"These ecosystems developed over tens of thousands of years, and were greatly altered in a matter of a few minutes by the earthquake," University of Canterbury researcher Dr Shane Orchard said. SHANE ORCHARD This shot taken at Waipapa North at low tide, shows "very little evidence of algal recovery" three years after the earthquake, says researcher Dr Shane Orchard. SHANE ORCHARD New intertidal lagoon areas and shifting gravels can now be found at Waipapa where the reefs were uplifted as much as six metres. SHANE ORCHARD Intertidal algae is making a comeback on the edges of a flat reef platform at Wairepo, says Dr Shane Orchard, however the extent to which it will continue to colonise remains to be seen. However, large bull kelp were missing from much of the coast, and many large platforms of algae may not return.
Sinead Boucher used to flip burgers at McDonald's. Now she owns a media company. She's the woman who bought a media company for $1, so what's next for Stuff and instant media mogul Sinead Boucher? Stuff chief executive Sinead Boucher was at home in Wellington on a FaceTime call with her sisters and parents in Christchurch and her brother and his family in London last Sunday night. Stuff Sinead Boucher in 2004, during her days as a reporter for The Press in Christchurch.
Forget about building more Hobbit holes, how about an enchanted tree house? Actually, this isn't a tree house - it's more like a tree castle, extending over three levels with a live tree growing right through it. The first thing you notice is that this is a tree house in the true sense - it's not just a marketing ploy. Brook Sabin/Stuff-co-nz There’s nothing like a tree bath, in your tree house. More information: The Fairytale Tree House is available for booking on Airbnb.
NZ Transport Agency senior project manager Jason Forbes is hoping for a settled winter to help make up some time on the project. “Now that we are coming into winter, the combination of poor weather and shorter days could slow us down from time to time,” Mr Forbes said. Mr Forbes was confident the project would be completed on schedule by the second half of 2022. West Harbour shared pathwayMore than 1.8km of reclamation causeway, 600m in Blanket Bay, and 800m in Sawyers Bay and Mussel Bay. A 10m timber bridge in St Leonards causeway.
May 30, 2020 16:30 UTC
The earthquake happened at 10.56pm around 30 kilometres northwest of Levin, according to GeoNet. A 4.7 magnitude earthquake has shaken the lower North Island. The quake happened at 10.56pm around 30 kilometres northwest of Levin, according to GeoNet. A 5.8 magnitude earthquake took place 30km northwest of Levin on May 25. It was followed by a 5.2 magnitude quake in the same location on May 26.
May 30, 2020 11:26 UTC
Champagne corks will be popping for four lucky winners who will share Lotto's first division prize. Strike Four was also hit by a ticket sold at New World Papakura which is worth $300,000. Powerball was not struck on Saturday and has rolled over to Wednesday when it will, jackpot to $5 million. On Wednesday night a ticket which was sold at The Store in New Plymouth scooped $7 million in Powerball first division and $333,333 in Lotto first division. The lucky ticket holder is yet to come forward.
May 30, 2020 09:45 UTC
Warriors players celebrate their victory over the Dragons at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford. The unfancied Warriors relaunched their season with a stunning 18-0 demolition job on the St George-Illawarra Dragons. The Warriors are the darlings of the NRL, after agreeing to camp in Australia during the virus crisis. The Warriors players finished the match with whoops of delight, as Ken Maumalo dislodged the ball from Mikaele Ravalawa's grasp as the big wing looked set to give the Dragons a consolation score. Warriors 18 (J. Taunoa-Brown, E. Katoa, K. Nikorima tries; Nikorima 3 goals), Dragons 0.
May 30, 2020 08:26 UTC
Cricket West Indies said on Friday it will halve salaries for staff and players for up to six months as it struggles to deal with the "debilitating economic challenges" caused by the coronavirus pandemic. International professional cricket remains suspended due to the virus, plunging cricket boards into financial crisis with no clear pathway in sight back to the normal state of play. West Indies are scheduled to tour England for a three-test series in July, which CWI approved in principle on Friday. CWI president Ricky Skerritt acknowledged the "huge sacrifice" by all stakeholders, whom he said were consulted about the plan. (Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; editing by Jane Wardell)
May 30, 2020 07:30 UTC
He Puna Taimoana Hot Pools on the beach front in New Brighton opening day on Queens Birthday weekend. Move over Maruia, Hanmer and Tekapo, because the South Island has a new hot pools destination. New Brighton's hot saltwater pools - named He Puna Taimoana - opened on Saturday and it’s already proven to be a hit with Cantabrians - selling-out for the whole of Queen’s Birthday Weekend. READ MORE:* New Brighton's hot pools sell out for Queen's Birthday Weekend* Christchurch's hot salt water pools opening this weekend to 200 people a day* New Brighton hot pools creates 25 jobs but will cost ratepayers $1m a yearBut those lucky enough to grab one of the limited opening day places were treated to a cloudless sky and no sign of the infamous ‘easterly’ wind that can chill the seaside suburb. The-Press Opening day was a sell-out at He Puna Taimoana Hot Pools.
May 30, 2020 07:07 UTC
The Warriors put the Dragons to the sword on Saturday, winning 18-0 at Central Coast Stadium, picking up a win few thought was possible. Incredibly, not only did the Warriors stop the Dragons scoring any points, but they also completed 46 of their 48 sets. Getty-Images Jamayne Taunoa-Brown became the Warriors' first try scorer of the season, by touching down in the sixth minute against the Dragons. READ MORE:* Sky TV opens up free access to sporting Saturday: 'Warriors game is on us'* Warriors are the NRL feel-good story, but how long can it last? AT A GLANCEWarriors 18 (Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, Eliesa Katoa, Kodi Nikorima tries; Kodi Nikorima 3 goals) Dragons 0.
May 30, 2020 06:45 UTC
An arrest was made followuing an early morning assault in New Plymouth on Saturday. (file photo)Police made an arrest after being called to an alleged assault in New Plymouth in the early hours of Saturday morning. Officers were alerted to the attack at an address on Queens Rd, Glen Avon, about 12.40am. A spokeswoman said the people involved in the assault were known to each other. She said it was believed an officer cut their hand at the scene but no other information was available.
May 30, 2020 06:33 UTC
MuffinFulton Hogan, contracted to dispose of dead animals on Auckland's streets, are investigating after an employee threw a distraught family's dead cat into a ditch. A Titirangi couple's perseverance to recover their one-eyed cat Muffin, which was hit by a car and killed last weekend, uncovered what they say are "appalling" practices by the Henderson branch of Fulton Hogan. Fulton Hogan have given their "sincere apologies" to the family for what they admit is a breach of "common decency". The couple are calling on the council to look into how long these practices have been going on by Fulton Hogan. Fulton Hogan was founded by Julius Fulton and Robert Hogan in Dunedin in 1933, and is now headquartered in Christchurch, with 100 locations worldwide.
May 30, 2020 06:11 UTC
After several weeks of rear-door boarding and alighting, Orbus bus services in Queenstown and Dunedin will resume using the front door on Tuesday, June 2. Otago Regional Council in a social media post advised "That means you can enter the bus by the front door again and exit via the back. "We’re going back to front door entry after the Queen’s birthday weekend." Rear-door boarding was introduced to avoid transmission of Covid-19. Front-door boarding buses will remain fare-free.
May 30, 2020 05:26 UTC
SpaceX’s SN4 Starship prototype was destroyed in a powerful explosion minutes after an engine test shortly before 2pm (7am New Zealand time). The incident at the company’s Boca Chica site occurred after a series of successful “static fire” engine tests on the prototype over the last several days. SN4 was being prepared for a test flight to take place possibly within weeks, according to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. READ MORE:* 'Bummed out': Historic space flight postponed* NASA and SpaceX cancel rocket launch* Elon Musk's Mars 'Starship' could fly to orbit in six months* Elon Musk unveils his plan for 'Starship', his rocket designed to take humans to MarsThe explosion happened one day after the company was granted a two-year launch licence for Boca Chica site by the Federal Aviation Administration, and as SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket is about to carry two American astronauts on a mission to the International Space Station this weekend, pending favourable weather. The cause of the Boca Chica explosion is not known at this time.
May 30, 2020 05:03 UTC
SUPPLIEDNeil Finn has just released a brand new track - with the help of his Fleetwood Mac bandmates - to support the Auckland City Mission. "It is an honour to be asked to do something like that and I think the City Mission is almost unique in the Auckland environment because they are, I would say, universally appreciated by everybody and not just the people they're able to help," Finn said. His Fleetwood Mac band members were delighted to be involved and felt strongly about it being for charity, Finn said. "All the money from my point of view that gets made from the song, and I hope it's lots, will end up at the City Mission. Neil Finn and Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood MacNeil Finn and Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac Photo: 2018 Getty ImagesAnd he'd recently played a couple of shows with Froom in LA.
May 30, 2020 04:52 UTC