The place which will be split apart by titanic forces when the Alpine Fault can't take the pressure anymore. PAUL GORMAN/STUFF Whataroa's Alpine Fault Tours takes people to the well-known exposure of the fault at the nearby Gaunt Creek. Supplied There is now a 27 per cent chance of an Alpine Fault earthquake occurring in the next 50 years. The surface rupture in Kaikōura was around 180km of fault – in this Alpine Fault event, we're talking about at least twice that length." SUPPLIED The Deep Fault Drilling Project site at Gaunt Creek near Whataroa, directly on the Alpine Fault.
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The festival had the budget for him to attend one international film festival, and London controlled most of the film rights, so he headed there. His eyes shine as he talks about the late 1970s and 1980s as exhilarating times for the New Zealand film industry. MONIQUE FORD/STUFF Dame Gaylene Preston's film Mr Wrong was a success because Gosden screen it at the NZIFF, she says. Gosden got the green light from his oncologist to travel to the Sydney Film Festival to be on its festival jury. "I'm hoping I can persuade my friends upstairs to sneak me a few links to some of the film festival titles."
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A person has died in a serious crash in Towai, Northland. Police were called to a serious crash in the early hours of Saturday morning where one person has died. The crash occurred around 2am on Ford Road in Towai, Northland. The vehicle had been discovered off the road and the Serious Crash Unit has examined the scene.
The day-to-day annoyances that you also can't fix, but at least you can vent about in the knowledge that they don't really matter. Like those people who cut you off in traffic, and then flash their hazard lights to say sorry or thank you. The satisfaction of blowing some steam off in a direction where I don't really care where it lands. I can tell, for example, that I haven't had enough sleep because I'll be mean to myself in the shower. Grumpy internal monologues about things I haven't done, or things I haven't done well.
Trump's ban on Huawei is looking like it will have a devastating effect on the Chinese company. Huawei has postponed the launch of its new MateBook laptop. Which suggests that these American-based technologies are the sole reason Huawei has pulled the plug on its high-end laptop launch. The cancellation of the planned laptop launch this week is the clearest example yet of the challenge Huawei now faces. Annoyingly, this year's MateBook was rumoured to be the first Huawei laptop to go on general sale in New Zealand.
Freshwater scientist Mike Joy has made a name for himself as a fierce advocate against intensive dairying and its impact on our rivers. Mike Joy is covered in blood. READ MORE:* Scientist Mike Joy ruffles dairying feathers again* Mike Joy: New Zealand's dirty little secretAnd he's getting an early insight into the absurdity of it all. Joy was not a bad student; his teachers deemed him likely to fail because he was "a prick, a lout". Water ecologist Dr Mike Joy is concerned about the state of New Zealand's waterways, and he's not afraid to share those concerns.
In 1987 a Black Cap tour of Sri Lanka came to an abrupt halt after a bomb exploded just 400 metres from the team hotel. In Sri Lanka, in 1992, a different scenario played out. At the time I was mightily impressed by those who stayed in Sri Lanka. What actually transpired was a good deal of horse trading from New Zealand Cricket Board Chairman Peter McDermott. Given my wife and I are scheduled to attend a wedding reception in Sri Lanka toward the end of this month, the example has direct relevance.
Don't miss any of the action as timeless classics from Shakespeare, Rossini, Beethoven, Neil Young and Queen get the Wellington treatment this winter. Pop-up Globe NZ TourJuly 31 – August 4, The Opera HouseThe critically-acclaimed Pop-up Globe will hit the road in New Zealand for the first time this winter. Be amazed by breath-taking circus acts, dazzling dance moves, and mind-reading magic – all with a distinctly Wellington style. VENUES WELLINGTON/SUPPLIED Armed with fresh new material, The Streets are bringing their unique rhythms to Wellington. To find out more about these events and to check what else is on visit WellingtonNZ.com.
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QUESTION: Usually when you hear about cross dressers it is a man dressing as a woman, but my situation is different. My wife of 17 years has been secretly cross dressing. READ MORE:* Dear Mrs Salisbury: Is fantasy bad for a relationship? * Mrs Salisbury: My dad has a secret life cross-dressing for his mistress* Mrs Salisbury: I finally told my wife I like to wear women's underwearANSWER: It sounds like this has been a very distressing discovery for you. Some couples in your situation incorporate some cross dressing by the one who enjoys that, in their erotic relationship.
Remote goldmining sites in the Goldsborough area targeted by thieves.PHOTOS: SUPPLIEDThe hunt is on for thieves who struck at four remote goldmining sites in the Goldsborough area on Thursday night, stealing gold and leaving a trail of damage running into hundreds of thousands of dollars. A partner in one of the gold claims, Tracy Jane Billingsley, said on their claim alone the thieves had taken half a tonne of gold-bearing wash and flipped over an almost brand new heavy duty dump truck. "As well, the thieves started our 38-tonne digger and smashed everything in its path and that included our trommels [gold wash plants] ... "They broke into laboratories and container units looking for gold," but left power tools. "With the price of gold at the highest it has been for some time [currently $NZ2040 an ounce], these thieves know what they are doing.
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The Clutha district had a more than 30% increase in prices, rising from $190,000 a year ago to $250,000. PHOTO: RICHARD DAVISONHouse sales across Dunedin, Central Otago and the Queenstown Lakes District picked up in May, as did median prices, which were up in a range from 8% to almost 19%. Around Otago and Southland, the majority of median house price gains were at least double-digit. "Open home attendances are still good but with fewer than expected listings coming to market, choice is again becoming limited," she said. The number of residential properties sold across New Zealand in May fell by 7.8% from the corresponding time last year, from 7876 to to 7263, although month-on-month, the number of properties sold increased by 20.1%.
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Barry KlooghAnxious investors who used Dunedin financial adviser Barry Kloogh have expressed frustration at a lack of information about the fate of their money. Three weeks ago, the SFO and the Financial Markets Authority announced they were investigating Mr Kloogh - an investigation in which to date no charges have been laid against Mr Kloogh. Those people had invested sums which ranged from low six-figure amounts to high six-figure totals. The SFO still wanted people to contact it if they had information which could be relevant to the investigation into Mr Kloogh, the spokesman said. An FMA spokesman said the authority could say little as it wanted to preserve the integrity of the SFO's investigation.
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As temperatures drop and winter starts to bite, several Otago Daily Times regional reporters received some winter driving training in Wanaka in preparation for continuing to bring key coverage and photos to readers. Central Otago reporter Adam Burns practises proper winter driving techniques at Cardrona. Photo: Hamish MacLeanEarlier in the day we were prepared with a theory session on winter driving conditions and a snow-chain fitting lesson. Photo: Hamish MacLeanWhile there was banter and competition between colleagues - the seriousness of winter driving was on our mind. WINTER DRIVING
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Photo: ODT filesAn Environment Court hearing looking into water quality continued yesterday in Invercargill as appeals on the proposed Southland water and land plan progressed. Much of the hearing focused on the wording of aspects of the plan, such as the specifics of the region-wide objectives. During cross-examination of witnesses Justin Kitto and Gerard Willis, it was agreed there were issues with water quality in Southland. Forest and Bird lawyer Sally Gepp asked if Mr Willis agreed there was an urgent need for the region to make changes to improve water quality, to which he replied, ``certainly there are issues that need to be addressed'', but how quickly that happened would be a policy decision. The hearing is set to continue next week at Ascot Park Hotel and is expected to last until the end of the week.
June 14, 2019 16:30 UTC