Very Successful Company calls in liquidatorsThe public notice seeking creditors of Very Successful Company. It would seem what you decide to name your company may have very little impact on its future success. Auckland-based Very Successful Company Ltd is being removed from the Companies Office and is in liquidation. 123RF Very Successful Company had not been in business for some time. Liquidator Douglas Fisher said the company had not traded for some time.
August 18, 2017 00:45 UTC
Mother wants prosecution over train attack on teensSUPPLIED Video showed men masked and dressed in Mr Four Square costumes apparently attacking two teens on a train from Auckland's Britomart to Avondale on Saturday. The mother of a teen allegedly assaulted on a train by a group of masked men said those responsible should be prosecuted. Five men wearing Mr Four Square masks were caught on camera attacking two teens on a train between Britomart and Henderson on Saturday. de Montalk said on Friday she was pleased two men had come forward in relation to the incident. The masked men also allegedly used homophobic slurs.
August 18, 2017 00:42 UTC
Monaco memories preserved in Foster Reserve story boardMartin De Ruyter/Stuff Kay Hill and Roger Nicholson of the City of Nelson Civic Trust with a new panel at the Foster Reserve at Monaco. City of Nelson Civic Trust has erected the sign at the Foster Reserve on Point Rd in Monaco to reflect the area's history and highlight the significance of the reserve to its visitors. Martin De Ruyter/Stuff The Foster Reserve at Monaco. City of Nelson Civic Trust chair Roger Nicholson said he shared in the memories depicted on the new story board. Martin De Ruyter/Stuff The first house built at Monaco on land which is now the Foster Reserve.
August 18, 2017 00:33 UTC
Wentworth gymnasts take out secondary school competitionSupplied Wentworth College takes out the competition. Gulf Harbour's Wentworth College is well known for their achievements in sports. Recently six of their gymnastics students participated in the Auckland Secondary Schools Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Takanini. READ MORE:*Wentworth College students celebrate sporting success again*Wentworth College students excel in their chosen disciplinesIn the novice open individual grade, Sophia won gold and Caitlin took home bronze. All gymnasts have qualified to attend the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in September this year.
August 18, 2017 00:33 UTC
Seven figure price tag for Hong Kong bound Hall Of FameMAARTEN HOLL/STUFF Levin Classic winner Hall Of Fame has been sold to Hong Kong. Group I-winning colt Hall Of Fame has been purchased for a seven figure sum by offshore interests. "Obviously, he's been a great horse to us," said Jamie Richards, who trains in partnership at Matamata with Stephen Autridge. His last appearance was at the Brisbane winter carnival when he finished fifth in the Listed Queensland Day Stakes. Hall Of Fame was purchased out of Lyndhurst Farm's Ready to Run Sale draft to Karaka in 2015 by Te Akau principal David Ellis for $230,000.
August 18, 2017 00:22 UTC
Photo: suppliedThe Green Party's woeful result in a new poll could spell the end of the road for the party, according to one political commentator. "But it is possible for parties to completely disappear and we may be seeing that with the Greens," he said. "This remaining 4% I would expect are mainly hippies and drug addicts in the West Coast and Coromandel, and they are exactly the sort of people who are unlikely to show up. Political polls have previously inflated the Green vote, and the party's result on election day is often lower than forecast. Ms Fitzsimons said the Green Party had been in this position before, and often performed best when it had its back against the wall.
August 18, 2017 00:11 UTC
David Lim has been jailed for sexually assaulting four male patients while working as a GP. Photo: NZ HeraldA disgraced Hawke's Bay doctor who stupefied and indecently assaulted his patients has been jailed for five years. The 42-year-old used a sedative, Midazolam, on four male patients for the purpose of indecently assaulting them while working as a GP at The Doctors in Hastings in 2014. Lim was born in Malaysia and had lived in Hawke's Bay for more than 10 yearsHe was previously employed at the Hawke's Bay Hospital's Emergency Department before starting fulltime work at The Doctors in 2009. - Hawke's Bay Today
August 17, 2017 23:48 UTC
Election 2017: Putting Labour's latest poll-quake in context1NEWS Jacinda Ardern gives Labour a big boost, and is neck and neck with Bill English as preferred PM. In Thursday night's TVNZ Colmar Brunton poll, Labour's 37 per cent was their best result on that poll since they became the Opposition party in 2008. It was also the equal worst result for National and the worst for the Greens in Colmar Brunton in that time. MAARTEN HOLL/STUFF Jacinda Ardern has overseen a surge in support for the Labour Party in recent polls. And in the poll of polls, combined support is 42 per cent, unchanged from the last update a week ago.
August 17, 2017 23:37 UTC
Big block of Central Otago land up for saleSUPPLIED Two Clyde properties with the potential for irrigation are up for sale. The scarcity of large scale properties with irrigation potential in Central Otago is expected to prompt strong interest in two blocks near Clyde. Pioneer Energy has entered a joint venture with irrigator-owned Dairy Creek Irrigation Company to invest in a $10 million irrigation scheme in Central Otago. READ MORE: Irrigation tax plan 'grossly unfair' to Central Otago - mayor"The current owner has had the water consent activated," said O'Sullivan. O'Sullivan said there was the opportunity to further divide the properties into smaller parcels as there was demand for horticulture land in Central Otago.
August 17, 2017 23:37 UTC
Paddle boarder pimps up SUP Sam Loader says his Stand Up Paddleboard foil adds "a new dimension" to hitting the waves. World falls in love with triplet babies Macy, Toby and Sadie were only happy snuggled close together. Bennett's star on the rise Incredible Canadian opportunity for young Human Traces star.
August 17, 2017 23:26 UTC
A man threw a taxi driver’s mobile phone out of the window of the car they were travelling in early this morning, in Queenstown. The driver activated a safety alarm that alerted the taxi company which then contacted police. The 39-year-old, who threw the phone from the taxi, was charged for wilful damage. Snr Sgt Enoka said police were reviewing the taxi driver’s dashboard camera to see if further charges would be laid. Snr Sgt Enoka said the phone was retrieved but she did not know the extent of the damage.
August 17, 2017 23:15 UTC
New slip closes Ngaio Gorge Rd yet againROBERT KITCHIN/STUFF A fresh slip has appeared further down the road from the massive slip that closed the road for weeksWellington's Ngaio Gorge is set to open again, after yet another slip came down. The latest slip is about 200 metres further down Ngaio Gorge Rd. ROBERT KITCHIN/STUFF A new slip has closed Ngaio Gorge Rd in Wellington, near the site of the first. READ MORE:* Ngaio Gorge slip largely cleared, leaving big bill for ratepayers* Work to clear Wellington's Ngaio Gorge slip aided by scientific expertise* Multiple slips hamper transport across Wellington"We're getting some abseilers to go up and check out the slope and remove any further loose material. KEVIN STENT/STUFF Contractors work to clear the previous slip Ngaio Gorge Rd.
August 17, 2017 22:56 UTC
Jason Karl BlacklerA Dunedin man charged with murder has had the charge against him dropped and will instead go to trial accused of manslaughter. Jason Karl Blackler (47) appeared by audio-visual link in the High Court at Dunedin this morning where Crown prosecutor Robin Bates said they would not pursue the most serious charge. Charges of manslaughter and an alternative of wounding with intent to injure were installed in its place. The incident led to scene examinations at two separate Dunedin addresses, police said at the time. Blackler pleaded not guilty to murder at his first appearance in the High Court and has continued to deny the allegations.
August 17, 2017 22:52 UTC
Building boom challenges put Steel & Tube under pressureROBERT KITCHEN Dave Taylor: A "perfect storm" brewing as the construction sector comes under pressure. Pressures in the construction industry are starting to bite on the earnings of Wellington-based steel company Steel & Tube. READ MORE:* Charges over steel mesh laid against Steel & Tube by Commerce Commission* Commerce Commission to take three firms to court over steel mesh* Steel firm defends steel mesh sold with wrong certification* Former Steel & Tube boss Nick Calavrias killed in crash in TaupoTaylor said there were "a myriad" of challenges facing the booming construction industry, which meant some companies were not making the profits people might have expected. Over the last four years, Steel & Tube has embarked on an acquisition drive, buying four businesses worth $80m. Shares in Steel & Tube remained flat at $2.30 following the results.
August 17, 2017 22:41 UTC
Photo: Getty ImagesAn Otago man said he was barricaded in a Barcelona shop for hours after a deadly "terror" attack in the Spanish city. Photo: ODTNew Zealanders have described the panic and chaos after a van was driven down Las Ramblas, a popular tourist avenue. He said the labyrinth of narrow streets around Las Ramblas immediately went into lockdown. He said people poured out of the popular tourist precinct in what he described as "sheer chaos". Las Ramblas, a street of stalls and shops that cuts through the centre of Barcelona, is one of the city's top tourist destinations.
August 17, 2017 22:30 UTC