The team that became the Washington Redskins was founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves. They changed their name to the Redskins the following year and moved to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Photo: ReutersUnder mounting pressure from sponsors and Native American rights groups, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said on Friday he would consider changing the name of the National Football League team whose roots date back to the 1930s. The team that became the Washington Redskins was founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves. They changed their name to the Redskins the following year and moved to Washington, D.C., in 1937.
July 04, 2020 02:15 UTC
Dunedin club rugby finally gets underway today at 2.15pm and ODT Rugby Chat is that excited we are providing live updates from the games as they happen. Paul will be at the Dunedin vs Taieri game and our other intrepid rugby reporters will updating him from the Harbour vs Southern, Varsity vs Alhambra-Union and Kaikorai v Green Island games. Its match against Cinderella club Green Island at Bishopscourt today will provide a solid indication of where each side is at. The game at Kettle Park between Taieri and Dunedin will be informative as well. Dunedin was disappointing in 2019 but has a new crop of players coming through which could help the club climb the standings.
July 04, 2020 01:07 UTC
There are no new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand as of Saturday, the Ministry of Health has confirmed. The number of people in New Zealand with active cases of the disease remained at 18, the ministry said. READ MORE:* Coronavirus: No new Covid-19 cases on Friday, Ministry of Health confirms* Coronavirus: Two new Covid-19 cases, Government mulls return of isolation exemptions* Coronavirus: Ministry of Health report four new Covid-19 cases in New ZealandNearly 412,000 Covid-19 tests have been completed, with the seven-day rolling average at 3500. On Friday the ministry gave its final update on the 2159 people who left managed isolation from June 9-16. The risk from the June 9-16 group could be regarded as very low, the ministry said.
July 04, 2020 00:50 UTC
Get a feel for the speed and power of Te Aihe as the America's Cup defenders train in Auckland. The investigations into financial management of the 2021 America’s Cup have taken another twist, with the principals of a high-profile sport-events business claiming they are “whistleblowers” with concerns about matters in the Cup organisation. READ MORE:* America's Cup allegations: Next steps in the financial management dispute* America's Cup: Team New Zealand boss bemoans kangaroo court* Government stops America's Cup funding amid Team New Zealand investigationMBIE has made no comment on the course of the investigation, including whether any information was being received under the Act, which covers “whistleblowing” in some cases. Supplied The principals of event firm Mayo and Calder, Grant Calder and Tom Mayo. The latest development comes at the end of a tumultuous week for Team New Zealand and its associated business America’s Cup Events.
July 03, 2020 23:30 UTC
Kurt Taogaga has been withdrawn from Labour's list for old tweets supporting a racist column. Photo / FacebookThe Labour Party has sacked one of its list candidates after revelations he publicly praised an anti-Islam column in 2013. "The opinions expressed in his tweets from 2013 do not represent the views of the Labour Party," she said. "The Labour Party is committed to inclusion of all religions and stands against intolerance. "I offered my apology to the party and my name has been withdrawn from the party list.
July 03, 2020 23:26 UTC
Mazda has confirmed it will offer a handful of special models in celebration of its 100th birthday. All 100th Anniversary Edition models will feature Snowflake White Pearl exterior paint, the 100th Anniversary exterior badge, anniversary wheel caps, burgundy leather seat trim with anniversary headrest logo, red floor carpet and floor mats. Also included is anniversary aluminium branding, an anniversary key fob, special edition lower instrument panel trim and white door trim inserts. Supplied There are little hints to Mazda’s 100th birthday dotted all around the special edition models. Mazda New Zealand Managing Director, David Hodge, says the 100 th Anniversary Edition models are the perfect way to celebrate the company’s 100 th birthday.
July 03, 2020 22:07 UTC
The State Services Commission has been called in to make sure a "thorough investigation" is held. Photo: Getty ImagesThere has been a massive privacy breach, with the leak of personal details revealing the identity of New Zealand's 18 active Covid cases. The State Services Commission has been called in to make sure a "thorough investigation" is held. State Services Minister Chris Hipkins said the fact this personal information had been given out was totally unacceptable, and he has ordered an investigation. The personal information relates to 18 people who have tested positive for Covid-19 and who are quarantining in both the North and South Islands.
July 03, 2020 21:56 UTC
Photo: ODT filesA cold snap that plunged temperatures well into the negatives and snow across the country this week is moving on, but a dose of heavy rain is close behind. The front is expected to bring heavy rain to southern Westland and northern Fiordland, where warnings have been issued to Sunday evening, with heavy snow about the Alps. A heavy rain watch is also in place for the headwaters of the Canterbury and Otago Lakes and rivers south of the Rakaia through to 4pm tomorrow. The northerly flow will affect most places as it moves slowly east across the country tomorrow and Monday. The south of the South Island may get heavy rain on Monday, affecting Fiordland, Southland and the south of Otago.
July 03, 2020 21:22 UTC
Firefighters are attending a house fire in Douglas St, Gisborne. A house in Gisborne was badly damaged in a house fire on Saturday morning. The Douglas St house at Otiku Beach was “well involved” when firefighters arrived shortly after 8am. A Fire and Emergency spokesman said personnel were on the scene battling the fire and protecting nearby buildings. The spokesman was not aware of anybody harmed as a result of the fire.
July 03, 2020 21:00 UTC
Two people have died in a crash early this morning in Kensington, Dunedin. Photo: Stephen JaquieryTwo people have died in a crash between a car and truck in Dunedin this morning. "Two occupants of the car died at the scene." The driver of the car has serious injuries and the driver of the truck has moderate injuries, police said. The Serious Crash Unit was notified and the circumstances of the crash are being investigated.
July 03, 2020 20:26 UTC
There are no new cases of Covid-19 again today. The number of active cases in New Zealand remains at 18, all of which are in managed isolation or quarantine facilities, and the total number of confirmed cases remains at 1180. Yesterday, 2900 tests were processed, bringing the total number of tests completed to 411,932. The Ministry of Health once again urged New Zealanders to download and use the Covid Tracer app, which has 588,000 total registrations. Yesterday there were no new cases; the day before there were two.
July 03, 2020 20:26 UTC
BAYLEYS Pakatoa Island has been on the market for 25 years. It's also been on and off market for 25 years, according to the current agent, and I can't for the life of me figure out why. BAYLEYS The island is just a 75 minute boat ride and 15 minute helicopter ride from Auckland. Unlike other places around the world, an island coming on the market in Aotearoa-NZ is rare - few are privately owned, with good reason - but they do come up. BAYLEYS While buildings on the island may be a little outdated, the island has infrastructure for development.
July 03, 2020 18:56 UTC
Consumer demand for eggs soared during lockdown but some producers still claimed large wage subsidies. Questions are being raised over significant wage subsidy payments to egg producers after demand for the pantry staple soared during the coronavirus lockdown. Data from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) shows large subsidies were paid to several egg producers, despite supermarket sales figures showing a surge in demand. Sales figures from data analytics and research company IRI show supermarket demand for the brands increased significantly during lockdown. supplied Michael Brooks, executive director of the Egg Producers Federation, says those who accessed the wage subsidy scheme made an independent commercial decision to do so.
July 03, 2020 18:56 UTC
Victims and family of those injured and killed in the mosque terror attacks say they are determined to be in court for the killer's sentencing. David Williams reportsThe Immigration Minister is demanding officials give urgent help to overseas victims of the Christchurch terror attack and their families. Hamish McNeilly/Stuff Police guard Al Huda Mosque, on the day of the Christchurch terror attack. Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says he was briefed by officials a few days ago. Dom Thomas/RNZ Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway is demanding officials give urgent help to overseas victims of the Christchurch terror attack and their families.
July 03, 2020 18:22 UTC
Unsplash Having fewer fixtures and fittings is one way to save money, but be careful about sourcing cheap joinery - especially in high-use areas like kitchens and bathrooms. Defer some building workIf this is going to be required, it's best to plan for it when lodging for building consent rather than just stopping when the money runs out. Your building consent is for the work shown on the drawings and specification as submitted to council. Simplify the building formHandled well, a simple building form is often architecturally better than an unnecessarily complex form, for both visual and technical weatherproofing and earthquake resistance reasons. Build lessBy far the simplest and most effective way to reduce the cost of building is to make it smaller - primarily by reducing the floor area.
July 03, 2020 18:00 UTC