He purchased a business-class return ticket from Oslo via Frankfurt to Seattle for around €680 (NZ$1120). The pricing models of both Air New Zealand and Qantas are such that this type of airfare "hack" is not so common for its respective residents. However, savvy Kiwis who put together a travel itinerary using one way flights (for example, the now rite-of-passage trip to South East Asia) can still save money using this "third city" hack. By all means, give Skiplagged a go if you're putting together a holiday that deviates from the return airfare norm. Given our isolation and the prevalence of return airfare deals, it looks likely this throw-away ticket hack will remain a niche one.
It completed villages in Wigram, Trentham, Katikati and Karaka during the year and now has 25 villages completed or in development. Summerset shares, up 8% on a year ago, rose slightly to $6.34 following the announcement yesterday. Summerset chief executive Julian Cook said the 11% profit decline was impacted by the fair value movement on investment property. "The lower fair value movement versus the corresponding period in 2017 largely reflects the more moderate property market in some areas of the country.'' New debt rose from $365million to $445million, which reflected a higher unsold new sale inventory of units at balance date.
The band's biggest show prior to Western Springs had been to an audience of 10,000. In November, they won five New Zealand Music Awards off the back of that same six-track EP. A BUSINESS-MINDED BANDJames Rua SIX60's Western Springs Stadium show sold out in less than three months. "I can't wait to see who the next one is to take a big bite out to play Western Springs," he said. David White Robbie Williams performing to a sold out Western Springs crowd in December 2003.
OPINION: Agriculture tax, water tax, fertiliser tax, environmental footprint tax WTF Labour government… is this what your tax working group has come up with? Let's hope these ridiculous taxes never come to pass or Tax-cinda will have an agricultural revolution on her hands. Some other countries are not as stupid – they do not propose to tax their food growers into oblivion – I can't believe I even have to write this…. If society cannot tolerate what a farmer in NZ has to do to produce meat and milk, then how can it tolerate for example the clearing of land to build houses? If you support the proposed taxes against agriculture in New Zealand then you are voting for a hungry future.
The Arrowtown Rugby Football Club will celebrate 30 years of a second coming at Easter. The Arrowtown club went into recess in the decade after World War 2 as the area had few players. Every year until then the area had a three-way tournament involving players from Glenorchy, Queenstown and Arrowtown and played for one day in Glenorchy. Players for the Arrowtown team were drawn from the two taverns in the town - the Royal Oak and the New Orleans Hotel. Eventually a plan was hatched to form an Arrowtown team to enter the Central Otago competition.
The fund set aside for natural disasters fell short after the Canterbury earthquakes, slowing a painful rebuild and passing the bill on to future taxpayers. The mandatory annual fees continued for seven years, and captured the bulk of EQC's annual surpluses, intended to be added to the disaster fund. "What we had with the earthquake fund in New Zealand was a partial ring fence, until 1988," she said. Much of this was expressed through EQC's annual reports, which were unusually frank. "The international bodies that New Zealand would tend to listen to, there's recommendations from those that a disaster fund is a great idea."
Cricket trinkets have a temporary Southland home as the New Zealand Cricket Museum opened its doors at the Bill Richardson Transport World yesterday. The collection will be in Invercargill while Wellington's Basin Reserve completes earthquake strengthening and refurbishment work. Transport World events manager Adam Reinsfield said the museum was lucky to host the exhibition. Executive director Joc O'Donnell said this was the first major non-transport related exhibit to feature at the museum. "We are looking forward to adding even more variety to our visitors' experience''The museum collection is expected to return to its former location, in Wellington, at the end of October.
Stu CrossonThe split of an Dunedin Anglican parish over the church's blessing of same-sex marriage is complete, both sides going their separate ways. Part of the congregation has begun a new church, while those who chose to stay have been joined by new members as they deal with the fallout of the split. Steven BenfordAnglican diocesan registrar Andrew Metcalfe yesterday said the remaining members of the parish were continuing to meet at St Matthew's. That congregation needed to "let the dust settle'' on the split and go through a process of considering the future of ministry at the church. It was hard to say how many people had stayed at St Matthew's, as new people had joined the existing congregation.
A "privileged" teenager flipped his ute after filling the rear with water to use it as a paddling pool, a court has heard. "It's a low-level offence for the degree of risk that you took and the risk you took with other people's lives,'' he said. During the afternoon, the group used it as a paddling pool while they consumed alcohol, the court heard. Though he too had been drinking, he said he planned to return to the boat ramp to refill the rear. Russell and two others filled the ute using buckets of water and they headed back to the crib.
PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSHDunedin lawyer Anne Stevens has stood in the High Court countless times, and spoken passionately for hours in defence of her clients. Mrs Stevens was uncharacteristically mute while Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias - who steps down from the position next month - paid tribute. "More than 30 years service at the hard end of criminal practice ... is not for the faint-hearted,'' Dame Sian said. Those who specialised in criminal law, she told the packed courtroom, often failed to get the respect of their counterparts practising in other areas. It was not only her "natural talent'' that saw her elevated to the position among New Zealand's elite but something just as rare - "natural audacity,'' Dame Sian said.
Shoppers and staff held down at least one shoplifter after a male teenager pulled a knife on a worker at Dunedin's Centre City New World yesterday, police say. Police were called to the supermarket at 4.45pm after reports a shoplifter threatened a worker with a knife. A police spokeswoman said there were reports two people were involved and people held them down until police arrived. A 16-year-old male was charged with shoplifting and possessing an offensive weapon. He was bailed to appear at the Dunedin Youth Court next week.
PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSHThe family of a man who was allegedly murdered in Dunedin say he will be dearly missed and did not deserve to die that way. "He will be dearly, dearly missed, and he did not deserve to be killed. "He didn't deserve to die that way,'' another family member said. Meanwhile, the tents and police crime scene tape have come down at the Housing New Zealand property in Lock St, St Clair. A woman who was one of two people to discover the crime scene inside the flat said she remained deeply shaken.
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Special Olympics North Otago swimmer Liam Bartley, of Maheno, is off to the United Arab Emirates to represent New Zealand at the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2019. PHOTO: HAMISH MACLEANThe only South Island swimmer heading to the Special Olympics World Summer Games in the United Arab Emirates next month will be swimming "for everyone'' who helped him. Mrs Pennycook, a former coach, said Mr Bartley was very well prepared for the March 14-21 world summer games. Otago's Special Olympics footballer Thomas Cowie and Special Olympics powerlifting coach Amanda Young were the other southern representatives. Special Olympics New Zealand is sending a team of 43 athletes and unified partners (athletes without intellectual disabilities) to Abu Dhabi.
Corrections' acting district manager Kelly Hill said if an offender on home detention was being considered for work, staff checked only whether victims were employed at the same location. At the sentencing hearing, Mandy heard for the first time about the impact on a second victim, Tina*, who read an impassioned statement to her abuser in court. "[Maindonald] is electronically GPS monitored at all times and is under constant supervision while at work,'' Ms Joseph confirmed. Court documents showed Maindonald sexually abused the two girls when he was between 15 and 20 years old. On another occasion, the court heard, Maindonald locked the victim in a garage and placed blankets on the floor on which he committed his acts.
A dumping station proposed for a site near the entrance of Mill Domain at Palmerston will go ahead after it was approved by councillors this week. The dumping station for caravans and camper vans has a budget of $120,000. The council originally planned the dumping station for a site at Goodwood Rd, but a public outcry forced it to consider other options. "One of the things we wanted to achieve by having this near the central business area was so the people that use those facilities (the dumping station) would be tempted to spend a bit more money in the town. I'm pleased that Palmerston will once again have a dump station and that puts it in a position for the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association to acknowledge Palmerston as a motor home-friendly town.''