Dominico Zapata/Stuff Tauranga mayor Tenby Powell at a bus-stop in downtown Tauranga which is a popular gathering place for the homeless. Dominico Zapata/Stuff Tauranga RSA president Fred Milligan describes the deal to house the homeless as "the perfect model". Heavily pregnant Eliza Ruri has been staying there since the early stages of the Covid lockdown. He describes life on the street during the Covid lockdown as like a zombie movie. “The homeless got a house because of the Covid, not because they’re homeless, that’s what we all say.”
In just a week, the contract work Liz Carlson had spent a decade building dried up. The Lyttelton-based creative entrepreneur boasts more than 200,000 followers on her Instagram page Young Adventuress, making her New Zealand's most influential travel blogger. She hopes her peers will find similar work-life balance as the country recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic. She was pretty happy with her work-life balance, but believed other people her age could benefit from slowing down a little. She'd like to see businesses transition to four-day working weeks to allow young people to have a better lifestyle.
Our streets may not look like this any more – King St, Palmerston North, during lockdown – but we’re not yet out of the Covid-19 recovery phase. During the recovery period, the body adapts and becomes able to perform better next time. This simple paradigm of stress, rest, recovery, then adaptation underpins how athletes live their lives to perform to their best next time they compete. Running a marathon, even if I manage the stress of this feat by pacing well, is damaging to my body. But running another marathon to see if I’ve recovered is not wise for many reasons, especially if I’ve not recovered.
Southland's Tiwai Point aluminium smelter looks set to close after Rio Tinto announced plans to wind down operations. Supplied The text message Tiwai Point aluminium smelter staff received at 8am on Thursday, July 9, to tell them the company was preparing to close. READ MORE:* Southland leaders vow to fight closure of Tiwai Point aluminium smelter* Reality kicks in for Tiwai Point aluminium smelter employees* Tiwai Point aluminium smelter to close, 1000 jobs to goThe text sent to staff on Thursday read: “NZAS MESSAGE: Rio Tinto has confirmed that following the conclusion of the strategic review it will start planning for the wind-down of operations and the eventual closure of NZAS. Kavinda Herath / Stuff Invercargill Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt talks about the closure of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter. Robyn Edie/Stuff Tiwai Point aluminium smelter chief executive Stewart Hamilton discusses the closure of the smelter.
The highly sophisticated broadcast system for the America’s Cup faces its own race to be ready with an intense period of testing in Auckland looming. Emirates Team NZ America's Cup TV equipment gets readied to be transported to New Zealand from Europe. The primary objective of the live broadcast is to make it the most viewed America’s Cup in its long and storied history. You can bet there will be bugs, there has to be, it’s a very complicated system,” Dalton said. The winner of that series goes on to sail against Team New Zealand for the America’s Cup from March 6.
Yes, 2000’s High Fidelity was a rare beast. Supplied High Fidelity benefits greatly from Zoe Kravitz’s charismatic performance as Rob. READ MORE:* Gender-swapped remake of High Fidelity starring Zoe Kravitz comes to TV* Normal People: A beautifully understated and achingly romantic drama* Zoe Kazan stars in alternative history drama The Plot Against America* Movie Review: The Neon DemonSupplied High Fidelity is a gender-swapped, contemporary update of Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel and the 2000 John Cusack-starring movie of the same name. Supplied Little Voice is now streaming on Apple TV+. Meanwhile, Apple TV+’s latest 10-part drama Little Voice offers a similarly themed, but stylistically very different take on life and love in contemporary America.
Alison Mau The best way to see Te Anau: aboard Mickey, one of the horses owned by Helen Prendergast of Kepler Oaks Chalet. “Yes, you can reach Milford Sound from Queenstown if you spend 12 hours on a round-trip – but Te Anau is the heart of Fiordland. With its 100-seat cafe shuttered and the flow of international tourists gone, the business has asked for Government help through the $400 million dollar Strategic Tourism Asset Protection Programme. Alison Mau The best Blue Cod burger you’ll ever taste – at the Hard Antler pub, Haast. Everywhere we go, the unspoken question – when will the international tourists be back – is palpable but unanswerable.
Christchurch Adventure ParkTucked away between the trees in the beautiful Port Hills, the Christchurch Adventure Park is enough to make any outdoor-lover’s heart beat a little faster. Alden Williams/Stuff Cameron Hill gives a rundown of what to expect from the zipline at the Christchurch Adventure Park. Alden Williams/Stuff The Zipline tour at Christchurch Adventure Park is a must-do activity in the Garden City. Alden Williams/Stuff Tram driver Barry Corbett has many stories and anecdotes to share about Christchurch and the city's history. MORE INFORMATION:Christchurch Adventure Park: christchurchadventurepark.comGarden City Helicopters: gchaviation.comWillowbank Wildlife Reserve: willowbank.co.nzInternational Antarctic Centre: iceberg.co.nzBlack Cat Cruises: blackcat.co.nzPunting on the Avon and Tram City Tour: christchurchattractions.nzThe writer and photographer were guests of ChristchurchNZ.
In other words, people with impostor syndrome (IS) feel they don’t deserve what they’ve achieved, despite evidence of their competence. Supplied “Imposter syndrome can hold you back at work,” says author speaker and personal development coach, Jess Stuart. “And, for people with impostor syndrome,” says Stuart, “constructive criticism equals condemnation. “My impostor syndrome began when I grew up with a rare heart condition, missed a lot of school, and missed out on friendship circles. Dealing with impostor syndrome isn’t a box you can tick off.
You might have tried soy milk, almond milk, maybe macadamia milk – but what about avocado milk? Avocadomilk is now stocked in 200 shops in California and aims to be in 1000 by November. SUPPLIED Avocadomilk is stocked in grocery stores in the United States. We will also look to range Avocadomilk butters and look at ice cream and yoghurt. “Our whole goal has been to focus on the USA and prove ourselves there, the opposite of what most Kiwi companies do.
Huddling under a carport to shelter from the rain, refuge workers Lottie Siaosi and Vanessa Edwards sit and listen to the woman with a bruised, swollen, face. READ MORE:* Housing shortage forcing women to return to violent partners* 'If we get it wrong someone dies': A day on the frontline of the Women's Refuge* Waikato Women's Refuge opens its sixth safe house"The mate doesn't have anywhere else to go, you know. During crisis callouts, Siaosi and Edwards take turns at encouraging her to speak, but there's no pressure and no blame. Siaosi and Edwards work for Waikato Women's Refuge. Edmonds is one of only a handful of male refuge workers across the country.
Will Jordan (right) is mobbed by his Crusaders teammates after scoring against the Blues in Christchurch. The Crusaders extended their unbeaten run against Super Rugby opposition in Christchurch to 36 matches, by delivering another lesson in patient persistence. The Blues arrived with the required attitude and intent to challenge the benchmark that is the Crusaders. They came off the line at pace and repeatedly knocked the Crusaders ball carriers back. The Blues took the game to the Crusaders.
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July 11, 2020 09:11 UTC
A man who supplied methamphetamine as part of a large Hawke’s Bay drug operation has evaded jail, against the Crown’s urging, with a judge giving him an “extremely merciful sentence”. Matiu Edwards was one of 13 people arrested in Hawke’s Bay’s biggest methamphetamine drug bust in September 2017. He urged the judge to think “outside the usual sentencing bands” and to sentence Edwards to 12 months home detention. “I have considerable reservations about that,” Judge Rea said. Judge Rea, who this month celebrated 25 years as a judge, said he was also going to do something he had never done previously.
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Wooli beach in northern NSW. Photo: Getty ImagesA teenage boy has died in a suspected shark attack while surfing off northern NSW. Witnesses told police a shark attacked the 17-year-old at Wilsons Headland at Wooli Beach, north of Coffs Harbour, just before 2.30pm on Saturday. Beaches in the area, including Wooli, Diggers Camp and Minnie Water, have been closed. “What’s happened there this afternoon would shake everybody,” Mr Simmons told AAP.
Source:Otago Daily Times
July 11, 2020 06:33 UTC
Giridharadas is an editor-at-large for TIME and was a foreign correspondent and columnist for The New York Times from 2005 to 2016. His two previous books are India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking and The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas. "This vision is fundamentally incompatible with democracy." He said neoliberalism was a notion that "you should always do what's good for money because when you do what's good for money, people benefit somehow". He said elite do-gooding was a smokescreen so the rich and powerful could continue to have their way.
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