PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSONToo little data is being gathered in the Antarctic about potentially catastrophic effects of climate change, but New Zealand is taking a leading role in the work that is being done, a leading researcher says. Prof Wilson, director of the New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute, was speaking on the first day of the New Zealand Antarctic Science Conference. ``New Zealand is leading the effort in a number of important spaces in respect of Antarctic research.'' Climate change was causing ice-shelf disintegration in the Antarctic, but ``the jury's out'' on how bad it would get. Prof Wilson will give a free public talk at 6pm today at the Hutton Theatre with Prof Christina Hulbe and Prof Craig Cary about their research.
Source:Otago Daily Times
June 26, 2017 18:00 UTC
Auckland officials will meet police this morning to discuss the exact time, day and route of a welcome-home ticker tape parade for the 71 victorious members of Team NZ. AdvertisementHowever Queen St has been ruled out for the parade route due to the high level of construction work in central Auckland. Emirates Team New Zealand's efforts to reclaim the cup have done our country proud, and we congratulate the team on their monumental achievement. "ATEED, on behalf of Auckland Council, will work with Emirates Team New Zealand and other stakeholders to hold a parade in the central city to mark their achievements when they return to Auckland. "Further details of the parade, including the date and route, will be confirmed in the next few days.
June 26, 2017 17:48 UTC
A representative from Luna Rossa was on board one of the Team New Zealand hospitality yachts ready to present their official challenge after the Kiwi syndicate took out the America's Cup in Bermuda today. The first team to submit their challenge to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron becomes the official challenger of record for the next event. Under the deed of gift that governs the America's Cup, the challenger of record has the right to negotiate with the defender the rules and format. AdvertisementThe Italian syndicate have had a close relationship with Team NZ, dating back to the 2000 America's Cup match in Auckland. Bertelli has continued to support the New Zealand team, lending them their prototype test boat the Italians had been developing before the rule changes.
June 26, 2017 17:48 UTC
At last, we can celebrate - Team New Zealand have lifted the America's Cup from Oracle Team USA with a thrilling win off Bermuda this morning (NZ time). Emirates Team NZ have not lost a race that they lead after the first leg and their only loss came when they lagged. The result would have been particulatly sweet for Team NZ skipper Glenn Ashby, the only surviving crew member from that San Francisco collapse. "We're disdappinted right now, but full credit to Team NZ," he offered. 35th America's Cup matchRace 9: Emirates Team New Zealand beat Oracle Team USANew Zealand win America's Cup match 7-1
June 26, 2017 17:36 UTC
America's Cup: Team New Zealand beat Oracle to reclaim Auld Mug in BermudaSOURCED FROM SKY SPORT Team NZ have convincingly beaten Oracle to win the America's Cup. RICARDO PINTO/ACEA 2017 Peter Burling lifts the Auld Mug after leading Team New Zealand to victory in the 35th America's Cup. Team USA led Team NZ to the first mark in race nine of the America's Cup final. Team USA and Team NZ duel in the start box in race nine of the America's Cup final. Team NZ and Team USA duel in the start box in race nine of the America's Cup final.
June 26, 2017 17:34 UTC
The National Party must be getting worried about the inability of the Prime Minister to put the Barclay embarrassment to rest. The way Bill English is handling this is falling short of the skills of the leader he followed. A Prime Minister needs to keep his sights above the minor details and technicalities of a case such as this. The way English dealt with the information he had about the recording has been quite properly under examination in Parliament. These questions will continue to dog the Prime Minister and worry his party unless he stops contradicting himself.
June 26, 2017 17:03 UTC
Live: Team NZ victory in Bermuda: The America's Cup is New Zealand's cup againWill Jimmy Spithill challenge? "I think more about the America's Cup than my own family. It really is an obsession," he says. RICARDO PINTO/ ACEA 2017 Peter Burling holds the America's Cup aloft as Team NZ celebrate winning the Auld Mug.
June 26, 2017 17:00 UTC
Recap: Team NZ victory in Bermuda: The America's Cup is New Zealand's cup againLook back on all the action in Bermuda as Team NZ celebrate victory in reclaiming the America's Cup with a 7-1 win over Team USA. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS Peter Burling, Team New Zealand helmsman, holds up the America's Cup trophy after defeating Oracle Team USA.
June 26, 2017 17:00 UTC
There's nothing quite like a Lions tour to taint a coaching career. The 2017 tour is going to take another coaching casualty, almost regardless of what happens in the next five days. The Lions could win their last three games and even then he won't be able to win everyone back. Visiting teams don't have to play like New Zealand teams to earn respect. Victory for the Lions in the test series won't make this go away.
June 26, 2017 16:52 UTC
Team New Zealand have lifted the America's Cup from Oracle Team USA with a thrilling win off Bermuda this morning (NZ time). Photo / Ricardo Pinto Image 3 of 15 Team New Zealand member emotional after Team New Zealand win. Photo / Jason Oxenham Image 7 of 15 Team New Zealand celebrate America's Cup win with champagne. Photo / Dana Johannsen Image 11 of 15 Team New Zealand celebrate America's Cup win. P Image 13 of 15 Team New Zealand and fans celebrate America's Cup win.
June 26, 2017 16:42 UTC
Family violence continues to increase in New Zealand, with police investigating 118,910 incidents of family violence last year - almost 9000 more than in 2015. Last year the Herald launched a campaign called We're Better Than This, focusing on New Zealand's biggest social issue - family violence. "Police and the criminal justice system have received increased funding for responding to family violence in the last 12 months, however this needs to be matched by resourcing for specialist family violence services and prevention programmes in the community," she said. Justice Minister Amy Adams, who is spearheading a Ministerial Group on Family Violence, said reducing incidents was her "top priority". Family violence - the hard truth• Between 2009 and 2015, there were 194 family violence deaths.
June 26, 2017 12:00 UTC
Survivor NZ: Too many twists and turnsScott McAulay Avi was in it to win it as he feared being kick out of the competition. READ MORE:* Axed Survivor contestant breaks down because 'everybody hated me'* Survivor NZ: Like a pig in mud* Survivor NZ: It's time to end this thing* Survivor's Sala stayed awake at night, asking 'is my dad still alive?' I could not be a survivor purely for the fact the mind games were enough to drive anyone to insanity. Scott McAulay Shay was a bit peeved that Avi turned his back on her. I personally thought he had nothing to worry about but then Shay, Barb and Nate revealed they might blindside him.
June 26, 2017 09:33 UTC
Drones may soon be used to deliver medicine. Photo: NZ HeraldDrones could be delivering medicine to remote, rural Northland communities by March next year. The trial would test drones, leaving from a few different launch sites, to deliver unrestricted medicine, such as Pamol, to the Mitimiti marae where it could be picked up or delivered by trusted community members. Medical Drones Aotearoa was also looking to provide crisis support to emergency services by delivering aid to difficult to access areas and helping with disaster recovery and search and rescue. New Zealand Medical Association chairwoman and rural GP Dr Kate Baddock said she believed the use of drones was "full of potential".
Source:Otago Daily Times
June 26, 2017 09:22 UTC
Police are treating a death at a house in Otara, Auckland this evening as a possible homicide. They were called to the incident at a house near the southern corner of Cobham Crescent and Bairds Rd just before 7pm. One person is dead and another person is in critical condition in hospital undergoing surgery, police said in a statement. But when he looked out across the road he saw "heaps of [police] cars - maybe six or more" outside a property near Bairds Rd. He believes a family with intermediate to high-school-aged teenagers lives in the state house.
June 26, 2017 08:45 UTC
Philippine matriarch Farhana Maute alleged kingpin in Isis assaultSUPPLIED Farhana Maute was also reported to have used her influential status to recruit militants, some of them childrenA powerful matriarch has emerged as one of the alleged kingpins behind the assault on a Philippine city that may herald the expansion of the Isis terrorist group across southeast Asia. REUTERS/ROMEO RANOCO Debris and smoke are seen after a government aircraft released a bomb on insurgents from the Maute group. REUTERS/JORGE SILVA Men look at a poster issued by authorities with pictures of wanted Maute group members. REUTERS/ROMEO RANOCO Policemen stand guard along the main road of a deserted Marawi City. REUTERS/JORGE SILVA Philippine army soldiers pause while patrolling the streets in assault against insurgents from the Maute group.
June 26, 2017 08:37 UTC