Menzies herself stayed with an unconscious Malachi in Starship Hospital in the days before his life support was switched off. One bout of abuse saw Barriball pick Malachi up by his hair and launch him against a wall twice, before repeatedly striking him in the face. Malachi suffered a seizure. Malachi died on 12 November. Wiremu and Michael Curtis were jointly sentenced to life with a minimum 17-years behind bars after being found guilty of manslaughter.
June 30, 2022 07:15 UTC
National Party health spokesman Dr Shane Reti says Counties Manukau DHB should release its preliminary findings into a patient's death at Middlemore Hospital this month. Reti said the DHB signalled it was carrying out an urgent investigation and releasing the findings would allow any recommendations to be implemented straight away. The Counties Manukau DHB had its last meeting on Thursday and will cease to exist from Friday under the Government's health reforms. That is despite the fact Counties Manukau DHB chairman Mark Gosche recently said he was expecting to receive more information on the case this week. This patient had a catastrophic medical event a few hours later at home and returned to the hospital emergency department.
June 30, 2022 07:15 UTC
Being bumped off the flight isn’t uncommon, although the figure of US$10,000 is certainly one of the more generous offers. How much would it take for you to accept being bumped off a flight? Well that’s what passengers on a recent oversold flight in the US had to decide – stay on, or get off US$10,000 richer. “On @Delta flight from GRR to MSP and they just offered $10,000 for people to give up their seats.… Ten. Being bumped off a flight isn’t uncommon, although the figure of US$10,000 is certainly one of the more generous offers.
June 30, 2022 06:54 UTC
It's 'Peak Mortgage Shock' time now. To explain that a little: June of last year saw interest rates pretty much at the bottom, as the Reserve Bank's summation of the averages of new 'special' mortgage rates shows. But if you took out a two-year rate in June 2020 the interest rate wasn't actually much higher than that. So, whether you are refixing one or two-year terms, a very unpleasant shock to the financial system awaits. So, the great interest rate shock of 2022 is coming home to roost for good numbers of people imminently, if it hasn't already.
June 30, 2022 05:57 UTC
Photo / Warren BucklandWarning: This article references mental health issues and suicide and may be distressingA coroner who investigated the deaths of a loving married couple wants more work done to remove the "stigma" surrounding mental health and to encourage people to talk about it. Coroner Heidi Wrigley found Kevin Maulder killed his wife Patricia and their cherished black labrador Hannah before taking his own life in January 2017. "Both Patricia and Kevin may be regarded as victims of stigma surrounding poor mental health and Kevin's associated reluctance to speak with others about his mental health struggles," she said. "I consider that this struggle was at least partly attributable to Kevin's unwillingness to share with others the difficulty that he was having with his mental health," the coroner said. However, she said ongoing work was needed to destigmatise poor mental health and to support open communication about it.
June 30, 2022 05:39 UTC
Photo: RNZThe firefighters union says its industrial action will continue next week, but stoppages have been avoided now negotiations are resuming. Industrial action would be the same, with the added condition that firefighters would not talk to mainstream media about their industrial action. The return to the bargaining table showed that Fenz was feeling the impact of the industrial action, Mr Mason said. An escalation of industrial action from July 15, including one hour stoppages once a week, had been on the table. Both parties would be prevented from talking to media about the industrial action from Monday, he said.
June 30, 2022 03:45 UTC
Melissa Chan-Green destroyed Luxon on his abortion stance this morning on The AM Show in another reminder why you have to tune in just in case you miss something. Melissa was challenging Luxon on having Simon O’Connor take down his love heart post for anti-abortionism. He was left acknowledging that the difference was because the abortion issue was politically bad for National. Luxon and National are deeply socially conservative and are compromised hopelessly on this issue. TDB Recommends NewzEngine.comIncreasingly 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.
June 30, 2022 03:34 UTC
Travis Barker has been hospitalised with pancreatitis, according to a report from US celebrity website TMZ. READ MORE:* Kourtney Kardashian, Travis Barker and kids bundle up for family New Year's walk* All the pics from Kourtney Kardashian & Travis Barker's Mexican vacationThe Blink-182 drummer was rushed to hospital in an ambulance in Los Angeles on Wednesday (NZT). Daniele Venturelli/WireImage Travis Barker, seen here with his new wife Kourtney Kardashian, was rushed to hospital on Wednesday (NZT). His wife, Kourtney Kardashian, took him to a hospital near their home but Barker was transferred by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles immediately after. Barker was seen raising his right hand while being wheeled out of the ambulance before his treatment began.
June 30, 2022 03:13 UTC
ROBERT KITCHIN/Stuff Trade Minister Damien O’Connor has been in Brussels this week, negotiating in-person ahead of the prime minister’s arrival. He said another six months of negotiations between officials could result in a much better deal for New Zealand. “If we don’t get better access for dairy and meat in this trade deal, we will not get it. Trade Minister Damien O’Connor has been in Brussels this week, negotiating in-person ahead of the prime minister’s arrival. On Thursday, Ardern and EU leaders will confirm in Brussels what progress has been made on the free trade agreement.
June 30, 2022 02:32 UTC
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June 30, 2022 02:06 UTC
Firefighters arrived in the nick of time to save a man from fire at a Caversham property today. Two crews arrived to find a heavily smoke-logged house in Peter St with no one outside. Mr O'Shea called for more appliances, and firefighters using breathing apparatus entered the house and found a man. Emergency services were called to the Peter St home about 11.30am. All Dunedin stations were open and fully staffed, which meant crews were able to arrive quickly and call for back-up.
June 30, 2022 01:37 UTC
The singer, 55, is facing a heavy jail term after being convicted in federal court last year on sex trafficking and racketeering charges. VIdeo / APThe singer, 55, is facing a heavy jail term after being convicted in federal court last year on sex trafficking and racketeering charges. Through tears and anger, several of Kelly's accusers told a court, and him, that he had preyed on them and misled his fans. Widespread outrage over Kelly's sexual misconduct didn't come until the #MeToo reckoning, reaching a crescendo after the release of the docuseries Surviving R Kelly. The prosecution team in the trial against R. Kelly is escorted by federal agents as they arrive at court.
June 30, 2022 01:37 UTC
First published onA Wanaka family was surprised when permission to build its $20 million mansion overlooking Lake Wanaka was turned down by independent planning commissioners. Photo: RNZ / Tess BruntonThe Wanaka family, who applied under the name Nature Preservation Trust, was stunned the resource consent was declined. Trust lawyer Janice Hughes said, "the Nature Preservation Trust represents an NZ family who have been Wanaka locals for many years". The proposed site for The Sanctuary is on rural land on the western outskirts of Wanaka, near Waterfall Creek. The trust proposed to demolish a 650sq/m mansion built by former aviation identity Ray Hanna in the late 1990s and build a 2027sq/m house and a separate 453.96sq/m garage, with 66.9 percent of the house underground.
June 29, 2022 23:21 UTC
Photo: iStockA video of an Air New Zealand flight attendant revealing a hotel security check routine clocked up 64,000 views on social media, before it was suddenly deleted. The video showed the procedure flight attendants go through when entering a hotel room while away for work. The voiceover explains: "As a flight attendant, the first thing I do when I get to my hotel room is a quick security check." In 2019, a Canadian flight attendant was followed back to her hotel room in Mexico and beaten unconscious. Stuff.co.nzSee also: Air NZ to install bunk beds for economy class passengersSee also: Flight attendant reveals top tips for surviving the return of long-haul
June 29, 2022 23:13 UTC
Today The Spinoff and Stuff are excited to announce a new partnership, commencing right now. Already Stuff’s podcast team come up to our studios and work with The Spinoff Podcast Network. The private sector media in New Zealand is a thinning herd. Particularly those of us in the private sector media, left out of the thrust of the RNZ-TVNZ merger. The merger means public sector media has an extra $100m a year to spend on its people and products.
June 29, 2022 22:18 UTC