The morning track cycling session at the Commonwealth Games was abandoned after a horrific crash. Medical staff rushed to the area and were seen treating Walls and spectators in the crowd. It was reported one spectator was covered in blood as a result of the incident. Photo / APThe Isle of Man Commonwealth Games team later confirmed Bostock had been taken to hospital, while the England team provided promising news for Walls. A Commonwealth Games spokesperson confirmed three cyclists - Walls, Bostock and Gee - were taken to hospital, but said the spectators treated did not require hospital treatment.
August 01, 2022 02:16 UTC
For Australian-based Solomon Islander, Terry Wong, tracking down the shell money for his bride-to-be, Azalea — was no easy feat. But for Australian-based Solomon Islander Terry Wong, tracking down the shell money for his bride-to-be — my sister Azalea — was no easy feat. To create shell money, the seashells are broken, smoothed and collected in strings of 10 to form a "tafulia'e". Shell money shop owner Mary Sifoburi is from Langa Langa in Malaita province, a community known for crafting the currency. And on the occasion of my sister's bride price ceremony, the enduring value of the shell money and the traditions that come with it, are clear.
August 01, 2022 00:46 UTC
The vast majority of residents want Christchurch City Council to halt its plans to intensify housing in the suburbs. Nearly 75 per cent of people opposed the proposed plan to get rid of city resource consents for those wanting to build housing over 12m high. In a number of responses, residents suggested the city council should begin in the central city before, if required, developing the apartment buildings in the suburbs. “Increasing the number of central city residents ... would then increase the city’s vitality, business opportunities and safety from having more people on the streets,” the report revealed. Comments were generally in favour of the areas suggested by the council, but the majority suggested they needed to be increased.
August 01, 2022 00:37 UTC
We're drowning in the stuff, despite paper shopping bags, and I didn't realise it until I tried to live without it. I told everyone behind every counter I was going without single-use plastic for the month, and they were all very willing to help. I arrived home from my first shopping trip with mandarins in a plastic mesh bag and bone broth in a plastic bottle. Despite feeling I was alone in this, I apparently joined 120 million people around the world, "choosing to refuse" single-use plastic during the month of July. "But more and more people around the world taking that first step in rejecting single-use plastic is a great start."
August 01, 2022 00:03 UTC
Dunedin Central Police Station. Photo / ODTA couple driving from Christchurch to Dunedin, despite being disqualified, were caught with a jar of cannabis and an air rifle while on their way to the city's central station, police say. Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond said a man and a woman were stopped by police at 12.50pm yesterday. They were stopped by officers on their way to the Dunedin Central Police Station, although it was not clear why they were headed there, Snr Sgt Bond said. The woman was given a warning for cannabis possession, Snr Sgt Bond said.
July 31, 2022 23:49 UTC
An investigation is underway after an inmate who died in his cell had allegedly been complaining of breathing difficulties and asking for medical help. Prison director Jo Harrex said staff "made every effort to save him" but were unable to revive him. All deaths in custody are referred to the coroner for investigation and determination of cause of death. A source told the Herald that the man had been having trouble breathing and had been asking for medical assistance for weeks. A spokeswoman for the coroner confirmed the man's death has been reported to them.
July 31, 2022 23:37 UTC
Thousands of paua were washed up dead and dying on Kaka Point beaches last week. The "natural phenomenon" had occurred previously in 2016 and 2013, although Kaka Point residents said it "has never been this bad". Dead and dying paua on a Kaka Point beach. Local man Glen MacPherson said although the massive amount of dead paua was "devastating", he was cautiously hopeful for paua in the area. "I went diving six months after the big paua wash-up in 2013 and I was surprised to see how many were still there."
July 31, 2022 22:59 UTC
The internationally celebrated annual event The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever was celebrated for the fourth time in the Octagon on Saturday. Participants dressed in red to re-create the music video for Kate Bush’s 1978 chart-topper hit Wuthering Heights. She said Rowan had been very excited for the dance, as he adored Kate Bush and Wuthering Heights was one of his favourite songs. Dancing near the front of the crowd on Saturday is Rowan Ansell (3) for The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever event in the Octagon, Dunedin. It was the fourth time the event had been held and this year it landed on the day of Kate Bush’s 64th birthday.
July 31, 2022 22:48 UTC
Their lawyers were ultimately hoping the trio's life sentences would be quashed and replaced with finite sentences - but with an option of including a minimum period of imprisonment. Crothall said she "strongly" disagreed that life sentences for young murderers was unjust. "Put an end to this idea that offenders of this age should not have a life sentence," she said. "He doesn't see the life parole as being manifestly unjust and this is exactly how it should be." "Tell me how he doesn't deserve a life sentence when carrying out a calculated murder?
July 31, 2022 22:41 UTC
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July 31, 2022 22:13 UTC
Video / Warner Brothers DiscoveryOPINION:Watching tonight's episode of the Masked Singer feels a bit like being the only one who didn't dress up for a Halloween party with your uni mates. Photo / Warner Brothers DiscoveryClinton Randell - or one of his clones - is hosting tonight's episode. The rest of his replicas are likely back at the Warner Brothers Discovery office being programmed for his next TV hosting gigs. I don't think this is what Bloomers meant when he said he wanted karaoke at his farewell party, guys. Photo / Warner Brothers Discovery"I knew straight away it was someone who's been in love with me for eight years," she says.
July 31, 2022 21:31 UTC
Enough is enough! Ian Foster must go – and if he doesn’t do so of his own accord (as he should do), he must be pushed. That became apparent in the first minute of the match, when it became clear that neither the coach nor the team had learned any ...
July 31, 2022 21:23 UTC
Rare Goldie painting set to go under the hammer The painting which has been in a private collection for close to 100 years could fetch upwards of $500,000. Private jets and pink sauce: The week that was in pop culture OPINION: Owning a private jet in the midst of a climate crisis probably isn't a good idea. Star Trek star Nichelle Nichols has died, aged 89 The actress who played Nyota Uhura died of natural causes, her son shared on Facebook. Taylor Swift's version of damning report over private jet usage According to data provided by CelebrityJets, Swift's private jet was flown 170 times between January 1-July 29. From Block star to dance star Yanita Hall has traded in her work boots and tool belt for dancing shoes and lycra.
July 31, 2022 20:44 UTC
The Parliament protest was just one example of rage bubbling to the surface. Photo / George HeardThe Parliament protest was just one example of rage bubbling to the surface. New Zealand isn't alone in dealing with this issue. Over the weekend, a man was killed in a racist attack in Italy and the US has seen a massive surge in airline rage incidents. • The Front Page is a daily news podcast from the New Zealand Herald, available to listen to every weekday from 5am.
July 31, 2022 20:00 UTC
Video / Sky SportAll the action from day two at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. All Blacks Sevens blow itThe All Blacks Sevens have blown a glorious opportunity for another Commonwealth Games gold. Cyclists miss out on medalsA day of close calls and defeats for New Zealand cyclists on the track has extended in heartbreaking fashion. Clareburt fastest againKiwi swimmer Lewis Clareburt has qualified fastest for a second consecutive final, breezing into the final of the 200m butterfly. Black Sticks on the boardThe Black Sticks men have picked up their first win of the Commonwealth Games, beating Pakistan 4-1.
July 31, 2022 18:52 UTC