Five PlayStation 4's had been taken from around the student area including Harbour Tce and Leith St since the start of October. Photo: Getty Images/FileStudents were advised to double check the security of their homes after a series of PlayStation thefts in the past month. Five PlayStation 4's had been taken from around the student area including Harbour Tce and Leith St since the start of October. Snr Sgt Craig Dinnissen said heading towards the end of the year, students should take extra security measures and ensure they lock their homes. Police advised anyone who had seen anything suspicious around the area to contact them.
October 21, 2019 22:30 UTC
Confirmation this month that the parasite, Bonamia ostreae, still exists in Stewart Island’s Big Glory Bay won’t be explained by a scientist. A government ministry puts a scientist off-limits after the re-discovery of an oyster parasite. But confirmation this month that the parasite, Bonamia ostreae, still exists in Stewart Island's Big Glory Bay won't be explained by a scientist. READ MORE:* Ongoing Bonamia ostreae parasite monitoring welcomed by oyster industry* Wild oyster infected with Bonamia ostraeae found in Big Glory Bay* Culture of silence or a cover-up? Fiona MacMillan, Sanford's corporate communications general manager, says the recent discovery has no impact on its operations in Big Glory Bay.
October 21, 2019 22:18 UTC
Two Otago golf courses have been targeted by thieves over the past week. Senior Sergeant Craig Dinnissen said clubrooms at the Otakou Golf Club in Harington Point and the Omarama Golf Club had been broken into. Police said items were taken and a stocktake was underway to establish what had been taken. Anyone with information was encouraged to contact police.
October 21, 2019 22:07 UTC
The "nakation" - aka clothing-optional tourism - is becoming one of the fastest-growing segments of the travel industry. Travel industry experts suggest that nude recreation is fast becoming a billion dollar-a-year industry. "We're seeing more millennials, Gen Xers, African Americans and Hispanics opening up to the joy and freedom offered by the nude travel experience." There are a number of travel agencies, such as Texas-based Castaways Travel, that charter entire vessels for clothing-optional cruises. American Association of Nude Recreation, www.aanr.comBare Necessities Tour & Travel, www.cruisebare.comExotic Travel Services, www.exotictravelservices.com- Tribune Content Agency, LLC.
October 21, 2019 21:32 UTC
If you're after a new deck for summer, the best time to book the job is now, not mid-February. "Weather dependent outdoor projects have been planned, and there is generally a higher amount of activity in the trades," said Gray. His advice to tradie-hunters is to book in as soon as you can, so you can get in line. It'll be easier to book them in those months than any other time of year, said Gray. It'll be easier to book them in those months than any other time of year, said Builderscrack.
October 21, 2019 21:22 UTC
One person is believed to have been injured in a disorder incident in Dunedin. A police spokeswoman said police were called to Mulford Street, in Concord, at 9.45am to a report of disorder. One person was reported to have been injured, and police were making inquiries, she said. No further details were available.
October 21, 2019 21:11 UTC
Cambridge Historical Society committee president Grant Middlemiss was pleased to hear of the grant for seismic strengthening of Cambridge Masonic Hotel. The Cambridge Masonic Hotel is a step closer to becoming a revamped boutique hotel after being awarded a $300,000 government grant for earthquake strengthening. Cambridge Historical Society president Grant Middlemiss was pleased to hear the news. The Cambridge Historical Society was currently having an app developed, he said. These included getting an amendment to the already-approved resource consent to extend the masonic building to have more rooms.
October 21, 2019 21:11 UTC
Glyn LewersUnsuccessful Queenstown Lakes District Council candidate Glyn Lewers has applied for a recount of votes. Mr Lewers confirmed he had lodged an application with the district court yesterday afternoon. Because the matter was now before the court, he was unable to comment further. The preliminary results of the district council elections, released on Saturday, had Mr Lewers in front of fellow candidate AJ Mason by two votes, 2132 to 2130. When the final result was released on Thursday, Mr Mason ended on 2184 - securing him the sixth Wakatipu ward seat - one in front of Mr Lewers (2183).
October 21, 2019 21:00 UTC
Police Commissioner Mike Bush Photo: RNZPolice Commissioner Mike Bush has announced an independent review of the systems and processes police have in place to address complaints of bullying. Francis previously headed the review into bullying and harassment at Parliament. "There is no place for bullying in NZ police," Bush said today. Police had recently conducted an internal review of its disciplinary process and the 'Speak Up' programme. This internal review, and its findings, would be passed to Francis and form part of her review, Bush said.
October 21, 2019 20:26 UTC
Sydney will host the international WorldPride event in 2023, the first time the event has been held in the southern hemisphere. Members of the worldwide InterPride network voted for Sydney to host the event in 2023, which will coincide with the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Zak Kaczmarek/Getty The 2023 event will be held at the same time as Mardi Gras in late February/early March. READ MORE:* Sydney Mardi Gras parade kicks off in Australia* Equality at last: Sydney Mardi Gras marches to the sound of a new drum* Sydney Mardi Gras Diary, Day 1: Know your ‘Her-story’Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham said it will be an event not to be missed. New South Wales MP Alex Greenwich congratulated Sydney Mardi Gras on it's winning bid for the biennial event.
October 21, 2019 19:51 UTC
It's early March, and Auckland Save Movement is holding a "vigil for meat chickens". LUKE MCPAKE/RNZ Claire McRae of Auckland Save Movement Photo:They're part of the Save Moment, a global network of groups that hold these events, usually outside slaughterhouses. LUKE MCPAKE/RNZ An Auckland Save Movement volunteer films a truck containing thousands of chickens. Since then, she and her sister have been attending Save Movement vigils, sometimes taking time off work to do so. 'THEY ARE BABIES'"Thirty seconds guys ... fifteen seconds ... please step away from the truck," McRae shouts.
October 21, 2019 19:47 UTC
"Cigarette Cockroach might just be the hero we deserve," tweeted comedian Hal Rudnick. A New York City, US cockroach is an entirely different species: One man caught a cockroach in Manhattan holding a cigarette. "Cigarette Cockroach might just be the hero we deserve," tweeted comedian Hal Rudnick. "Every girl know someone who dated a cigarette cockroach," tweeted one user. One person did not forget the negative effects of smoking, despite the internet's adoration for this roach: "Here's hoping the #cigarette roach gets lung cancer."
October 21, 2019 19:30 UTC
Students from Hong Kong are surprised and disappointed their posters, appealing for solidarity with protesters in Hong Kong, have been ripped down by Massey University. Massey University is being accused of suppressing freedom of speech after staff ripped down posters promoting democracy in Hong Kong. READ MORE:* Heated Hong Kong protest at Auckland University* Scuffle at Auckland University over Hong Kong extradition bill* Hong Kong protesters defy police, set up roadblocksWARWICK SMITH/STUFF Students with the posters they designed. The three rows of of pro-democracy Hong Kong posters hastily removed at Massey University. It is not the first time Massey University has been embroiled in a freedom of speech stoush.
October 21, 2019 19:30 UTC
Brodie Retallick trains in the gym ahead of the All Blacks semifinal clash with England. Photo: Getty ImagesA revelation of sorts plus a sharp fend from All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick. Retallick had been asked to identify an England forward, and, momentarily lost for words, replied with "Michael Laws", rather than Courtney Lawes. England are a proper threat, and Retallick's no-nonsense approach reflects that and what is at stake. "It's incredible really that he goes 60 minutes like that after just 30 minutes against Namibia, to be honest.
October 21, 2019 19:07 UTC
The pilot killed in a microlight crash near Hyde, in Otago, more than two years ago had let his passenger take the controls, an accident report shows. The Rans Aircraft S-19 Class 2 Microlight was part of a planned ‘‘group fly away’’, with seven other aircraft, from Taieri Aerodrome to Omarama Aerodrome for a group lunch on June 25, 2017. Investigators found the pilot had let the passenger fly the aircraft and, although the passenger was himself a pilot, he was not familiar with the particular microlight and its sensitive electric trim system. ‘‘Unlike the general pilot population, instructors are trained to recognise when things are going wrong, and to take the appropriate remedial action in a timely manner,’’ the CAA report said. Instructors also used procedures to hand over control of the aircraft, to prevent situations where either or both pilots were attempting to fly the aircraft at the same time, or nobody was in control of the aircraft.
October 21, 2019 18:45 UTC