Chiefs coach Colin Cooper says his side would prefer to face the Crusaders in next weekend's quarterfinals, rather than the Jaguares. MICHAEL BRADLEY/GETTY IMAGES Chiefs coach Colin Cooper would prefer his side play the Crusaders rather than the Jaguares in the Super Rugby quarterfinals. MICHAEL DODGE/GETTY IMAGES The Chiefs ran riot over the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday night to secure their place in the playoffs. MICHAEL DODGE/GETTY IMAGES Winger Shaun Stevenson scored three of the Chiefs' nine tries at AAMI Park. MICHAEL DODGE/GETTY IMAGES Brodie Retallick got through an hour's work on return from a wrist injury.
June 14, 2019 23:19 UTC
So when the white-haired 53-year-old was arrested this week for the brutal 1986 murder and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl, residents weren't exactly shocked to see yellow crime-scene tape blocking off his long driveway. He had previously been convicted of sexual assault and was questioned within weeks of the murder. "The kids in school were all terrified, as was everyone in the neighbourhood," Enes Drake, a substitute teacher who lived near the middle school, told the Connecticut Post. Meanwhile, Karun began accumulating a lengthy rap sheet in Connecticut, including multiple convictions for first-degree sexual assault, according to the Hartford Courant. PENOBSCOT SHERIFF'S OFFICE/NORWALK POLICE DEPARTMENT VIA AP Marc Karun was arrested this week for the brutal 1986 murder and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl.
June 14, 2019 22:52 UTC
Two teenagers who died after the car they were in crashed into a wall in Oamaru have been named. Michael Shelford Hauheni, 17, and Kaylem Rayne Webb, 16, both of Oamaru were found dead inside the burning vehicle about 11.10pm on Wednesday. The teenage driver was allegedly "hoofing it" when he crashed into a wall, critically injuring himself and killing his two passengers. The teenagers were killed in a crash in Oamaru on Wednesday. On Thursday, Waitaki Boys' High School rector Darryl Paterson said a year 12 student of the school had been killed in the crash and the driver was a former student of the school.
June 14, 2019 22:41 UTC
oamarucrashdanielb.jpg The single-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of T Y Duncan Rd and Shortland Rd, Oamaru North. Photo: Daniel BirchfieldPolice have formally released the names of the two teenagers who died in a crash in Oamaru North on Wednesday. On Friday Kaylem's family named him as one of the people killed in the crash. Fire crews found the car alight when they arrived at the scene at the intersection of T Y Duncan and Shortland Rds about 11pm on Wednesday. The light-coloured car appeared to have run off the roughly 2km Shortland Rd and collided with large stones at the gate of a T Y Duncan Rd property.
June 14, 2019 22:07 UTC
About 30 jobs may be axed at the Earthquake Commission, which has been consulting staff on a restructure. Deputy chief executive Renee Walker said that, if confirmed, most of the cuts would be at its offices in Wellington and Hamilton. Consultations on the job cuts closed on Thursday and EQC would consider the feedback over the next week before confirming any changes at the end of next week, she said. EQC currently employs about 500 staff, but job numbers could fall further in future if claims continued to track down, she said. 123RF Remaining claims from the Canterbury earthquake are often complex and require face-to-face contact, the Earthquake Commission says.
June 14, 2019 21:45 UTC
If there's anything we know for sure about Amy Schumer it's that she's as real as it gets. "I'm really sorry if I offended anyone with my hospital underwear," Schumer started off her sort-of-apology-not-apology. READ MORE:* The Duchess of Sussex and Amy Schumer: A tale of two pregnancies* Amy Schumer gives birth to 'our royal baby'* Amy Schumer is expecting a boy* Amy Schumer documents her struggles with morning sicknessAMYSCHUMER/INSTAGRAM The US actress and comedian gave birth to her son in May. The post was a response to a previous picture she shared wearing those oh-so-sexy hospital underwear. Hospital underwear for life."
June 14, 2019 21:26 UTC
A plane has failed to return from a flight over the Coromandel Range near Coromandel township. A search and rescue team have located an aircraft failed to return from a flight over the Coromandel Peninsula. Thick fog at Manurewa meant the could not land at that location and it is understood the plane may have made a return journey to the Coromandel Peninsula, Morison said. Its last known position on satellite and radar was in a rugged area of the Coromandel known as Kakatarahae, not far from the Coromandel township. A police helicopter was also dispatched to the area to search for the plane, and the ground-based search and rescue party was sent in overnight, bound for the aircraft's last known position.
June 14, 2019 21:12 UTC
The escape has led to a rush on canals near Twizel, with some anglers fishing illegally. More than 2000 salmon have escaped into a Canterbury canal system - and anglers are taking advantage of the unexpected booty. And about 100 people were found fishing in the Ohau C canal system near Twizel yesterday, many of them breaching regulations. Fish & Game officer Hamish Stevens said people were not allowed take more than two salmon each day, over 500 millimetres in length. Mr Stevens said the escaped fish were due for harvest later this year so were about three kilograms.
June 14, 2019 20:37 UTC
Seething Sri Lankan officials insisted their gripes were "not sour grapes" after making a formal complaint to Cricket World Cup bosses about The Oval's pitch because they believe it will give Australia an unfair advantage in their group game on Saturday. Sri Lanka's previous two World Cup games were at Bristol's County Ground against Bangladesh and Pakistan but both were washed out without a ball being bowled. GETTY IMAGES Sri Lanka have complained about The Oval's pitch, the ground seen here housing thousands of Indian fans earlier in the tournament. GETTY IMAGES A Sri Lanka fan waiting for cricket which didn't come during Sri Lanka's last washed out game in Bristol. "We employ an independent pitch advisor to work with the host curators at all ICC events and the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 is no different," the statement read.
June 14, 2019 20:29 UTC
The baby had been on life support since being brought to the hospital on April 23. Prosecutors say Clarisa Figueroa, 46, claimed she had given birth to the baby. Garcia said the family had been weighing whether to remove the baby from life support when the child died. First-degree murder charges have been filed against Figueroa and her mother, Clarisa Figueroa, in connection with the death of Ochoa-Lopez, whose body was discovered earlier in the week, strangled before her baby was cut from her womb. Later that day, Clarisa Figueroa called 911 claiming that her newborn baby was not breathing.
June 14, 2019 19:41 UTC
And it's the knowledge of being able to help others that Rule says propels the more than 110,000 blood donors nationwide to keep giving. Friday marked World Blood Donor Day and the NZ Blood Service used the day to appeal for the 55,000 further donors needed to come forward. Inside a building just off the campus' concourse, there is a steady stream of activity as the NZ Blood Service sets up a "military operation" for blood donations. Carlisle has given blood four times and has recently downloaded the NZ Blood Service app on to his phone, which alerts him each time his blood is used to save a life. MURRAY WILSON/STUFF PhD student Dan Carlisle, 24, has the NZ Blood Service app, which alerts him whenever his blood is used.
June 14, 2019 18:00 UTC
Over the next year, a focus on higher value products, combined with ongoing favourable exchange rates, was expected to support export revenue growth. Lower export volumes were expected to drive an 8.2% fall in venison export revenue in the year ending June 2019 to $180million. Over the past year, export prices were near record levels and were 30% higher than the five-year average. Velvet was performing well for the third consecutive year and was on track to match last year's export revenue of $63million. Export prices were historically high due to strong demand from the key growth market of South Korea.
June 14, 2019 17:11 UTC
(Video first published on April 26, 2019)A single mother running a dairy was also the mastermind of a major network selling synthetic drugs. Lodged between a bakery and tattoo parlour called Dark Cloud, the Sockburn dairy sold the usual – bread, milk, newspapers, sweets. ALDEN WILLIAMS/Stuff Sockburn Dairy owner Fei He was the mastermind of the $4 million drug ring. Like cannabis, synthetic drugs targets cannabinoid receptors in the brain but can be more toxic. They took away up to 173 kilograms of synthetic drugs in total, the largest single haul by police ever.
June 14, 2019 17:03 UTC
Many words in English may a number of different forms in te reo, so it's important to know the distinction and what you're actually talking about. OPINION: The personal pronouns and "possessives" of te reo Māori have already been given some coverage in earlier columns. Thus tō mātou Matua is a contraction of te Matua / o mātou ("the Father / of us"), just as tā Hoani tama is a contraction of te tama / a Hoani ("the son / of John"). The form tā Hoani tama is considered rather more formal than te tama a Hoani. Apostrophes are not used in te reo.
June 14, 2019 17:02 UTC
Last week I returned from one of the most iconic trips in French Polynesia, two weeks aboard the Aranui 5. This 126m-long passenger freighter does around 19 return trips a year from Papeete out to six inhabited islands of the far flung Marquesas group. Unlike most other cruise ships worldwide today which only disgorge alongside piers at tourist-worn hotspots, the Aranui 5 mostly relies on anchoring offshore. Back to the ship go big bales of copra, empty diesel drums, succulent fruit, freshly caught fish for the ship's table. And you never quite know when the Aranui crew band will strike up, the six person ensemble featuring the best lead ukulele I've ever heard.
June 14, 2019 17:01 UTC