A snowmaker at Treble Cone says he bought 54 grams of cannabis because he needed enough to last the fortnight before he left the country. Police noticed the drug’s strong smell while searching the Wanaka home of Kris Prem Mehta (26) on an unrelated matter on October 5. Mehta admitted a charge of cannabis possession when he appeared before Judge Bernadette Farnan in the Queenstown District Court this week. However, he had to fly overseas for his next work commitment before the first available date for a discharge hearing. Other convictions• Kaylene Ann Clark (41), of Luggate, wilful damage, Wanaka, June 5, convicted and discharged.
Stuff's wedding of the week: Sarah and SamAlice Doig Photography The couple first met on a night out for a mutual friends birthday. After their paths crossed at a mutual friend's birthday party, sales manager Sarah and tattoo artist Sam fell in love. Three years later, Sam took Sarah back to the setting of their very first date and popped the question. Be Stuff's wedding of the week Share your stories, photos and videos. READ MORE:* Stuff's wedding of the week: Sophie and Elliott* Stuff's wedding of the week: Nicola and Gareth* Stuff's wedding of the week: Simon and CourtenayHow did you meet?
October 19, 2017 15:56 UTC
An historic Sawyer’s Bay property is one of seven gardens open next weekend. There's a charming little cottage in Rose Laing’s Sawyers Bay garden. Rose and Wendy appreciate the history of their property but are not locked into replicating the Clemison garden, preferring to keep what works for them and to put their own stamp on the garden. See itThe Laing garden is one of seven properties open on Saturday, October 28, as a fundraiser for the Port Chalmers Presbyterian Church. Gardens are open 11am to 4.30pm and tickets ($15) include Devonshire tea at Emmanuel Church hall, Station Rd, Sawyers Bay.
"If we want to get that little bit of land, we need to go through this process. "He said the council was "not anticipating any major issues" with the resource recovery park trust’s application and the planned $285,000 redevelopment — which the council has funded — should be able to go ahead. In the 2016-17 financial year, 83,000 domestic users drove through the recovery park, an increase from 75,000 the year before. If all went to plan, earthworks could begin in November and the trust planned to keep the recovery park open seven days a week through construction. The owners of Oamaru Top 10 Holiday Park were not available for comment yesterday afternoon.
Political pundits deliver their first reckonings on the new governmentROB KITCHIN/STUFF Jacinda Ardern is the new Prime Minister as Winston Peters announces a coalition government with the NZ Labour Party. ROSS GIBLIN/STUFF NZ First leader Winston Peters announces the coalition Government formed by Labour, NZ First and Greens. While the dust settles, our political pundits are here to give us an overview of how things worked out for the individual parties following coalition negotiations. Political commentator Liam Hehir said that NZ First's Winston Peters has fulfilled his role as kingmaker, but little more. "And she's led a remarkable turnaround for the Labour Party.
October 19, 2017 10:07 UTC
Waist-deep in Government a wise move for GreensROB KITCHIN/STUFF Green Party leader James Shaw addresses the media after NZ First sides with the Labour Party. The Greens have approved a deal to give a Labour-NZ First Government support in confidence and supply only. STUFF Greens co-leader James Shaw has backed down on his preference for a full coalition with Labour and NZ First. There are two 7 per cent parties in this Government and the Greens are the lesser of the two. Now, for the first time since its formation the Greens have a taste of power.
October 19, 2017 09:22 UTC
NZ Breakers put Sydney Kings to the sword with dominant displayMARC SHANNON/PHOTOSPORT Breakers centre Alex Pledger finishes a dunk during the game against Sydney Kings. The Breakers have made it two from two against the Sydney Kings but, unlike last week, there was only ever going to be one winner. Import point guard Edgar Sosa and centre Alex Pledger led the scoring with 19 points each. The Breakers out-scored the Kings 31-12, exploding in the final few minutes before halftime to build a whopping 24-point lead. NZ Breakers 90 (Alex Pledger 19, Edgar Sosa 19, Mika Vukona 10, DJ Newbill 10, Shea Ili 10) Sydney Kings 73 (Perry Ellis 16, Travis Leslie 10, Brad Newley 10).
October 19, 2017 08:21 UTC
Taika Waititi responds to being labelled 'treasonous' by Duncan Garnerthree / Marae / Stuff Taika Waititi labelled 'treasonous' for saying he isn't proud of New Zealand. Filmmaker Taika Waititi has responded to being labelled "treasonous" by The AM Show host Duncan Garner. Taika Waititi has thrown some shade back Duncan Garner's way. "We've got a lot to learn about looking after the environment and we've got a lot to learn about our depression rates and our suicide rates and our teen suicide rates, child poverty numbers and the housing crisis." In response, Garner labelled Waititi's comments "treasonous".
October 19, 2017 07:52 UTC
NZ politics turned on its head in just three monthsROBERT KITCHIN/STUFF Prime Minister designate Jacinda Ardern wants to lead "a country we can all be proud of". The election is finally over, the negotiations have finished and here the country is almost three months to the day since politics turned on its head, and it has a new government to show for it. July 16Maarten Holl Jacinda Ardern only became leader of the Labour Party on August 1, just seven weeks before the election. Subsequent investigations concluded neither the Beehive nor the National Party had leaked the information. August 31The first of the leaders' debates kicks off between National leader Bill English and Labour leader Ardern, with media and commentators finding it difficult to name an outright winner.
October 19, 2017 07:52 UTC
With Labour in the picture the housing party is definitely overROBERT KITCHIN/STUFF Prime Minister designate Jacinda Ardern wants to lead "a country we can all be proud of". OPINION: I'm going to say it: The housing party is definitely over. DAVID WHITE/STUFF A Labour win subdues the fortunes of the housing market. KEVIN STENT/STUFF Winston Peters announces a coalition deal with Labour. The current housing market conditions should be seen as the new normal for the next couple of years, at least.
October 19, 2017 07:41 UTC
Labour's top priorities and those who'll make it happenROBERT KITCHIN/STUFF Prime Minister designate Jacinda Ardern wants to lead "a country we can all be proud of". The new Labour-led government's top priorities now it is in power are likely to be education, housing, water quality and health. The country was pulled out of limbo on Thursday evening, when NZ First leader Winston Peters announced he planned to give Labour his support. KEVIN STENT/STUFF Prime Minister elect Jacinda Ardern at her media conference after it was announced Winston Peters was forming a government with Labour and the Greens. HAGEN HOPKINS/GETTY IMAGES Jacinda Ardern will keep her core group of MPs and advisers close as Labour heads into its first 100 days.
October 19, 2017 07:19 UTC
Winston Peters talking down the economy 'not going to be good'1 NEWS Winston Peters speech in the Beehive, where he announces the new NZ Government. It started falling in the middle of the day and dropped sharply before NZ First leader Winston Peters took the podium to deliver his speech. KEVIN STENT Winston Peters said he did not want to be blamed for a looming economic downturn. READ MORE:*Live: Winston Peters chooses a Labour coalition, with Jacinda Ardern set to become PM*Labour finally retake power after Winston Peters gives Jacinda Ardern his support*Jacinda Ardern's understanding of Auckland's woes central to successful campaign*How did it come to this? "The economy is going through a bit of a delicate transition, we're moving from the four peaks - peak housing, peak construction, peak tourist and peak migrant."
October 19, 2017 06:58 UTC
Jacinda Ardern's long road to powerNZ LABOUR PARTY Jacinda Ardern spoke to a packed Auckland Town Hall. Now Jacinda Ardern looks to have done it in nine - and with just three months as the leader of her party. JASON DORDAY/STUFF Labour leader Jacinda Ardern during the campaign. "There are many reasons why I joined the Labour Party, but it was Helen [Clark] who made me proud to be a member. Credit: Tom Lee/Stuff Six days later he ignored her advice and resigned, nominating Jacinda Ardern to take his place.
October 19, 2017 06:45 UTC
National Party leader Bill English speaking to the press says he wishes the new government well and says National "will be the strongest opposition party that Parliament has seen." Some of the responsibility for that was put down to the National Party organisation and English was given some time to try to rally the polling. Instead Key left early and handed English his job, telling National's caucus English had the greatest chance of returning National for a fourth term. In his first press conference after National elected him leader English did an about-turn on gay marriage - saying in hindsight he should have supported it. The election result would also have given English a mandate to take National in his own direction.
October 19, 2017 06:13 UTC
Winston Peters and his New Zealand First party have once again decided the next Government - writing another chapter in Peters' remarkable political career. Today he installed Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party in the new government. In the days following this year's election Peters holed up at his property on family land at Whananaki in Northland (Peters also shares a home in Auckland's St Marys Bay with his partner Jan Trotman). Ardern's ascension as leader captured media attention and created a contest that pulled voters back to the two main parties. National and Labour began looking through NZ First policy to see potential overlaps and areas of opposition.
October 19, 2017 06:11 UTC