Javarney Drummond, 15, Niko Hill, 15, Jack Wallace, 16, Joseff McCarthy, 16, and Andrew Goodger, 15, were killed when the car crashed. At the High Court in Timaru on Wednesday, Justice Rob Osborne jailed Fleming for two years and six months. I will forever be truly, truly sorry," Nation said. "All your passengers were killed instantly," Justice Osborne told Fleming. "It is the only appropriate sentence - it is the only appropriate outcome - for the harm you have done," Justice Osborne said.
June 29, 2022 07:28 UTC
National party leader Christopher Luxon is questioned on abortion law in New Zealand. Video / Mark MitchellBy RNZNational Party leader Christopher Luxon says he has no interest "importing culture wars" into New Zealand after Roe v Wade was overturned in the US. Luxon reiterated abortion laws in New Zealand had been democratically settled after much debate and public and his party had no intention of revisiting the issue. The US Supreme Court was able to repeal 50 years of law, whereas abortion laws in New Zealand were voted on in Parliament after public input and consultation. "I'm not interested in importing cultural wars into New Zealand.
June 29, 2022 06:32 UTC
The driver and sole survivor of a crash that killed five teenage boys has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison for dangerous driving causing death. His passengers: Andrew Goodger, 15, Niko Hill, 15, Javarney Drummond, 15, Jack Wallace, 16, and Joseff McCarthy, 16, were killed instantly. Fleming had been drinking before the crash, was on his restricted licence, driving an overloaded car and speeding. Family and friends of the five teenagers killed gave emotional victim impact statements in court this morning. He said it did not change the fact Fleming killed five teenagers.
June 29, 2022 06:19 UTC
The Southern Hoiho will tip off a new era of New Zealand basketball, as they travel to Christchurch to face the Mainland Pouakai in Tauihi’s first game. Locally, the team is headlined by Tall Fern Zoe Richards, a skilled forward with fantastic footwork and the ability to step out and shoot from deep. Nicole Ruske is a former Tall Fern, but has not played at a level higher than club leagues since 2019. A former Otago player, Tall Fern Jillian Harmon, is expected to join the group later in the season. Five franchises — the Hoiho, Pouakai, Tokomanawa Queens, Mid-North Whai and Northern Kahu — will play each other three times in a 12-match season.
Source:Otago Daily Times
June 29, 2022 06:07 UTC
Mataho Aroha Wade pleaded guilty in the Palmerston North District Court to money laundering for a sales scam. Levin woman Mataho Aroha Wade, 36, pleaded guilty in the Palmerston North District Court on Tuesday afternoon to one count of money laundering. Money laundering usually involves people taking money from drug dealers and spending it on other things. READ MORE:* Operation Abbey: Money launderer gets final chance to change plea* Woman who fell in love with wealthy drug dealer sentenced for money laundering* Inside Operation Brookings: The police investigation into an alleged money laundering syndicateThe case of Gary Colin O’Connell is a good example. While Wade pleaded guilty on Tuesday, a conviction was not entered as she wished to apply for a discharge without conviction.
June 29, 2022 06:07 UTC
The rise in American inventories is starting to become concerning, although much of it is just caused by price rises. There could be US$250 bln in excess stock in their supply chains, US$150 bln in wholesale channels, US$100 bln in retail channels. World-wide it is a very much larger problem and that is where the real risk lies. And the widely-watch Conference Board survey of consumer sentiment in June has turned negative too, near a ten year low. The easiest place to stay up with event risk today is by following our Economic Calendar here ».
June 29, 2022 05:22 UTC
Love is in the air for Lydia Ko, who is reportedly set to tie the knot with Chung Jun on December 30. Kiwi golf ace Lydia Ko is set to marry her partner of two years in South Korea in December, according to reports. She has won two majors, the Evian Championship in 2015 and the ANA Inspiration the following year, earning 23 tour wins in total. In 2015, she became the youngest ever player, male or female, to achieve a top ranking at 17 years old. According to The Korea Herald, Chung studied philosophy and data science at Claremont McKenna College in California, and is working at Hyundai Motor Group‘s subsidiary office in San Francisco.
June 29, 2022 04:38 UTC
Counties Manukau Health has started a review of a free GP visits scheme in South Auckland after a two-week trial designed to ease pressure on Middlemore Hospital's emergency department. Thornton refused to answer questions about whether the health board plans to continue with the free weekend doctors' visits. South Auckland GP Dr Api Talemaitoga chairs the Pasifika GP Network and said he was pleased to hear the scheme was being reviewed. Betty said the fact the flu season had not yet peaked meant things could get tougher for South Auckland doctors. "We don't know at this stage the number of people who took advantage of the free visits.
June 29, 2022 03:54 UTC
Amberley faces some of the most brutal feedback we've seen yet on MasterChef NZ. One thing MasterChef NZ lacks compared to other versions of the show is a truly “mean” judge. READ MORE:* MasterChef NZ recap: Paua pie and huhu grubs for dessert - we're at Amisfield* MasterChef NZ recap: Another contestant chooses to leave the competition* MasterChef NZ 2022 recap: 'It's almost, almost inedible...'They’re sent off on a Briscoes shopping spree to pick up some ovenware (what have they been using up until now?! “I think it’s definitely MasterChef standard at this point.”But before even tasting the dish, Vaughan goes in for the kill. “You’re obviously being inventive... it just doesn’t look too attractive.”We’re treated to a close-up of the banana dessert, as Vaughan continues to tear it to shreds.
June 29, 2022 03:25 UTC
At least 51 migrants have died after being trapped inside a sweltering truck found abandoned in Texas, authorities say, as two Mexican nationals tied to the smuggling incident were charged in a US federal court. Investigators traced the truck's vehicle registration to a San Antonio address that they placed under surveillance, and arrested the two men separately when each was seen leaving the residence. The truck had been left parked next to some railroad tracks on the outskirts of San Antonio, where temperatures soared to a high of 39.4degC. Flowers, candles, and water bottles at the scene where dozens of migrants were found dead inside a trailer truck in San Antonio. In July 2017, 10 migrants died after being transported in a tractor-trailer discovered by San Antonio police in a Walmart carpark.
Source:Otago Daily Times
June 29, 2022 03:14 UTC
(File photo)There have been 7829 new Covid-19 community cases reported during the past 24 hours, and 15 further deaths over the past nine days. The seven-day rolling average of community cases is 935 more compared with the same day last week: as of Wednesday it was 5808, whereas last Wednesday it was 4873. The seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12. Sunday’s cases saw Aotearoa’s total confirmed cases since the pandemic began surpass 1.3 million, rising to 1,3023,280 on Wednesday. There were 40,640 active cases (those identified in the past seven days, not yet deemed recovered), as officials recorded a further 100 imported (border) cases.
June 29, 2022 03:07 UTC
Video / Mark MitchellThe Ministry of Health has reported 7829 new community cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand today and 15 virus-related deaths. The deaths reported today take the total number of reported deaths in people with Covid-19 to 1503. The seven-day rolling average of reported deaths is 12. Vaccine mandates droppedToday's numbers come after a surge of cases yesterday and the dropping of vaccine mandates for border and Corrections staff. As well as the 8028 new cases yesterday, there were 383 people in hospital with the virus, including seven in intensive care.
June 29, 2022 01:52 UTC
Eddie Jones has moved to beef up his team’s ball carrying threat the first Test against Australia by starting heavyweights Billy Vunipola and Joe Cokanasiga on Saturday. “I was with my girlfriend, Rosie, and I was like: ‘I don’t want to do it any more. I am hugely excited to see him back in the Test arena because this is where he deserves to be. “The boys love him and, no matter who you are, this mob will bring you down to earth very quickly. South Africa are top of the rankings with 90.61 points, ahead of second-placed France (88.88) by 1.73 points and 1.86 ahead of third-ranked New Zealand (88.75).
June 29, 2022 00:27 UTC
Riding on the success against England in 2021, the Kane Williamson-led Black Caps and then defeated India in the inaugural ICC WTC final to emerge champions. “I’ve obviously been talking closely with Gary (Stead) and the team,” White was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz on Tuesday. IND vs IRE, 2nd T20I Preview: Hardik Pandya’s Team India Aims Clean SweepHowever, White asserted there will be no drastic changes to the side. White also indicated that having top-notch spin bowling was uppermost on his mind when he sits down to analyse the loss to England. Get all the latest updates on Cricket News, Cricket Photos, Cricket Videos and Cricket Scores here
June 28, 2022 23:13 UTC
At the same time, an increase in illnesses like colds and the flu is also putting pressure on hospitals and local health care providers. University of Canterbury epidemiologist Professor Michael Plank said it was possible New Zealand was near the start of a second wave and reported case numbers could increase in the coming weeks. Michael Plank is a professor at the University of Canterbury's School of Mathematics and Statistics and principal investigator at Te Pūnaha Matatini. There were 8028 community cases of the virus reported yesterday and 383 cases in hospital, including seven in intensive care. Photo / Michael Craig"The last three weeks, there has been a lot of pressure on the health system.
June 28, 2022 23:06 UTC