Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Greens call for landlords to stop charging quake-displaced renters

The Green Party is urging landlords of quake stricken buildings to stop charging rent to residents who have been displaced due to the Kaikoura earthquake.

Green Party co-leader says landlords of quake-stricken residences should show compassion to tenants (Newshub.)


Many inner-city apartment buildings in Wellington have been forced to close following the earthquake, leaving residents without a home. Green Party co- leader James Shaw says continuing to charge rent would be unfair on tenants. I think any landlord should study their creed - if they're still charging rent to residents who can't actually live in the houses or apartment buildings that they've got on offer. They should take a look at that and say, maybe we could give people a break right now, "he said.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Going to see the Breakers

On Wednesday 5  boys Room 11 and Room 12 were picked to go and meet the Breakers at breakers nation.

When we arrived there a lady named Sharon came and told us some rules one of them was we had to be quiet when the coach was talking. We sat their and watched them do their drills they sweating hard on the court.

After they finished their training we had to go and sit in line and wait for Sharon to call us to get a ball later everyone there ball and we went to the hoops and players some games. We grabbed a ball and everybody got there signed by all the NZ breakers.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Shock after massive NZ quake

Tourists and residents alike were shocked by the strength of the magnitude 7.5 earthquake that has shaken New Zealand and produced tsunami waves.

News hub talked to people on the streets of Wellington in the hours after the shake. One Australian man said he was staying in airbnb and that was just trashed. We were fast asleep and the building just started moving. I was looking out the window and comparing it to the building next door, and it was just twisting the man said. News hub

Friday, 11 November 2016

Transformers Age of Extinction

Age of Extinction is my favourite movie. My favourite part is Optimus Prime vs Grimlock the dinosaur, Grimlock jumps at but then Optimus Prime hits Grimlock right in the face and he goes flying to the side. He tries to get back up but then Optimus Prime goes over him and grabs out his sword. He convinces Grimlock to join his team and then they leave with the other dinosaurs.

Mark Wahlberg=Cade Yeager
Nicola Peltz=Tessa Yeager
Jack Reynor=Shane
Stanley Tucci=Joshua

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

NRL star Ben Barba released from Cronulla Sharks

Ben Barba (Getty file)Cronulla Shark fullback Ben Barba failed a test for cocaine just a few days after he won their maiden NRL premiership. In a statement, the Sharks have confirmed that the two parties have agreed an immediate release of Barba's playing contract. While this decision has not been easy for either party there is full agreement that it is one made in the best interests of  Ben, his young family and our Club, the statement read. Consistent with our Clubs major focus on the welfare of its players, the club is fully supportive of this decision and will assist in any way possible to allow Ben the time needed to address his life away from the pressure environment of professional sport. 

Monday, 7 November 2016

All Blacks accept deserved loss to Ireland

After a record 18 consecutive Test wins, All blacks senior players would be forgiven for forgetting the art losing gracefully.

Jamie Heaslip celebrates victory over the All Blacks.


Steve Hansen's men showed no signs of sour grapes on Saturday after their 40 - 29 loss to Ireland acknowledging their inferiority on the day and looking ahead to next week's Rome Test. The world champions were well below their best on neutral territory in Chicago, behind by 22 points by 50 minute and conceding 40 points for the first time in 12 years.
and meanwhile, produced a near, flawless display in defence  and at the set - piece to build an insurmountable lead in front of more than 62, 000 fans. Fullback Ben Smith who nabbed a second - half try, said after the match that his side could do no more than congratulate their foes on a job well done.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Two tonnes of fireworks to go BOOM in Whangarei

A whopping two tonnes of fireworks will explode in the sky above Whangarei this weekend with some going 130 meters in to the air. 
BOOM: The annual Whangarei Lion's Club Fireworks Spectacular is back again with $25,000 worth of fireworks going off.


The annual Whangarei Lion's Club Fire Fireworks committee chairman Merv Williams said over the years the event helped distribute significant funds back into the community.

"Its excellent, it's a great display. Last year we had about 10,000 people along," he spectacular is back again tomorrow and $25, 000 of of pyrotechnics will be lighting up the sky. Fireworks. A spokesman for Auckland company Boom Boom Fireworks, who put on the show, said there were 2000kg covering a range of different types of fireworks.  

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Child narrowly dodges death in busy traffic

A young child in China's Zeijiang province is lucky to be alive after navigating busy traffic on his toy car.
Heart- stopping footage from a surveillance camera captured the boy as he crossed several lanes of traffic while vehicles tried to dodge him on a street in Lishui City. He was rescued by a passing police officer who had just left for rush hour duty. It was very dangerous with many big vehicles around him so without a second thought I rushed to the kid immediately and took him to the side of the road officer Wu Feng said.
Mr Feng swooped to the boy's rescue when the toy car was almost bumper-to-bumper with a real one, picking him up and taking him to the side of the road.
Police were able to safely reunite the young boy with his mother