An Auckland dairy was transformed to look like 1990s Dunedin for the filming of a series about the Bain family murders. The crew for the Warner Bros production Black Hands were caught filming at the Calliope Superette in Auckland's North Shore on Tuesday. The show stars Joel Tobeck, newcomer Richard Crouchley as David Bain and is directed by David Stubbs. Stuff David Bain at his home in Christchurch after the Government's compensation announcement. Journalist and narrator Martin van Beynen spent years researching, writing and recording the podcast series, released in 2017.
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Rangiora Bunnings is one of seven that will close by the end of June as a result of Covid-19. Bunnings Warehouse has confirmed the closure of seven stores by the end of June, affecting 145 staff. The final decision to close stores had been driven by the trading environment that resulted from Covid-19 and from other factors including lease arrangements, individual store performance and location, Bunnings New Zealand director Jacqui Coombes said. The seven stores were expected to close by the end of June, so staff would be employed at the stores for another four weeks to help pack down the stores, she said. Bunnings closed three smaller format stores at Te Aroha, Waikenae and Paeroa following a review late last year.
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Australian Ambassador to the US Arthur Sinodinos said on Tuesday he was "aware of the treatment" inflicted on Amelia Brace and Tim Myers. Brace was clubbed with a truncheon and Myers hit with a riot shield while covering peaceful protests in Washington DC's Lafayette Square on Monday. "We are providing consular support to the Australian citizens involved and my team will continue to check on their wellbeing," Sinodinos said. "We are in discussion with the State Department and they have offered assistance to identify where the complaint should be targeted. Brace and Myers were shot with rubber bullets and struggled to breathe after tear gas was fired at the crowd.
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Neighbourly's Local Likes campaign asks people to highlight a business nearby that they love and let others in their neighbourhoods know. Now we've got freedom to head out and shop, now is the time to put your money where your mouth is and support local, business leaders say. Neighbourly's Local Likes campaign is asking people to highlight a business nearby that they love and let others in their neighbourhoods know. UNSPLASH Local businesses need foot-traffic and online traffic and money going through the tills. Visit www.neighbourly.co.nz/locallikes to nominate your favourite local business, with two $100 vouchers to be won each week over the next eight weeks.
It is not feasible to immediately stop extracting and using fossil fuels. But over time, we need to displace fossil fuels with low-carbon renewable energy sources. The aim of governments, local and national, should be to encourage reduced use of fossil fuels by supporting renewable energy systems. A steel mill in Sweden uses "green hydrogen", produced by using renewable electricity to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The costs and benefits of changeThere are many alternatives to fossil fuels with far lower carbon footprints.
Fresh from LA, Avatar star Cliff Curtis spoke to west Auckland students about the film industry and the future of Māori cinema. The film industry roared into life too, after 56 film workers from the United States were waved through New Zealand’s strict border restrictions to quarantine at Wellington’s QT hotel after they had chartered a flight from Los Angeles, a coronavirus hotspot. Supplied The sequels to Avatar will be made in New Zealand thanks to a generous Government subsidy. PIKI FILMS/YouTube Taika Waititi's film Hunt for the Wilderpeople is still the highest grossing Kiwi film ever made. It’s true that Wellington in particular has benefited from having so much film production work carried out there.
Clearly some manufacturer saw an opportunity to invoke the imperious instruction issued in the Game of Thrones series. Or perhaps for reasons of perceived practicality involving something less than rock-solid confidence in the legal enforceability of the Level 2 rules. In any case, the upshot was that some pretty important rules that have pinned down the wider population for a long time were studiously disregarded in ways that will rightly strike the wider population as a massive double standard. We shouldn't kid ourselves that it was only protesters who have been flouting the rules of late. As distinct from authorities joining the public in, at best, an on-again, off-again diligence in sticking to the rules that are in place.
Young buyers lured by low interest rates are competing for homes in Christchurch amid a supply strangled by the Covid-19 lockdown. Mortgage broker Rob Parsons of Mortgage First said while he had expected pent-up demand, he thought the forecast economic downturn might dampen buyers' enthusiasm. RNZ A new report about the property market suggests New Zealanders are continuing their love affair with houses. "You'd think if people believe property prices will drop, why would you buy this month? Its figures show Christchurch asking prices have risen for smaller and cheaper homes, but dropped for larger homes.
Increase in ad agency's newspaper spend in April would have been a blip, Newspaper Publishers Association says. Big businesses and government departments increased their spending on newspaper advertisements during the height of the coronavirus crisis, while TV, digital and radio advertising sank, ad agency data suggests. But newspaper advertising sales bucked the trend and edged up 4.3 per cent, due to heavier spending by government departments and banks, SMI said. SMI's figures would not capture changes in advertising spending by small businesses and consumers, or potentially by larger entities that bought adverts direct, for example from the likes of Google and Facebook. But the Advertising Standards Authority last month sized the total value of the New Zealand advertising market at a much larger $2.7b.
It was all smiles for the return of the regular Temuka sale. ‘‘You have to keep an eye on everybody and make sure those that choose to come do so for the right reasons. ‘‘It feels great to be back at work. ‘‘People prefer the stock come to a live auction so to properly assess market value and I tell you what, it is great to be back. We work together so spacing out has been a bit difficult.
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Photo: Peter McIntoshAsk a Chef reveals the secrets of those superb dishes you ate in cafes and restaurants and wanted to try yourself. Pour over par-baked base and bake for a further 20 minutes at 180degC or until the caramel is brown and bubbling. For the toppingMelt the chocolate in short bursts in the microwave or in a bowl over boiling water. When caramel has cooled, top with melted chocolate. Recipe provided by Dispensary Cafe Albany St.
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New growth ... Blue Mountain Nurseries directors Chris and Rebecca Hughes are offering two new apprenticeships in the wake of nationwide economic challenges posed by the recent Covid-19 lockdown. PHOTO: RICHARD DAVISONA West Otago nursery aims to propagate some green shoots of recovery with two new apprenticeships. Tapanui business Blue Mountain Nurseries advertised the positions after seeing an upsurge in trade following the recent Covid-19 lockdown. ‘‘I think it’s important for people to know it’s not all bad news out there in the job market. ‘‘This is an investment not only in the future of our business, but also of our young people.’’Applications close Friday.
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But a closer inspection reveals it is actually the Beverly Begg Observatory’s original telescope. The telescope when it was operational at Dunedin’s Beverly Begg Observatory. The 12-inch reflecting telescope was built and installed at the Dunedin observatory about 100 years ago by Joseph Ward. Mr McNamara said the observatory had run out of space and wanted to return the telescope to the Beverly Begg Observatory in time for its centenary in 2022. Photo: Stephen JaquieryShe said the telescope still worked, but would undergo restoration before being put on display at the observatory.
Todd ChaterisNow is the right time to consider a career change to agriculture, Rabobank chief executive Todd Charteris says. The prospect of high unemployment due to the Covid-19 crisis could be a ‘‘golden opportunity’’ for the rural sector to recruit talented New Zealanders to fill skills gaps, he said. There’s opportunities for people with skills in engineering, machinery, manufacturing, marketing, process improvement and all those labouring skills are transferable.’’But the prospect of changing careers could be daunting, he said. ‘‘It’s about making connections, following through on those connections and asking to be connected with the right people. If you can do that, you will find that most people are inherently helpful.’’Mr Charteris said there was more that rural sector organisations, such as Federated Farmers, could be doing to connect with urban communities to promote where the opportunities might be.
If those Covid-19 lockdown kilograms are not shifting, Australian wellness specialist and My Kitchen Rules finalist Luke Hines has some advice. And going low-carb doesn’t mean you have to count calories, cut out entire food groups and miss out on things you love. Warm 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil in a frying pan over high heat, add the cauliflower rice and saute for 3–4 minutes until softened and light golden brown on the edges. Transfer the fish to the prepared tray and lightly spray with coconut oil. In a large bowl, mix the olive oil, garam masala, half the coconut yoghurt and two-thirds of the tandoori paste.