Two Aucklanders are splitting $1 million after wining big in Lotto. The winners will receive $500,000 each following Wednesday night's Lotto draw where they won First Division. Lotto said the winning tickets were purchased at Onehunga Mall Superette and New World Botany. Despite First Division being taken out, Powerball was not struck and will roll over to Saturday night, and the jackpot will be $14m. Lotto said anyone who brought tickets at the three winning stores should check them as soon as possible at any Lotto outlet or online.
November 13, 2019 08:17 UTC
The 79-year-old Canterbury axeman is used to "cleaning up", having already won an earlier chop at the annual New Zealand Agricultural Show in Christchurch on Wednesday. Despite that, Thain scoffs at the idea that woodchopping is hard work or the suggestion it might be time to slow down. "It takes 10 years to become a good axeman. Accessing logs to train with had become increasingly difficult over the years, making the sport challenging for young people to learn, he said. "[Roger's] good to wind up when he's not winning because he's still out there going for first place ... he's a good one."
November 13, 2019 07:00 UTC
A water-bombing helicopter has crashed at Pechey north of Toowoomba. The pilot has survived the crash and been transported to safety by a rescue chopper. 9News understands the helicopter crashed while attempting to either take off or land in gusty conditions. NINE NEWS A rescue helicopter transports a pilot to safety after a water bomber crashed at Pechey. The scene of a flare-up at Pechey, where a pilot has crashed his water chopper in rough winds.
November 13, 2019 05:34 UTC
But Keith Klein, a "selfless" father and grandfather, didn't survive the swim to Pokohino Beach. Keith's sweetheart of 52 years spent a "courageous night" alone in the bush near the beach until she was found by trampers the next day, son Warren Klein told Stuff. Keith, a retired mechanic, was best described as selfless, Warren said. He was also a safety officer at the Whangamata Volunteer Coastguard. Keith loved the sea and his funeral service would be held at the Whangamata Volunteer Coastguard on Saturday.
November 13, 2019 05:34 UTC
Speaking before the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal on Wednesday, the woman recounted a 2015 consultation with a doctor now accused of misconduct. The woman, who is unable to be named, alleged the doctor asked her if she was sexually active and whether she masturbated, before telling her she should consider it. READ MORE:* Eight women to speak against doctor accused of misconduct* Woman alleges doctor told her she was attractive during breast examinationSupplied The doctor is accused of alleged misconduct. On Wednesday, the woman described an appointment where, after examining her throat and taking medical information, the doctor asked her if she smoked, drank and was sexually active. Although she said she felt uncomfortable during the consultation he said: "You did not actually communicate a sense of discomfort to the doctor."
November 13, 2019 05:14 UTC
The intersection of Selwyn and Brougham streets in Christchurch, where a person was seriously injured on Wednesday. A person has been seriously injured after a car hit a pedestrian in Addington, Christchurch. Police and St John were called to the intersection of Selwyn and Brougham streets about 2.30pm on Wednesday. St John spokesman Gerard Campbell said one person was taken to Christchurch Hospital with serious injuries.
November 13, 2019 04:54 UTC
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs with Christchurch musician Marlon Williams on the banks of the Avon River. Acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma teamed up with Kiwi musician Marlon Williams and local artists to wow a lunchtime crowd with a riverside concert in central Christchurch. JOSEPH JOHNSON/STUFF Yo-Yo Ma and Christchurch musician Marlon Williams performing together at Waiata ki te Wai. Waiata ki te wai was done as part of Ma's Bach Project, which he launched in August 2018 to spark conversation about culture, society and what connects communities. "The [Christchurch] community welcomed me and my team into your community, which allows us to not be a visitor at arm's length, [but to be] accepted into your community.
November 13, 2019 04:46 UTC
Winston Peters has accepted in the High Court that two former National ministers he had been suing for $450,000 for breaching his privacy were not the source of the leak or responsible for it. LAWRENCE SMITH/STUFF Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters. "The plaintiff was expecting a challenge from MSD to the ministers, but the MSD has not challenged the evidence that they [the ministers] did not leak. READ MORE:* Winston Peters: MSD staff could have seen document at printer, court hears* Winston Peters case: Anne Tolley regrets 'outburst' to sister about confidential pension overpayment* Winston Peters 'indignant and defensive' at news of pension overpayment, court hears* Winston Peters: Witnesses 'covering their butts' in legal battle with the Crown* Winston Peters: Superannuation leak 'malicious', 'a slur on my character'"That dual denial removed two of the options that the plaintiff, when it opened its case, was expecting to have examined in the court." Peters made his overpayment public during the general election campaign after learning the information had been provided to journalists.
November 13, 2019 04:26 UTC
This story was originally published on Newsroom.co.nz and is republished with permission.A remarkable personal essay by Westport novelist Becky Manawatu on her sister who married a gang member. My sister married a Mongrel Mob member more than 10 years ago. It's not that my sister and I don't love each other, it's just that we've long lived in separate worlds. We'd see each other when I returned and then we didn't, and we didn't and we didn't. But, faar, some people: "This is my sister," Nic would say.
November 13, 2019 04:26 UTC
The cover shot was among the photographs Chang brought to a January 2017 interview ostensibly about countering violent extremism. The Time Magazine cover flashed onscreen. Trump appointed her to the State Department. Officials at the White House and the State Department did not respond to requests for comment, or to questions about Chang's purported qualifications. Chang attended an eight-week course known as the "Advanced Management Program," Brian Kenny, Harvard Business School's chief marketing and communications officer told The Washington Post.
November 13, 2019 04:15 UTC
An Auckland mother and son have been arrested for allegedly smuggling tobacco into New Zealand. NZ Customs A mother and son have been arrested for allegedly smuggling tobacco into New Zealand. Head of Cook Islands Financial Intelligence Unit Phil Hunkin said this operation is an excellent example of agencies working together. "New Zealand and Cook Islands law enforcement regularly meet and exchange information to combat national and transnational crimes. The travellers who brought in the tobacco have faced a range of penalties, including the tobacco being seized and instant fines.
November 13, 2019 04:07 UTC
An aerial overview of the 55-57 Ripon Crescent site in Meadowbank where Summerset plans to build a $150 million retirement village. Plans by retirement village operator Summerset to build a massive $150 million development in Meadowbank could get the go ahead if no appeals are lodged this month. READ MORE:* Details of design U-turn on controversial retirement village revealed* Retirement villages are booming, but what are the catches? A photo simulation of the original Summerset retirement village proposal. New Zealand's largest retirement village operator Ryman Healthcare had similar problems getting resource consent to build a 600-bed complex in Devonport on Auckland's North Shore in 2017.
November 13, 2019 03:57 UTC
Waitaki Woodturners' Guild president Averill Jamison at the guild's workshop at Oamaru Racecourse, which was targeted by thieves at the weekend. Photo: Daniel BirchfieldThe Waitaki Woodturners' Guild building at Oamaru Racecourse has been burgled for a second time in six years. This time, tools and accessories potentially worth near $1200 were taken from the guild's workshop, some time over the weekend. The thief or thieves may have then entered the workshop, which was secured by a padlock, after its key was taken from a cupboard. Mr Jamison said the break-in was a ''pain in the bum'' and was concerned other items might have been taken.
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November 13, 2019 03:46 UTC
A cordon blocks off part of Skerten Ave in Hornby, Christchurch, after the alleged assault. Two people have been charged with murder charges nearly four weeks after Jared James Little was allegedly assaulted in Christchurch. A 25-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man are in custody and due to appear in Christchurch District Court on November 18. Little, 35, died at a home on Skerten Ave, Hornby, on October 19. STACY SQUIRES/STUFF Jared James Little, 35, died after an alleged assault at a home on Skerten Ave, Hornby, on October 19.
November 13, 2019 03:21 UTC
A Westland pub and restaurant that came up with an answer to freedom camping pollution problems feels it has been kicked in the teeth by its local council. MARTIN DE RUYTER/STUFF A pub that came up with an answer to freedom camping pollution problems feels it's been kicked in the teeth by its local council. The council agreed to review its freedom camping bylaw, establish a Freedom Camping Working Group, and rethink where its official sites are situated, ensuring they're away from registered campsites. Westland District Council declined to comment because its spokesperson for freedom camping issues was not available. It said its sites would become operational "over time" and the Woodstock Hotel was entitled to continue offering free sites.
November 13, 2019 03:04 UTC