April Morel, 34, shared her passion for travel and new experiences on her own website. Photo: www.aprillee.co.nzAdventure-seeker April Morel lived a different lifestyle to the average woman - until tragedy struck. Her father Don Martin found her body lying on rocks below a cliff - Morel had slipped and fallen. She was set to head overseas again and described travelling and new experiences as her "passion". In a paragraph about her vision, Morel wrote: "I want each of us to be able to look into the mirror and be inspired by the person who looks back.
April 01, 2020 01:41 UTC
Marist College is one of the larger outbreaks of coronavirus. An Auckland parent is amazed that a week after being told to isolate his daughter because she was a close contact of a coronavirus patient, he's still heard nothing from the Ministry of Health. The parent, who didn't want to be named, was told last Wednesday to keep his daughter in isolation and await contact from the Ministry's contact tracing team after learning that she had been in close contact with someone in the Marist College cluster outbreak. Read more:* Full coronavirus coverage* 48 hours and no contact tracing* What is contact tracing, and why is it so important? The Ministry of Health did not respond to questions about why they had failed to contact the family.
The primary sector has been listed as an essential service in the Covid-19 response. Farmers identified as essential services are being asked to dial-down their "vitriolic" online posts, aimed at people who have been critical of the agricultural sector. Reading farmers' posts, which boasted about being an essential service, was not helpful. SUPPLIED Ag Proud NZ's Jon Pemberton is asking farmers to focus on producing food for Kiwis, rather than making 'I told you so' comments online. DOMINICO ZAPATA/STUFF Waikato Federated Farmers President Andrew McGiven said there were some frustration farmers were quickly made an essential service, but policies that "kneecap" agriculture remain.
Carlos Spencer was the king of flamboyance on the field and he's just as flashy in lockdown. Carlos Spencer, the king of flamboyance on the field, has shown he's just as flashy in lockdown when landing two of the most ludicrous trick shots seen during the Alert level 4 period. Payton Spencer/TIKTOK Carlos Spencer nailed one of the trick shots at just his second attempt. GETTY IMAGES Carlos Spencer hasn't lost his magic touch. After making the flick pass shot, Spencer explains that he made the shot on day two of trying.
No new Covid-19 cases have been recorded in Canterbury over the past 24 hours, with the total number remaining at 52. Compost company Living Earth in Christchurch has been linked to eight of the region's confirmed cases. Southern DHB has most casesYesterday the New Zealand total reached 647 cases with 48 new confirmed and 10 probable cases revealed. The nurse was one of 15 new Covid-19 confirmed or probable cases in the Southern region yesterday. "Yesterday, the only two patients in Lakes Hospital were discharged home following the decision to undertake extensive cleaning of the hospital."
April 01, 2020 00:56 UTC
Southland Bowling Club greenkeeper and life member Fred O'Connor at home not knowing when he will play his next game of bowls. Life member Fred O'Connor has been greenkeeper of the Southland Bowling Club for six years and was previously the assistant for four years. READ MORE:* Rahotu Bowling Club to celebrate century* Even if he walked with a king, he played bowls with the locals* Waikato bowls club buys own water to irrigate green* Nightcaps Bowling Club brings up 100 years in western Southland* Greenkeeper calls it a day at Invercargill Bowling Club* Mixed emotions for Southland Bowling Club's 140th celebrations and closureO'Connor has been a club member for 36 years. Robyn Edie/Stuff President Bryan McInerney, left, and greenkeeper-life member Fred O'Connor check out the Southland Bowling Club's memorabilia last year. Robyn Edie/Stuff Competition players at the Southland Bowling Club in 1908.
April 01, 2020 00:56 UTC
Photo: GoogleThe number of Covid-19 cases linked to a wedding held in Bluff has skyrocketed to 22 with 14 new cases announced today. Yesterday the Ministry of Health revealed the cluster for the first time, saying there eight cases connected to the wedding, understood to be held at Oyster Cove. It is unclear how many of the cases linked to the wedding are in the South, but the Otago Daily Times understands the wedding was attended by out-of-towners. A number of cases continue to be linked to the World Hereford Conference, held in Queesntown from March 9-13. It is now connected to 27 New Zealand cases, including three new cases announced today.
April 01, 2020 00:56 UTC
Weight-loss company Jenny Craig is defending its decision to continue operating during the lockdown, following public criticism from one of its own regional managers. Jenny Craig said in a statement it did not fall under the "takeaway" category. "Jenny Craig is not and has never been a 'takeaway operation'. 123RF Jenny Craig says it does not fall under the 'takeaway' category. However, Jenny Craig does not fall within this category."
April 01, 2020 00:45 UTC
Kiwi paramedic Chez Valenta, who is living in New York, has detailed the horrors residents there are facing due to the impact of Covid-19. Photo: 1 News via NZ HeraldA Kiwi paramedic living in New York has detailed the horrors residents are facing due to the impact of Covid-19. There are more than 67,000 Covid-19 cases in New York state alone, with more than 170,000 people testing positive across the US. "I've seen it wipe out an entire family over the course of three days - different ages, different health statuses. There are 47 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in New Zealand and 14 new probable cases.
April 01, 2020 00:45 UTC
The Southern District Health Board has released a breakdown of where in the South people have tested positive for Covid-19 after the cases in the area climbed to more than 100. Of the new cases 10 were in the Southern District Health Board area. Locations of cases in the SouthThe Southern District Health Board this afternoon revealed the Covid-19 numbers for different locations in the South, organised by council area. It is unclear how many of the cases linked to the wedding are in the South, but the Otago Daily Times understands the wedding was attended by out-of-towners. Two people overseas who went to the conference also tested positive, meaning in total 29 cases were linked to the conference.
April 01, 2020 00:39 UTC
The New Zealand Rugby chief executive is confronting potential revenue losses in excess of $100 million and issues sweeping 40% wage cuts across the organisation for the next three months. New Zealand Rugby has guaranteed provincial union payments for April but there are no promises beyond that. Players throughout the rugby world have taken pay cuts. The scale of potential World Rugby bailout packages hinges on how much, if any, international rugby can be played in the remainder of the year. There's no way in a small ecosystem like New Zealand rugby that we can't have everyone pitching in and being part of the solution.
April 01, 2020 00:33 UTC
The country's largest cluster of coronavirus cases has reached 50. On Wednesday, the Ministry of Health announced there were a total of 708 cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand. Of those, 50 were linked to Auckland's Marist College. The next largest cluster is from people who were at a bar in Matamata - with 32 confirmed or probable cases, including nine new cases. READ MORE:* Coronavirus: Ministry apologises after identifying infected people linked to clusters* Coronavirus: Living Earth revealed as Christchurch Covid-19 cluster* Coronavirus: Southern region overtakes Auckland case numbers* Coronavirus: Aucklander infects three people after return from ColoradoRICKY WILSON/STUFF There are now 50 cases of Covid-19 linked to Auckland's Marist College.
April 01, 2020 00:30 UTC
A woman in her 30s has been confirmed as Taranaki's latest coronavirus case. There is one new confirmed case of coronavirus in Taranaki, bringing the region's total to 14. The latest Taranaki case is a 39-year-old female who has recently returned from the United Kingdom and is in strict isolation. READ MORE:* Coronavirus: Full coverage* Coronavirus: New Zealand has 708 cases of the virus, rising by 47 cases* Coronavirus: Two new coronavirus cases in Taranaki; 647 confirmed or probable cases nationally* Coronavirus: New case in Nelson, now 20 cases in top of the southNationally, McElnay said 14 people remained in hospital, including the Taranaki patient. On Tuesday, the Taranaki region had one new confirmed case, a 23-year-old woman, and one new probable case, an 18-year-old female, both of whom have links to overseas travel.
April 01, 2020 00:22 UTC
MediaWorks staff have been asked to take a pay cut as coronavirus places pressure on the ad market. Photo: NZ Herald (file)Staff at TV and radio broadcaster MediaWorks have been asked to take a "voluntary" 15% pay cut. The company is asking its radio, television and digital workforce to take a 15% pay cut and its out-of-home advertising group, QMS, to take a 20% pay cut, for at least the next three months. "MediaWorks' TV and radio stations have provided New Zealanders with news and entertainment for over three decades and we must do everything we can to make sure that continues long into the future." In October last year, MediaWorks revealed plans to sell its TV business and its headquarters in Auckland's Eden Terrace.
April 01, 2020 00:00 UTC
Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay has revealed there are 47 new confirmed cases and 14 probable cases, bringing the New Zealand total to 708. Dr McElnay said there were 14 people with Covid-19 in hospital, including two in intensive care who were in a stable condition. Dr McElnay said there was still a strong link to overseas travel, with just over half of the cases reporting overseas travel. A number of clusters, or outbreaks from connected cases, have sprung up, McElnay said. The expiry was a safeguard, and states of national emergency can be extended as needed.
April 01, 2020 00:00 UTC