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Smash kills one
One person died and four others
were injured after two vehicles
crashed on State highway 5 near
Te Haroto. The accident happened
about 4.20pm yesterday, police say.
Of the injured, two were in a critical
condition and two in a moderate
condition. The highway, which runs
between Napier and Taupo, reopened
after several hours. — N Z N
Woman dies in cell
A woman has died while in police
custody in Christchurch. The
48-year-old woman is understood
to have been found unresponsive
by officers in a cell at Christchurch
Central police station about 6am on
Friday. The coroner and Independent
Police Conduct Authority have been
notified. The death is understood to
be not suspicious. — NZ N
Crash injuries fatal
Atiamuri, near Taupo, on Thursday
has died. The 31-year-old died from
his injuries in Waikato Hospital on
Saturday, police said. The accident
happened about 4.20pm on Thursday
at the intersection of State highway 1
and State highway 30. — NZN
Car plunges into river
One person is in a critical condition
in hospital after a car with a trailer
plunged into the Waikato River
in Cambridge. Police said initial
information was that the woman died
at the scene, but she regained a pulse
after significant medical inter vention,
including about an hour of CPR.
She was taken to Waikato Hospital
and is in intensive care. She was one
of two people in the car, which went
off the road at the intersection of
Shakespeare Street and Tirau Road.
The other person is in a moderate
condition. — N Z N
Alzheimer’s sufferer safe
A 72-year-old woman with
Alzheimers who went missing on
Friday night has been found. Police
appealed for sightings of Glen Eden
woman Minnie Holloway and said she
was found safe. She was seen at her
home in Solar Road about 9pm but
about 1am, a family member noticed
she was no longer inside the house and
raised the alarm. — NZM E
There was no division one winner
in Lotto draw No 1674 on Saturday.
Successful numbers were 4, 17, 22,
27, 28, 32; bonus 18. Strike numbers
were 17, 4, 22, 32. There were two
Strike Four winners, from Waihi
and Auckland, each taking home
$50,000. Powerball number 8. There
was no division one winner.
Numbers in Keno draw No 14496:
11, 13, 14, 18, 21, 26, 33, 34, 43, 45, 49,
51, 61, 64, 66, 68, 70, 75, 76, 77. Draw
No 14497: 4, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 16, 20, 23,
29, 34, 35, 48, 50, 57, 62, 69, 74, 76, 79.
Draw No 14498: 8, 16, 18, 20, 26, 27,
31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 42, 45, 52, 55, 61,
65, 77, 78. Draw No 14499: 1, 9, 16,
19, 22, 27, 31, 34, 36, 43, 44, 47, 48, 59,
61, 66, 70, 72, 75, 76.
National boosts spending on significant roads
The man found dead near Tauranga
Bridge Marina last Monday was
55-year-old Gary Colin Martin of
Police were called to the marina about
10.40am after people found a body
floating in the water near a pier.
The body was quickly identified,
and police have been in the process
of contacting Mr Martin’s family and
Police have said Mr Martin’s death was
not being treated as suspicious and the
matter had been referred to the coroner.
— NZ ME-Bay of Plenty Times
Dead man named
Two search and rescue members have
had a cold and wet night ’s sleep after
they were forced to spend the night with
the men they were trying to rescue from
North Island bush.
Two hunters called for help after they
got lost and one was injured in a remote
area of the Te Urewera national park
near Galatea late yesterday afternoon.
A paramedic and two police SAR team
members were flown in but poor weather
made it difficult to find the men on the
peak where they were waiting to be lifted
In fading light the two SAR members
were winched in to spend the night with
the men. All four were flown out at first
The two hunters, in their early 20s, were
in good spirits when they reached their
car, Bay Trust rescue helicopter pilot Ben
Fry said. — NZN
National will spend another
$10.5 billion improving the next
generation of Roads of National
Significance, the party’s transport
spokesman Simon Bridges says.
Prime Minister Bill English
announced the policy during a visit
to Hawke’s Bay yesterday.
National’s seven roads of national
Significance are either complete or
being constructed, and Transport
Minister Mr Bridges said it was time
for “a new generation of nation-
Like the $12b already spent on
seven significant roads, Mr Bridges
said the next tranche of roads would
come from the National Land
Transport Fund and public-private
“O ur country is growing and we
are committed to building world-
class infrastructure to encourage that
growth to continue,” he said.
Mr Bridges said the first seven
projects, which were finished or
under way, had improved travel
“The completed roads of national
significance are also our safest, with
no road fatalities to date.”
The 10 new roading projects
announced are. —
Wellsford to Whangarei.
East-west link in Auckland.
Cambridge to Tirau.
Piarere to the foot of the Kaimai
Tauranga to Katikati.
Napier to Hastings.
Levin to Sanson.
Christchurch northern motor-
Christchurch to Ashburton.
Act leader David Seymour
questioned National’s ability to
deliver on the projects in partnership
with New Zealand First.
“The Northland four-lane
motor way won’t go ahead with
Winston Peters in a National
government because he won’t allow
public-private partnerships to fund
it,” he said.
He said Act could ensure the
projects went ahead.
Labour’s transport spokesman
announcement a “gambit based on
the latest polls” and criticised the
lack of a cost-benefit analysis.
— NZ N-Hawke’s Bay Today
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The crowd was a little less than
usual but the Cadbury Jaffa Race
raised $73,000 for local charities
The event was the first since
it was confirmed the Cadbury
factory in D unedin would close
early next year, putting hundreds
of people out of work.
It also had to be postponed
from its usual July date because of
bad weather that caused flooding
A good crowd still turned out to
enjoy the annual race.
Event manager Kylie Ruwhiu-
Karawana said the weather had
been “threatening to turn” all
week, so she was pleased it was
held in sunny conditions.
“Everyone seemed to be having
an enjoyable afternoon.”
Surf lifesavers, one of the three
charities to benefit from the day,
got some good fitness training,
sweeping away the Jaffas after
each race, before climbing back
up the world’s steepest street for
the next race.
Ms Ruwhiu-Karawana said the
lifesavers had performed “the
fastest sweep that ’s ever been
done” at the event.
“They were fantastic.”
She said the event was usually
held during school holidays and
it was also run this year on a
Saturday when there were other
things on, including sports events
and a graduation ceremony.
This year’s races were run as
fundraisers for Make-a -Wish,
Surf Life Saving New Zealand
and the Parents Centre. Up to
25,000 jaffas were rolled in each
St Clair Surf Life Saving
Club support officer Maddie
Crawford said the event was “a
huge fundraiser”, and helped the
organisation buy lifeguard and
first aid gear it used over summer.
Both junior and senior members
from clubs in Otago and
Southland had been involved
during the race.
“ It ’s awesome to see everyone
— Otago Daily Times
Jaffas on a roll
PICTURE: Otago Daily Times
Jaffas bound and skip down Baldwin Street during the 2017 Cadbury Jaffa Race.
United Future leader
Peter Dunne is quitting
announcement made today.
Mr Dunne cited recent
polling for his decision to
quit politic after more than
The current political
environment is extremely
volatile and unpredictable,”
he said in a statement.
other soundings I have
been taking over the
last few weeks, that, the
volatility and uncertainty
is now a mood among
Ohariu voters for a change
of MP, which is unlikely to
Mr Dunne has held the
Wellington electorate since
A 1 News Colmar
Brunton poll released a
little over a week ago showed Labour
candidate Greg O’Connor 14 points
ahead, with 48% of the vote compared to
Mr Dunne’s 34%.
National’s Brett Hudson had garnered
14% of the vote, despite urging the
party’s supporters to vote for Mr Dunne
to ensure United Future got back into
At the time, Mr Dunne declined an
inter view, but in a statement highlighted
that this was just one poll, and there was
still a long way to run until the election.
Mr Dunne has been an MP for 33 years.
He was facing a serious challenge in
Ohariu from Labour’s Greg O’Connor,
the former Police Association president.
Prime Minister Bill English had
explicitly told National voters to give
their candidate vote to Mr Dunne rather
than National’s candidate Brett Hudson.
In the latest twist to
a chaotic election, Mr
Dunne is the third leader
in just three weeks to
resign, following Labour’s
Andrew Little and the
Greens’ Metiria Turei.
Mr Dunne said he
made his decision with
“But I have always
understood that holding
public office is a temporary
privilege granted by the
people, and can never be
taken for granted.”
In his statement today
he said the shift in voter
sentiment was quite at
variance with polling and
other data he had seen
throughout the year, on
which he had based his
earlier decision to seek re-
election for a 12th term as
MP for Ohariu.
“ While I am naturally
after 33 years of ser vice
at this apparent change of
feeling, I recognise and understand it,
and respect absolutely the electorate’s
prerogative to feel that way.
“ I have therefore decided that it is
time for me to stand aside, so the people
of Ohariu can elect a new electorate
consideration and discussion with
those closest to me, I am announcing
today that I will not be putting for ward
my nomination for election to the next
“ I am especially proud to have
worked alongside successive National
and Labour-led Governments in the
collaborative environment of MMP,
and to have had the privilege of ser ving
as first an under-secretary and then a
minister under seven different Prime
Ministers for just on 15 years.”
— NZ ME-RNZ
Jacinda Ardern received a rock star
welcome to the stage at Auckland
Town Hall for her first major speech
to the party faithful yesterday.
Three weeks after becoming leader
more than 2200 people flocked to
see her launch the party’s election
campaign, filling the room and
spilling into neighbouring theatres.
Former prime minister Helen
Clark, who Ms Ardern started her
political career working for, sat front
Ms Ardern talked about her past
her childhood, the first time she
was booed on stage and her maiden
speech in Parliament in 2008 — and
her hopes for the future, and the
times when the two intersected.
Reflecting on her family’s move
from Hamilton to Murupara when
she was a child she remembered the
lady at the dairy who sold her lollies
but also the children whose families
could not afford shoes and the people
who had lost their jobs.
“This was not the place or moment
I was politicised. It was the moment I
empathised,” she said.
“ Understanding the issues people
in our communities face, their
experiences, and never being satisfied
that things are they way they are, and
can’t be changed or made better. That
is why I choose politics. That is why
I am here.”
There was special mentions of those
who came before her — Andrew
Little and Norman Kirk, and as she
turned her focus to the economy for
Ms Clark and Michael Cullen.
The speech included a lot of
highlighting of existing Labour
policies — three years free post-
secondary education, removing tax
advantages for housing speculators,
c leaning up rivers and improving
mental health ser vices.
She called climate change her
generation’s nuclear-free moment,
vowing to tackle it head on.
“For me it’s simple — I want to
build a country where every child
grows up free from poverty, and is
filled with hope and opportunity,” Ms
But in her first major speech
to the party faithful, kicking off
campaigning for the next five weeks,
she announced no new policy.
She ended her campaign speech
with a call to arms for supporters,
to redouble their efforts and focus
on the challenges and opportunities
“This is our moment and it starts
with you,” she said.
“Let ’s go from here today and run
the campaign of our lives. Let ’s do
Ms Ardern received a standing
ovation from the crowd and was
swamped by supporters wanting a
selfie as she left the stage.
Earlier, internal party polls revealed
the range between support for
Labour and National was within the
margin of error.
UMR recorded support for Labour
at 37% and National at 40%, with a
3.6 point margin of error.
The figures, revealed by NZME,
had the Green Party on 8%, up on
the 4% recorded in the latest Colmar
Brunton poll on Thursday, and New
Zealand First on 9%. — NZN
Ardern swamped at campaign launch
PICTURE: Getty Images
Kelvin Davis, Labour’s deputy leader, left, and Jacinda Ardern on the
stage at the end of the party’s campaign launch yesterday in Auckland.
$7m sweetener for Cadbury World
Mondelez International has
committed $7 million to redevelop
and grow Cadbury World, ensuring
it remains a key Dunedin tourist
The expansion will create 50
full-time jobs, the transnational
company said today.
Earlier this year, Mondelez
decided to end nearly 150 years
of manufacturing operations at
Dunedin’s Cadbury factory site.
Local efforts to keep it open
have failed and next year’s closure
is expected to put more than 300
people out of work.
The decision to end local
operations was difficult for the
business, however their investment
in Cadbury World ensures an
important part of Dunedin’s
growing tourism sector remains in
the city, Mondelez’s James Kane
“The $7m investment will create
an entirely new tourism experience
in the historic Castle Street old
dairy which is being refurbished to
provide a new home for Cadbury
World,” Mr Kane said.
“ We hope to double the number
of full-time equivalent roles from
about 25 to 50. Visitor numbers
are expected to go from 110,000
to over 180,000 per year, ensuring
it remains one of D unedin’s most
popular tourist attractions.”
$3m for Auckland teachers
The Government has announced it
will spend $3 million trying to boost
teacher numbers amid growing concern
educators are leaving Auckland due to
the high cost of living.
Education Minister Nikki Kaye today
announced a package that includes
an extra $1m towards expanding a
programme to get teachers started in
Auckland jobs and another $2m to help
200 teachers move from overseas to New
It follows the release of statistics from
the New Zealand Education Institute
showing two-thirds of Auckland
teachers are considering moving out of
town due to the high cost of living.
“ Teachers have been warning for
years about the teacher shortage in
Auckland and the impact this will have
on children’s education, and it’s beyond
time for action,” Balmoral School
principal Malcolm Milner said in July.
Ms Kaye said the Government has
been listening to concerns.
The funding will double the capacity of
the Auckland beginner teacher project,
which helps 40 provisionally registered
teachers lock down jobs in Auckland
It will also restart the international
relocation grant, which has funded about
200 teachers from overseas, including
expats, to move to New Zealand
between 2000 and 2015 before being
The Government would also be
reviewing the voluntary bonding
scheme, which gives payments to new
teachers after three years at eligible
The Education Institute says only 12
teachers last year applied for the grant,
which can earn new teachers up to
$17,500 for staying in Auckland.
The union today criticised the
Government for failing to promote the
scheme actively since 2010.
“ It is bizarre that while there is so much
publicity about the teacher supply crisis,
the Government has kept quiet about
a major tool for helping to address it,”
president Lynda Stuart said. — N Z N
Staf f attacked
A man and a woman have been arrested
following the robbery of a Bay of Plenty
store during which an employee was
Police say the pair entered the local
store on Pine Drive in remote Murupara
yesterday morning wielding a hammer
before making off with cash.
Although a staff member was assaulted,
no one was injured in the attack and staff
were receiving support.
Using CCTV cameras, police managed
to track down two cars they believed were
involved and later in the day arrested
a 28-year-old man and a 19-year-old
They will appear in the Rotorua District
Court tomorrow. — NZ N
Police probe party death
Police investigating the suspicious
death of a man at an Auckland
party say they want to speak to
three people who spent time
The 25-year-old man died in
Mount Roskill early on Saturday.
He was among several groups that
had met up at the Gemini Bar in
Otahuhu and then travelled to 19
Haughey Avenue sometime after
Detective Inspector Aaron Pascoe
said the three males police want
to speak to — described as Maori
and Polynesian and aged 18 to 25
helped to put the man into a
“These three stayed with the young
man and continued to assist him
after others had left the address,
and I am confident that they will be
able to help us piece together what
has occurred,” he said.
“This group will know who they
are and we need their help.”
Mr Pascoe said police were also
trying to identify the occupants of
a grey Audi four-door sedan.
The car, described as having a
rounded shaped body, left the
address shortly before police
Police had responded to noise
complaints at the home about
3am when they were asked to
help a critically injured man in the
Attempts to revive the man were
unsuccessful and he died at the
scene. — NZ N
A three-year-old boy has serious burns
to his upper body and face after an
accident with boiling oil.
The Trustpower Tect rescue helicopter
said it was dispatched to Opotiki about
1pm yesterday to pick the boy up and
take him, along with his mother, to
The boy had pulled a pot of boiling
oil over himself, the rescue helicopter
operator said. — NZ N
A 68-year-old Invercargill man will
appear in the Invercargill District Court
tomorrow on a range of driving charges
after hitting a police officer and police
A police spokeswoman said police
received reports of “erratic driving” by a
motorist on the Bluff Highway on Friday.
Police attempted to stop the driver just
before midnight but he fled the scene.
The car was “spiked” but continued for
a short time, she said.
A police officer and police dog were hit
as the car came to a stop on Dee Street.
The police officer’s leg was bruised,
she said, but the dog was not seriously
injured. — Otago Daily Times
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