Cyclone Recovery Minister Grant Robertson has offered a voluntary buyout to homeowners affected by Cyclone Gabrielle. The Government will help fund council buyouts of about 700 category three properties, where future severe weather event risks can't be sufficiently mitigated. NZ Herald political reporter Adam Pearse says this announcement was only a 'rough plan' that left a lot of unanswered questions. "How much is council going to pay? How much is the Government going to pay?
June 04, 2023 00:19 UTC
Once that energy dissipated, attention turned to the department store Target, which has long sold a seasonal ‘Pride range’ of clothing products. …shocked that the feral antivaxx Qanon lunatics are using the exact same cancel culture tactics the woke (that Charlie and his news network love) have been using since 2016! NZ has become the Land of the Long White Hate – you are either white and hate, or you are white and hated. Watching the woke criticise the feral Antivaxxers over cancel culture tactics the woke created is priceless. If you can’t contribute but want to help, please always feel free to share our blogs on social media
June 03, 2023 23:45 UTC
I don’t know how he manipulated me to trust him in this way.”David sent Ares prospectus information about a range of investment options. On May 11, Ares phoned BNZ and authorised the first money transfer, telling staff he was “investing in Citibank”. He claims he was not questioned about the legitimacy of the recipient or warned about a global Citibank scam, which has made headlines here and overseas. Photo / 123RFAfter his guests left he googled “Citibank scam” and realised he’d been hoodwinked. When asked about the money transfer, Ares told staff it was going to his own ASB account, the spokesman said.
June 03, 2023 21:26 UTC
That’s the message from Tracey Bint after an angle grinder exploded in the hands of her 16-year-old son Matt when he was working on a friend’s car late at night. She said Matt was hanging out with a group of mates in Levin and cutting the vehicle’s springs with an angle grinder. Tracey and her son Matt, who had serious injuries to his hands after working on a car. Matt Bint's hands before surgery. Matt had serious injuries to his hands after working on a car and having an accident with a grinder.
June 03, 2023 20:42 UTC
Police raided a property in Oxford Rd in relation to the homicide. Photo: NZ HeraldArmed police have arrested a man in North Canterbury and charged him with the death of Richard Leman. Photo: suppliedActing Detective Senior Sergeant Daniel Overend said this morning that police, including members of the Armed Offenders Squad, raided a Oxford Rd property in Rangiora. “He has been charged with murder and is due to appear in the Christchurch District Court on Tuesday,” Overend said. “We are still urging anyone with specific information relating to Mr Leman’s murder to come forward and speak to the inquiry team.
June 03, 2023 15:18 UTC
Two people have died in crashes around the country today as the King's Birthday holiday weekend begins. One person died in a single-vehicle accident near Pukenui in Northland this afternoon. One person died at the scene. Another person died in a single-vehicle crash on private property on Stanleys Road in Otaio, Waimate this evening. Another person died Friday afternoon in an accident on Lewis Pass, police said Saturday morning.
June 03, 2023 09:20 UTC
Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown says he did not forward councillors a string of abusive emails that called them "dip s***s", saying they were sent by staff "in a fit of excitement". "I neither wrote the emails, nor sent them, nor even know my staff had done so in a fit of excitement," Brown said in a message to the Herald today. Keep up your good work Mayor Brown. Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown presented his budget proposal at Auckland Transport headquarters on Thursday. My job is to fix that, not sell the airport shares," said Turner.
June 03, 2023 07:46 UTC
The housing market remains mired in a protracted slump as it heads into winter, according to the latest figures from property website Realestate.co.nz. Stock levels were also up 81% compared to May 2021 when the market was approaching the peak of the recent boom. The fact that stock levels are so high and new listings are so low can mean only one thing - properties are sitting around unsold. Realestate.co.nz spokesperson Vanessa Williams said the low number of new listings was a symptom of the uncertainty in the market. "The combined total of new listings coming onto the market nationally during March, April and May (autumn) this year was just 23,743.
June 03, 2023 03:33 UTC
A person has been critically injured after a car collided with a pedestrian in South Dunedin, police have confirmed. A spokeswoman said officers were notified of a serious crash between a vehicle and a pedestrian in Hillside Rd about 8.55am today. An ODT worker said the incident happened near The Warehouse and Pak' n Save area. "One person was transported to hospital with critical injuries," a police spokeswoman said. Inquiries into the circumstances of the crash are under way.
June 03, 2023 03:21 UTC
Photo / ODTA “highly drugged-up” Dunedin man who was found at the scene of a crash with an imitation pistol in his lap has had his claims of police mistreatment rejected. The Dunedin District Court heard at a recent judge-alone trial his defence was founded on the way police dealt with him following his arrest. “His evidence was not evidence I could rely on,” said Judge Kevin Phillips, who delivered his ruling yesterday. The officers who gave evidence said the barefooted man had droopy eyes, pale skin, was swaying, sluggish and had slurred speech. Judge Phillips sentenced him to 400 hours’ community work and banned him from driving for 13 months.
June 03, 2023 03:19 UTC
As the country contends with a cost-of-living permacrisis and an election year, is it too much to ask that our politicians don’t spend a week playing petty games? It would be fitting to reflect on this week in politics by simply dropping this gif and, as with Succession itself, calling
June 03, 2023 00:08 UTC
Beyond the existential threat to our political system and perception of reality however was a delightful National Party creation that looked like a mutant Hell Gollum trying to rob your house……why do National Party coms staff seem to believe in an orcish hellscape nightmare? TDB Recommends NewzEngine.comVote National or trans-dimensional demons will metamorphosis on your door step thanks to Labour? We need to keep reminding ourselves this is how National see NZ to fully appreciate the nonsense of their solutions. Increasingly having independent opinion in a mainstream media environment which mostly echo one another has become more important than ever, so if you value having an independent voice – please donate here. If you can’t contribute but want to help, please always feel free to share our blogs on social media
June 02, 2023 23:56 UTC
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June 02, 2023 11:34 UTC
The 2023 NZ Radio Awards, held by the Radio Broadcasters Association (RBA), showcased the remarkable talent and accomplishments within New Zealand’s radio industry. NZ Radio Awards Chair, Jana Rangooni says: “It is great to be able celebrate the work of so many talented people across the industry tonight. Jason Winstanley, NZME Chief Radio Officer, says the Awards celebrate the best of the best in New Zealand radio, and the scale of talent across the country’s networks and stations demonstrates the strength of the radio industry. “It was fantastic to come together as an industry tonight to celebrate the very best in radio in this country. This recording, capturing the essence of a special Matariki concert, not only triumphed at the NZ Radio Awards but also recently earned a gold medal at the New York Festival’s Radio Awards.
June 02, 2023 08:39 UTC
A jury will be asked to decide if the woman accused of murdering her three children in their Timaru home was insane at the time. Lauren Dickason allegedly killed 6-year-old Liané and 2-year-old twins Maya and Karla in September 2021. She appeared in the High Court at Christchurch today, where it was confirmed she'll mount a defence of insanity and infanticide at her trial, which begins next month. NZ Herald reporter Anna Leask told Jack Tame that her lawyers will call experts who say she was insane, while the Crown's expert will say the opposite. She says there'll also a court appointed, independent expert, who will do a report on what they think was happening at the time.
June 02, 2023 08:19 UTC