Shop owner discovers body along Nelson waterfront

The body was floating in the harbour opposite 551 Rocks Rd where the popular swimming steps are. The police arrived within minutes and Maxfield's partner and a police officer waded into the water to retrieve the body. Maxfield recognised the man as a customer from his nearby shop and said he was in his 70s or 80s. A nearby worker, who did not want to be named, said she saw a crowd gather about just after 10am. A police media spokeswoman said police were still investigating the cause of death and identity of the body.

January 22, 2017 22:12 UTC

Play under way on day four of test

Play is under way on day four of the second test between New Zealand and Bangladesh in Christchurch. The day's play had been scheduled to start at 10.30am after rain wiped out the entire third day yesterday. However, a wet outfield delayed the start this morning, but the players are on the field now and New Zealand have resumed their first innings.

January 22, 2017 22:08 UTC

Search and rescue operation for Pat Wearn suspended

Search and rescue operation for Pat Wearn suspendedSUPPLIED Pat Wearn went missing last Monday. The large scale search for missing Auckland woman Pat Wearn has been suspended after a week. She said police had reached the point where they had no further information that would allow them to continue with the search operation to find Mrs Wearn. Wearn's family had been advised of the decision to formally suspend the search and rescue operation. Police were still encouraging anyone returning home from holiday to search their properties, especially any areas where someone could try to seek shelter.

January 22, 2017 22:02 UTC

Victorian Premier announces shake-up of state's bail laws

Video will play in Play now Don't auto playNever auto playThe Victorian Premier has announced a shake-up of the state's bail laws after Melbourne's Bourke Street Mall attack. Related Content Touching tributes for 10-year-old victim as family fights for life Video Watch: Melbourne Tragedy - Accused killer interrupts live cross Families remember Melbourne CBD rampage victims"How could this have happened?" "Over the last two years since we came to government, and indeed, for two years before that under the previous government, many changes have been made to our bail system. Andrews claimed the cost of the reform would not trump the importance of shaking up the bail laws. Opposition leader Matthew Guy said yesterday the whole bail system needed reform and Victoria would likely need to build new facilities to hold more people on remand if bail charges went ahead.

January 22, 2017 22:01 UTC

Body found in sea near Nelson's Rocks Road

Body found in sea near Nelson's Rocks RoadMARION VAN DIJK Emergency services in Rocks Rd near to where an elderly man drowned in the water. An elderly man who drowned in the sea in Nelson has been described as a "lovely fella" by one of the men who found him. Members of the public found the man in shallow water near a popular swimming area off Rocks Rd shortly after 10.20am on Monday. MARION VAN DIJK The Harbour Master looks for personal property of the man who drowned off Rocks Rd. MARION VAN DIJK Rory Gray of The Sands Fish & Chips found the man who drowned off Rocks Rd.

January 22, 2017 22:00 UTC

Drink driving mother nearly five times over limit

A Christchurch mother has pleaded guilty to drink driving after being caught nearly five times over the limit with her two children in the car. Melanie Trebilco was caught during a routine stop last month, and blew a reading of 1157mcg. She told police she'd only had two glasses of wine at lunch. The 38-year-old was today fined $1000, ordered to pay $130 towards court costs and disqualified from driving for eight months. - NZ Herald

January 22, 2017 21:55 UTC

There's no magic day to book flights

Tuesday is the "magic" day to buy ticketsMr Ott, who runs the popular blog God Save The Points, claims that this suggestion is completely false. "There's no magic day," he says. "If there was no one would ever book any tickets on any other day." When an airline says "sale", it means cheap ticketsAccording to Ott's research, airlines are having a 'sale' almost every day of the year. "With few exceptions, if an airline is actually announcing a sale, there's a high likelihood that it's hardly a deal," he explains.

January 22, 2017 21:42 UTC

Age and health: What's happening to your body as you age?

There are many explanations for this, including cell death, in which the brain cells' structure declines over time. This is as a result of protein build-up over time that inevitably causes tangles in the neurons (brain cells). Changes in muscle strengthAs we age, there's a decrease in the amount and strength of muscle tissue, due mostly to the influence of decreasing hormones. However, additional decreases in muscle occur due to a decrease in activity, not just as part of the normal ageing process. Decrease in bone densityAs the body ages it absorbs less calcium from food, a vital mineral for bone strength.

January 22, 2017 21:31 UTC

Red-haired emoji may be coming soon

Red-haired emoji may be coming soonAn online petition demanding ginger emoji has about 20,000 signatures. A red-headed emoji may arrive for iPhones soon with the Unicode Committee meeting this week to discuss adding one. An online petition demanding ginger emoji has about 20,000 signatures. Many iPhone emoji characters let you choose the colour of the skin and hair, but there's not a red-haired option. Ginger emoji are available for Android phones but the Unicode Committee has yet to approve one for iPhones.

January 22, 2017 21:27 UTC

Sanchez grabs Arsenal winner; Wenger clashes with official

Sanchez secured the three points by chipping in his penalty but Burnley manager Sean Dyche felt it shouldn't have been awarded because Koscielny was in an offside position. Wenger had been infuriated by the decision to award the first penalty. "Overall nine times out of 10 you are not sent to the stand for that. Wenger also insisted that Xhaka needs to show greater control. "He has to control his game and not punish the team with a lack of control in his tackling," Wenger said.

January 22, 2017 21:23 UTC

'Yolocaust' website slams memorial selfies

'Yolocaust' website slams memorial About 10,000 people visit the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe every day. Berlin tourists may want to think again before taking jovial selfies at the city's Holocaust memorial, after a website went live with the aim of calling out inappropriate behaviour there. It shows selfies and holiday snaps taken at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. It's up to you how to behave at a memorial site that marks the death of 6 million people," the website says. It's up to you how to behave at a memorial site that marks the death of 6 million people," a message on the website reads.

January 22, 2017 21:18 UTC

Hull's Mason in hospital after clash of heads at Chelsea

LONDON (AP) " Hull midfielder Ryan Mason was hospitalized following a clash of heads during the first half of Sunday's Premier League game at Chelsea. Mason and Chelsea defender Gary Cahill collided in Hull's penalty area 14 minutes into the game which Hull lost 2-0. Mason received treatment for more than six minutes on the field before departing on a stretcher, while receiving oxygen. "Ryan Mason at this moment is staying in the hospital," Hull manager Marco Silva said in the post-match news conference. "I hope nothing special, nothing serious, but at this moment the player stays in hospital.

January 22, 2017 21:07 UTC

Beat the Mondayitis

Beat the Mondayitis: 5 powerful ways to love your work in 2017 GRANT VERHOEVEN123RF You will find that your feelings about work are often a sum total of the people you spend time with. Relevant offersThe start of the year is typically a time to look forward and think what you want to happen in 2017. You may be looking forward to it or like 80 per cent of people, be not totally engaged at work. Here are five ways to make the chances of loving your work in 2017 the highest. Imagine you are at the end of 2017 looking back and write your own work performance review.

January 22, 2017 21:06 UTC

Exiled ruler 'plundered country in final weeks'

Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering the country's state coffers and shipping luxury vehicles by cargo plane, a special adviser for the new president said. Fatty also confirmed that a Chadian cargo plane had transported luxury goods out of the country on Jammeh's behalf in his final hours in power, including an unknown number of vehicles. Fatty said officials with the new government "regret the situation" and would stop any additional belongings of Jammeh from leaving Gambia. It appeared, though, that the major damage had been done, leaving Gambia with little recourse to recoup the funds. Hundreds greeted the force's approach to the president's official residence, State House, cheering and dancing, while some people grabbed soldiers to take selfies.

January 22, 2017 21:03 UTC

Brodie Kane on being single for 30 years

Brodie Kane on being single for 30 yearsTVNZ Brodie Kane is looking for someone who can handle her 'bossy' self. After maintaining the single life for 30 years, TVNZ's Brodie Kane says she's finally made a Tinder profile. Opening up about her love life, the Breakfast presenter told Woman's Day that she was looking for someone who could handle her "bossy" self. READ MORE:* Brodie Kane bites back at online bullies* The new Breakfast lineupAnyone who swipes right on Kane's profile should be aware of something though. "I've been single for 30 years, but it's not something I spend time worrying about or even thinking about much.

January 22, 2017 21:03 UTC

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