Rachel Harris-Russell, left, and Elyse Sivyer at their cafe The Summer House with views overlooking Tasman Bay. A new cafe opening soon on a Nelson hillside has heavenly views, but the family behind it went through hell before it was completed. READ MORE:* Atawhai farmland will become home to a new cafe this summerHarris-Russell said the cafe plans had to take a back seat to her mum's health. Virginia Woolf The Summer House cafe on Harris Hill with unobstructed views overlooking Tasman Bay. "We just really wanted to fill the gap and have something really, really awesome in Atawhai for people to come and see.
February 22, 2019 18:00 UTC
READ MORE:* White Ferns lose thriller* Black Caps' rocky roadKagiso Rabada and Duanne Olivier removed openers Lahiru Thirimanne and Dimuth Karunaratne, the captain, in consecutive overs to leave Sri Lanka tottering at 34-2. Kusal Mendis strode in and swiped two fours through the covers to take Sri Lanka to the close. Sri Lanka arrived in South Africa off three straight series defeats and with a patched up, inexperienced team under new captain Dimuth Karunaratne. No Asian team - not even mighty India or Pakistan - has even won a series in South Africa, let alone swept one. Sri Lanka, also struggling with the bat, was bowled out for 154 in its first innings.
February 22, 2019 17:26 UTC
University of Otago information services director Mike Harte uses the new Otago App, helping students with everything from timetables to weather. The Otago App, which became available on the first day of Orientation Week, has been under development for a year and cost the university about $100,000 to create. Information services director Mike Harte said there had been extensive consultation with students about what they wanted, but the app was also available to the wider public. The app includes timetables, a map similar to Google Maps which shows the location of the user and various university buildings. The app is free to download, from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
February 22, 2019 16:30 UTC
Highlanders coach Aaron Mauger at Forsyth Barr Stadium last night. Photo: Getty ImagesThe Highlanders seemed to have to win last night's game against the Reds about three times, coach Aaron Mauger said last night. Mauger said the side showed some nice plays on attack but probably was not quite clinical enough at times. There were no alarm bells over the set piece, with a few lineouts going wrong, Mauger said. Reds coach Brad Thorn said his side had positives to come from the side but was disappointed to lose.
"Wagging" school to attend a political rally traditionally lands offending pupils and their parents in the principal's office for disciplinary action. But Dunedin schools appear to be supporting the pupil-organised School Strike 4 Climate rally in the Octagon on March 15. Otago Secondary Principals' Association chairwoman and Bayfield High School principal Judith Forbes said walking out of class without permission to go to a political rally was truancy. She said it was not a school-run event and, while it supported the pupils' passion to raise awareness of climate change, it preferred pupils remain in class on March 15. "The enviro group have been meeting with us and we're working through details about parental permission.''
Highlanders flanker Shannon Frizzell looks to step Reds fullback Bryce Hegarty in the teams' Super Rugby clash at Forsyth Barr Stadium last night. In a heart-stopping victory, the Highlanders beat the Reds 36-31 at Forsyth Barr Stadium last night. The Reds came calling, threw it all out there and all but toppled the Highlanders. But it regained composure, replacement centre Matt Faddes made a nice break and eventually the ball went wide for Hunt to score. The Highlanders were ahead 24-10 but could not hold that advantage, as Reds halfback Moses Sorovi went over after the Highlanders lineout again faltered and the Reds spun the ball wide.
PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSONFormer All Black captain and business leader David Kirk is optimistic about Dunedin's future as a top regional city, and says "liveability'' is a key factor. "The signs are good for Dunedin.'' He defined "regional'' trading cities as cities throughout the world which were not capitals or national financial centres. Many regional cities had flourished over the years, but sometimes their fortunes later waned because earlier key resources, such as gold in Otago, diminished. Despite earlier economic challenges for Dunedin, the growing importance of information technology was positive and the city could benefit from the "the good news the 21st century is serving up''.
Tim ShadboltPost-it notices in office windows, posters and billboards will be part of a Southland campaign opposing the Government proposal to merge all polytechnics into one tertiary organisation. Days after a petition against the plan was launched, a Southland marketing company announced it would introduce the "Stand Up for SIT'' campaign in the region next week. The idea, created by Market South, has the support of local businesses, community groups and Invercargill Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt. Market South creative director Carla Forbes said if it was possible, she would paint the whole town orange to show support for SIT. As it is not possible, she would put the logo ``Stand Up for SIT'' in posters, advertisements, clothing, banners, billboards and social media, she said.
February 22, 2019 16:05 UTC
Ocho marketing manager Anna McDonald (left) and general manager Liz Rowe are preparing for tours of the Roberts St chocolate factory. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQUIERYOtago Chocolate Company (Ocho) is launching factory tours next month at its new chocolate production premises in Roberts St. General manager Liz Rowe hoped it would "demystify'' craft chocolate, showing where the ingredients came from and how they were processed and crafted into bars. The bars were all hand-wrapped which, while a labour intensive and time-consuming process, reflected the premium quality product being produced, Ms Rowe said. Video footage, filmed by Ms Rowe, which showed the growers and where the beans came from, would be screened.
February 22, 2019 16:05 UTC
The planned closure of four NZ Post shops in Dunedin and Mosgiel has been confirmed and will begin next month. Closures will take place at the Moray Pl store on March 26, South Dunedin on March 28, Dunedin North on April 10 and Mosgiel on June 19. NZ Post announced in June last year it was looking for businesses to partner with to provide postal services on the company's behalf. "It is anticipated that our South Dunedin NZ Post site will be closing around March 28, Dunedin North around April 10, and Mosgiel around June 19. She said NZ Post would make an announcement when the new sites had been found.
PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSHEmergency services attend to a cyclist who suffered moderate injuries after colliding with a car in Dunedin yesterday morning. A police spokesman said they received a report at 8.30am regarding a "car v bike'' collision at the intersection of Anzac Ave and Hanover St. The cyclist came off their red road bike and police and St John ambulance were called. St John spokesman Gerard Campbell said the person was taken to Dunedin Hospital by ambulance.
A suspicious package reported in the Invercargill suburb of Grasmere yesterday turned out to be a yoghurt container. Police were called at 11.10am after a person found a package "which had a weird smell''. The object was located near the rail tracks at Drury Lane. Fire and Emergency New Zealand responded to the call and said the package was "a yoghurt container, containing yoghurt and sand''. email@example.com
Canterbury trainer Trent Yesberg hopes to cap a big week by winning tomorrow's Waikouaiti Cup at Oamaru with Airpark Flyer. "For my lot it was really good and I am really happy with the way things went.'' Airpark Flyer ran a good second to Alta Maestro in his most recent start in the Amberley Cup at Rangiora. Airpark Flyer turned the tables on her when he beat her home by nine lengths in the Amberley Cup. Bush Man was unlucky in his most recent start at Methven when locking wheels with another runner in the straight.
Intense feelings arising from these emotional states can lead to arguments over money and ultimately to relationship breakdown. Finding ways to resolve money conflicts can therefore help to create healthier and longer-lasting relationships. Giving to others – children, family members, parents, friends – becomes a problem in a relationship when two people have different feelings about generosity. Good communication is essential to a harmonious relationship and money issues need to be discussed on a regular basis. A money management system which sets an agreed balance between spending and saving and deals with both long-term and short-term saving will eliminate most money conflicts.
February 22, 2019 15:56 UTC
It was a Sunday night in October when I decided to run my first marathon. I come from good running stock. My uncle Bill has run hundreds of marathons around the world – some 461 to be exact – to say nothing of the unofficial ones he runs most weekends. I also follow a lot of really good runners on Strava, including Kiwi elite runner Mel Aitken, who'll even respond kindly to my "fan" comments. Blah blah blah.
February 22, 2019 15:56 UTC