of the product or service we've just received. The digital age has made the sharing of experiences and opinions more prevalent, pushing the connection between business and consumer into a whole new landscape. Recognising the new role that digital technology has in harvesting and sharing consumer opinion, is insights marketplace Yabble. Users of the platform are well rewarded each time they feedback plus the platform also benefits NZ charities.
Man dies in logging accident in MarlboroughDOC A Department of Conservation walking track at Blowhard Ridge. A man has died after a log hauler rolled off a forestry track in Marlborough. The log hauler appeared to have rolled several hundred metres down the hill, McAuliffe said. NZ Topo Maps The accident happened near Blowhard Ridge in the Wairau Valley. Two trucks from the Wairau Valley Volunteer Fire Brigade and one from the Renwick Volunteer Fire Brigade were also called, but were also turned back before arriving.
August 17, 2017 15:09 UTC
Teihorangi Walden of Otago is tackled during the round one Mitre 10 Cup match between North Harbour and Otago at QBE Stadium in Auckland. An hour of a rubbish from Otago was followed by 20 minutes of enterprise in which it flirted with victory, but ultimately it came up short at North Harbour tonight. North Harbour won 19-17 over Otago at North Harbour Stadium after the home team was up 16-0 at halftime. Otago coach Cory Brown said the side went into a lull in the first half and North Harbour took advantage. Brown said the conditions were tough for Otago and North Harbour put his side under pressure.
August 17, 2017 10:18 UTC
Lets talk about the weather shall we? The weather, whatever is wrong with the weather, and a skywards wondering if the rain will ever stop – that pretty much sums up life in Kiwitea at the moment. CARLY THOMAS/STUFF Ava Thomas and the Thomas' gypsy horses are moved from one paddock to the next. And then I had a cup of tea, made the kids go outside to run around the house while I talked to the cat about the weather. He agreed, in all of his nine lives this is the worst winter in the history of all time.
August 17, 2017 09:22 UTC
Malakai Fekitoa has detailed for the first time his motivations for leaving with seemingly so much of his career ahead of him. Rather Malakai Fekitoa's main driver for leaving New Zealand after the provincial campaign for Auckland. Fekitoa has detailed for the first time his motivations for leaving with seemingly so much of his career ahead of him. "It was the hardest decision I've ever made because I've just started my career. He is keen to mentor other Pacific Island prodigies within the team, and keen give his all to end this chapter of his New Zealand career on a positive note.
August 17, 2017 08:15 UTC
Bombshell poll puts change of Government at even odds1 NEWS Our 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll shows the National and Labour leaders neck and neck. A bombshell One News Colmar Brunton poll confirms Labour's extraordinary rebound under new leader Jacinda Ardern. Ardern is at 30 per cent support as preferred prime minister - she is now level pegging with National leader Bill English. Chris McKeen Jacinda Ardern is at 30 per cent support as preferred prime minister - she is now level pegging with National leader Bill English. After tonight's poll the National grass roots know they are in a fight for their life.
August 17, 2017 08:02 UTC
Danniel Pearce of New Zealand smiles at the 2017 Fiji International in Suva, Fiji. Photo: Getty ImagesNew Zealand's Daniel Pearce roared up the leaderboard with a scintillating start on his back nine to card a six-under 66 for a one-shot lead after the first round of the Fiji International on Thursday (local time). Pearce, who started his round at the 10th hole, eagled the par-five first before making three birdies in succession at the seaside Natadola Bay Golf Course. Local favourite Vijay Singh was five back on one-under, the former world number one and triple major champion carrying an elbow injury through a typically windy day at Sigatoka. "Before the round started if you told me I'd take one-under, I would because it was supposed to be pretty breezy," Singh told reporters.
August 17, 2017 07:52 UTC
Leaf detector's sniffing skills not too RustyREBECCA MOORE/STUFF Dog handler John Taylor with his border collie Rusty, after winning the 2017 Dave Galloway Innovation Award for bio security work, with Rusty sniffing out velvetleaf. The velvetleaf-detecting dog Rusty is making waves again, this time winning an award for his sniffing skills. Eight-year-old Rusty had only a couple of years' work left in him so it was important to train up new dogs, he said. Not only have Taylor and Rusty worked in Southland, the pair have been helping control the weed up north in Waikato. Council pest plant team leader Darian Embling said he was keen to get Rusty back in November, after his previous visit in February.
August 17, 2017 07:07 UTC