Photo / APFormer US President Barack Obama's dog Bo died after a battle with cancer, the Obamas said on social media. Bo helped Obama keep a promise to daughters Malia and Sasha that they could get a dog after the election. AJ Murray plays with Bo, as Michelle Obama answers questions from patients at the Children's National Medical Centre in Washington. Photo / APBoth were constant presences around the White House and popular among visitors there, often joining the Obamas for public events. Bo was a Portuguese water dog and the family pet of President Barack Obama.
May 08, 2021 20:48 UTC
As the shipping delays were outside New Zealand’s control, they would likely be a fact of life for some time to come. As the shipping delays were outside New Zealand’s control, they would likely be a fact of life for some time to come. SUPPLY CHAIN A BIG 'JUGGLING ACT'Port Otago chief executive Kevin Winders says the disruptions in the international supply chain, due to Covid-19, are having a "knock on effect" across the globe. "We get disrupted by the other links in the chain, and their delays flow through to us," Mr Winders said. The team at Port Otago were also constantly adapting to the situation, to keep the supply chain running.
May 08, 2021 20:36 UTC
In July 2020, a team of researchers for BMC Infectious Diseases revealed dogs could be used to detect coronavirus in patients at a success rate of 94 per cent. Now, scientists in the Netherlands have found another way to detect coronavirus: bees. By using sugar water solution as a reward, scientists were able to train the bees to detect positive samples of coronavirus collected from SARS-CoV-2 infected minks. Bees have been used to detect coronavirus in animals and humans in a new study out of the Netherlands. Photo / GettyAfter a lengthy training period, the bees were able to detect coronavirus in samples collected from humans.
May 08, 2021 19:23 UTC
Faheem Hussain / Sportzpics for IPLThe first group of New Zealand cricketers returning from India following the postponement of the Indian Premier League arrived in Auckland last night on a charter flight. Black Caps Trent Boult, Jimmy Neesham, Finn Allen, Adam Milne and Scott Kuggeleijn all arrived home from the Covid-19 virus-ravaged country via Tokyo. They were joined by Mike Hesson, James Pamment and Shane Bond who have coaching and management roles in the IPL. The IPL was postponed last week following several positive Covid-19 tests after a player left the tournament bubble for an x-ray on a shoulder injury. Black Caps batsman Tim Seifert meanwhile was forced to remain in India after he tested positive to Covid-19 just hours before he was due to leave.
May 08, 2021 19:18 UTC
The parting words of Loretta Ryder given to the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care on Friday. Ryder, 53, suffered severe physical abuse from her mother and sexual abuse from her father. Her parents moved back in together and the physical and sexual abuse continued for the next couple of years. ''And then the dumb f****** social worker walks out and leaves me the f*** in there with my old lady. Not only did I want to f****** want to kill her, I wanted to kill the f****** social worker.
May 08, 2021 18:22 UTC
Cater has been in the US for seven years, but says she has only just started making real traction with full-time stunt work in the past two years. Cater and Bell met in the Hollywood stunt scene, but have yet to work together. Zoe is a trailblazer, but even better, she has just stayed a true, awesome Kiwi chick in this crazy Hollywood scene." Vanessa Cater has shot to the top of Hollywood stunt women. Cater's Instagram is full of injury tales from her stunt work.
Photo / Mark MitchellThe government decision to freeze the pay of nurses, teachers and police officers for the next three years is a huge misjudgement. Presumably, the party believes this pay freeze will prove to voters that it can rein in unnecessary spending. But few of us would consider the pay of police officers, teachers, nurses, prison guards, social workers and defence force staff unnecessary spending. The pay freeze was too much of a shock to too many people. This pay freeze is going to put a sharp focus on new spending in the upcoming budget.
Photo / SuppliedA man who won Lotto five times, scooping up millions of dollars, says money can't buy him love. Moments later, as Massetti walked free outside court, Prebble was there to meet him and the pair embraced and walked away hand-in-hand. As Massetti walked free outside court, Prebble was there to meet him. Photo / SuppliedBut Massetti told the Herald on Sunday there was no happy ever after. Massetti and Prebble are now separated - each pointing the finger at the other for the collapse of their relationship.
Moves to tackle the housing supply problem won’t show results right away, but experts say the supply-demand equation will improve - eventually. Years of under-building, particularly following the global financial crisis in 2008, has meant housing supply has not kept pace with a rapidly growing population. Most people recognise that addressing the supply shortage is the best way to tackle the country’s housing woes, with recently released advice to the Housing Minister, Megan Woods, making that clear. READ MORE:* Covid-19 created 'rare opportunity' to tackle housing market* Are investors starting to step back from the housing market? More importantly, we estimate that housing supply and demand could finally balance some time in 2024.”ROSA WOODS/STUFF Years of under-building, particularly following the global financial crisis in 2008, has meant housing supply has not kept pace with a rapidly growing population.
Wayne Eaglesome was jailed in 2018 after a series of imaginative frauds and con jobs. (Video first published in May, 2019)Police inquiries have confirmed a prolific conman has fled the country, skipping a court appearance for breaching his release conditions. Stuff Alex Bergen, also known as Wayne Eaglesome, has failed to appear at Auckland District Court twice on his recent charges. READ MORE:* Prolific conman charged with breaching release conditions* Prolific conman accused of ripping off landlords and locksmiths* Prolific conman Wayne Eaglesome investigated over apparent parole breach involving Auckland property scamHowever, he has failed to appear at Auckland District Court on these charges twice. On Wednesday, his lawyer told the court Eaglesome had emailed him the night before his hearing, informing him he was in Laos in southeast Asia.
In the meantime, in a large pan over a moderate heat, add a wee bit of oil, followed by the garlic. Add the lardo or bacon and continue to fry gently for another 4-5 minutes, until it has rendered down well. Once the pasta is al dente, remove from the heat and drain, retaining at least a cup of the pasta water. Take the artichoke and pasta mix off the heat and gently fold in the yolk mixture. Add a few tablespoons of the pasta water to help create a lovely thick sauce, folding everything together well.
Successful model Maia Cotto, make-up by Hung Vanngo. Supplied to Spy May 2021Top New York model and Victoria's Secret Angel Maia Cotton is thrilled to be home for a visit full of work, as well as time to spend with family. Maia and Mika Cotton enjoying a drink. Cotton is the daughter of celebrated contemporary artist Shane Cotton, whose work explores biculturalism, colonialism, cultural identity and Māori spirituality. Director of 62 Management Andrea Plowright says Maia Cotton has projects in the pipeline while she is here, and it's been great to welcome her back home.
May 08, 2021 16:52 UTC
The Crusaders celebrate after winning a tense final against the Chiefs in Christchurch. The fifth straight Crusaders title was a case of surviving rather than thriving. The maiden Super Rugby Aotearoa final won't be remembered as a memorable spectacle. At that point, leading 12-3, it seemed the Crusaders would steamroll their way to another title. Crusaders 24 (Sevu Reece, Will Jordan tries; Richie Mo'unga con, 3 pens, drop goal)Chiefs 13 (Damian McKenzie try, con, 2 pens)HT: 15-10
May 08, 2021 09:56 UTC
Electricity is out for Port Chalmers and surrounding areas after a power fault in Carey's Bay this evening. Police and Fire and Emergency New Zealand received a number of calls about a loud explosion and a flash that lit the sky about 9pm. The flash was seen from as far away as Pūrākaunui, where resident Duncan Eddy said "there were two big flashes of greenish light that lit up the sky." Fenz attended the scene on Harbour Tce in Carey's Bay but the fault did not cause any fires or accidents. According to the Aurora website, power is estimated to be restored by 11.50pm tonight.
May 08, 2021 09:45 UTC
Two southern states in India became the latest to declare lockdowns, as coronavirus cases surge at breakneck speed across the country and pressure mounts on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to implement a nationwide shutdown. Photo / APTwo southern states in India became the latest to declare lockdowns, as coronavirus cases surge at breakneck speed across the country and pressure mounts on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to implement a nationwide shutdown. Photo / APTwo southern states in India became the latest to declare lockdowns, as coronavirus cases surge across the country and pressure mounts on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Government to implement a nationwide shutdown. The state's oxygen shortages prompted the high court on Wednesday to order the federal government to increase the daily liquid medical oxygen supplied to Karnataka. The situation unfurling in Karnataka has thrown attention to other southern states also battling a rise in cases.
May 08, 2021 09:11 UTC