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TWO students have been taken to hospital after a loud thunderclap affected up to 30 teenagers who were on an school oval. THE grief-stricken friends of the 16-year-old girl killed in a 4WD crash involving an unlicensed driver made an emotional plea for motorists to slow down.
5 hrs ago | CTV
In this photo taken on Feb. 5, 2013, a Brown Tree Snake is held by U.S. Department of Agriculture wildlife specialist Tony Salas outside his office on Andersen Air Force Base on the island of Guam. The U.S. government is planning to drop toxic mice from helicopters to battle the snakes, an invasive species that has decimated Guam's native bird population.
8 hrs ago | Central Western Daily
AIR safety investigators will spend the next few days examining the site in Mudgee where a Victorian couple died in a light-plane crash. AIR safety investigators will spend the next few days examining the site in Mudgee where a Victorian couple died in a light-plane crash.
13 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog
Researchers at the University of Warwick have discovered a new target for drugs that could prevent the deaths of thousands of women in the developing world due to heavy blood loss after childbirth. Postpartum haemorrhage occurs when the uterus fails to contract vigorously after childbirth and the mother loses 500mls or more of blood in the 24 hours after delivery.
16 hrs ago | Suria
Environmentalists criticised a new Australian government plan released Monday to protect the Great Barrier Reef in the face of UN concerns, saying it will not do enough to halt the marine park's decline. Environmentalists have criticised a new Australian government plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef, saying it will not do enough to halt the marine park's decline - by Ray Berkelmans The draft plan, now open for consultation, comes after UNESCO threatened to put the reef on its World Heritage "in danger" list and gave Canberra until February 1, 2015 to submit a report on what it was doing to protect the natural wonder.
Infratil, the infrastructure investor, has sold its Australian energy assets to Snowy Hydro for A$605 million, plus an adjustment for final working capital. The Wellington-based company sold Lumo Energy and Direct Connect Australia after reviewing its ownership of the assets in May, and the deal is expected to complete at the end of this month, Infratil said in a statement late on Friday.
A Dutch pedestrian killed when he was hit by a taxi in Wanaka at the weekend may have been lying on the road at the time, police say. He was treated at the scene by Wanaka ambulance staff and an on-call doctor before being transported to the Wanaka Medical Centre.
A Labour Government would establish a sovereign wealth fund to invest in new businesses, including clean energy projects using dividend cash from the remaining stakes in mixed ownership model companies and higher oil and gas royalties, leader David Cunliffe says. Mr Cunliffe this morning unveiled his party's 'NZ Inc' policy which he said would "drive growth, boost clean technology and protect our strategic assets to achieve our goal of a smarter, cleaner, fairer economy".
Nadi taxi driver Vinod Kumar says he "cannot wait" to have his say on who will form the next Fijian government. The 55-year-old grandfather, whose son Shanil lives and works in Auckland, is "90 per cent sure" he will be voting for Frank Bainimarama and his Fiji First party when the polls open on Wednesday.
In mid-July, the peak body of the Uniting Church in Australia voted to sell its investments in fossil fuels. The decision was available online for anyone who cared to peruse the church's minutes, but it didn't issue a media release until a month and a half later, on the last Friday afternoon in August.
A survey by customer satisfaction firm Canstar Blue of more than 4000 New Zealanders found Kiwi motorists spent an average of $53.27 a week on fuel forcing many to make savings on medical and dental expenses and health insurance . The Canstar numbers are consistent with AA figures that show Kiwis spend between $2000 and $3000 a year on petrol.
Mexican-born Arturo Pelayo is one of New Zealand's newest permanent residents but he's already making his mark on this country he calls home. The 31-year-old's idea to create a Cloud-based registry of vacant spaces that could be ''reimagined'' for other uses, including pop-up markets and community activities, was voted the best idea by readers in our ''If I were Prime Minister'' reader project.
Paula Kunawace, 15, travelled all the way from Tailevu to be part of the FijiFirst family fun day at Valelevu in Nasinu yesterday. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA WITH three days left before the anticipated general election, the government and ruling FijiFirst party continued to be at the centre of scathing attacks in Lautoka and Ba yesterday.
When the volcano Mount Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea erupted two weeks ago, the locals had good reason to be concerned. Twenty years ago on Friday, the nearby town of Rabaul, the provincial capital on East New Britain, was devastated by a massive eruption after the subsequent rain of dust destroyed banks, buildings and the airport.
Fame wasn't this chef's aim on My Kitchen Rules: he wanted to add an extra ingredient to his success at two stellar Auckland restaurants Ben Bayly's plain start as a chef, baking banana cakes in his mum's Te Awamutu kitchen, has kept his approach to food practical: No 8 wire with some magic thrown in. Photo / Peter Meecham The Cuisine magazine chef of the year and My Kitchen Rules judge, Ben Bayly, said: "Are we not going to have a photo together, Michele?" He was taking the mickey out of me for having taken the mickey out of him about now being a celebrity chef.
Labor's Parliamentary Secretary has broken her party's stance of bipartisan support for raising the terror alert , branding Prime Minister Tony Abbott a "terror" and criticising the Coalition's domestic policies. The West Australian MP Alannah MacTiernan took to Twitter late on Friday night tweeting: "The Jihadi threat is real but many Australians also see Abbott as a terror as he takes a wrecking ball to our social infrastructure".
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 07:21 pm
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