The White Ferns will face England for the bronze medal after taking Australia to the final over but losing by five wickets at Edgbaston tonight. Considering the White Ferns began their innings on the verge of calamity, and considering how poorly they had batted two days ago, 144-7 represented an admirable - if not defendable - total. That's what the White Ferns set about doing, with Plimmer stroking a few morale-boosting boundaries before falling for 17. But Tahuhu would have the last laugh, bowling out the world's No 1 batter with a brilliant yorker to reduce Australia to 28-2. Unfortunately for the White Ferns' chances, the worst drop was still to come, Hannah Rowe contriving to grass a simple chance at mid off from Tahlia McGrath.
August 06, 2022 22:51 UTC
New Zealand has hundreds fewer nurses per 100,000 people than Australia, with the divide doubling in a decade, figures show. The difference of just over 418 nurses was double that of March 2012, when Australia was ahead of New Zealand by 200 nurses. ACT deputy leader Brooke van Velden says her party wants a pathway straight to residency for overseas nurses moving to New Zealand. The health systems in both countries are experiencing chronic shortages of working nurses." Health Minister Andrew Little, with Health NZ chief executive Fepulea'i Margie Apa, at a briefing in Parliament over workforce pressures this week.
August 06, 2022 22:43 UTC
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August 06, 2022 22:05 UTC
South Africa dominate with a 26-10 victory over troubled All Blacks. Video / Sky SportHow the world media reacted to the All Blacks' 26-10 loss to South Africa this morning at Mbombela Stadium. Dejected All Black players after losing the match during the New Zealand All Blacks v South Africa Springboks rugby union match at Mbombela Stadium. Dejected All Black players after losing the match during the New Zealand All Blacks v South Africa Springboks rugby union match at Mbombela Stadium. Photo / Photosport.co.nz'Confidence has been shattered'By Gregor Paul, NZ HeraldIf Ireland cracked the All Blacks, South Africa certainly broke them and any hope, however forlorn, that a recovery is possible under this coaching regime, has surely gone.
August 06, 2022 20:59 UTC
Video / Sky SportSpringboks 26 All Blacks 10In their defining hour, their day of reckoning, the All Blacks barely fired a shot. If it wasn't clear before it is glaringly obvious now – this is an All Blacks group bereft of confidence and direction. In these circumstances a sudden revival at the mecca of South African rugby next week seems but a fanciful dream. Their territory, pressure-based game strangled the All Blacks flat-lining attack that had Barrett willing someone to run off him all evening. South Africa's Kurt-Lee Arendse, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring a try.
August 06, 2022 20:28 UTC
At times Ardie Savea was a lone ranger for the All Blacks as he did his best to keep his team in it against Ireland. So he’s asked if he sees the next two weeks as a defining moment, a turning point for this team which hangs precariously on the precipice. Dan Peled/Photosport Ardie Savea on the Boks challenge: ‘“This week is the turning point,” Savea declared during a low-key walk-through at the stadium. It’s a turning point for us – a chance to stake our claim and do the jersey proud.”For that to happen the All Blacks have to get a lot right. I can’t wait to get out here and get going.”Turning point or tipping point?
August 06, 2022 17:03 UTC
We are living in a golden age of celebrity reality shows. I have already made the case that we simply don’t have enough celebrities to sustain such a robust celebrity reality show economy. We should view celebrity reality shows the way Hollywood has long viewed facelifts: you only get one, and it should be timed for maximum impact. For me the most exciting celebrity reveals for the new season of Celebrity Treasure Island are the ones where I go, “Oh shit! The 2021 cast of Celebrity Treasure Island (Photo: TVNZ)This is not to shade the fine celebs who have appeared on multiple celebrity reality shows.
August 06, 2022 16:24 UTC
All Blacks Beauden Barrett and Aaron Smith weighed in ahead of their trip to South Africa. Video / Carson BluckAll Blacks Beauden Barrett and Aaron Smith weighed in ahead of their trip to South Africa. Video / Carson BluckLive updates of the Rugby Championship test between the All Blacks and South Africa. The three other games were also away in South Africa, and New Zealand lost all three. Wales won their first test in South Africa ever only last month.
August 06, 2022 16:12 UTC
Photo: GivealittleTributes have been flowing for a well-known Franz Josef man killed in a light plane crash on Thursday. Tim Gibb was travelling alone from Franz Josef to Rangiora near Christchurch but never arrived. Gibb was a long-term Franz Josef resident and business owner. "Many of you are probably coming to terms with the devastating news that, tragically, yesterday Tim Gibb was killed in a plane crash," his mate wrote on the fundraising page. "I don't think a single person on the West Coast, perhaps even the South Island ... doesn't know or hasn't heard of Tim Gibb.
Source:Otago Daily Times
August 06, 2022 15:18 UTC
Everywhere I look people are fretting over changes to the way Facebook and Instagram work (or maybe that’s don’t work?). The day before, Facebook had rammed ads on either side of my post about child sleep which reached 27,000 organically. So I find myself in a conundrum: will I lose money and potentially my career if Instagram and Facebook die? Facebook has been garbage for us for ages is what I’m saying. Would I choose being shown this nice bird over my friend’s dad sharing a post saying children these days are far too coddled?
August 06, 2022 10:53 UTC
Two different families with young children were abused by beggars in public carparks at Central Mall and McDonald's in Rotorua. Photo / Mead NortonTwo different families with young children were abused by beggars in public carparks at Central Mall and McDonald's in Rotorua. Photo / Mead NortonTwo families have spoken out after abusive beggars in Rotorua carparks made their children cry when they didn't give them food, cigarettes or money. Hayley Hindle, her husband and three children aged one, three and six headed to Rotorua Central about 1pm on Saturday, July 23. "A safe customer experience is paramount to Rotorua Central Mall.
August 06, 2022 09:01 UTC
House price falls gathered pace in July, according to CoreLogic data, with Christchurch also going negative. Hundreds of first-home buyers in Wellington are estimated to now be in negative equity because of persistent price falls across the region, CoreLogic analysis shows. For those who bought between January and March this year, 19% of first-home buyers in central Wellington were estimated to be in negative equity. Kevin Stent/Stuff Upper Hutt is estimated to have the highest proportion of first-home buyers who bought during the market peak who are now in negative equity. No longer buying for capital gainProperty investor Steve Goodey said the Wellington market has changed in more ways than one.
August 06, 2022 08:31 UTC
Photo / 123RFThere are 4790 new cases of Covid-19 in the community today, with the seven-day rolling average continuing to fall. Hospitalisation rates are also falling after the latest Omicron wave peaked, with the seven-day rolling average down from 797 a week ago to 703 today. Navigating Covid-19 cases along with winter illnesses was likely to continue over the coming weeks, a Health New Zealand spokesperson said. We won't be dipping back into the hundreds for daily Covid-19 cases in the foreseeable future, even as the latest Omicron wave eases, modeller Dr David Welch says. Photo / Jed BradleyAlthough the latest outbreak had peaked, there were likely to be thousands of new Omicron cases every day for the foreseeable future, infectious diseases modeller Dr David Welch said yesterday.
August 06, 2022 04:21 UTC
To my surprise and delight, Hollie Fullbrook of the combo Tiny Ruins accepted our invitation to appear in an odd gig presenting her songs and my readings from my novel. Second, I’d go metal-detecting in Tiny Ruins’ discography for ideas for possible stories. I began with One Million Flowers off Tiny Ruins’ Olympic Girls LP of 2019, just because it is impossibly beautiful and makes me glad to be alive so I can listen to it. Since this method worked – I think – I repeated it for other Tiny Ruins songs that weave a particular bewitchment: Carriages, Priest With Balloons and Bird in the Thyme. How Hollie went about growing songs out of the compost of my stories is a question for Hollie to answer, as, when and if.
August 06, 2022 03:48 UTC
A new synthetic drug has been found for the first time in New Zealand with feedback that it caused extreme anxiety for a user. ADVERTISEMENTREAD MORE: How Dunedin became the MDMA capital of NZThe new cannabinoid was identified by the non-profit organisation Know Your Stuff NZ. War against drugsADVERTISEMENTThe latest Illicit Drug Harm Index has estimated that in 2019, almost 60,000 kilos of illicit drugs were consumed by New Zealanders, most of it being cannabis. Chemists make synthetic cannabinoids. Chemists make different, more potent synthetic cannabinoids.
August 06, 2022 03:14 UTC