Spring storms cause chaos across New Zealand to end November

Spring storms cause chaos across New Zealand to end November

Travel
[ad_1] JAMES PAUL Last updated 00:15, December 1 2017 MetService MetService national weather forecast 27 November 2017 Many Kiwis will be glad to see the back of November after the last week of daytime deluges, severe thunderstorms and flash flooding.Even online weather source WeatherWatch.co.nz begged for the adverse forecasts to end, as downpours and even hail hit throughout the country.According to the website, the conditions were caused by a high "wider than Australia and centred quite a distance east of New Zealand". SUPPLIED Pahiatua New World floods after severe weather While spring storms are typical this time of year, residents all over the country are still cleaning up the mess.READ MORE:* Lightning strikes Taranaki house, huge hailstones fall* Central Otago flooding sparks evacuations, road closures, cuts power and water supplies* Severe thunderstorm warning for North, South Islands after…
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The country’s best wine revealed at Air New Zealand awards

The country’s best wine revealed at Air New Zealand awards

Economy
[ad_1] A Marlborough chardonnay has won the top prize at this year's Air New Zealand Wine Awards which attracted more than 1300 entries. The Isabel Chardonnay Marlborough 2016 won the Air New Zealand Champion Wine of the Show trophy, as well as the Rabobank Champion Chardonnay trophy, at an Art Deco inspired awards dinner in Napier last night. Chair of judges Warren Gibson said the Isabel Chardonnay Marlborough 2016 was a very classy example of the chardonnay in this year's competition. "It has a beautiful balance of components with a rich long finish," said Gibson. "It's packed with flavour but still maintains a remarkable lightness on its feet." The producer of the top chardonnay, Isabel Estate Vineyard, is a pioneering winery in Marlborough and planted their first vineyards in 1980.…
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UK research mirrors New Zealand stillbirth findings

UK research mirrors New Zealand stillbirth findings

Tech
[ad_1] Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 2:38 pmPress Release: University of Auckland UK research mirrors New Zealand stillbirth findingsUniversity of Auckland research that showed that women who go to sleep on their side have a lower risk of a still birth has been repeated in the UK with similar results.The Midlands and North of England Stillbirth Study (MiNESS) found that women who go to sleep in the supine (lying on the back) position have a 2.3-fold increased risk of late stillbirth (after 28 weeks’ gestation) compared with women who go to sleep on their side.The study, Association between maternal sleep practices and late stillbirth – findings from a stillbirth case-control studyhave just been published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists (BJOG). This study was carried out in collaboration with…
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Akaroa-made blood sausage crowned the best banger in New Zealand

Akaroa-made blood sausage crowned the best banger in New Zealand

Lifestyle
[ad_1] THOMAS HEATON Last updated 08:34, October 20 2017 Judges chewed through more than 500 sausages in their quest to find the country's best. A sausage made of New Zealand venison blood and a dose of French flair has been named the country's best.The boudin noir, a French style of black pudding, from Akaroa Butchery & Deli proved to be faultless, beating 500 other entries in the 2017 Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition. Head judge Kathy Paterson said the boudin noir was a "well-crafted, perfectly balanced sausage with a beyond sensational texture".READ MORE:* Sausage sizzles get a healthy makeover as part of Government's fight against obesity* Tuatapere's famous sausages set to make a comeback, kind of* Wurst day ever: Man chokes on sausage, crashes car Akaroa Butchery and Deli's Brendan Foster began making blood sausage and black pudding to reduce waste. Akaroa…
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