Team New Zealand blows All Blacks out of the water, at least when it comes to internet searchesPHOTOSPORT The Maori All Blacks played the British and Irish Lions at Rotorua International Stadium on Saturday 17 June 2017. Kiwis are more interested in the America's Cup than the Lions Tour, according to their internet searches. The Lions tour was briefly more popular among Google searches on June 20, the day the Lions beat the Chiefs 34 - 6. But the Google searches reveal that, while Kiwis may be fascinated by the America's Cup, they don't know where it is being held. Team New Zealand will take a commanding lead into the next round of racing against Oracle Team USA on Sunday.
June 24, 2017 04:17 UTC
'I always come back to the budgies'DANIELLE CLENT/FAIRFAX NZ Henderson's Peter Roberts has had birds for 44 years and breeds budgies. DANIELLE CLENT/FAIRFAX NZ Peter Roberts says he loves breeding budgies because of how easy they are to care for. "I always come back to budgies". DANIELLE CLENT/FAIRFAX NZ Brooke Slade, 12, and Brayden Slade, 14, have helped their grandfather breed budgies for four years. DANIELLE CLENT/FAIRFAX NZ Peter Roberts currently has about 80 budgies.
June 24, 2017 04:07 UTC
Despite only having three practice sessions under their belts New Zealand Select gained a convincing 83-64 victory against Montenegro in their tour opener in China last night. Played in Changshu, two hours north west of Shanghai, NZ Select began strongly against their European opposition opening up a 26-19 first quarter lead extended to 48-30 by half-time. NBL championship winning Wellington Saints forward Jordan Ngatai led the Select scoring at the interval with 12 points, his effort included a couple of trademark triples. The young forward trio of Sam Timmins, Yani Wetzell and Finn Delany corralled 20 rebounds between them as New Zealand won the rebound count 39-31. NZ Select 83 (Ngatai 16, Rusbatch 12, Raukawa 10, Hunter 9, Wetzell 7/7, Aston 7, Cook-Green 7, Delany 6/7, King-Hawea 5, Timmins 3/6, Tolovae 1)- This story has been automatically published using a media release from Basketball New Zealand
June 24, 2017 03:45 UTC
Employer to pay $57k for failure of keeping wage and time records123rf.com The authority said the horticultural company had to pay the hefty fine as a deterrent for other employersA horticultural company has been fined about $57,000 for failing to pay correct wages, and not providing employment and wage records to several employees. A labour inspector found that 16 seasonal workers had not received employment agreements or wage and time records. It was also found that five of those employees had not been paid correct holiday pay, and one had not received the correct wages either. The labour inspector had made a visit four years ago regarding a complaint made that one Indian national and three Fijian nationals had been working in breach of their visitor visa conditions. BBS did not provide employment agreements and pay records and was subject to an improvement notice.
June 24, 2017 03:22 UTC
Fire safety checks are now taking place on public buildings across Britain after the devastating London tower block fire. Photo: ReutersBritish investigators said on Friday (local time) they would consider manslaughter charges over the London tower block fire that killed at least 79 people, as thousands of apartment-dwellers a few miles away were told to leave their homes due to fire risk. Late on Friday, one municipal authority in north London began to evacuate nearly 4000 people from five tower blocks after firefighters said it was unsafe for them to stay. Asked if the insulation and aluminium tiles used were acceptable for such buildings, McCormack told reporters: "No they're not." As well as possible manslaughter, police will consider health and safety offences and breaches of other building regulations.
June 24, 2017 02:37 UTC
Lorde's new album Melodrama has reportedly hit the number one spot on the Billboard 200 charts. The news was shared by the singer's mother Sonja Yelich, who tweeted: "our girl has the #1 album in the US on the Billboard Charts & we just saw her slay Glastonbury - best day!" our girl has the #1 album in the US on the Billboard Charts & we just saw her slay Glastonbury - best day ! Billboard last week predicted Melodrama would launch at number one, earning the equivalent of between 80,000 and 90,000 "album units" in the week after it launched on June 16. Katy Perry's newest album Witness is currently sitting in the number one spot for the week of July 1.
June 24, 2017 02:32 UTC
'Go well boys': Team New Zealand's message for the All Blacks ahead of first Lions testTeam New Zealand/Twitter Team NZ took time out today to wish the ABs good luck for their eagerly awaited first Test with the Lions. Team New Zealand's message for the All Blacks is short and sweet: "Go well boys". Team NZ lead Oracle 3-0 in the race to seven wins, but found time for a quick message of support or the national rugby team. CLIVE MASON/GETTY IMAGES Team New Zealand is taking time out of racing to support the All Blacks. * Coutts senses Team NZ clean sweep* Ashby: TNZ to keep foot on throat* What a TNZ win would mean* Drone gives Team NZ an edge"So from all us at Emirates Team New Zealand we'd just like to wish them all the best against the Lions.
June 24, 2017 02:30 UTC
The Titirangi Roundabout has been named the international roundabout of the year. Photo: NZ Herald/ Titirangi Roundabout FacebookWho would have thought algae could be a beautiful thing? The UK Roundabout Appreciation Society has named the famous Titirangi Roundabout the international roundabout of the year. Last year's international roundabout of the year accolade was awarded to one in Carmel, Indiana, in the US. As well as the latest award, New Zealand already has a claim to international roundabout fame.
June 24, 2017 02:15 UTC
Lorde has been hailed for her "bold and brilliant" Glastonbury debut. The Kiwi singer songwriter took the stage at the legendary British music festival, being headlined by Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran and Radiohead. Lorde, real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor, took to the stage by herself, her band hidden away in the wings. "And here she was, colliding with the most anticipated Glastonbury headliner in years, dancing in a box on Glastonbury's Other Stage," the review said. The Telegraph said despite this verging on "amateur dramatics" at times, "it is a bold and brilliant thing to make one's Glastonbury debut with the gall Yelich-O'Connor deployed".
June 24, 2017 02:15 UTC
Footage has emerged of three calves in the back of a car as it drives down a main road in Pukekohe. While it's not clear when the video was captured, the disbelief of the man behind the camera is unmistakable. The short clip had garnered over 13,000 views within an hour of being posted to the Only In New Zealand Facebook page today. AdvertisementOne Facebook user, possibly no stranger to moving livestock in cars, said "This is a rookie move. The Herald can only assume how strange it must have been for a Lions fan visiting New Zealand to witness such a scene.
June 24, 2017 02:00 UTC
Why Arab leaders hate TV network Al JazeeraRulers in places like Saudi Arabia and Egypt resent Al Jazeera's broad reach and its willingness to rile up opposition. If you want to understand why many Arab world leaders hate Qatari-owned TV network Al Jazeera, consider Sharia and Life. Before Al Jazeera, a show like this would have been unusual in the Arab world, where media is tightly controlled. Al Jazeera Arabic (which is run separately from Al Jazeera English) has also got a reputation for supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. Hugh Miles, the author of The Al Jazeera Effect, compared the network to Fox News, telling the Telegraph that "Al Jazeera Arabic is very partisan and it supports Islamists.
June 24, 2017 01:52 UTC
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June 24, 2017 01:52 UTC
Nadene Lomu, widow of All Black great Jonah Lomu, has started a cosmetics company. The mother-of-two has launched her new venture, trading as NL - Nadene Lomu Cosmetics - as a way of overcoming her grief for her late husband, she says. Advertisement"Creating Nadene Lomu Cosmetics would be her way of expressing the creativity she had shared with Jonah and that they had both loved so much. "That was the start of Nadene reinventing her life, as an example, to their two sons Brayley and Dhyreille." Jonah Lomu died on November 18, 2015 after a long battle with kidney issues.
June 24, 2017 01:31 UTC
Police are searching the Kawarau River near Roaring Meg after a kayak was seen floating upside down in the river. A police spokeswoman said police and search and rescue personnel were notified after a member of the public noticed the kayak about 12.15pm. The witness did not see anyone with the kayak. Police were checking the river and still making enquiries as to whether there was anyone in the kayak and if anyone needed rescuing. Police said just after 3pm that they had "no ongoing concerns" about the kayak.
June 24, 2017 01:30 UTC
Alex Maloney and Molly Meech had been looking forward to stronger winds at Kiel Week all regatta and it played into their hands last night (NZT) as the Olympic 49erFX silver medallists climbed to the top of the standings after three days of racing. The breezy conditions of 17-25 knots made life difficult for many but Maloney and Meech thrived on the first day of racing in the top 25 gold fleet. "It was really, really exciting skiff racing," Meech said. "We had a solid day with four really good results and we're really looking forward to getting back out there tomorrow. Maloney and Meech can look forward to breezy conditions for the rest of the regatta.
June 24, 2017 01:30 UTC