Heartbroken mum of killed swimmer Leslie Gelberger fears his wife and kids will be forced out of NZLINKEDIN Leslie Gelberger was found dead near Mairangi Bay on Auckland's North Shore. The devastated mother of killed Auckland swimmer Leslie Gelberger fears his wife and kids may be forced to leave New Zealand because of his death. GIVEALITTLE Leslie Gelberger, his wife Laura McLeod, and their two sons moved to New Zealand from Canada three years ago. FAIRFAX NZ A Port of Auckland pilot boat, like this one, was believed to have struck Leslie Gelberger. A pilot boat is a roughly 15-metre boat used to transport marine pilots to incoming ships and pick up marine pilots from outgoing ships.
Video will play in Play now Don't auto playNever auto playFour people thought to be caught in an explosive Hastings fire this morning have been accounted for. Hastings fire service senior station officer Bruno Saathof said the initial 3.25am report was for three missing but upon arrival it was ascertained four people lived in the flat adjoining a large shed fully ablaze: a couple, a child and a grandmother. He said an initial sweep of the Norton Rd property found no persons present in the 20m shed and adjoining flat. Once the fire was under control a more detailed search confirmed it was empty. She then helped the occupants of a rear flat over the fence to safety on her property.
Winston Reid makes successful return for West Ham after injuryPeter Nicholls Winston Reid has returned to play for West Ham after five games out with injury. All Whites captain Winston Reid helped West Ham United thwart Everton's top-four hopes on his English Premier League comeback after five weeks out with a groin injury. REUTERS Injured West Ham star Winston Reid is helped off the pitch during a match against Leicester City in March 2017. Relegation-threatened Swansea City have kept their hopes of staying in the Premier League alive by beating Stoke City 2-0 after goals by Fernando Llorente and Tom Carroll. Ten-man Hull City earned a priceless 2-0 home victory over Stoke City to keep themselves just above the Premier League relegation zone.
In the battle in Reynosa, marines killed Juan Manuel Loza, also known as "El Toro," the security official said. TV images showed burning buses and trailers and several buildings that were allegedly set on fire by drug gang members as obstacles to the marines. In Ciudad Victoria, marines killed Francisco Carreon, alias "El Pancho Carreon." According to the security official, he was a lower-level member of the Zetas gang, which was formerly a group of enforcers made up of ex-military members who worked for the Gulf Cartel. He faces charges by a Texas federal grand jury of taking millions of dollars in bribes from the Gulf Cartel and other drug traffickers.
Occupants away when early-morning fire rips through Hastings flatSIMON HENDERY/ FAIRFAX NZ The cause of a fire that destroyed this Hastings flat is still being investigated. Four members of a family were not at home when fire ripped through their Hastings flat early on Sunday morning. The steel building was gutted in the blaze and emergency services were initially concerned that the occupants could not be found. But it was later established that the family members – a couple, their child and a grandparent – were elsewhere when the fire broke out. READ MORE:* Fire crews put out blaze in a block of flats in Hastings* Unexplained fire causes extensive damage to Hastings house* Police arrest women trying to get to Hastings house destroyed by fire* Man asleep when large house fire breaks out in Hastings suburbThe blaze was extinguished by about 7am.
The Herald on Sunday understands that the Furys have complained about the travel arrangements provided by Duco under the purse bid agreement, and that this may have led to resentment. One of the factors that might be galling to Duco is that they and Parker supported Peter's visa application with New Zealand Immigration. That was changed to a suggestion the Furys would arrive 16 days before the fight, and after that there was silence. Parker and his trainer Kevin Barry arrived from their Las Vegas camp this morning, and expressed surprise at the tactics of the other camp. On the whole Parker's opponents been gracious about the support they have received from Duco while in New Zealand and have behaved accordingly.
MILWAUKEE (AP) " The Toronto Raptors are starting guard Norman Powell in Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks and bringing center Jonas Valanciunas off the bench as they try to even their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series on Saturday. Toronto coach Dwane Casey had said he was going to make changes after the Bucks blew out the Raptors 104-77 on Thursday to take a 2-1 series lead. The Raptors announced the switch about 15 minutes before tipoff. Powell, a 6-foot-4 guard, gives Toronto more speed than the 7-foot Valanciunas to counter the athletic Bucks. ___More NBA basketball: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball
PHOTO: GRETA YEOMANThe number of registered dogs in Dunedin has been increasing by about 500 a year, a Dunedin City Council spokesman says. Council parking and animal services team leader Peter Hanlin said the number of registered dogs could exceed 18,000 this July, if council estimations were correct. The fees had been used to fund upgrades of the East Taieri Dog Park last year. The council was still offering free desexing and registration of dangerous dogs, Mr Hanlin said. Dog registration would close on June 31, and all late registrations would incur an additional fee of 50% of the original registration cost, he said.
A crash in the early hours of the morning has closed SH22 near Drury in Auckland. Police were notified at 2.40am of the two-car crash near the intersection of Karaka Rd and Great South Rd. One person is in a critical condition, another has serious injuries and a third has moderate injuries, a police spokeswoman said. All three were taken to Middlemore Hospital by St John Ambulance. SH22 is expected to be closed until 7am.
Nastase, already at the centre of a storm following his racist remarks about Serena Williams this week, called Konta and GB skipper Anne Keothavong 'f****** b******' during the second set. The International Tennis Federation confirmed on Saturday afternoon that Nastase will play no further part in the tie due to his poor behaviour. As he left the court, Nastase turned to face Keothavong and Konta, twice calling them 'f****** b******'. Nastase labelled Ms Crooks 'stupid' and reportedly said she was ugly during an off camera exchange. He found Ms Crooks, the Press Association's tennis correspondent, and said: 'Why did you write that?
LONDON (AP) " Eden Hazard came off the bench to help Chelsea into the FA Cup final with a 4-2 victory over Tottenham on Saturday as the English Premier League leaders overwhelmed their title rivals to stay on course for a double. Chelsea shut down Tottenham's fightback in a potent five-minute spell in the second half inspired by Hazard, who had been unexpectedly relegated to the bench. Chelsea condemned Tottenham to a seventh successive FA Cup semifinal loss, and also has a four-point lead over its London rival in the league title race. Arsenal faces Manchester City in the second semifinal on Sunday. There were four Premier League games:BOURNEMOUTH 4, MIDDLESBROUGH 0Continued below.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) " Barcelona will campaign for as long as possible to get the suspended Neymar playing against Real Madrid on Sunday in a clasico that will go a long way to deciding the Spanish league. Spain's sports tribunal said on Saturday that while it had not yet had the opportunity to consider the appeal Barcelona lodged to challenge Neymar's suspension, that did not mean the striker was cleared to play. Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said on Saturday "we are ready to play with or without Neymar." Friday's appeal to the sports tribunal came after Barcelona lost its first appeal to the Spanish football federation on Thursday. Two-time defending champion Barcelona trails Real Madrid by three points with six rounds to go in the Spanish league.
Eden Hazard came off the bench to help Chelsea into the FA Cup final with a 4-2 victory over Tottenham on Saturday as the English Premier League leaders overwhelmed their title rivals to stay on course for a double. Chelsea shut down Tottenham's fightback in a potent five-minute spell in the second half inspired by Hazard, who had been unexpectedly relegated to the bench. Chelsea condemned Tottenham to a seventh successive FA Cup semifinal loss, and also has a four-point lead over its London rival in the league title race. Arsenal faces Manchester City in the second semifinal on Sunday. There were four Premier League games:BOURNEMOUTH 4, MIDDLESBROUGH 0Bournemouth nudged closer to securing a third season in the Premier League by moving seven points from danger.
The work of Dunedin volunteers is bringing back the sometimes tragic stories of New Zealanders caught up in World War 1. Friends of the Hocken Collections membership and marketing secretary Sara Barham said the project started about two years ago. Because of the World War 1 centenary it seemed like a good time to digitise resources relating to the war. Mr Harwood said his mother would read the diaries that were given to the Hocken by Mr Robert's sister, Louise Roberts, probably in the 1960s. PHOTO: Hocken CollectionsTranscribing the works into digital form would create a legacy that was available to others.
Photo: Brenda HarwodThe Scottish regimental colours will fly above an exhibition highlighting ‘‘the worst day in New Zealand history’’ at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum on Anzac Day. ‘‘We like to change over the exhibition in time for Anzac Day, and there is a lot to look at in 1917, particularly around the fighting inFlanders,’’ Mr Brosnahan said. Toitu will open its doors early on Anzac Day to welcome those attending the Dawn Service at the cenotaph in Queens Gardens for a warming cup of tea and the opportunity to look around the museum. The 6400 attacking men were pitted against the German 6th Jaeger Regiment, with about 2000 men and 72 machine guns. More than 100 Dunedin men died inthe attack.