A succession of muffled creaks and thuds from people walking around in the house above your head. Daubed fast and loose onto an old studio drop-cloth, it read "I am thinking about the things I want to change." Tim Cuff Josephine Cachemaille: "The isolation gave me the rare opportunity to slow down, rest and reflect." Some of these qualities feel residual in the attitude of the finished paintings; some are light, or slippery, while others are tough and resistant. Tim Cuff Josephine Cachemaille in her previous studio, now closed due to earthquake risk.
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Daziel has vehemently rejected an allegation she was part of efforts to censor and blacklist a prominent academic at the request of Chinese Community Party (CCP) officials. In her submission, Brady alleged that in 2015 Chinese government officials put pressure on the University of Canterbury, Antarctica New Zealand, Dalziel, and New Zealand diplomats in China regarding her unpublished research on China and Antarctica. In her letter, Dalziel said the allegation would “seriously damage my reputation in a way that inflicts harm”. In a 2015 email addressed to the Mayor, Brady said she had been told at a meeting she “was being banned from participating in any official events related to China and or Antarctica...”. Dalziel defeated businessman Darryll Park and political activist John Minto to win her third term as mayor last October.
Cheval and Georgie Graham and their children Tristan and Heidi spent the Covid-19 lockdown in remote bush near Turangi, living in a caravan. Wild apples and mushrooms foraged for free, and freshly caught fish and smoked venison helped feed a Taranaki family holed up in remote bush during the level 4 lockdown. Stuff Cheval Graham picking berries with Tristan, 5, and Heidi, 4. “We shot into Taupo the day before and stocked up with tinned food, milk powder and extra warm clothes.”Stuff A game of bush cricket during lockdown. Stuff Georgie Graham picking apples from wild trees the family discovered while staying in remote bush near Turangi.
Southland's Tiwai Point aluminium smelter looks set to close after Rio Tinto announced plans to wind down operations. Will the closure of the NZ Aluminium Smelter mean carbon emissions go up or down? New Zealand’s carbon footprint will get smaller if the Tiwai Point smelter turns off its potlines. READ MORE:* Tiwai Point attracted controversy from the start* Tiwai Point aluminium smelter to close, 1000 jobs to go* We are all paying for Tiwai Point“They may not even produce more aluminium to compensate, particularly if the prices are low. “So it is a loss, but I don’t think it’s going to have an impact on carbon emissions.
Refusing to look at KiwiSaver balances or share portfolios when headlines shout “world markets plunge” is a coping mechanism I’ve been rather partial to myself at times. Marion van Dijk/Stuff Janine Starks is a financial commentator with expertise in banking, personal finance and funds management. The best performer is Juno up 3.4 per cent in three months and 9.8 per cent over the year. On average, balanced funds are down 1 per cent over three months, but 5 per cent higher than their valuations a year ago. In terms of world markets, it’s another interesting lesson in the speed they can change their opinion.
Husband and wife team Mehdi Sanssar and Korreen Hay run So Vintage in the Hawke’s Bay where they sell unique, vintage decor pieces from Europe. And there's that!”Georgia-May Gilbertson/Stuff Mehdi Sanssar and Korreen Hay fell in love with their business again, after five weeks away during lockdown. MEHDI: That's exactly what we did. Stuff-co-nz So Vintage offers a mix of industrial, vintage, antique furniture, light fittings and curios. KORREEN: Mehdi actually answers classifieds for some items and actually meets the people who have owned it for the last hundred years.
READ MORE:* Sir William Gallagher apologises over Treaty comments* A Waikato kaumatua calls for apology from Sir William Gallagher* Sir William Gallagher's 'outdated, privileged and sad' view of historyIt’s a view roundly rejected as wacky by both Māori leaders and leading historians who have widely debunked it. Tom Lee/Stuff Sir William Gallagher said Vincent O'Malley's historical report is biased and repeats “horrible untruths” (file photo). “There were people here at the time of the Taupō eruption, that’s pretty well established,” Sir William told Stuff. “I have great regard for Sir William but, as you would expect from a former Labour MP, our perspectives are probably slightly different,” he said. In 2019, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced New Zealand history will be taught in all schools by 2022.
Although widely known as the composer of the All Blacks haka, Kapa o Pango, that haka is really only the most widely visible piece of a substantive body of work that has covered decades. Monique Ford/Stuff A Te Kapa Haka o Whangara Mai Tawhiti performance at Te Matatini, the national kapa haka festival, in 2015. You have to remember they’re not a haka team, they’re a rugby team. Our team, Te Kapa Haka o Whāngārā Mai Tawhiti, the local Tamararo competition, and Te Matatini, the national competition. “Competition haka is a sport and I think if we really want to help Māori with their health then we should invest in kapa haka.
Reynan and Ellien Quilla, originally from the Philippines, are building their dairy dynasty in New Zealand. MARK TAYLOR/Stuff Reynan and Ellien Quilla manage a 400-cow dairy farm on a 130ha property in Ngatea, on the Hauraki Plains. His older brother, Isidro, had already been working in New Zealand for about two years on a dairy farm in Waiterimu, North Waikato. “I reached out to my brother to see if there were any employment opportunities in New Zealand," Reynan said. The family is building a dairy dynasty, he jokes, and have proved to be more valuable than just filling a labour gap on Kiwi dairy farms.
Of the nine accommodation businesses in Porirua identified by Stuff, only one was not taking emergency accommodation. He switched to taking emergency accommodation clients after his regular customer base dried up, thanks to Covid-19. Its owner, who did not wish to be named because of the potential stigma of providing emergency accommodation, said that had changed after the pandemic. The Covid-19 impact had seen the Ian Cassels-launched The Post Hotel in the city’s CBD switch to emergency accommodation during lockdown. One had closed down, three were full with emergency accommodation or long-term accommodation clients.
A new Ngāi Tahu investment strategy has been put on hold due to the pandemic. And then, right as Haea Te Awa was moving towards its launch this year, coronavirus hit. Robyn Edie/Stuff Signed off: Haea Te Awa progressed at last November's tribal gathering, Hui-a-Iwi, held in Invercargill. NGĀI TAHU’S TIGHT NINEAnother Ngāi Tahu insider says, in similar fashion, Tront central office also came to be viewed as developing ideas above its station. However some also say Ngāi Tahu has shown in the past that it can manage its affairs pretty well.
Taranaki house prices are continuing to climb despite the economic uncertainty from Covid-19. Demand from New Zealanders returning home will buffer any easing in demand for homes, even after September 1 when the wage subsidy ends, Peter McDonald, executive director of McDonald Real Estate, said. Across the province, median prices now sit at $480,000 in New Plymouth, $282,000 in South Taranaki and $290,000 in Stratford. Harcourts Team Taranaki director Graham Richards said he expected Kiwis returning from overseas would bolster the market even if the end of the wage subsidy does have an effect. It’s quite competitive.”Scott Roberts of Metcalfe Real Estate, Hāwera, said there was a lot of competition for properties in all price brackets.
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Ron Vink is converting a former bank in Upper Hutt into transitional housing. An unoccupied bank building in Upper Hutt’s CBD is being converted into transitional housing as New Zealand's housing crisis worsens. Rosa Woods/Stuff The former Westpac bank in Upper Hutt earmarked to become a transitional housing centre still has its vault. Rosa Woods/Stuff Ron Vink is converting former bank in Upper Hutt into a transitional housing centre. Teresa Homan is the chairwoman of the Upper Hutt Housing Trust which provides 11 transitional housing places.
Watching Sam Whitelock smash and his bash way through three consecutive New Zealand derbies, it’s difficult not to wonder how long he can keep performing at such a high level for. Whitelock, who has played all 240 minutes of the Crusaders’ first three Super Rugby Aotearoa games, maintains the 2023 World Cup remains the goal, albeit one he gives little thought. What’s certain is Whitelock’s availability for Super Rugby Aotearoa can’t be understated, given the red and blacks lost skipper Scott Barrett for the campaign to a foot injury. Clive Rose/Getty-Images Sam Whitelock in action for Japanese club Panasonic against the Canon Eagles at Machida GION Stadium in February. Teaukura Moetaua/Getty-Images Crusaders lock Sam Whitelock has played all 240 minutes of the team's first three games.