Photos / Rob KiddA Dunedin man capped off a week of meth-fuelled mayhem when he crashed a car with his pregnant partner and stole the car of a Good Samaritan, a court has heard. In a conversation intercepted by police, Forde bragged to another man about having "40, 50, 60K" a week to spend. Photo / ODTAfter collecting $11,000 from a contact, Forde and Beckham were travelling north towards Dunedin to source more meth when calamity struck. The man veered off State Highway 1 and rolled the BMW three times before it came to a stop in a ditch. "Prison would be a significant backward step for you," said Judge Robinson, who also reduced her sentence for significant trauma she had faced in the past.
January 29, 2022 07:49 UTC
While in Belgium, she repeatedly attempted to get an MIQ spot through the lottery. Unsuccessful and unable to legally stay in Belgium, Bellis writes in the NZ Herald she had nowhere else she could legally go except Afghanistan. Bellis said after organising a meeting with senior Taliban contacts and telling them her situation, they said she and her partner would be safe in Afghanistan. Bellis writes that through a translator, the Taliban official said: "No we're happy for you, you can come and you won't have a problem. When that was pushed back she was forced to apply for an emergency MIQ spot with her birth date nearing.
January 29, 2022 07:04 UTC
But for the month of December, disposable personal income increased almost +US$40 bln while personal consumption expenditures fell -$95 bln. For the year, personal disposable incomes rose +7.3% but over that same year personal consumption expenditures rose more than +12%. That would take their 0.25% policy rate to 2.00% by the end of 2022, a very fast change. In NSW, there were 13,333 new community cases reported yesterday, a decrease from the prior day, now with 166,898 active locally-acquired cases, and 35 daily deaths again. Overall in Australia, 40,175 new cases were reported yesterday.
January 29, 2022 07:04 UTC
There are 97 new community Covid-19 cases today. Yesterday there was a total of 105 Omicron cases registered across New Zealand, so there is an increase of 11 today. Health officials are releasing the latest number of community Covid-19 cases as people in the upper North Island escape Auckland and other cities for the long anniversary weekend. Yesterday, the ministry warned that as New Zealand saw more Omicron cases, an increase in the total number of daily community cases was expected. In the past 21 days, there have been 567 active community cases.
January 29, 2022 06:53 UTC
The National Emergency Management Agency is monitoring the possibility of an earthquake-triggered tsunami reaching New Zealand. – National Emergency Management Agency (NZcivildefence) January 29, 2022No coastal inundation (inundation of land areas) is expected following the Kermadec Islands earthquake. – National Emergency Management Agency (NZcivildefence) January 29, 2022National Advisor: Earthquake assessment: A M6.6 earthquake occurred in/in the Kermadec Islands region. – National Emergency Management Agency (NZcivildefence) January 29, 2022No coastal inundation (inundation of land areas) is expected following the Kermadec Islands earthquake. – National Emergency Management Agency (NZcivildefence) January 29, 2022National Advisor: Earthquake assessment: A M6.6 earthquake occurred in/in the Kermadec Islands region.
January 29, 2022 05:43 UTC
"Choosing someone to sit on the Supreme Court, I believe, is one of the most serious constitutional responsibilities a president has. "That person will be the first Black woman ever nominated to the United States Supreme Court," the president continued. After Justice Breyer steps down, the three liberal justices on the bench are primed to be minority women. We want to get this done as soon as possible," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said. My mother used to say it's every race, every religion and she'd emphasize this and it's every point of view possible," Breyer said.
January 29, 2022 05:09 UTC
Residents of a Queenstown neighbourhood are being encouraged to secure their properties and keep an eye on their neighbours’ homes after two houses were targeted by a suspected burglar earlier this week. Police inquiries were ongoing after one house was burgled and another targeted in Kelvin Heights Peninsula on Thursday. Electronic items were taken from an address on Cedar Dr and a second address nearby was targeted — probably on the same night or early hours of the morning. Occupants were home at the second address and disturbed a male on their balcony who ran off and was not located. He said people in the area should secure their properties and keep an eye on neighbouring properties.
January 29, 2022 03:36 UTC
Photo / ODTA principal of a Dunedin secondary school who has not been vaccinated will be working off-site and unable to meet pupils when school returns next week. Parents of school pupils were told in an update sent on Thursday that Logan Park High School co-principal Kristan Mouat had not been vaccinated and would begin the school year working remotely. Assistant principal John Major said in the update Mouat was not vaccinated "due to medical reasons". In November, the Ministry of Education detailed the process for school staff who needed an exemption. Ministry of Education leader south Nancy Bell said the board of trustees employed school staff and was responsible for ensuring the school complied with the mandate.
January 29, 2022 03:14 UTC
Former Black Caps star Chris Cairns has been discharged from hospital almost five months after suffering a life-threatening heart attack and paralysis in August last year. On Friday night Cairns revealed that he finally gets to go home. After 141 days as an inpatient at UniCanberra Hospital, I am finally heading home for good," Cairns posted on Twitter. Cairns accompanied the post with images of him standing beside a wheelchair outside the hospital entrance as well a touching moment with his son. A bittersweet farewell, after 141 days as an inpatient @UniCanberra Hospital I am finally heading home for good.
January 29, 2022 03:06 UTC
12pm updateSushi Tomi in Milford was visited by an infected person on January 29 for an hour from 2.18pm. An infected person travelled on that ferry between noon and 12.35pm on Tuesday. One3One Restaurant Cafe & Bar in Paeroa has been identified as a high-risk location of interest after an infected person visited the restaurant on Monday between 6.16pm and 8pm. The event was visited by an infected person last Saturday between 1pm and 4pm. Yesterday, a number of locations visited by cases with the Omicron variant were released.
January 29, 2022 02:13 UTC
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Government has modelling in place for up to 50,000 cases of Omicron a day. Thousands of Aucklanders with Covid-19 are now eligible to receive a range of funded medicines delivered free to their home. Prescription medicines would require a virtual GP consultation, but delivery costs would also be fully funded during their isolation. Abigail Dougherty/Stuff Aucklanders isolating at home with Covid are now eligible to receive a range of funded medicines. Pharmacists were also required to have discussions with patients about their broader prescription medication needs under the new initiative, Redzepagic said.
January 29, 2022 02:11 UTC
King Tupou VI of Tonga. Photo / Matangi TongaBy RNZTonga's King Tupou VI is urging his people to unify and rise from the ashes of the volcanic eruption and tsunami that devastated the country two weeks ago. King Tupou also thanked the Government, churches, the private sector, businesses and other stakeholders for their joint efforts. Meanwhile, the Tongan Government has approved the deployment of 100 Fiji military personnel to help rebuild the kingdom following the volcanic eruption and tsunami two weeks ago. Army commander Major-General Jone Kalouniwai said the first contingent of 50 military personnel from Fiji is expected to be deployed to Tonga this weekend.
January 29, 2022 01:18 UTC
Younger borrowers are likely to be especially shocked by the change in circumstances because mortgage interest rates have been in more or less steady decline for the last 14 years. The 14 year slide in mortgage interest rates came to an end in May last year when the average of the two year fixed rates offered by the major banks bottomed out at an all time low of 2.52%. So in everyday dollar terms, what will rising interest rates mean for most mortgage holders? The table below shows how changing interest rates could affect the fortnightly payments for different sized mortgages. We send it out 3-5 times a week with all of our property-related news, including auction results, interest rate movements and market commentary and analysis.
January 29, 2022 00:54 UTC
A Givealittle page set up by Bonilla-Herrera's close friends and co-workers has already raised over $25,000. Photo / GivealittleA Givealittle page set up by Bonilla-Herrera's close friends and co-workers has already raised over $25,000. Photo / GivealittleA Givealittle fundraising page has been set up for the family of 37-year-old Colombian woman Juliana Cayena Bonilla-Herrera who was killed in her Christchurch apartment last Saturday. The Givealittle page set up by Bonilla-Herrera's close friends and co-workers had already raised over $25,000 as of 11am this morning after being set up on Thursday. Juliana Herrera was allegedly murdered in her Christchurch home.
January 28, 2022 23:54 UTC
A two-lane bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh early Friday, prompting rescuers to rappel more than 45m. We're getting a closer look at the Port Authority bus that was traveling across the Fern Hollow bridge when it collapsed. A two-lane bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh early Friday, prompting helpers to form a human chain to help rescue multiple people from a dangling bus. A Port Authority bus that was on a bridge when it collapsed is visible in Pittsburgh's East End. During his visit to the city, Biden stopped at the scene of the bridge collapse.
January 28, 2022 23:26 UTC