jane_taylor_3.jpg Jane Taylor. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSONPort Otago has appointed its first female director in 145 years. The Otago Regional Council yesterday announced the appointment of Queenstown woman Jane Taylor in the position, replacing Ed Johnson who retired in December. She chairs Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, Predator Free 2050, and Orion New Zealand and is a director of Silver Fern Farms. If anyone thought one woman appointed would solve that "they should think again", he said.
robert_dowling_2.jpg Robert Dowling trains for the 2018 Stihl Timbersports World Championship. And he will be hoping those impressive shoulders of his will carry him to victory at the Stihl Timbersports Championship at Mystery Creek in Hamilton today. Each competitor will compete in the stocksaw, underhand chop, standing block, single buck saw, springboard and the hotsaws. He has proven to be a formidable opponent, having won the 2018 and 2019 single saw world champion title in Sydney, as well as the 2019 double saw and the Jack and Jill world championship title. Since returning to the sport, Dowling has mostly focused on sawing events and it has paid off with some tremendous success.
Displaying their well-earned trophies are three of the nga toa whakaihu waka o Nga Manu Korero 2019 (winners of the Nga Manu Korero 2019 speech competition) at Taieri College (from left) Kiringaua Cassidy (15), Maia Rakete-Gray (13) and Taumana Pene (17), all of Dunedin. PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSONA three-time winner of a Maori school speech competition is calling for better education on the colonial history of New Zealand and its continued effects on tangata whenua. Dunedin boy Kiringaua Cassidy won first place in the Pei Te Hurinui Jones - Senior Maori section of the Nga Manu Korero competition's southern stage, held at Taieri College yesterday. -Pei Te Hurinui Jones - Senior Maori: Kiringaua Cassidy 1, Tutaawa Pewhairangi, Jennifer Marsh equal 2. Rawhiti Ihaka - Junior Maori: Maia Rakete-Gray 1, Amiria Davis 2, Andre Taani 3.
But they did what they had to and more in Invercargill last night, finishing well ahead of a Waratahs team low on spirit and accuracy. Best for the Highlanders were halfback Aaron Smith, second five-eighth Tei Walden while up front lock Tom Franklin and hooker Liam Coltman were relentless. The Highlanders though were not finished and scored a penalty try with seven minutes left in the first half. Just before the break, Highlanders second five-eighth Tei Walden ran a good angle off yet another bullet Aaron Smith pass and crawled over the line untouched. Highlanders v WaratahsThe scoresHighlanders 49Josh McKay, Tevita Li, Tom Franklin, Waisake Naholo, Tei Walden, Rob Thompson tries;Josh Ioane 5 con, Elliot Dixon con; penalty try.
The Dunedin Fire Brigade Restoration Society's old fire engines. PHOTO: ODT FILESDunedin businessman and city councillor Doug Hall still hopes to help the Dunedin Fire Brigade Restoration Society find a new, central city home. Mr Hall has provided a building in Burnside, on the Southern Motorway's Kaikorai Valley offramp, where the society stores and sometimes displays its appliances. One drawback about the Burnside building was that it was difficult to display the historic fire engines, and "people have trouble" visiting and looking around, Mr Hall said. "The biggest thing is having the security and having the machines housed in a warm and dry environment," Mr Hayde said.
Mossburn beat last year's beaten finalist Invercargill St Mary's 53-42. Mossburn coach Lynne Stevenson said St Mary's beat his side by 20 goals last year, so it was a good scalp. "We are the new team in the competition this year, so concentrating on some team goals was the focus for this game." Rata beat St Marys Gore 50-27, thanks mainly to a standout defensive team performance. Last year's semifinalist, Winton, beat Southland Girls High School 50-39.
Customers buy an annual membership ($55 but often discounted to $29 for the first year) which then allows the business to bulk buy goods at super low prices and pass that saving on to members. They are known for selling branded quality goods, paying good salaries and having no-questions-asked exchange policies. Speaking of free home delivery, the global leaders at mind-blowing delivery – Amazon - appear to be getting ready to fulfil New Zealand orders out of their logistic centres across the ditch in Melbourne and Sydney. That's likely to be good news for shoppers in terms of pricing but not so good for local retailers selling commoditised goods. "Going forward you'll be big, you'll be niche, or you'll be history".
June 14, 2019 15:56 UTC
Except, thankfully, he is also one of those few artists finally being given the attention they deserve by the media. His work has in recent years been displayed everywhere from the Smithsonian Museum to the White House. Within the anguish and frustration you get the sense that the purpose of his art is to help people find solidarity, to survive the sorts of injustices he has experienced. He creates art to help himself, but shares it to help others. The gigLonnie Holley with support form Francisca Griffin, Tuesday, June 18, The Captain Cook hotel; tickets $18 from www.undertheradar.co.nz
June 14, 2019 15:33 UTC
The Chase quizzer, Paul 'The Sinnerman' Sinha, has a crack at the Stuff quiz. The Chase UK star Paul Sinha, 49, has revealed he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. In a post to Twitter, he wrote: "I have Parkinson's disease. supplied Paul Sinha, right, says he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. READ MORE:* The Chase star Paul 'The Sinnerman' Sinha makes hilarious debut in Wellington* The Chase star Shaun Wallace turns quizmaster on Air New Zealand flight* The Chase's Mark Labbett opens up about his recent weight lossSinha performed at the 2019 NZ International Comedy Festival in May.
June 14, 2019 13:17 UTC
Air New Zealand are removing the option for domestic travellers to check-in straight at the boarding gate. (file photo)If you're planning on heading straight to the boarding gate on your next Air New Zealand flight, think again. The Kiwi airline is changing its check-in services by removing the option for customers to walk straight to their domestic gate and check-in there. Air New Zealand confirmed to Stuff that the changes would take place from July 1. The straight to gate domestic check-in process is currently used by approximately 0.07 percent of its customers.
June 14, 2019 10:18 UTC
The Warriors have scrapped through to defeat the Titans 24-20 on the Gold Coast. CHRIS HYDE/GETTY IMAGES Ken Maumalo, centre, gets thanked by team-mates for one of his two tries against the Titans. It resulted in a try to the Titans in the 23rd minute, with some tired-looking Warriors players unable to stop Ryley Jacks going through a hole close to the Warriors' line. Four minutes later the Titans were in again as they found the Warriors with not enough defenders out to their left and Brian Kelly went in. The Warriors were in panic mode but the pressure eased when Brimson put through a dumb grubber that the Warriors grabbed.
June 14, 2019 10:06 UTC
Liam Squire on the run for the Highlanders against the Waratahs in Invercargill tonight. The Highlanders have done all they were able to tonight in their quest to snatch a spot in Super Rugby's top eight. A bonus point win was needed and they got it in emphatic style - a 49-12 win over the Waratahs in Invercargill. Four tries inside the first 25 minutes gave the Highlanders the start they needed. Mack Mason crossed late for the Waratahs, before Rob Thompson hit back for the Highlanders on full time.
June 14, 2019 09:11 UTC
Highlanders keep their Super Rugby playoffs alive with try-scoring blitz against Waratahs. The Highlanders have given themselves a chance of playing in the finals next week after hammering a poor Waratahs side 49-12 in Invercargill. ROBYN EDIE/STUFF Waisake Naholo congratulates Josh McKay after the fullback scored the opening try at Rugby Park, Invercargill, on Friday night. READ MORE:* Highlanders' game in Invercargill is 'year to year' prospect* Super Rugby: Highlanders must do it the hard way against Waratahs* Super Rugby: Highlanders say All Blacks can't ignore 'complete' Liam Coltman* Highlanders v Waratahs Live - Super Rugby Week 18Regardless of whether the Highlanders make the finals the sight of Squire repeatedly running over the top of Waratahs backs will warm the heart of All Blacks coach Steve Hansen. DIANNE MANSON/GETTY IMAGES Waisake Naholo makes a break against the Waratahs in Invercargill.
June 14, 2019 09:11 UTC
Amanda Knox returned to Italy for the first time since she was freed from prison there, after she was acquitted in a sensational murder case that captivated the public for years. AP Amanda Knox at the opening of the Innocence Project conference, in Modena, Italy. Amanda Knox, a former American exchange student who became the focus of a sensational murder case, arrived in Italy Thursday for the first time since an appeals court acquitted her in 2011 in the slaying of her British roommate. READ MORE:* Europe court orders Italy to pay damages to Amanda Knox* Amanda Knox doco meant to push past headlines, makers say* Amanda Knox, boyfriend acquitted of Meredith Kercher's murder* Amanda Knox has a new job as a journalist"Amanda Knox is the icon of trials that the media carry out before the trial in court is conducted," one of the festival organisers, Guido Sola, told CNN. She also appeared in Amanda Knox, a 2016 Netflix documentary about her case.
June 14, 2019 08:24 UTC
A house has been damaged by fire on Main North Rd, near the intersection with Cranford St, in Christchurch, on Friday evening. A person has suffered smoke inhalation from a fire at a house in Christchurch. The fire happened on Main North Rd, near the intersection with Cranford St in Papanui, about 7.30pm on Friday. Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman Mau Barbara said the house was fully ablaze when firefighters arrived. One person who experienced smoke inhalation was treated at the scene by St John ambulance.
June 14, 2019 08:22 UTC