Photo: SuppliedA South Auckland charity supporting victims of domestic violence is angry it has received donations of dirty, stained and torn underwear. Founder Jackie Clark said the charity has recently received a couple of bin bags worth of dirty clothes and shoes. She said many of the women she supports already have a low sense of self-esteem and receiving dirty donations can be harmful. Edridge said his team have similar experiences to The Aunties with people donating broken and dirty clothes, bedding and furniture. Clark said she also works with more than 2000 people dealing with domestic violence a year to provide access to resources.
November 12, 2023 02:15 UTC
The farm tour we can all get onboard with - a chocolate one. Photo / Getty ImagesThe farm tour we can all get onboard with - a chocolate one. Calling all chocoholics, stuff your face with deliciousness on the new Australian Chocolate Farm in Shannonvale, Queensland. Just 15 minutes from Port Douglas, join a guided cocoa farm tour to learn everything there is to know about chocolate-making. Afterward, enjoy beautiful farm views from the Chocolate Farm Café.
November 12, 2023 01:23 UTC
Photos: Toni McDonaldMore than 40 firefighters have been battling a six-hectare blaze fuelled by high winds at Invercargill's Oreti Beach this morning. Invercargill senior station officer Nick Barclay said the first call about the fire came from a member of the public at 5.30am. Crews could easily see flames above the tree line as they approached the Oreti Beach entrance. "The wind was quite strong and it was coming towards us quite quickly." Fire investigators were on the scene to determine the cause of what started it at the front edge of the beach.
Source:Otago Daily Times
November 11, 2023 22:07 UTC
In 2011 after the counting of special votes the Greens gained a seat from National. These votes are counted as special votes, which take ten times longer to count than other votes. The law currently provides that 10 days is allowed for special votes to be returned from overseas and 13 days for special votes cast in New Zealand to be returned to their home electorate. Use of couriers should mean that special votes cast within the country are returned to their home electorates. And the checking and counting of special votes need not wait for receipt of all votes.
November 11, 2023 19:39 UTC
Global News published this video item, entitled “1 million influenza vaccines administered already, Dr. Bonnie Henry says | FULL” – below is their description. Minister of Health Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry held a press conference Friday providing an update on the ongoing respiratory illness season and the province’s immunization campaign. Dr. Bonnie Henry said over the past couple of weeks there has been a slight rise in respiratory illnesses, especially among children, according to tests at the BC Children’s Hospital. The new “updated” vaccines for both influenza and COVID-19 have been arriving in B.C. According to Henry, more than 1 million influenza vaccines have been administered to British Columbians so far this season and more than 840,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, as well.
November 11, 2023 09:30 UTC
The scene at Kuirau Park after a car crashed through a fence into a hot pool. Photo: NZ HeraldA driver has been rescued after a car crashed into a boiling hot pool in Rotorua. Police said they responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Ranolf St near Arawa St shortly before 2:20. The car crashed through a fence into a hot pool. “The sole occupant of the vehicle was rescued with no injuries reported.”
November 11, 2023 02:26 UTC
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November 11, 2023 02:12 UTC
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November 10, 2023 16:45 UTC
“Every night, in the darkening stillness of his luxury apartment on the Upper East Side, Rudy Giuliani puts on a suit and a tie, affixes an American flag lapel pin above his left breast, sits at his desk in his wood-paneled corner library with views over Madison Avenue, stares into a camera, and starts talking,” New York Magazine reports. “And then he keeps on talking and talking, delivering, as he has for over a year, hundreds of hours of pure, uncut Rudy at his Rudest…”“He has discovered that last refuge of the disgraced in 2023: The vodcast.”
November 10, 2023 15:38 UTC
Eagle-eyed firearms enthusiasts saw something amiss with a revolver-type pistol, pictured lying upside down on a starkly lit table top. But eagle-eyed firearms enthusiasts saw something amiss with a revolver-type pistol, pictured lying upside down on a starkly lit tabletop. "It didn't take too long to do an image search on Google and find the fact that this was an imitation firearm, a lighter. But in an OIA response, police said data on incidents where a confirmed firearm was present were not directly collected. In the same period, there were only two situations where police were required to discharge its own weapons.
November 10, 2023 13:56 UTC
About 10 writers were hired for the Pou Tiaki team, many of them starting their two-year contracts in January 2022. Pou Tiaki editor Lisa Nicholson will remain in her role, overseeing two permanent Pou Tiaki journalist positions, which are set to be advertised next week. “Everyone at Stuff is expected to use Pou Tiaki in their own mahi, so it’s not just left to those in key strategic roles to uphold what Pou Tiaki stands for. Pou Tiaki is integral to our Stuff identity, values and behaviours, and we will continue this important mahi across the Stuff Group.”The cuts to the Pou Tiaki team join a growing list of job losses at Stuff this year. “I’m not as distraught about losing my job as I am about the fall of the vision of Pou Tiaki.”
November 10, 2023 09:40 UTC
It was literally below the middle of the bat, probably 5-6 centimetres from the bottom," Warner was quoted by stuff.co.nz. Warner keeps switching between his stock of willows depending on the weight, who's bowling and the demands of the situation. "I’ve always asked for low middles, but over here (in India) specifically, just an extra low middle because the ball doesn’t bounce as much. If I get onto a pull shot too early, it generally hits the toe (of the bat), so you have a thicker toe. I change between a lighter one and a heavier one throughout the game, depending on who’s bowling," stuff.co.nz quoted Warner as saying.The unsusual shape of Warner's specially-crafted bats has caught the attention of his former teammates.
November 10, 2023 09:08 UTC
Henry Nicholls of Canterbury was reported for alleged ball-tampering during a Plunket Shield match against Auckland. The incident took place at the Hagley Oval, when Canterbury were hosting Auckland for a Plunket Shield clash. Video footage allegedly revealed Nicholls scraping the ball against the rim of the helmet before these overs. Derek Walker and Kim Cotton, the umpires, later reported Nicholls for allegedly breaching NZC’s code of conduct, who have raised this with a first-class commissioner. Here is the Henry Nicholls rubbing the ball on the helmet incident.
November 10, 2023 08:55 UTC
What is Netflix’s Blood Coast all about? Let’s find out the details you need to know about the upcoming thriller series. When Blood Coast Will Be Coming Up on Netflix? We have the official release date of the Blood Coast TV series which is going to be full of action and that is the 6th of December 2023. The makers have made it clear that the upcoming series is going to have 6 episodes in totality.
November 10, 2023 08:05 UTC
After the Party antihero Penny may be the most dynamic female character we’ve seen on New Zealand television. Robyn Malcolm tells Tara Ward about the rarity of playing a complex middle-aged woman. A woman in her 50s cycles into a Wellington boys’ high school, incessantly ringing her bell to demand
November 10, 2023 07:54 UTC