The man who shot a viral video of a car packed with three calves in South Auckland says the unexpected popularity of the footage has brought back great memories. "My friend was driving and I said to [him], 'I've just seen three calves drive past in the car, you need to catch that car'. "So we drove up to it and I said, 'There's three f***ing calves in the car! Three f***ing calves'," he said, bursting into peals of laughter at the memory. He uploaded the video to his personal Facebook page, and nearly eight months later it made its way to the 'Only in New Zealand' Facebook page, where it's racked up more than 130,000 views.
June 26, 2017 04:26 UTC
About 300 children and 20 staff at Welcome Bay School in Tauranga took part in the haka, which they filmed. Just before the haka, school principal Nik House told the assembled students Burling was doing "exactly what we want you guys to do". × Welcome Bay School students and staff perform a haka for Peter Burling and Team New Zealand. Photo/George Novak Welcome Bay School students and staff perform a haka for Peter Burling and Team New Zealand. Photo/George Novak Welcome Bay School students Buddy Ringi-Reihana and Boston Hunia during a haka for Team New Zealand.
June 26, 2017 04:18 UTC
Stage adaptation of Orwell's 1984 leaves audiences fainting and vomitingFFX Orwell's dystopian future is now. A new stage adaptation of Orwell's post-war dystopian classic is leaving audiences reeling over its graphic depictions of torture. The play includes scens of torture that some audiences have not been able to cope with. Shane Reid Tom Conroy and Ursula Mills in the upcoming STC production of Icke and Macmillan's 1984. 1984's current run comes as interest in Orwell's novel skyrocketed in the wake of Donald Trump's US election win last November.
June 26, 2017 04:10 UTC
Airbnb fury: Barcelona woman books own flat and changes locks to kick out subletting tenantsALBERT GEA/REUTERS She rented out her flat in Barcelona for $1426 a month, but he was subletting it for up to $370 a night. A Barcelona woman who sneakily booked her own apartment on Airbnb and barred herself inside says it was the only quick way to kick out her subletting tenants. Barcelona is Spain's most popular tourist city and the city has had huge issues with illegal subletting on Airbnb. Perez contacted Airbnb, but the company said all it could do was "mediate between me and the host", she said. Airbnb told the Telegraph it had suspended the listing of Perez's flat while it looked into the dispute.
June 26, 2017 03:56 UTC
A woman in the United Kingdom has been left confined to a wheelchair after having sex with her husband caused her to have a stroke. Lucinda Allen nearly died after having an orgasm that resulted in an excruciating headache. The 38-year-old mum was six months pregnant when she was put into a medically-induced coma after a stroke left her permanently paralysed on her left side. She said: "Nobody talks about post-orgasm head pain and that's understandable. If it's the first time you've experienced post-coital head pain, it's advisable to see your GP.
June 26, 2017 03:40 UTC
America's Cup: Where have all the New Zealand flags gone? New Zealand Youth America's Cup Team manager Simon Hull also alleged the instructions to remove the flags had come from the top at Oracle Team USA. So when they strung up New Zealand flags to show their support for Team New Zealand's America's Cup bid in Bermuda, it didn't sit too well with Oracle. Hull was part of a group of New Zealand fans in Bermuda for the regatta who had decorated the front of their accommodation with New Zealand flags and silver fern bunting. Another fan had put New Zealand flags on lamp posts on the main road on the morning of the first America's Cup races, but they were taken down the next day.
June 26, 2017 03:25 UTC
The shift came today after under-fire bureaucrats at the Ministry for Primary Industries clarified its stance over minced meats and liver. Thomson said the generic guidelines which had been distributed also allowed for particular types of food to be served outside the rules. I want people to be able to eat a full spectrum of food, just in a safe way. The move by MPI to regulate chefs' kitchens brought howls of outrage and ridicule from those interviewed by the NZ Herald. The new generic rules stated minced food and livers needed to be cooked at high temperatures for longer than previously to eliminate any chance of contamination.
June 26, 2017 03:14 UTC
Match point. Ray Davies, the team's performance coach, who was the tactician on board the Kiwi boat in 2013 when Oracle saved match point in eight straight races to reclaim the America's Cup, isn't frightened by the position Team NZ find themselves in. AdvertisementHe also knows his team, and backs his young charges, and contemporary Glenn Ashby, to get the job done. Now the Auld Mug once again within reach, Davies said Team NZ will be doing everything they can to ensure they can convert match point tomorrow. Davies said he is thrilled with the way the crew have been performing over the Cup match, after coming under pressure through the challenger finals.
June 26, 2017 03:11 UTC
That's the new reality for children at New Zealand's first bush school. School co-founder Joey Moncarz believes his class of six students are thriving with the new form of education and says the teaching model works. "They see that everything is connected and... see how their actions have an effect on the natural world, and not just on the natural world but people in other countries. He believes that if students value reading and writing, then they will be more willing to apply themselves to those subjects. A parent says her six-year-old daughter appears less stressed after attending the school, and believes she has more self-motivation and independence.
June 26, 2017 03:00 UTC
America's Cup: Five reasons why Team NZ's campaign is different to San FranciscoGETTY One win away, a seemingly unassailable lead. Four years on from the nightmare of San Francisco, Team New Zealand again find themselves with a seemingly unassailable lead over Oracle Team USA, just one win away from winning the America's Cup. READ MORE:* TNZ in 'nerve-wracking' move* Ashby: 'Harder than it looked'* Burling's wave to Spithill* Spithill: Blame me, not Oracle1. SUPERIOR PACKAGEMIKE SEGAR/REUTERS Team NZ's decision to delay their arrival in Bermuda is proving to be a masterstroke. Despite losing both races on Sunday (Monday NZ time), they were half a knot faster on average than Team NZ.
June 26, 2017 02:53 UTC
A search and rescue operation has continued in Southland, after a fisherman was reported overdue late yesterday. The 29-year-old Southland man was believed to be fishing off rocks in the Fortrose, Stirling Point area. Police said 19 staff were searching the Slope Point area, which was very rugged with parts inaccessible by foot. Police visited the area last night and found the man's car and some fishing gear. A helicopter assisted with the search last night, but found nothing.
June 26, 2017 02:48 UTC
img_8629.jpg Emergency services attend an incident at the Cromwell transfer station. Photo: Jono EdwardsA man (60) has been airlifted to Dunedin Hospital in a serious condition after being hit by a truck and falling into a pit in Cromwell. A police spokeswoman said emergency services were notified about the incident at the Cromwell transfer station on Barry Ave just before 11.30am. The man had a possible head injury and broken leg, but the injuries were not life threatening, she said. Work Safe was to be notified about the incident.
June 26, 2017 02:26 UTC
AdvertisementCrown prosecutor David Stevens told the court the charges related to events at a party at the man's Auckland house in September 2014. The court heard that after the third attack, the woman ran from the house and called her flatmate. The court heard the complainant had arrived at the party in the early afternoon. Sometime later the woman heard the same heavy footsteps, the court heard. Then the door opened and the defendant pushed the bed aside and re-entered the room, the court heard.
June 26, 2017 02:05 UTC
READER REPORT: America's Cup: We're behind you, Team New ZealandEzra Shaw Two consecutive race wins on Monday morning put Team NZ on match point for the America's Cup. - Jeff DillonYour messages for Team NZ Share your stories, photos and videos. - Paul TomlinsonREAD MORE:* Burling's bye-bye Spithill start box send-off* TNZ look forward, not back to ghosts of 2013* Recap: America's Cup - race day four"What an incredible team. - Sandra Mangos"That was the best and most fantastic start I have ever watched... well done Team NZ. Awesome sailing from an unflappable team" - Maree Allan"Go Team NZ.
June 26, 2017 02:03 UTC
Lorde soars to the top of the US Billboard chartsLorde is the first New Zealander to top the Billboard Hot 200 Album Chart, reports Billboard. Ian Gavan Lorde performs on day 2 of the Glastonbury Festival 2017. our girl has the #1 album in the US on the Billboard Charts & we just saw her slay Glastonbury - best day ! This had been the third week in a row where a female had topped the album charts. Lorde also performed at the Glastonbury Festival over the weekend for the first time.
June 26, 2017 02:03 UTC