Marathon mum: "I am doing it for me"

Rotorua chef Liesel Hedderwick is taking on her biggest challenge yet at the Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay Marathon on May 13. "A friend from Hawke's Bay called me and said 'come and do this event with me'. "I am doing this with my friend Terina, she walked the run at IronMaori and we are doing this one together and training together. Entries to the Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay Marathon are open online at hawkesbaymarathon.co.nz with entries before April 18 going into the draw to win 1000 Air NZ Airpoints Dollars. - Hawkes Bay Today

March 28, 2017 23:37 UTC

'Earth-shattering' study reveals the best exercise for anti-ageing

'Earth-shattering' study reveals the best exercise for anti-ageingCLEM ONOJEGHUO/STOCKSNAP.IO If you only pick one exercise, choose high-intensity interval training. READ MORE:* I did HIIT and survived* Time to get fit: A guide to HIIT* How to maximise your HIIT workout123RF Take the stairs whenever you can – both a form of incidental and HIIT exercise. So, to understand the way exercise effects us at a molecular level, the researchers then took biopsies from the participants' thigh muscles and compared them with samples from sedentary volunteers. The research provided an explanation for the many health benefits of exercise said the lead senior author, Sreekumaran Nair. This might be as simple as taking the stairs whenever you can – both a form of incidental and HIIT exercise.

March 28, 2017 23:18 UTC

Police confirm name of man killed in helicopter crash

Police have confirmed the name of the man who was killed in a helicopter crash near Reefton on Monday. He was Noel Edward Wilson (51) of Reefton, the helicopter's pilot, who was the only person on board, police said. Police said they prepared a report for the coroner the Transport Accident Investigation Commission continues to investigate the crash.

March 28, 2017 23:15 UTC

Being back in Auckland is helping - Kieran Foran

Being back in Auckland is helping - Kieran ForanNZN VIDEO Kieran Foran says he's been spending time with family. Kieran Foran says he's been able to find himself again back in Auckland after a tumultuous year in Sydney. Controversial Warriors recruit Kieran Foran at his first media appearance for the NRL club. READ MORE:* Foran to start against Titans* Foran too distraught to talk* Foran injury no excuse - Kearney"But as circumstances had it, it presented an opportunity. Recap: Kieran Foran speaks publicly for the first time since joining the Warriors.

March 28, 2017 23:11 UTC

League: Kieran Foran not out to set 'world on fire'

Video will play in Play now Don't auto playNever auto playKieran Foran will have his first press conference with the media on the eve of the Warriors clash with the Titans this weekend. Foran is set to make his debut for the club if he passes a fitness test. The former Kiwis skipper was set to make his much awaited debut for the Warriors last weekend but was ruled out of the defeat to the Dragons just before kickoff following a hamstring injury. Watch live streaming- NZ Herald

March 28, 2017 22:52 UTC



Highlanders name team to play Rebels

aaron_smith_of_the_highlanders_passes_the_ball_dur_533e709d9c.jpg Aaron Smith of the Highlanders is set to be the fifth Highlanders player to play 100 in this week's match against the Rebels. Photo: Getty ImagesAaron Smith is set to become the fifth Highlander to play 100 games. The halfback, who began with the Highlanders in 2011, will start in the No 9 jersey when the side plays the Rebels at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday night. He will play inside Marty Banks, who comes into the line-up for Fletcher Smith. Highlanders team to play the Rebels at Forsyth Barr Stadium at 7.35pm on Friday:Aki Seiuli, Liam Coltman, Siate Tokolahi, Joe Wheeler, Tom Franklin, Gareth Evans, Dillon Hunt, Luke Whitelock, Aaron Smith, Marty Banks, Patrick Osborne, Richard Buckman, Malakai Fekitoa, Tevita Li, Ben Smith (c).

March 28, 2017 22:52 UTC

NZSAS raid: Errors emerge in location and names of Hit & Run villages

NZDF said the NZSAS had never operated in those villages but instead carried out a raid on nearby Tirgiran Village 2km away. Instead, McLeod's letter said Naik and Khak Khuday Dad villages were inside the area on NZDF's map that identified the target areas for the NZSAS raid. The villages labelled by NZDF - and also by Hit & Run - as Naik and Khak Khuday Dad - had been labelled incorrectly and were actually villages called Beidak and Khakandy, respectively. In it, he confirms that the book places the villages in the wrong location but said NZDF was wrong on all other major points. Hager said the "location of the raid and the villages is indeed slightly different to what our local sources told us".

March 28, 2017 22:51 UTC

E-cigarette sales to be legalised

The government has confirmed the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes will be legalised in New Zealand. Photo GettyThe sale of nicotine e-cigarettes will be legalised in New Zealand, the Government has confirmed. The Government had already announced its intention to legalise e-cigarette sales, and today's decision comes after a consultation period. Currently, nicotine patches and gum can be bought, but nicotine e-cigarette liquid must be bought from overseas. New Zealand's Ministry of Health has been monitoring evidence on the role of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation.

March 28, 2017 22:41 UTC

Adele lets her hair down as world tour ends in New Zealand

Adele lets her hair down as world tour ends in New ZealandAdele celebrated the end of her world tour by letting her hair down. ADELE Adele shared a snap of herself backstage on the last night of her international tour in Auckland. Auckland / Mt Smart Stadium / Mar 26 A post shared by Adele (@adele) on Mar 28, 2017 at 6:54am PDTAdele posted a picture to Instagram of the night showing her dancing with her own merchandise on. Adele's show at Mt Smart on Sunday, March 26, was the star's last international show and the end of the third leg of her world tour. In an emotional moment during the show she confessed touring wasn't really for her and she may not tour again.

March 28, 2017 22:40 UTC

E-cigarettes will be legalised: Government

Video will play in Play now Don't auto playNever auto playThe sale of nicotine e-cigarettes will be legalised in New Zealand, the Government has confirmed - and the Associate Health Minister even encourages reporters to try vaping. Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner said the change came despite the fact scientific evidence of the safety of e-cigarettes was still developing. Nicotine patches and gum can be bought now, but nicotine e-cigarette liquid must be bought from overseas. In England, e-cigarettes are the leading form of quit-smoking aid, used by 35 per cent of smokers trying to quit. New Zealand's Ministry of Health has been monitoring evidence on the role of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation.

March 28, 2017 22:32 UTC

Spain benefits from video technology in 2-0 win over France

The benefit of using video referees during soccer games was highlighted Tuesday when Spain rightly profited from two decisions made away from the field of play to beat France 2-0 in an international friendly in Paris. A 48th-minute goal by France forward Antoine Griezmann was disallowed " with the score at 0-0 " because of an offside earlier in the move. Video help was needed again in the 77th minute to overturn an incorrect offside call against substitute Gerard Deulofeu after the winger applied a close-range finish to make it 2-0. The Netherlands fired coach Danny Blind on Sunday, a day after a 2-0 loss to Bulgaria and with the nation struggling to qualify for next year's World Cup. ___OTHER RESULTSCroatia conceded inside the first minute and then two more goals late on in a surprise 3-0 loss at Estonia.

March 28, 2017 22:07 UTC

Gas leak in central Dunedin

Fire Service members at the scene in Melrose St. Photo Craig BaxterThe Fire Service is at the scene of a gas leak in Melrose St in central Dunedin. A Fire Service spokesman said firefighters were called to the scene about 10.30am. It is understood a gas line is leaking gas. Firefighters at the scene are using a hose to suppress the leak. The Fire Service spokesman said they were waiting for the gas company to arrive to shut off the leak.

March 28, 2017 22:07 UTC

Justin Bieber faces criminal charges for 2013 Brazil graffiti

Justin Bieber faces criminal charges for 2013 Brazil graffitiJustin Bieber is facing criminal charges on his return to Brazil four years after he illegally spray painted a hotel in Rio de Janeiro. However, the case was suspended as Bieber left to continue his Believe tour, leaving officials unable to notify him of the investigation against him. But now he's set to play in Rio once again on Wednesday night (Thursday NZT) as part of his Purpose World Tour, the city's Public Prosecution Service has reportedly confirmed the case will be reopened. MARIO ANZUONI/REUTERS Justin Bieber was recently in Auckland as part of his world tour. READ MORE:* Bieber 'caught spraying graffiti in Brazil'* Justin Bieber keeps a low profile during Kiwi trip* Justin Bieber seen arriving in Queenstown by private jetThe outlet added that Rio judge Rudi Lowenkron will send a court clerk to wait for Bieber's arrival at the international airport, where he will be served a document to sign and confirm his awareness of the situation.

March 28, 2017 21:33 UTC

Sports-for-peace group: Programs have reached 350K people

UNITED NATIONS (AP) " A group that promotes using sports to build peace says more than 350,000 people worldwide have been involved in its projects in the four years since the United Nations agreed to celebrate the idea every April. The group Peace and Sport outlined its work at a news conference Tuesday. Founder Joel Bouzou says it has helped establish over 1,000 projects in 170 countries, ranging from Colombia to Rwanda to East Timor. Peace and Sport provides financial and other support for meets, instructional programs and other initiatives. The U.N. General Assembly has designated April 6 as International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.

March 28, 2017 21:22 UTC

Gloriavale rejects sex abuse claims

Gloriavale has labelled claims of sexual abuse within the isolated community as ‘‘just nonsense’’. A new report on an 18-month Government investigation has hinted a sexual predator is active in the Gloriavale community, a religious expert has said. The Christian Church Community Trust, which governs the isolated West Coast community in Haupiri, was the subject of the Charities Services investigation. ‘‘In recent times, police and their partners have actively built a proactive relationship with the Gloriavale community,’’ Insp Mattison said. No-one’s told to be married.’’Mr Stedfast said Charities Services came to ‘‘quite a reasonable conclusion’’ in its report.

March 28, 2017 21:00 UTC