Mari Vahanen says she wasn't expecting to get the sort of attention she has when she posted an ad looking for work. Vahanen said she had posted similar ads with similar pictures when looking for work in Australia. SUPPLIED Mari Vahanen says she was surprised at the reaction to her ad looking for work. She said she posted the same ad on a backpacking page and it only had 32 likes and a few offers. She said she assumed it would be normal to run a photo with a job ad.
February 18, 2019 03:56 UTC
Internet giants such as Google and Facebook are in Government sights, with Cabinet agreeing to investigate a new tax on multinational companies targeting digital revenues. Ardern said the tax would be 2-3 per cent - in line with that of other countries that have looked into a similar tax. She said the Government was sure that the introduction of this tax would not impact New Zealand companies. "We are determined to ensure that multinational companies involved in this sector of the economy pay their fair share of tax," Ardern said. "An equalisation tax would be a way to collect some tax from some digital companies that have been paying little tax in New Zealand or overseas.
February 18, 2019 03:33 UTC
Just what is the make up of our dairy industry? However, in a 66-page submission on a review of the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act (DIRA), it called for an end to the "open entry" rule. Fonterra said open entry had helped build New Zealand's "vibrant and competitive" dairy sector but was no longer being relied on as it once might have been. In its current form DIRA provides large dairy processors with access to regulated milk from Fonterra, while they establish own supply. CHRIS MCKEEN/STUFF Fonterra chief executive Miles Hurrell says the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act has been critical in creating New Zealand's competitive dairy sector.
Former French rugby forward Sebastien Chabal says the "main problem at Toulon is the president" - Mourad Boudjellal. The 58-year-old comic book publishing magnate has hit the headlines - again - after a tirade against former All Blacks wing Julian Savea. #CRC pic.twitter.com/2hUWC4im5z — Canal Rugby Club (@CanalRugbyClub) February 17, 2019Chabal said: "I think the principal problem at this club, is the president... Meanwhile, a New Zealand-born former Toulon rugby player says he isn't surprised at owner Mourad Boudjellal's rant at Julian Savea. Despite his controversial image, Boudejallal's passion for Toulon rugby remains undimmed.
Roosters beat Wigan to win World Club Challenge rugby league title BY IAN MCCULLOUGHMartin Rickett Sydney Roosters skipper Boyd Cordner raises the World Club Challenge rugby league trophy after a 20-8 win over Wigan. Coach Trent Robinson has saluted Brett Morris after his dream Sydney Roosters debut in the 20-8 World Club Challenge win over Wigan. Man of the match Morris bagged a first-half hat-trick of tries at DW Stadium on Sunday (Monday NZ time) to lay the foundations for the Roosters' fourth world club crown, equalling the record held by Wigan. "It was a great debut in Roosters colours," added Robinson, who said the veteran's strong pre-season work shone through. Waerea-Hargreaves' late hit on Wigan hooker Sam Powell prompted an all-in scuffle in the second half, according to reports.
Inspecting the aging Albert Town bridge is (left) Albert Town resident Bruce Hebbard and Albert Town Community Association chairman Jim Cowie. Photo: Simon HendersonAlbert Town bridge is an "earthquake disaster waiting to happen", the Albert Town Community Association says. Chairman Jim Cowie said the bridge dated from 1930 and was on "very, very shaky ground". "As a result of this screening, no further detailed seismic assessment was deemed necessary for the Albert Town bridge." A QLDC spokeswoman said NZTA was entirely responsible for funding the Albert Town bridge as it was on the NZTA network.
February 18, 2019 00:45 UTC
getty_5g.jpg Britain has agreed to work with Huawei on a 5G network. Photo: Getty Images/StockSpark has been given new hope - and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern a fresh headache - with the surprise news that the British government has given Huawei the green light to help roll out 5G mobile network upgrades. 'Not a ban' - LittleEarlier, GCSB Minister Andrew Little said there was no ban on Huawei per se. 5G mobile network technology offers more bandwidth than today's 4G networks, allowing more people (or gadgets) to connect to a cell tower and at much faster speeds. Our government will have to auction 5G spectrum before Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees can upgrade their mobile networks to 5G.
February 18, 2019 00:22 UTC
Will Tropical Cyclone Oma hit New Zealand or won't it? Two of the most trusted models - the United States' GFS and the European ECMWF - are taking opposite views of where Oma may end up, whether that is as a tropical cyclone or a former tropical cyclone. Windy.com The American GFS model on the Windy.com website puts the former tropical cyclone Oma directly over central New Zealand by Sunday evening, Feb 24, 2019. Windy.com The European ECMWF model on the Windy.com website shows a less intense low-pressure system, which is not the remains of Tropical Cyclone Oma, over central New Zealand next Sunday evening, Feb 24, 2019. States of emergency were declared in Taranaki, Nelson-Tasman, the Selwyn district, Grey district, Buller district, Westland district and Christchurch city.
February 18, 2019 00:22 UTC
Warriors under NRL scrutiny over bid to sign Parramatta playmaker Dylan Brown ADRIAN PROSZENKONRL IMAGES Parramatta's Dylan Brown appeared for the Eels in their trial against Canberra on Friday night. The Warriors' bid to sign Brown, however, is likely to get the attention of the NRL given he is contracted to the Eels until the end of the 2020 season. READ MORE:* No fairytale return to Shaun Johnson at Warriors despite Sharks' problems* Recruitment guru Peter O'Sullivan given clearance to work for the Warriors* Stephen Kearney close to agreeing contract extension with Warriors* Warriors agree terms with controversial recruitment genius Peter O'SullivanThe contract states the Warriors would accommodate Brown in 2019 as a member of their full-time squad if he gained a release from Parramatta. "$NZ to be advised should Parramatta release Dylan if he signs with the Warriors for season 2020 subject to salary cap levels," the offer states. Parramatta officials are aware of the Warriors offer and are furious about the attempt to sign their most promising star.
February 18, 2019 00:00 UTC
A truck crashed off SH2 and ended up in a river near Toone and Ruatuna roads. The driver of a truck that plunged into a river near Ōpōtiki on Monday is believed to be trapped in the submerged vehicle. Emergency services were advised about 11:10am that a truck and trailer had crashed off State Highway 2 and into a river near Toone and Ruatuna roads. Email email@example.comGOOGLE The area of SH2 where the driver veered off the road. The truck remains underwater and it is believed the driver is inside, police said in a statement.
February 17, 2019 23:47 UTC
Barry Roach and Nevaeh, 9, Levi, 6, will have to compromise on their dream home after a survey on their Wakefield section knocked more than 50sqm off the site. The Roach's land contract states the site could be subject to a five per cent size variation. Signature Homes Nelson owner Simon Bixley could not comment on the delay, or on the reduced land size. "Quite often you have agents who get people to sign up and say, it's a standard contract," Terris said. The Roach's land contract did not have this clause.
February 17, 2019 23:26 UTC
Police have named the woman killed in a crash on SH93 between Clinton and Mataura last week. She was Katie Deborah Robertson, of Invercargill, aged 21. Emergency services were called to the crash in Old Coach Rd (State Highway 93), in Otaraia, near the intersection of Kaiwera Rd, at 11am on Friday. A St John spokesman said one other person was taken to Dunedin Hospital in a serious condition. The road was closed until about 4pm on Friday while the Serious Crash Unit investigated.
February 17, 2019 23:17 UTC
Sir Mark Todd and Chris Waller to clash on Winx's farewell tourTRACKSIDEFive-time Olympian Sir Mark Todd is plotting a path to spoil the party at Winx's final race. Two time Olympic gold medallist Sir Mark Todd is often the crowd favourite but he will be playing the role of the villain when he tries to ruin Winx's farewell party. A record-breaking four-time Cox Plate winner, Winx won the first race of her final campaign on Saturday when she was victorious at Randwick in the Apollo Stakes. Eminent's principal owner is Pencarrow Stud owner Sir Peter Vela who has also been the owner of some of Todd's event horses including 2011 Badminton winner Land Vision. A four-time Badminton Horse Trials winner, Todd has won the New Zealand Oaks in 2003 with Bramble Rose and the Wellington Cup with Willy Smith in 2007.
February 17, 2019 23:15 UTC
revellers_gather_in_castle_st_on_wednesday_night__54e6d252d0.jpg Revellers gather in Castle St. Photo: File picPolice say non-students "out looking for trouble" started several fights and threw bottles at Campus Watch in North Dunedin on Saturday night. They threw bottles at Campus Watch staff and yelled at them, and police were called when fights broke out. Police locked up four people for fighting over the weekend, two from the Octagon and one each from Castle and Hyde Sts. Three burglaries have been reported from the student quarter in recent days, one each in Dundas, Leith and Castle Sts. During one of those burglaries the residents of the flat disturbed the intruders as they went about their work.
February 17, 2019 23:03 UTC
Scott Robertson stays loyal to NZ Rugby and Crusaders but what about the All Blacks job? NZ Rugby has form when it comes to this. The NZ Rugby board was having none of it. However, should Robertson be appointed as All Blacks head coach later this year, change at the Crusaders is inevitable. The retention of Robertson is a coup for NZ Rugby, and not just because he is keeping his intellectual property here.
February 17, 2019 22:52 UTC