ak_lime_injuries_hosp.jpg Liam Thomspon suffered a broken jaw and a raft of cuts and grazes. Photos: SuppliedAn Auckland man is suffering from a broken jaw and a range of cuts and grazes after his Lime scooter locked up mid-ride, throwing him over the handlebars. Liam Thompson, 27, went over the handlebars of a Lime scooter he was riding on Friday evening, on his way home from his local supermarket in Sunnynook, on the North Shore. Thompson, who was a frequent Lime user, said he lay for a while, and shouted for help. However, both sides of his jaw were broken, he had multiple cuts and grazes and a broken tooth.
February 17, 2019 08:15 UTC
This lost photo of an electrical cabinet at the Pike River mine was handed to police last week. Photo: SuppliedPolice are investigating a new discovery which may hold crucial clues to what sparked the Pike River mine disaster in 2010. He gave the photo and a statement to police at Pike River last week, and Assistant Commissioner Tusha Penny said the police were now making inquiries. "Police are absolutely committed to ensuring we provide answers to the Pike River families and we are working hard to provide all support necessary to the re-entry operation." "It was brought down to the Pike River mine, and from that point on it seems to have disappeared," he said.
February 17, 2019 06:45 UTC
gettyimages-148871048.jpg Belongil Beach, near Byron Bay. His flatmate Dane Davidson told the ABC that he was only 15 metres away when the shark attacked, knocking the surfer from his board. Mr Davidson and a second man used a surfboard leg rope as a tourniquet to stem the bleeding until paramedics arrived. However, they believe a juvenile white shark attacked the man. In 2014, a 50-year-old man was killed after being attacked by a great white shark at nearby Clarkes Beach.
February 17, 2019 06:22 UTC
Auckland's Connor Peden is mobbed by his teammates after hitting a grand slam home run in the National Fastpitch Championship final against Wellington in Christchurch. Connor Peden was the toast of Auckland softball after his grand slam home run lit up the National Fastpitch Championship men's softball title. Peden blasted five RBIs (runs batted in) in Auckland's 9-3 win over a Wellington controversially deprived of Black Sox pitcher Josh Pettett. Black Sox pitcher Nik Hayes came on in relief to hurl Auckland to their fourth title in the last five years. JOSEPH JOHNSON/STUFF Auckland pitcher Nik Hayes is congratulated by Thomas Enoka.
February 17, 2019 05:43 UTC
Two people who became stranded on a bank of the Kawarau River after jumping in after a dog have been rescued. At 4pm today emergency services were called to Rafters Rd, off the Gibbston Highway, after two men in their 20s fell into the river. Queenstown harbourmaster Marty Black said the men were with a group of about five people having a picnic on the river bank. While throwing sticks to the dog the animal fell in the river and the two man jumped in after it. The men made it to a bank 1km south of Rafters Rd, but were stuck there as the bank was too steep to climb.
February 17, 2019 05:26 UTC
A pilot has had a lucky escape after the helicopter he was flying crashed while fighting the Tasman fires this afternoon. A Fire and Emergency NZ spokesman said the chopper, which was carrying a monsoon bucket, when down just before 3pm. Acting Tasman district commander Inspector Zane Hooper said the chopper was found within the Eves Valley area. He said fire crews were quickly on the scene and the company was now focusing on supporting the pilot. The Tasman fires started nearly two weeks ago after a spark from a tractor ignited tinder dry grass and scrub on Pigeon Valley Hill, about 30km south of Nelson.
February 17, 2019 04:52 UTC
A Wellington student's mother has spoken out about a landlord offering sex-for-rent arrangements in the Capital. University students' associations and fringe intimacy experts agree financially vulnerable students and backpackers are the most likely victims of sex-for-rent arrangements gone awry. CRAIGSLIST The latest ad posted by 'Tyler' on Craigslist seeks students and travellers "for a wide array of arrangements". Will Matthews, former president of the Auckland University Students' Association (AUSA), said "there were always rumours" of students winding up in sex-for-rent situations. President of Auckland University of Technology's students' association Dharyin Colbert said he could understand how "students living in expensive cities like Auckland and Wellington" could be tempted by sex-for-rent deals.
February 17, 2019 04:52 UTC
westland_camping.jpg Westland camping grounds say they're struggling due to new designated freedom camping areas. The CEO of the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association Bruce Lochore is accusing campground owners of "crying wolf" over the negative impact of freedom campers. The New Zealand Motor Caravan Association had seen an influx in members - from about 40,000 to about 80,000 in six years, the majority of whom were freedom campers, Mr Lochore said. He said that was boosting numbers at commercial campgrounds and freedom camping destinations alike. They've acknowledged that there is an environmental risk, and they're managing freedom camping," he said.
February 17, 2019 04:30 UTC
Two rafters are stranded after falling from their boat east of Queenstown today. A police spokeswoman said officers were called to Rafters Rd, off the Gibbston Highway, after two men in their 20s fell into the Kawarau River. They made it to the bank 1km south of the road, but were stuck there. This was likely because it was to steep to climb up, she said. The men were waiting to be rescued, she said.
February 17, 2019 04:07 UTC
The body of a woman was found in Whairepo Lagoon, near Frank Kitts Park in the central city. Photo: NZMESarah Pauline Louise Mayne has been named by police as the woman who was found dead in Whairepo Lagoon yesterday morning. Police are still treating the death of Sarah Mayne, whose body was found in Whairepo Lagoon near Frank Kitts Park, Wellington as unexplained. "This area is between Frank Kitts Park and Te Papa on the Wellington Waterfront," the statement said. Her body was found in the water near Frank Kitts Park at 10.55am yesterday and the body was taken from the scene around 11.30am.
February 17, 2019 03:56 UTC
Super Rugby: Special night for Crusaders centre Braydon Ennor against Blues DAVID LONGAnthony Au-Yeung Braydon Ennor is making the most of his opportunity to play at centre for the Crusaders. It's a new team, a new season, but centre Braydon Ennor felt it was the Crusaders of old at Eden Park on Saturday night. Ennor had a superb game in the Crusaders midfield, he's not a big, bustling centre like his opposite number on Saturday, Ma'a Nonu. It was a special night on two fronts for the 21-year-old Ennor, firstly because he got to play against his childhood hero Nonu, although they didn't really go up against each other much. In the meantime though, Ennor is determined to make the most of his time in his favoured position.
February 17, 2019 03:45 UTC
Cycling New Zealand's new rising star Finn Fisher-Black sets world record on the track PHILLIP ROLLODIANNE MANSON Finn Fisher-Black set a new world record in the under-19 men's 3000m individual pursuit at last weekend's national championships. The 17-year-old track cyclist had smashed the previous world record for the under-19 men's 3000m individual pursuit by three seconds. Now Finn Fisher-Black has just won the NZ title with a world record 3.08. Despite posting a slightly slower time of 3:09.710 in the final, Fisher-Black still managed to better the previous world record and claim a gold medal. She competed at the road world championships last year, finishing 36th, and earlier this year finished 13th at the Women's Tour Down Under.
February 17, 2019 03:45 UTC
White Sox players steer Hutt Valley to back-to-back softball title wins TONY SMITHSoftball Australia White Sox captain Lara Andrews has led Hutt Valley to two consecutive National Fastpitch Championship titles. Hutt Valley coach Joe Ferriso claimed "momentum" helped his side win their second consecutive national women's softball title and vowed they will be gunning for a third on their home diamond next year. Hutt Valley grabbed eight hits off Auckland's three international pitchers. Ferriso said it was "pretty satisfying to bring another trophy home for Hutt Valley softball". "The NFC is in Hutt Valley next year, I understand, so we'll be striving for a three-peat at home at Fraser Park."
February 17, 2019 03:22 UTC
A helicopter involved in fighting the Tasman fires has crashed this afternoon. A Fire and Emergency NZ spokesman said the chopper went down at 2.49pm while working in the Pigeon Valley area. The pilot - the sole occupant - was treated at the scene then transported to hospital with moderate injuries. The spokesman said "all aircraft operations have been suspended". Weather was reportedly fine at the time, with light north to northwesterlies.
February 17, 2019 02:41 UTC
A mountain biker has been flown to hospital with critical injuries after a fall near Cromwell today. A St John spokesman said the patient had critical injuries after an incident in the Nevis area, southeast of the town. An Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter was dispatched shortly after 11am. The rider was flown to Dunedin Hospital.
February 17, 2019 02:37 UTC