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Leighton Geerin, Olivia Geerin, Aleisha Jellyman, Grady Jellyman, WestREAP early learning
facilitator) Toni Sims , Tyrell Bromilow and Nikki Flynn.
WestREAP delivered ‘before
school kete’ packs to the A to
Z Preschool in Blaketown on
The packs contain resources and
stationery and will be rolled out
to four-year-olds in Grey and
Westland before they start school.
Early childhood team leader
Melissa Diedrichs said the kete
project had been in development
for the past year in Greymouth
and Westland by two network
groups of early childhood
education and new entrant
teachers, and supported by
WestREAP to help children
and families into formal
“The kete is developed for
children, from four-years-old, to
engage in learning at home with
their parents leading up to school
“The content has been developed
by the network of teachers who all
contributed to the experiences and
activities that help children make
a smooth transition to school,” Ms
Before school kete packs given out
It seems the TPP trade deal is not
Trade ministers blindsided by
Canada’s sudden and unexplained
opposition to the Trans-Pacific
Partnership have begun talks to try
to salvage the 11-nation deal.
Reuters is reporting this morning
the 11 nations working on the
new version of the Trans-Pacific
Partnership (TPP) trade pact have
agreed to the core elements of a deal
but more work needs to be done.
A statement was due to be made
today, and it marked “a successful
conclusion to talks in Vietnam”,
which at one stage had looked
headed for failure amid resistance by
Japanese Economy Minister
Toshimitsu Motegi said that
countries including Canada had now
agreed on a plan to move ahead with
the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Last night, the future of TPP
had been thrown into doubt after
Canada’s sudden refusal to attend the
final leaders’ meeting in Da Nang,
Vietnam, which was then cancelled.
The 10 other leaders including
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
turned up expecting Canada to be
present at 8pm NZ time.
Instead they found Japan’s Prime
Minister, Shinzo Abe, holding
crisis meetings with Canada’s Justin
Trudeau over an undisclosed issue.
Mr Abe returned to the room
saying Mr Trudeau was not attending
and so the meeting was abandoned
by the other countries, Australia,
New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei,
Malaysia, Chile, Peru, Mexico and
It has been reported the no-show
was a scheduling misunderstanding.
Last night, Ms Ardern told New
Zealand reporters that talks had
been “postponed” and there was
no suggestion of when they would
reconvene. She said she was left with
the impression that Canada had
withdrawn from the negotiations.
The dramas over Canada are not
related to the bizarre events of last
night in which the TPP deal was
declared done by trade ministers,
including Canada’s Trade Minister,
but Vietnam then objected to a
That issue was resolved during
the day before the aborted leaders’
— New Zealand Herald
Still hope for TPP deal
families would like to
thank everyone for their
love and support during
the recent loss of our
wonderful Dad. Special
thanks to all who
visited, brought food,
messages of sympathy
during this difficult
time. A big thank you to
the Rotorua Axemen's
Club and Shelly and her
helpers for the amazing
afternoon tea, Pastor
John for the lovely
service and to all those
who got up and spoke
about Dad at the funeral,
thank you also to Chris
and the wonderful staff
of Osbornes Funeral
Directors for helping us
through this sad time.
A great man with a big
heart — now back with
Kevin and Dorothy,
along with Chris and
Alison are delighted to
announce the recent
engagement of Shane
and Emma. Congratu-
lations and best wishes
from both families.
Lynette, Colin and their
families wish to express
their deep appreciation
for all who offered their
love and support during
Maureen's illness, and at
the time of her passing.
Thank you to everyone
who attended Maureen's
service, we were over-
whelmed to see that she
meant so much to so
many. Sincere thanks for
the cards, messages,
phone calls, baking,
flowers and donations to
St John Darfield. Special
thanks to Dr Abby
Clement, St John
Darfield and staff of
Please accept this as a
ment of our apprecia-
Died November 12,
In loving memory.
Here we are another
Now we're up to three.
One more year without
Is not how it should be.
It's often said that time
Not sure if that's quite
Hurt and loss is all we
And we're still missing
But memories are a
In oh so many ways.
You'll be with us until
And help us through our
Thanks for watching
And living in our hearts.
Babs you are the one we
True love never parts.
Missing you so much —
Love you forever.
Danny, Nige, Sandy,
Brian, Dean and fami-
lies. Along with your
family in Wales.
Ph 768 0250
HUGHES, John Leslie
(Jack). — Passed away
two years ago tomorrow,
November 12, 2015.
don't think of you.
Love and miss you so
Val and family.
12, 2012. Cherished
mum, nana and friend.
You are always in our
thoughts Nana Bear.
Love Robin, Deb,
William (Jock, Coog).
(Late of Cobden,
Thursday November 9,
2017 in his 88th year.
peacefully in his sleep
after a prolonged period
of ill health. Dearly
brother-in-law of Emily
and the late Des Walker
(Dobson), also the late
(Cobden), Jim and Nola
Laughton (Cobden), Bill
and Mary Laughton
(Amberley) and Basil
Laughton (Cobden). A
respected uncle and
FDANZ. Phone 03 343
William (Jock). — (ex
staff member of The
Grey River Argus and
Christchurch Press) On
Thursday November 9,
2017 in his 88th year,
Jock passed away peace-
fully in his sleep after a
prolonged period of ill
health. Dearly loved and
devoted husband of
father-in-law of Gillian
and Tom Colishaw
(Kaiapoi), Christine and
Kevin Devereux (Aus-
tralia), Murray and the
late Nigel. Cherished
Grandad of Jules, Ash
and Erin Cowlishaw,
Cohen and Selby Dever-
eux, Stephanie McKen-
zie, and great-grandad of
West. Special thanks to
the caring and compas-
sionate staff at Fitzger-
ald House for their
outstanding care over
many years. In lieu of
flowers donations to
Cancer Research would
be appreciated and may
be made at the service.
Messages to the McKen-
zie Family, C/- PO Box
8443. The Funeral Serv-
ice for Jock will be held
in the Academy Funeral
Services Chapel, 65
Main South Road, Up-
per Riccarton, on Satur-
day, November 18, 2017
at 2pm. Academy Funer-
al Services. FDANZ.
Phone 03 343 0919.
Napier arrest over
Police have arrested a 29-year-old
Napier man for the alleged indecent
assault of a woman and continue to
investigate similar assaults in the
area. A week ago Hawke’s Bay police
said they were trying to work out
if a number of indecent assaults on
women in public places at or near to
Napier Hill, Taradale and Havelock
North were linked.
Parliamentar y prayer
The daily prayer that opens
Parliament is again under review
and MPs are being consulted on
whether there should be any changes
to it. Speaker Trevor Mallard read a
prayer in Maori this week which was
reported to have dropped references
to the Q ueen and Jesus Christ, but
no final decisions have been made.
Synthetic drug death
Police say the death of a Hutt
Valley man may be linked to
synthetic drugs. The 36-year-old
man’s death on Thursday night
has been referred to the coroner.
Babysitting murder jury
A jury have yet to reach a verdict
in the murder trial of Shayal
Upashna Sami who is charged with
the murder of a toddler she was
babysitting. The jury, in the High
Court at Christchurch, retired
yesterday morning but did not reach
a verdict by 5pm. They will continue
deliberations on Monday. One-
year-old Aaliyah Ashlyn Chand was
injured in the care of her babysitter.
A body scanner that would
supposedly allow people to make
3D-printed models of themselves
or their pets was one of many
scams that saw a Sydney man
illegally pocket almost $A6 million
($NZ6.2 million), authorities allege.
New South Wales Police say
Daniel Kive Albert, who was
extradited from New Zealand this
week, fleeced dozens of people in
nine countries over five years.
The elaborate schemes involved
registered companies including
some named First Aerial, Switched
on Social and 3D selfie printer
franchise Identical You.
Police allege the scams affected
people in Australia, New Zealand,
the United States, Canada, Ireland,
Lebanon, Qatar, Singapore and
South Africa. The 51-year-old is
alleged to have defrauded one man
of $A620,000 in 2012.
An archived web page for the nail
business indicates it would have
offered small kiosks capable of
painting more than 1000 designs on
Albert appeared via video link in
Central L ocal Court yesterday on 35
fraud charges allegedly committed
between 2012 and 2016.
Lawyer Greg Goold told the
court his client had “ voluntarily”
handed himself to New Zealand
police before his extradition from
Auckland on Thursday.
Court documents indicate a
warrant was issued for his arrest in
March when the charges were filed
in a Sydney court.
Mr Goold did not enter a plea in
court on behalf of his client but later
told reporters he expected Albert
would plead not guilty.
“This may well be a civil dispute
instead of a criminal dispute,” Mr
“ It depends on whether the
products police say existed did exist. ”
Albert, whose address is listed as a
luxury apartment in Potts Point, is
expected to make a bail application
on November 24.
An accomplice — a 48-year-old
Woollahra woman — has also been
charged with 35 counts of fraud.
Scam details revealed in court
The fishing industry has got the
pause it wanted to a system of
electronic monitoring and reporting
of fishing catches.
Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash
has instructed Ministry for
Primary Industries officials to
look at options for slowing down
the implementation of IEMRS
(Integrated Electronic Monitoring
commercial fishing vessels.
“ I am aware that a range of issues
have been raised so I have made
this decision following advice from
officials, and discussion with a
number of stakeholders,” Mr Nash
said. Requirements covering the
catch and position reporting for
trawl vessels over 28m, in place since
October 1, 2017, will continue.
Implementation for other vessels
will be deferred while options for
the remaining rollout are worked
All commercial fishers were going
to be required to use Geospatial
Position Reporting and e-logbooks
by April 1, 2018, and cameras by
October 1, 2018.
Those representing fishers who
catch crabs and other species in
small quantities had argued the
system was a burden and the time
frames were too tight.
Mr Nash said fishing needed to
be sustainably managed but systems
needed to be robust and “in the
interests of all stakeholders”.
“This is an important initiative
to get right, and we will not be
following the hasty timetable set by
the previous government.” — NZN
Fishing boats get monitoring reprieve
Walkers are being allowed on
the new bridge at the major traffic
intersection outside Christchurch
Airport before it opens to traffic.
There is an open day at the
Memorial Avenue Gateway
Walkers have to book a free
ticket on-line to attend and no
bikes, scooters, skateboards or pets
are allowed. That is because there is
limited space on the bridge.
“ People will be able to stand
underneath the 27m tall gateway
arches, take photographs and
check out the view,” New Zealand
Transport Agency project manager
Chris Collins said.
The bridge design was chosen
via a competition. It draws on the
vertical power of the Southern
Alps and the braided rivers of the
The majority of the Russley
Road Upgrade is already open to
traffic and the bridge will open to
traffic during the week starting
The Russley Road upgrade is
part of the Christchurch western
corridor which will reduce
congestion and improve travel
times, provide better walking and
cycling connections and boost
safety. — NZN
Walkers check out new Chch bridge
Nanette Woodham will be blowing
a few kisses towards Lotto tickets
The Hawke’s Bay woman is the
manager at the country’s luckiest lotto
outlet — Unichem Stortford Lodge in
Hastings — and is well used to people
flooding in when a big Powerball
jackpot is up for grabs.
Tonight, one is. It worth $30 million
making it the third largest jackpot
in Lotto’s history.
If any place is most likely to sell the
lucky ticket, it might just be Unichem
It gets the gold star, by far, for the
number of Lotto family — that is
and Strike — first division winning
tickets sold since the national lottery
began in 1987.
Forty-five first division tickets have
crossed the counter at Unichem
Stortford Lodge, well ahead of runners
up Nelson’s Richmond Night N Day,
“ We’ve got a huge following, we’re
one of Hastings’ tourist destinations
. .. a nd once you get around $25-30m,
that ’s when you get people who never
After 23 years behind the counter,
she has had her share of requests for a
kiss — for the ticket, of course.
— New Zealand Herald
Lucky Lotto store
ready for big one
A search and rescue training exercise
in south Dunedin this weekend is
based on the case of missing woman
The 54-year-old was reported
missing from her home on March 30,
2015 and has never been found.
The family are allowing the case to be
used for the training exercise involving
more than 60 police staff, Land
SAR volunteers and Surf Lifesaving
“I’d like to acknowledge Denise’s
family, in particular her husband and
their children, for consenting to us
using this search as a learning tool,”
Dunedin police SAR co-ordinator
sergeant Nathan White said.
Searchers take on cold case
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