Climate change and Covid-19 are just two of the themes in and exhibition of latest artworks by New Zealand artist Nigel Brown. Filling much of Milford Art Galleries, some of the works are distinctly three dimensional, with plywood characters standing out from the surface. For more videos from the Otago Daily Times click hereBrown says he does it in part to rebel at the flat 2-D images one sees on a computer screen or in an art catalogue, as well as his enjoyment of working with the rough uncompromising nature of the medium. The exhibition is on display at Milford Galleries until July 21.
July 11, 2020 23:15 UTC
Nikki Sherrard and Nicole Cowan have helped dress nearly 4000 Waikato children over the past five years. Clothe our Kids started as a small production in Sherrard’s spare room and has grown, now requiring a double garage and two extra pairs of hands. They get sick and then they miss out on school so it is making sure they’re getting an education because they’ve got warm clothing to go to school,” Sherrard said. Clothe our Kids began after Sherrard and Cowan ran out of kids to pass on their hand-me-downs to and knew a lot of children didn't have enough clothes. “We never have enough boys’ pants as they trash their pants,” Cowan said.
July 11, 2020 23:15 UTC
Emergency services at the scene of a crash in Dunedin this morning. Photo: Linda RobertsonDunedin's one-way heading south was partially blocked for a time this morning after a two-car collision. A police spokeswoman said they were called to a crash at the intersection between Castle and St Andrew Sts at 9.10am. The intersection was partially blocked, but had been cleared by 9.30am. St John were also called to the crash, but the occupants of both cars escaped without serious injury.
July 11, 2020 23:03 UTC
Police are at a serious crash on SH1 south of Oamaru. (file photo)One person has died following a single-vehicle crash on State Highway 1, south of Oamaru on Sunday. Emergency services were alerted to the crash at Maheno at 10.06am. The vehicle left the road and is believed to have rolled. The sole occupant of the vehicle died at the scene, police said.
July 11, 2020 22:57 UTC
Australian Nathan Brown has confirmed he isn't seeking to become the Warriors' new coach. Nathan Brown – widely considered the front-runner to become the new Warriors coach – has pulled out of the race to replace the sacked Stephen Kearney. Brown, who has worked as a consultant to the Warriors this season, made his announcement in a statement to Sydney's Sunday Telegraph. Brown and Bennett were on a list of potential candidates, revealed by Sydney's Daily Telegraph late last week. Mark Metcalfe Interim coach Todd Payten could be in line to become the Warriors' next head coach, after temporarily replacing Stephen Kearney.
July 11, 2020 22:52 UTC
FORD TRANSIT CUSTOM SPORTBase price: $59,990$59,990 Powertrain and economy: 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder, 136kW/415Nm, 6-speed automatic, FWD, combined economy 7.2L/100km, CO2 188g/km (source: RightCar). Damien O'Carroll/Stuff Stripes, alloy wheels and more power – the Ford Transit Custom Sport is actually a sportier van. Damien O'Carroll/Stuff Whatever colour Transit Custom Sport you buy the stripes are always orange and matt black. Damien O'Carroll/Stuff You can hardly see it on our black example, but the Transit Custom Sport also packs black side stripes too. So who exactly is the Transit Custom Sport aimed at?
July 11, 2020 21:56 UTC
Orchard cool stores were discussed as an option to store the bodies of Covid-19 pandemic victims. Photo: Getty Images/FileBut the Otago Civil Defence Emergency Management Group was ready to rise to the challenge. Reporter Simon Henderson speaks to emergency management officers Matt Alley and Oliver Varley about how they planned for every eventuality. Bodies being held at cold storage facilities on orchards were considered as part of Emergency Management Central Otago’s Covid-19 pandemic plans. Central Otago emergency management officer Matt Alley said in the early days of the pandemic many options had to be considered, including mortuary capacity.
July 11, 2020 20:48 UTC
He and four others were excavating a deep trench for the State Highway 1 underpass just south of Oamaru. Mr Warrington’s grandson, Nigel Warrington, contacted the Oamaru Mail from his home in Australia to see if readers can put names to the faces in a photograph that includes his grandfather. “Robert Warrington is the chap standing second from right against the truck wheel, tall and striking-looking with those huge cheekbones,” Nigel said. Nigel Warrington would love to know who is who in this photo that includes his grandfather, Robert Warrington, second from right. He now has news reports, the coroner’s report, and witness statements from the workmates George Fitzmaurice, Charles McKenzie, Robert Swain and Tim Frances Spillane.
July 11, 2020 20:48 UTC
Snow could fall as low as 300m in Dunedin this evening as another cold blast makes it way north. However, while the MetService has road snowfall warnings in place for roads across the South it is not expecting significant amounts to fall. An earlier road snowfall warning for Dunedin's Northern Motorway this evening has been lifted, as MetService no longer believed snow was going to affect the road. In Dunedin northwesterlies are expected to turn southerly about midday, with snow possible in the evening. Elsewhere in the South a heavy rain warning is in place until 12pm today for Fiordland north of Doubtful Sound.
July 11, 2020 20:26 UTC
George Wood Tributes are paid to former England Football World Cup winner and Ireland manager, Jack Charlton at Leeds United's Elland Road ground. Charlton made 35 appearances for England between 1965-70, also playing in the 1968 European Championship and the 1970 World Cup. Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images England brothers Jack (L) and Bobby Charlton relaxing during training at the 1970 World Cup in Mexico. Of all the England World Cup winners to go into management, Jack Charlton was the most successful. Shaun Botterill Republic of Ireland manager Jack Charlton (C) makes a point during a training session in 1991.
July 11, 2020 19:52 UTC
An Aucklander is looking for a flatmate to rent a corner of her lounge for $220 per week. The space, which is separated from the living area by privacy screens, is being advertised on a flatmates wanted page on Facebook as suitable for a woman “looking for a place to crash”. The woman who posted the ad wrote that the corner was “very well separated” from the rest of the two-bedroom apartment, which is located in central Auckland. How to get a viewing in an overcrowded rental market* Renting in Auckland: Experts warn it could get worse in 2020* Tiny Auckland 'apartment' too small to house anyone, investigation findsScreenshot An Aucklander is looking for a flatmate to rent this corner of their lounge for $220 per week. The median weekly rent on a room in Auckland central west was $257 in the first six months of 2020, according to data from Tenancy Services.
July 11, 2020 18:56 UTC
Soft lines don’t have to mean bulk – the Augusta dining table has rounded corners and steel legs while the Vienna dining chairs are a comfortable bucket shape, both from BoConcept, boconcept.com. Do pitch up to the furniture store with the dimensions of the space, remembering to leave 1200mm for walking past the table. Hint: A narrower rectangular table makes dining more intimate. A circular or oval table with a pedestal base can seat more people more comfortably all the way around it. Don’t make the mistake of choosing a timber dining table that might dry and split in colder, more arid regions.
July 11, 2020 18:56 UTC
Auckland managed isolation facility, Waipuna Hotel in Mt Wellington. Photo: Google MapsGrey Power is enraged by what it says is the stupid and dangerous behaviour of people fleeing managed isolation facilities, and says they need the book thrown at them. Earlier this week a man who was later found to have Covid-19 left an Auckland isolation facility and went to a nearby supermarket. Grey Power president Mac Welch said the shocking conduct risked spreading Covid-19 into the population - with older people particularly vulnerable. People charged under the Covid-19 Public Health Response Act can face either six months' imprisonment or a $4000 fine.
July 11, 2020 18:56 UTC
Where do you have to go in New Zealand to find a house for under $250k? We’ve done the boring work for you and found five properties for sale around New Zealand that are both cheap and cheerful. Property Brokers/Supplied The lounge is bright and welcoming. Property Brokers/Supplied One of two bathrooms has a claw foot bath and hear timber floor finish. The steep demand for first homes and competitive return on investment properties has seen the average sale price increase year-on-year.
July 11, 2020 18:00 UTC
Returning Kiwi Ben Jory hopes his design studio will now be able to ‘follow the sun’. Ben Jory won’t be looking for a job after leaving quarantine at a Rotorua hotel on Saturday. Instead, he has imported his own, after returning with his pregnant wife Sarah and young daughter from 13 years overseas. “I’ve had that for eight years.”STUFF Influx of returning Kiwis no bad thing for economy, experts say. Now he plans to run that business from New Zealand while building up a “sister studio” for Kiwi clients.
July 11, 2020 17:15 UTC