A New Zealand man has taken it upon himself to distribute supplies and evacuate people following the dramatic eruption in the Philippines. The volcano spewed fountains of lava, ash and steam into the air - blanketing surrounding areas and causing frequent earthquakes. "It's partly falling on private citizens to do whatever they can to help," Styles said. Crops have been destroyed and water supplies cut off, Styles said. Supplied Styles initially went inside the exclusion zone, when it was open, to help stranded animals.
January 17, 2020 09:11 UTC
After nearly 24 hours of being alone and without shelter, Matilda was spotted by a helicopter walking around 3.5 kilometres of her home. Three-year-old Matilda and her faithful Jack Russell terrier are home safe after spending almost 24 hours missing in flood-affected conditions in Western Australia. READ MORE:* Police search for missing teenager Joanne Coles who was last seen in Lower Hutt* Police seek missing Southland teenager* Girl found but boatie still missing on Manukau HarbourHeavy rain from ex-Tropical Cyclone Blake had made search conditions challenging and filled a number of creeks surrounding the property. WA POLICE FORCE/FACEBOOK Three helicopters, nine police officers, eight state emergency service personnel and seven horses were deployed to search for the missing girl. State police said that when the girl was found, "her faithful Jack Russell dog was by her side, still protecting her".
January 17, 2020 08:37 UTC
A person has died in a house fire in Shaw Ave, Christchurch. A Christchurch man killed in an "intense" early-morning house fire has been named. READ MORE:* Unattended cooking caused house fire that killed Christchurch mother-of-six* Neighbour tried to rescue man trapped in Christchurch house fire* Christchurch man dies alongside dog after accidental cooking fire* Man dead in Christchurch house fireAlthough he did not know him well, the resident said Blackett was a "good fellow". CHRIS SKELTON/STUFF The scene of a fatal house fire in New Brighton, Christchurch. CHRIS SKELTON/STUFF Emergency services investigate a house fire on Shaw Ave, in New Brighton, Christchurch.
January 17, 2020 08:26 UTC
A popular Christchurch Indian restaurant chain's owner has had his company assets frozen as he faces charges of worker exploitation. ALDEN WILLIAMS/STUFF The owner of Coriander's Ethnic Indian Restaurants will face charges of worker exploitation in May. Carys Monteath/Stuff Amar Deep Singh pictured at the Rolleston Restaurant in 2007. Speaking from India, where he has been living since January 2019, Singh denied he had underpaid staff. After moving to New Zealand in 1999, Singh opened his first restaurant in Rolleston in 2007 after working at another restaurant, Little India.
January 17, 2020 06:54 UTC
At the end of this power te reo Māori lesson you'll be able to have a crack at pronouncing most words. BurgerFuel's launch of its 'Hoki Dokey' fish burger has disappointed te reo Māori advocates who are concerned it risks reinforcing the incorrect pronunciation of hoki. BURGERFUEL Te reo Māori advocates are concerned BurgerFuel's new Hoki Dokey burger could reinforce the incorrect pronunciation of hoki. "Te reo Māori is an endangered language," Matthews said. It's going to take the whole country getting on board, and it starts with giving te reo Māori enough credit that we try to pronounce words like hoki."
January 17, 2020 06:00 UTC
The incident is believed to have occurred at the GAS petrol station in Te Hana. A man has been flown to hospital in a serious condition after he was electrocuted and fell four to five metres off a ladder. The incident occurred in Te Hana, north of Wellsford, on Thursday afternoon. Stuff understands the location was the local GAS petrol station. The petrol station has been approached for comment.
January 17, 2020 05:15 UTC
Many of the koalas who have survive the bushfires on Kangaroo Island are now living among the dead, an animal charity says. READ MORE:* Koalas caught up in flash flood at Australian wildlife park, just 8km from bushfires* Australian bushfires: Food airdropped to wildlife amid raging bushfires* Why establishing koalas in New Zealand may not be a good idea, and isn't needed* Australian bushfires: Dead animals line the road in rural NSW town* Australian bushfires: Hunter from cut-off town defies blaze to save koalas* Australia bushfires: Koala population 'like in a cremation'The post continued saying that the live koala has been taken into care. New Zealand Defence Force A NZDF staff member gives food to a koala on Kangaroo Island, while deployed there to help support the Australian Defence Force. On Kangaroo Island, recent bushfires are thought to have killed around half the 50,000 koala population. While more than 100 koalas have been taken to the Kangaroo Island wildlife park, 7 News reported.
January 17, 2020 04:41 UTC
A car is on fire on Auckland's northern motorway. The New Zealand Transport Agency said the car on fire was in the northbound lane just prior to the Esmonde Rd off-ramp as of 5.20pm on Friday. Two lanes are blocked northbound and one lane is blocked southbound, the transport agency said. NZTA A car fire is causing delays on the northern motorway. The fire was causing delays in both directions and motorists were advised to delay their journey or use an alternative route,Delays are expected and drivers should allow extra time, the NZTA said.
January 17, 2020 04:34 UTC
The Tay Street building where Hannahs is currently situated has been identified as earthquake prone. Earthquake prone building notices have been issued for 36 buildings in the Southland area during the first year of assessments. Gore building control manager Russell Paterson said the council had already received 30 earthquake rating reports that were submitted voluntarily. "Some building owners have been taking the initiative by engaging engineers to do assessments of their properties," Paterson said. Building owners were given deadlines of between 12 and 25 years to complete seismic work, depending on the structure of the building and its risk.
January 17, 2020 04:18 UTC
Israel Adesanya makes his way to the octagon for his Middleweight title bout in Melbourne last October. Israel Adesanya's first defence of his undisputed UFC middleweight title has been confirmed. Dana White, the mixed martial arts promotion's president, told ESPN that Adesanya (18-0) will headline UFC 248 against Cuban Yoel Romero (13-4) in Las Vegas on March 7 (March 8 NZ time). READ MORE:* Adesanya's Halbergs hope* Whittaker out of UFC bout* Which McGregor will return? Taking out Robert Whittaker in the second round in his home country, doing that to Romero... that would be dope."
January 17, 2020 04:01 UTC
Federated Farmers has launched a petition asking the Ministry of Education to change its new climate change teaching resource. The farmer lobby group say the resource, "Climate Change: Prepare today, live well tomorrow" was not appropriate for use by teachers in classrooms in its current form. READ MORE:* Climate change: Our kids need to be empowered to take action* Farmer uneasy over farm to forestry conversion plan* Concern over social cost of Zero Carbon Bill"We're not denying climate change, we're just saying some of the facts are wrong." Messages in the teaching resource reflected advice that already existed such as being mindful of food consumption among many other things, including recycling, food waste and travel. The wellbeing element of the programme was also strengthened to recognise the strong emotions and reactions people experience when learning about climate change."
January 17, 2020 03:33 UTC
Housing Minister Megan Woods recently announced details of the KiwiBuild reset to help ease our housing problems. The Government's mega-developer is more than doubling its debt to finance new building projects such as state houses. In 2018, Treasury warned the Government – and then-Housing Minister Phil Twyford – that increasing Housing New Zealand's borrowing limit was fraught. At the time, Treasury, the Government's chief economic department, advised that it would be cheaper to borrow through its own own Debt Management Office. "There is a risk that credit rating agencies and commentators see substantial borrowing by Crown entities as an attempt to circumvent the net core Crown debt target," the paper said.
January 17, 2020 03:22 UTC
An investigation has been launched after a mass die off of kōura [native freshwater crayfish] was found in a South Otago stream on Thursday. Riki Parata, of Gore's Hokonui Rūnanga, said the discovery of at least 70 kōura and one kokopu [native fish] in a culvert in an unnamed tributary of the Waipahi River was "really concerning". READ MORE:* Native fish species struggling in Southland* Rare banded kokopu fish found in 'lifeless' Auckland streamSupplied About 70 dead koura [native freshwater crayfish] have been found in a South Otago stream. The mass die off was found while rūnanga members were conducting surveys of kākahi [freshwater mussels] with a Canterbury University PhD student. An Otago Regional Council spokesperson said the council received a call about dead kōura and kokopu yesterday afternoon.
January 17, 2020 03:22 UTC
Cooler temperatures will give way to more summery weather going into the weekend. That slow and sluggish high was, in part, to blame for the dismal weather in Wellington. That would mean settled weather for the Wellington Cup Day and continued stable weather into next week. ROSS GIBLIN/STUFF The weather for January 2020 in Wellington is cooler than usual, according to Metservice. ROSS GIBLIN/STUFF The cooler temperatures have kept crowds away from Oriental Parade - unlike the 2017 summer (pictured) which saw punters struggling to find a spot.
January 17, 2020 03:11 UTC
Umpire Billy Bowden kept his crook finger down, denying All Blacks legend of LBW dismissal of Black Caps great Nathan Astle. It's cricket versus rugby as some of New Zealand's biggest sporting names lock horns in a charity T20 match in Napier.
January 17, 2020 02:45 UTC