NZME shifts printing of Hawke's Bay newspapers to AucklandSIMON MAUDE/STUFF Beacon Print says NZME is bringing Hawke's Bay printing back in-house and transferring the work to Auckland. Publisher NZME will stop printing newspapers in Hawke's Bay and will transfer their production to Auckland in a move that will affect about 20 jobs at contractor Beacon Print, the printing contractor says. Beacon Print chief executive Aaron Bruist confirmed NZME was terminating an agreement under which Beacon prints NZME newspapers including Hawke's Bay Today in Hastings. NZME's decision to stop printing its Hawke's Bay newspapers locally was a sign of the times, Bruist agreed. "We have been sending paper's to Hawkes Bay and Wellington that are printed in Auckland for many years and have a very high track record on delivery," he said.
August 10, 2018 00:33 UTC
The news is slightly better for Wanaka, whose midwives had been calling for the Central Otago town to be given primary birthing unit status. "It is also relatively close to two further primary birthing units, in Winton and Gore. Lumsden Maternity Centre is owned by the Northern Southland Health Company charity. Birthing options in Central Otago remained to be determined, although Alexandra's Charlotte Jean Maternity Hospital would remain a birthing unit for now, the SDHB said. "There are outstanding questions around the best location for a primary birthing unit for central Otago in the long term, and we will establish a process to explore this question.''
August 10, 2018 00:06 UTC
Photo: Getty ImagesThe Government is pledging to rid the country of single-use plastic bags within a year's time. "Every year in New Zealand we use hundreds of millions of single-use plastic bags - a mountain of bags." Ms Ardern said many plastic bags end up polluting the country's coastal and marine environments and cause serious harm to all kinds of marine life. "Public calls for action have encouraged a significant number of retailers, including supermarkets, to move on single-use plastic bags. Retailers are also being told to consider alternatives to single-use plastic bags, including reusable bags in heavier-duty plastic, composite bags of hessian with other materials, and long-lasting bags made of lightweight nylon, cotton, recycled fabric or jute.
August 09, 2018 23:22 UTC
The cooperative previously lowered its forecast dividend to 15-20 cents per share in May as rising milk prices squeezed margins, from an earlier projected payment of 25-35 cents per share. Fonterra also trimmed its 2017/18 forecast farmgate milk price to $6.70 per kilogram of milk solids from $6.75/kgMS. In May, Fonterra raised the milk price 20 cents to $6.75/kgMS and gave the bullish opening forecast for 2019 due to strong global demand for dairy products. Prices were steady at this week's Global Dairy Trade auction, and AgriHQ analyst Amy Castleton noted strong short-term demand for whole milk powder. "You never want to have to reduce the milk price at season's end, but it is the right thing to do and $6.70 remains a strong milk price," Monaghan said.
August 09, 2018 23:03 UTC
Michael Hooper: Australia's six-million dollar man who's richer than top All BlacksGETTY IMAGES Michael Hooper is expected to sign a new five-year deal with Rugby Australia. Wallabies captain Michael Hooper is expected to announce his decision to stay in Australia on a five-year deal. It is only the second five-year contract in Australian rugby history. Star lock Brodie Retallick and Toulon-bound winger Julian Savea were thought to be earning in excess of NZ$800,000 annually. Hooper's value to the game on and off the field in Australia has always made his retention one of RA's top priorities.
August 09, 2018 22:52 UTC
New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bagsCAMERON BURNELL/STUFF. "We're phasing-out single-use plastic bags so we can better look after our environment and safeguard New Zealand's clean, green reputation." READ MORE:* Why the Government is planning to ban plastic bags* Why you should say Bags Not* New World, Four Square and Pak'nSave to ban plastic bags* NZ close to decision on banning single-use plastic bags* Māori weavers call for kete to replace plastic bags* Where a plastic bag can get you jailedThe PM said there were viable alternatives for consumers and business. ALDEN WILLIAMS/STUFF Every year New Zealanders use hundreds of millions of single-use plastic bags. In the United Kingdom levies have seen plastic bag use plummet by over 80 per cent, and using a plastic bag can even bring a jail sentence in Kenya.
August 09, 2018 22:45 UTC
My travel life: Idris ElbaITN Idris Elba admitted late last year that he was keen to do more comedy. GETTY Idris Elba has starred in a host of blockbusters including Avengers: Infinity War, Star Trek Beyond and Pacific Rim. READ MORE:* Thor: Ragnarok is deeply mediocre proof that Marvel is trapped by its own formula* Thor: Ragnarok: Why Taika is deservedly Marvel's new Guardian of the Galaxy* Memo to Hollywood: Stop wasting Idris Elba's talentFor sun and silliness I really like Miami. I don't get much time off when I'm filming on location and I'm not a kiss-and-tell type of person, but I've had fun with my acting, guys. I was in the Gold Coast filming Thor: Ragnarok with Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth and they're good lads.
August 09, 2018 22:07 UTC
Abby Hartley is fighting for her life in ICU in Bali. Abby Hartley, of Hamilton, became seriously ill while on holiday with her husband Richard. Her daughter Sophie set up a Givealittle page hope to raise funds to pay her mum's hospital bill. "Our mum is fighting for her life in ICU in a hospital in Bali and unfortunately insurance company is refusing to cover any medical costs," Sophie said. "All use of funds will proceed towards mums medical costs - eg, 24/7 care and observation, medications/antibiotics and the cost of her stay."
August 09, 2018 21:43 UTC
Region's charms tempt tourists to make their stay permanentSCOTT HAMMOND/STUFF Hyun-Jae thinks Blenheim is the best place in the world and would like to settle here. * 70,000 visas granted to young working tourists* Here are some of the jobs that Kiwis can't, or won't, do. Last month 17,432 travellers entered New Zealand on a working visa and 100,770 on a visitors' visa. "South Korea and the US have better weapons." Hyun-Jae said the pollution in South Korea, China and Japan made healthy living difficult.
August 09, 2018 21:00 UTC
The Questionnaire: Rima Te WiataSILO THEATRE Rima Te Wiata in Silo Theatre's HIR. One of New Zealand's most versatile performers, Rima Te Wiata is as well-known for her impersonations of then Prime Minister Helen Clark as she is for her TV roles in Shortland Street and Shark in the Park and her performance in Hunt For The Wilderpeople. READ MORE:* Rima Te Wiata and her beloved Kiwi characters* Housebound: Horror on a budget* Hollywood to remake Kiwi horror film HouseboundWhich living person do you most admire? Supplied For actress Rima Te Waita, perfect happiness involves her work. HIR plays at the Silo Theatre in Auckland until August 25.
August 09, 2018 21:00 UTC
Photo: ReutersEverton has brought in three new faces on the final day of the Premier League transfer window. It swooped on Brazilian midfielder Bernard from Shakhtar Donetsk and Barcelona players Yerry Mina and Andres Gomes. Everton had already spent a reported £40 million on Brazilian forward Richarlison from Watford. Last season's runners-up signed Brazilian midfielder Fred and Portuguese full back Diogo Dalot earlier in the window. West Ham United took their total of summer signings to nine as Spanish striker Lucas Perez was brought in from Arsenal and Colombian midfielder Carlos Sanchez joined from Serie A club Fiorentina.
August 09, 2018 21:00 UTC
Inside New Zealand's adults-only tree hut spaBROOK SABIN Te Nikau Forest Retreat is so removed from everyday life, it really feels like another world. * New Zealand’s new tree hut hideaway* Where to go for Valentine's Day: 10 romantic New Zealand escapesLastly, we need a government. Staying there: Te Nikau Forest Retreat is $295 per couple per night Monday to Thursday, and $345 Friday to Sunday. The author stayed courtesy of Te Nikau Forest Retreat. Have you been to Te Nikau Forest Retreat?
August 09, 2018 19:56 UTC
Ryan Fox plays a shot on hole 10 of the first round of the PGA Championship. Photo: Getty ImagesA strong finish to his opening round has put Ryan Fox well in contention at the PGA Championship - the final golf major of the year. Fox went birdie-birdie in the final two holes to finish at two-under with an opening round of 68. Fox started the day well with a birdie on the first hole and moved to two-under at the turn with a second birdie at the par five eighth hole. But scrambled for enough pars to keep his round going, then made a pair of birdies on a bogey-free second nine.
August 09, 2018 19:52 UTC
AFL star Andrew Brayshaw forgives 'good bloke' Andrew Gaff for jaw-breaking punch JUSTIN CHADWICKGETTY IMAGES Andrew Brayshaw leaving the field after getting punched in the jaw. Fremantle youngster Andrew Brayshaw says he forgives Andrew Gaff for the punch that broke his jaw, but he wants to discuss the incident in person. Brayshaw says his brother - West Coast's Hamish Brayshaw - helped convince him that Gaff's punch was out of character. But the person that Andrew Gaff is, I forgive him and I'm not going to hold a grudge against him as a person," Brayshaw told the Seven Network. "Hamish told me that out of all the people he knows, and all the people in the AFL, Andrew Gaff would be the last person to do it.
August 09, 2018 19:44 UTC
Furry Friday: Nestlers and snugglersPushkin, Dora and Florence have featured a couple of times before in Furry Fridays. You'd think, three-quarters of the way through winter, that the coldest bit is behind us. Not that your pets would let you - their devotion to blankets is almost as ardent as their love of roaring fires. Cats and dogs adore being enveloped in cosy knits and fleeces, as today's lineup of readers' photos attests. Help keep Furry Friday free of embarrassing mistakes by remembering to include your pet's name, and its sex if it's not obvious!
August 09, 2018 19:30 UTC