For New Zealand sisters Jess and Amelia Kerr, this year’s Women’s Twenty20 World Cup will be extra special. In a release from the ICC, the sisters said they were thrilled to be playing together. The White Ferns have their newest sibling pair on board. New Zealand opens its tournament with a match against Sri Lanka in Perth tonight, starting at midnight. Cricket has always been the Kerr family business — parents Robbie and Jo both played for Wellington before their daughters.
When Chris Bayne and Sandra Cain drive around the Otago hinterland, they know what lies behind the hills. Mrs Bayne’s light wagon and riding trail will meet today at Ardgour, near Tarras, while Mrs Cain’s walking trail will start on Wednesday from Ida Valley Station. Cavalcade trail bosses Sandra Cain (left) and Chris Bayne are notching up milestones on this year’s event. Behind them is Mrs Bayne’s husband Les, driving a horse called Pippa Middleton. Mrs Bayne, however, scotched any suggestion that she might lace up her tramping boots and tackle a walking trail.
A year later, she became the only girl in her advanced physics class and started questioning why other young women were not represented in fast-growing fields. Four years on, Miss Hilbertidou is the chief executive of her own company, has grown her network to more than 13,500 young women aged between 13 and 18, and has big plans. She was passionate about ensuring equity of access — for young women, regardless of their socioeconomic background or race — to programmes such as those her company was providing. "I’m part Samoan as well, [so] to see more Pasifika young women and Maori young women step up, take advantage of opportunities and to be equipped with the confidence, and for us to highlight role models that all young women can relate to [is important]." The focus was on fast-growing and largely male-dominated industries, and creating pathways to help young women interested in careers in them to have the confidence to do so, she said.
Students dance at a Leith St party on Wednesday night. Partiers donned their Hawaiian best at a Leith St party on Wednesday night. Attendees at a Leith St party appeared happy with the police presence. After a query from the Otago Daily Times about Campus Watch statistics, the post was edited yesterday morning and the numbers were removed. "The police have been working closely with flats organising events and this appears to be working well, with Campus Watch in support."
Offering vocational training to Mexican horticultural students could help address seasonal labour shortages on Central Otago orchards and vineyards. That is, if a deal between Mexican officials and Otago Polytechnic can be struck. "With 2.2% unemployment in Central Otago that’s a dangerously low number." The Mexican delegation was so impressed by the Cromwell programme they would "send students tomorrow if they could", he said. He regularly went to Latin and South America to promote the Cromwell programme, he said.
The twenty20 and one-day competitions produced quality cricket and strong results. Both were ended in playoff matches against Auckland. As well as Auckland being a quality side, he admits the longer format is still a work in progress for Otago. Neil Broom will bring up 100 matches for Otago, having been forced to wait an extra few months. It is more the amount of mental energy expended in the one-day playoff matches that may hinder the side.
Proposals to upgrade the Balclutha War Memorial Hall are included in the Clutha District Council’s annual plan document released today. PHOTO: JACK CONROYFinal options for a new "community hub" in Balclutha have been released by the Clutha District Council. The council favoured a rebuild, as option 1 "doesn’t address issues of low usage and income, and longer-term sustainability of the hall". "[I]t would provide a centrally located business hub ... with essential infrastructure to deliver a modern business environment that is currently missing in the Clutha district." Construction, including design elements to ensure it remained "focused" as a war memorial hall, would begin in 2022.
A workplace safety complaint concerning Wakari Hospital has been dismissed, but the Southern District Health Board has welcomed the scrutiny of its procedures. In November last year WorkSafe carried out a proactive workplace assessment of health and safety matters at Wakari. "WorkSafe is satisfied there is a good strategic plan in place to address internal health and safety concerns and manage risk." SDHB health and safety general manager James Knapp said the complaint was unsupported by evidence, but WorkSafe’s involvement had been useful. Mr Knapp said the SDHB would have ongoing meetings with WorkSafe to monitor safety issues at Wakari.
Mr Dicey had seen non-irrigated vines in South Africa stop growing during droughts, but recover in the following season. The first benefit of dryland vines would be in the savings from not installing irrigation systems through new vineyards. Perhaps even more importantly, Mr Dicey predicted dryland vines would take the quality of the region’s wines to a new level. Mr Dicey said that irrigation systems meant the roots of vines stayed near the soil surface. Dryland vines were more resilient as their roots were "far more widespread and miles deeper".
While he did not finish the gruelling 280km six-day unsupported race, he was questioned at length by other competitors who, after getting to know him, wanted to know why New Zealand did not have its own ultra race. Mr Sandri thought that was a very good question — the more he thought about it, the more he wanted to make it happen. "I think coming to New Zealand ... coming to a quirky wee town like Oamaru is quite different. Mr Sandri said the fact the final race was about to start had yet to sink in. I think once the last runner turns up down the re at the harbour I think the reality will set in."
The 38-year-old victim, who was also drunk, had been making "sarcastic and demeaning" comments to Lodge throughout the night. As soon as it became clear the defendant was going to react angrily, the victim pinned him to the ground. He told his girlfriend he was going to "get" the man and did not care there were children in his house. So the defendant smashed his window, grabbed an extendible baton and ran into the night. Mrs Stevens said her client was a young man who could be rehabilitated and urged the imposition of home detention.
An 8-year-old child was high on drugs as holiday celebrations at a southern resort town veered from underage drinking to drug use, it has been claimed. Agencies are responding to growing concerns about drug use and underage drinking in Wanaka after incidents over the New Year break. Deputy Mayor Calum MacLeod said he understood volunteer support people dealt with an 8-year-old high on drugs one night over the New Year period. Their biggest concern was the stimulant of choice was "veering from alcohol to drugs", he said. Council spokesman Jack Barlow said meetings with the police, Wanaka Alcohol Group, Red Frogs, Kahu Youth Trust, contractors and the Southern District Health Board should start next month.
Tomorrow is the last day to explore the most isolated places on Earth via the James Cameron exhibition at the Otago Museum in Dunedin. The exhibition Challenging the Deep follows Cameron’s three expeditions to the sunken ship Titanic. Packing up the large exhibition was expected to take about two weeks. "The team from the Australian National Maritime Museum [where the exhibit came from] are coming to assist." "We have had lots of people travel to see the exhibition, as well as groups of cruise ship passengers take the opportunity while they have been in Dunedin."
A rare and special visitor to the New Zealand mainland — a crabeater seal — died at Tomahawk Beach yesterday, only about four days after arriving. "A special visitor, and I know a number of people connected with it will be sad to hear the news," Mr Fyfe said last night. The male seal might have been ill, had been seen eating sand, and had died about mid-afternoon yesterday. A crabeater seal was seen elsewhere on Otago shores last July — the first of the species on record to visit the region. "I know quite a few people made the effort to visit him over the week and took that very rare opportunity to see a crabeater seal," he said.
Cullen Grace of the Crusaders charges forward during the round four Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and Highlanders. Photo: Getty ImagesThe Crusaders have survived a Highlanders comeback on a weekend of celebration for the red and blacks which could have been spoiled by the visitors in Christchurch. This was the Highlanders' second defeat in three matches, while the Crusaders have dropped one – to the Chiefs – in four. Prior to Havili's try the Highlanders' comeback was led by halfback Aaron Smith, the Highlanders' most dangerous attacking weapon when he decided to put his boot away and back himself or the unmarked teammate next to him. It was some turnaround because until halftime it was all the Crusaders, although they were assisted by some substandard defending.
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