Christine Brown's face reconstruction a successSupplied Christine Brown after her face reconstruction at Dunedin Hospital. That's what a stoked Lee Brown thinks his wife Christine will feel like when she sees herself in a mirror for the first time, after enduring a 16-hour face reconstruction at Dunedin Hospital on Tuesday. The reconstruction, done by three surgeons and a team of anesthetists and nurses, was a resounding success, Lee Brown said. Supplied After: Christine Brown recovers in the intensive care of Dunedin Hospital after undergoing a 16-hour face reconstruction on Tuesday. Robyn Edie Before: Invercargill woman Christine Brown, with husband Lee, before she had a face reconstruction at Dunedin Hospital.
August 16, 2017 02:38 UTC
The Army will help the police's co-ordinated search for two men lost in rugged bush in Tongariro National Park. Taylor said today's search was concentrated in a 3sq km area, close to the Pillars of Hercules. Due to the weather, a helicopter is unable to join today's search." Tony Taurima, the father of one of the missing men told Newshub his whanau was devastated by the boys' disappearance, but they were holding on to hope he and his friend will be found alive. Brother, Taurus Taurima, told Newshub he was joining the search.
August 16, 2017 02:37 UTC
Person trapped in serious crash on Coromandel highwayTERESA RAMSEY/STUFF Police have shut down a section of State Highway 25, at the intersection with Hikuai Settlement Rd, after a two car collision on Wednesday afternoon. TERESA RAMSEY/STUFF The person in the blue car was trapped and the roof had to be cut-off to remove them. One woman was flown to hospital in a serious condition and one other person was also serious. Staff at a nearby garage said there had been a serious crash and the road had been closed for the Serious Crash Unit. The Serious Crash Unit is investigating.
August 16, 2017 01:56 UTC
Man arrested over carpark assault in HamiltonPhillipa Yalden Police taped off the carpark at the back of a building off Collingwood St.A man has been arrested over the assault of another man in a Hamilton carpark. The victim, 27, was left hospitalised with serious injuries after being assaulted on Collingwood St in central Hamilton last Friday. He appeared in the Hamilton District Court on Monday where he was remanded in custody to reappear in court on September 4. The assault took place at the back of a carpark off Alexandra St around 3.30am on Friday morning. He was taken to Waikato Hospital with serious injuries but has since been discharged.
August 16, 2017 01:30 UTC
Asked by host Kieran Gilbert if she accepted Labour leader Ms Ardern's comments and would now move on, Ms Bishop said: "I take her at her word". Mr Gilbert suggested Ms Bishop had made her comments because New Zealand was a smaller country, telling Ms Bishop she wouldn't have made the same comments if an MP was involved in China, Indonesia, or India. "I reject that," Ms Bishop replied. Ms Ardern was in Christchurch on Wednesday launching a new mental health policy. Photo: Getty ImagesOn Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee's criticisms of Labour, Ms Ardern said she would expect opponents to make politics out of the situation.
August 16, 2017 01:30 UTC
Locked out Auckland restaurant owners fight to reclaim assetsMATTHEW CATTIN/STUFF Bob and Anu Konar in Drift Cafe - their new venture. By Friday morning, the Stanmore Bay restaurant in north Auckland would be inaccessible - the locks changed and the property fenced off. This was on July 28, and Paprika owners Bob and Anu Konar haven't stepped foot inside their restaurant since. MATTHEW CATTIN/STUFF Paprika owner Bob Konar put his whole heart into the restaurant, Anu said. asks Anu Konar.
August 16, 2017 01:18 UTC
Dunedin Hospital staff are being praised for ''getting on with business'' in the wake of the city's water-quality scare. A boil water notice was issued for parts of Dunedin yesterday after millions of litres of untreated ''raw'' water from the Ross Creek Reservoir entered the city's drinking supply. The SDHB was working closely with the DCC, Civil Defence and other authorities in managing the water issues, she said. “Southern DHB staff are stellar in their response to this incident and are getting on with the business of looking after patients.”Public Health South Medical Officer of Health, Dr Keith Reid, says residents in the affected areas should not consume tap water, but using city water for bathing or showering was acceptable. “Avoid swallowing the water and use bottled or boiled water for teeth brushing,” Dr Reid advises.
August 16, 2017 01:07 UTC
Photo: NZ HeraldFletcher Building has made significant changes to its troubled Building + Interiors business so the disastrous $204 million construction losses are not repeated, its chairman says. At a briefing in Auckland following the annual result being released on Wednesday morning, chairman Sir Ralph Sir Ralph told of wide-sweeping changes. On a controversial email sent by ex-chief executive Mark Adamson, Sir Ralph said on Wednesday: "It was not appropriate. Sir Ralph said he was confident about the outcome of the NZX investigation into Fletcher, but opened the briefing in humble fashion. "We do have a good business," Sir Ralph said and Fletcher was still bidding for construction jobs.
August 16, 2017 00:56 UTC
Raoul Island Survivor – outweed, outplay and outlastGARETH RAPLEY DOC is currently recruiting for rangers to work on Raoul Island. Supplied Every year a handful of people is selected by the Department of Conservation (DOC) to become Raoul Island rangers and spend a year living on the island eradicating weeds. Every year a handful of people are selected by the Department of Conservation (DoC) to become Raoul Island rangers, who spend a year living on the island eradicating weeds. Supplied Cindy Smith on Raoul Island. Rangers spend their days on Raoul Island searching the dense bush for weeds.
August 16, 2017 00:22 UTC
Dominant All Blacks gone missingPHIL WALTER/ GETTY IMAGES The All Blacks still look good on paper, but their on-field dominance has at times gone missing. Yes, the South Africans were at a low ebb but the All Blacks were still a joy. MATT KING/GETTY IMAGES All Blacks coach Steve Hansen, pictured at training in Sydney, needs his senior All Blacks to stand up. Those cracks were already there - after 100 years of trying the Irish put 40 points on the All Blacks for goodness sake. So where have the dominant All Blacks gone?
August 16, 2017 00:18 UTC
gettyimages-820116998.jpg Julian Savea in action for the Hurricanes against the Brumbies in Canberra last month. Midway through that four-year deal, this is the only year he can exercise his Super Rugby break clause. With Savea weighing his options, there is sure to be interest from all New Zealand Super Rugby teams. New Zealand Super Rugby salaries are capped around $195,000 no matter where players are based. Such are the flexibility of options now ingrained in elite New Zealand Rugby contracts, the ball is firmly in the 27-year-old's court.
August 16, 2017 00:11 UTC
A hospitality worker gets water from a water tanker in the Octagon. Photo: Chris MorrisThe Dunedin City Council has deployed water tankers around parts of Dunedin affected by the city's water scare. The warningThe Dunedin City Council this morning issued a boil water notice, warning residents in a large swathe of the city to avoid drinking water from the tap, or boil it, because of a water quality issue. The council has activated its emergency operations centre (EOC) as it races to flush potentially contaminated water from the city's drinking water supply. The causeThe council says it appeared untreated raw water released from the Ross Creek Reservoir on Sunday had been able to enter the city's drinking water network.
August 15, 2017 23:37 UTC
Iris Fisher Scholarship awarded to Christina PataialiiSUPPLIED Christina Pataialii, the 2017 Iris Fisher Scholarship winner, produces large art canvasses such as these, titled California Love - Tupac and My Cousin - Dwayne Johnson. Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts launched its spring exhibition last Saturday, August 12, announcing the winner of the 10th annual Iris Fisher Scholarship. Fine arts student Christina Pataialii was awarded $5000 to support her enrolment in the visual arts/fine arts field. The spring opening also introduced Lisa Crowley's The Incandescents, which exhibits a video installation and collaborative newspaper-style publication. The exhibition is on at Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga, until October 22.
August 15, 2017 23:26 UTC
It would be an almost whirlwind front as it weakens off the eastern coast of the North Island tomorrow night, Coutts said. "Most of the heavy rain is going to be in the South island and little bits of the southwest of the North Island. The upper North Island looks likely to escape the worst of the bad weather, with just a few showers forecast. There will be dry breaks amongst that, for much of the upper half of the North Island. "The lower half [of North Island] and the South Island will have the colder southerlies and more rain and snow, probably."
August 15, 2017 23:03 UTC
Sir John Key is knighted by Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy at Government House in Auckland this morning. Photo: NZ HeraldJohn Key has officially been appointed as a Knight of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Dame Patsy and Sir John. Dressed in a plain blue suit, Sir John grinned from ear to ear as he received his honour, before posing for photos with the Governor-General Patsy Reddy. Sir John was supported by his wife Bronagh, son Max, other members of his family and Prime Minister Bill English.
August 15, 2017 22:50 UTC