1ian_carline_011117_2_0.jpg Ian CarlineThe director of a deer-velvet supplement company found out he was being investigated by the Commerce Commission after Sir Colin Meads received anonymous tip-offs, a court has heard. “Sir Colin Meads had received a couple of phone calls from people unknown,” he said. The query was treated as an Official Information Act request and Carline received a letter in response confirming a complaint was being assessed. Some of the deer velvet was sourced directly from Sir Bob Charles' farms, he said, some from a South Island aggregator. Defence counsel Judith Ablett-Kerr QC drew Carline's attention to adescription he wrote about South Island deer velvet as “the best of thebest”.
August 20, 2018 00:22 UTC
How the Warriors rated in one point loss to Bulldogs JACKSON THOMASGETTY Adam Blair looks at home on the right edge for the Warriors. OPINION: Another game, another opportunity let slip as the Warriors fell 27-26 to the Bulldogs in Sydney on Sunday. READ MORE:* Warriors pay for 'shortcuts'* Late field goal sinks Warriors* Play-by-play: Bulldogs v WarriorsSolomone Kata 6: Limited opportunities with ball in hand, but managed to force a rare repeat set off the boot early in the second 40. The Warriors need Luke at his running best if they're to make a playoff run. He popped a good offload for his captain to score and tried hard with all of his 15 carries, but a few key defensive errors on and around the goal line.
August 19, 2018 22:52 UTC
Lazio 'ultra' fans don't want women in stadium 'sacred space'PAOLO BRUNO/GETTY IMAGES Die-hard Lazio fans don't want women taking up the front 10 rows of Rome's Stadio Olimpico. Lazio's "ultra" fans have caused outrage by telling women to avoid their "sacred space" in the club's Stadio Olimpico. He added: "Moreover, there is an enormous number of Lazio fans, this instead is an initiative from a few fans. Some Lazio fans caused outrage last season when they littered the Stadio Olimpico in Rome with images of Anne Frank - the young diarist who died in the Holocaust - wearing a jersey of city rival Roma. Lazio was fined 50,000 euros (NZ$85,000) by the Italian soccer federation because of the anti-Semitism displayed by the team's fans.
August 19, 2018 21:56 UTC
On Wednesday last week, a young Central Otago man won a life-changing $22.3 million when he struck the Lotto Powerball prize. That much money can lead to a lot of possibilities, one of which is putting it into a term deposit. After five years in an ICBC term deposit, interest earned after tax (0.33 per cent) will net you $3,213,914. If five years is too long, Heartland Bank offers the best 12-month term deposit interest rate at 3.60 percent. Five-year term deposit interest rates from New Zealand's other banks:RaboDirect – 4.20 percentTSB – 4.15 percentKiwiBank – 4.10 percentANZ – 4 percentASB – 4 percentBNZ – 4 percentHeartland Bank – 4 percentWestpac – 3.65 percent
August 19, 2018 21:45 UTC
Snow is expected on some South Island roads this morning, as much of the country braces for periods of heavy rain today. MetService said an area of low pressure was moving on to the country, and all of the South Island would be feeling the chill. The forecaster warned that snow was expected on the Lindis Pass (SH8), the Crown Range Rd, Arthur's Pass (SH73) and the Lewis Pass this morning. Most of the country could expect rain today, although the east of the South Island from Canterbury to Southland could escape with just scattered falls. The upper North Island, down to Bay of Plenty and the central high country, and the north and west of the South Island are expected to have some heavy rain with possible thunderstorms.
August 19, 2018 20:37 UTC
Māori teams to face Australian Indigenous rivals in new NRL season curtainraiserTONY FEDER The games will be preceded by a Māori haka and Indigenous war cry. New Zealand Māori men's and women's teams will kick start the 2019 NRL season with matches in Melbourne against Australian Indigenous sides. A report on the NRL-backed website says the games - to take place on February 15 - would replace the former World All Stars matches with the Indigenous team. The games - set down for Melbourne's AAMI Stadium - will be preceded by a Māori haka and Indigenous war cry. The concept could see Australian-based Māori players, such as Penrith Panthers prop James Tamou, who have opted to play State of Origin football and represent Australia, turn out for the Māori All Stars.
August 19, 2018 19:39 UTC
Scott Dixon survives carnage to finish third in latest IndyCar raceSKY SPORTScott Dixon needs all his skills to weave through the carnage of a five-car wreck. New Zealand IndyCar ace Scott Dixon finished third in the latest race in Pennsylvania, allowing rivals Alexander Rossi and Will Power to make ground on him. It was Rossi's second win in a row and saw him close to within 29 points of table-topping Dixon who is seeking his fifth championship. READ MORE: Dixon re-signs with GanassiDixon avoided the early carnage as a major crash took out five competitors and his podium finish was a strong effort on the back of a poor qualifying weekend. Dixon, who had only qualified 13th, had to weave his way through the debris.
August 19, 2018 19:18 UTC
The crash closed the highway for a time. Photo: Stephen JaquieryState Highway 1 south of Oamaru has fully reopened after a truck that was rear-ended spilled a load of grain near Herbert this morning. Motorists encountered delays between Waianakarua and Herbert as contractors worked to clear the road after the early morning crash. A truck and trailer unit rear-ended another truck carrying oats on passing lanes on the highway north of the Mill House just before 5am. Earlier, motorists had to negotiate a thick layer of grain on the highway as well as the two trucks.
August 19, 2018 19:18 UTC
Heavy rain, snow, thunderstorms moving onto country during MondayBreakfast It's going to be a wet Monday for almost all of New Zealand. "It's quite cold over the South Island and there's quite a decent band of rain moving over the South Island this morning and afternoon," Ford said. MONIQUE FORD/STUFF Heavy rain and thunderstorms are one the way for much of the country on Monday. Clark said a low-pressure front was moving eastwards across the middle of the South Island bringing with it heavy rain and snow in higher areas. Mt Taranaki has a risk of heavy rain through Monday, with thunderstorms possible, while heavy rain is possible in Tongariro National Park during Monday evening and into the night.
August 19, 2018 18:26 UTC
Sloppy Manchester United lose to BrightonGETTY IMAGES Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho speaks with Paul Pogba to try to get something going against Brighton & Hove Albion. Manchester United conceded three goals in a 20-minute span in the first half in a 3-2 loss to Brighton in the English Premier League. When Brighton's fans sang "Your city is blue'' in the final moments of the game, humiliation for United and Mourinho was complete. Brighton toppled United 1-0 on the south coast in May en route to a 15th-place finish in last season's Premier League and was at it again three months down the line. Pogba converted his second penalty in as many games after Duffy upended Fellaini, but it was too little, too late for United.
August 19, 2018 18:22 UTC
Sam Whitelock is not one to make a fuss about pretty much anything. "Reado (captain Kieran Read) said there are only eight guys [to have achieved the century], so it's a pretty cool club to be a part of. Whitelock led a brilliant All Blacks lineout that forced seven turnovers, and said they had a night when their pressure simply turned to possession. "He's the same age as me, so he's not that old," objected Whitelock. I wouldn't have forgotten it anyway but it's even more special with Sam's 100th test and even more reason I'll never forget this day."
August 19, 2018 17:03 UTC
Girls' heli-skiing adventure in WanakaMark Clinton The snow-covered Southern Alps appear to glisten in the sunlight, drawing skiers and snowboarders to its slopes. Mark Clinton With the help of Southern Lakes Heliski, Liz Carlson and her friends were taken to prisine slopes for an adventure of a lifetime. So, with some of my girlfriends, we put together an adventure we've always dreamed of: heli-skiing in Wanaka. Last week, dawned clear and still, with Black Peak – a Wanaka mountain across the lake – illuminated red and gold at sunrise. The writer was hosted as media by Southern Lakes Heliski in Wanaka.
Editorial: Prosecutions to improve parenting? Stuff Media The nostalgic view of truancy has long been found out. This isn't to say that we should just blankly behold the reality that parental prosecutions are such a statistical rarity. Prosecutions would work for those cases where the problem simply lies with obstructive or truly negligent parents. By all means, haul such parents into court and zap them, with more vigour and rigour than we've been seeing.
Dear Prime Minister, Evacuate the kids off NauruSUPPLIED Grant Bayldon is the World Vision New Zealand National Director. Nauru is a tiny country about the size of Rangitoto Island; the plight of the refugees trapped there by the Australian Government cannot be ignored. This means for many of the children and their families on Nauru, the hope the US deal kindled was snuffed out. We did it in the 1990s with the Tampa refugees, now let's get the kids off Nauru. Now, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, it's time to add 'kids off Nauru' to that list.
Westland Milk Products is expected to give shareholders the first update on a strategic review before Christmas. Last month, board chairman Pete Morrison said the co-operative had begun implementing a new strategy focused on more segregated, higher-value-added products. The review options would include introducing a cornerstone investor, a merger, or divestment of the co-operative. Rabobank’s latest Agribusiness Monthly report said mild winter conditions had continued across most regions in New Zealand, helping ramp up low-volume winter milk collections by 11% YOY for June 2018. Elsewhere, weather risks were escalating and starting to impact milk production and feed costs in key exporting regions.
August 19, 2018 16:41 UTC