ミニヘッドライン 2011/10/21


#ニセモノ# ワールドカップ決勝チケットに注意

Fraudsters could be targeting fans desperate to buy last-minute tickets to the Rugby World Cup final, police have warned. Superintendent Grant O'Fee said counterfeit tickets may be being sold to unwary rugby fans wanting to see the last cup matches. He warned against buying cheap tickets from unauthorised street vendors. "It has been said many times over the past few weeks that such major events as World Cups and Olympic Games unfortunately attract those who are out to make a quick buck out of vulnerable people by selling fake or fraudulently obtained tickets.



The Rugby World Cup final weekend will generate $78.1 million for the regional economy as fans from France and across New Zealand descend on Auckland, according to research commissioned by MasterCard Worldwide. The credit card company - one of the major sponsors of the tournament - said the direct economic impact would come from a surge of 50,000 international visitors for the event.



New Zealand visitor numbers climbed by more than a quarter in September as an inflow of people for the Rugby World Cup landed for the six-week-long tournament. Short-term visitor arrivals rose to 219,900 in September, up from 174,200 a year earlier, according to Statistics New Zealand. Of those, about 74,400 arrived for the sporting tournament, taking the three-month total of arrivals for the event to 80,000. "The underlying trend appears to remain relatively subdued," ASB economist Jane Turner said. "Once the tournament finishes, the outlook for tourism activity remains challenging.



City Mall is on track to reopen on Saturday next week as the world's first pop-up container mall, organisers say. Media were given a tour of City Mall today, where more than 150 workers are furiously trying to prepare for the grand opening. The two clusters of converted containers will house 25 shops and two cafes come Saturday, October 29. This will include many well-known central city shops that have been homeless since the city was fenced off after the devastating February earthquake.



A model car collector appears to have gone to great lengths to complete his collection - robbing a shop of its emergency service vehicle replicas at gunpoint. A man armed with a firearm held up Dave's Den in Dannevirke yesterday afternoon, making off with $1200 worth of model vehicles.



Three people have been injured in separate drive-by paintball shootings. Police say the victims include a 14-year-old girl who was shot three times in the leg, and a man who was hit in the ear. All victims describe the attackers as two males driving an old dark saloon car. There appears to be no reason for the shootings which have occurred in Kumeu, Huapai and Helensville over the past two to three weeks.

ペイントポール銃を使って人々へ無差別発砲している2人組みが出没しています。場所はクメウ、フアパイ、ヘレンズヴィルで、現在3人の怪我が報告されています。ワイテマタ警察が、関連情報を求めています。もし被害に遭った方、事件を目撃された方は、ワイテマタ警察 09 420 8967 または Crime Stoppers (クライムストッパー) on 0800 555 111 へ連絡を.


Convicted bank robber and anti-1080 campaigner Clyde Graf will contest the West Coast-Tasman seat for UnitedFuture party in next month's election. Graf and his brother Steve Graf are known on the West Coast for their anti-1080 documentaries. In 1986 he was sentenced to 10 years' jail in Australia for bank robbery. On his internet blog, Graf explained he had used a replica pistol in the robberies. "I entered the banks alone, and no one was physically injured ... and although this does not mitigate the seriousness of my actions, no one could have been shot, but me." UnitedFuture president Judy Turner yesterday released the party's list for the 2011 general election, calling it "a mix of maturity, experience, and fresh faces for the future".



LATEST: British Prime Minister David Cameron will visit New Zealand next week, it has been confirmed. Prime Minister John Key said Cameron would visit New Zealand before attending the Commonwealth heads of Government Meeting in Perth and include a short visit to Christchurch, along with other events.



Prime Minister John Key says he won't be giving his electorate vote to ACT's John Banks, in a further blow to the struggling party. A poll out today show's Banks - ACT's ticket into Parliament - behind National's candidate Paul Goldsmith. Until now, Key has been telling Epsom voters to give their party vote to National, but has not explicitly said the electorate vote should go to ACT. But yesterday he told 3News he would give two ticks blue. ''I'm going to vote for Goldsmith. I am the National Party leader and I am going to vote for the National Party candidate and give my party vote to National,'' he said. His decision will come as a surprise to Banks, a former National minister, who was confident of Key's support.



Worldwide Saatchi & Saatchi boss Kevin Roberts has been diagnosed with transient global amnesia after falling ill during a speech to business leaders in Auckland last night. The condition - which leads to a temporary loss of short-term memory - can be brought on by disruption of blood circulation around, to or from the brain, or a migraine-like attack. Roberts had to be reminded the All Blacks were playing in in Sunday's Rugby World Cup final. He spent last night in Auckland City Hospital with a close friend who witnessed his health scare and then spent time caring for him afterwards, saying the advertising boss - a huge All Black supporter and former NZRU board member - had no idea the All Blacks were playing on Sunday.

世界的なマーケティング会社のサーチ&サーチ(Saatchi & Saatchi)のボスがスピーチの途中で倒れたときに頭を打ったさいに一時的な記憶喪失に陥っていたと診断されているようです。


At a Cabinet meeting on June 27, Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee presented a paper that said a "process" would be established to allow quake-hit Canterbury homeowners to challenge the Government's buyout offer based on the latest council rating valuations. "There will be a process through which any property owners who consider there to be a material discrepancy between the 2007 valuations and the market value of their property (eg, because of subsequent improvements) can raise their concerns," the paper said. However, the first offers sent to thousands of red-zone homeowners from August 19 instead said people could not challenge the Government's offer, with an exception made only when they had increased the footprint of their house since the last council valuation.



A Christchurch mental health organisation has asked police to investigate its concerns about equipment and records missing from its demolished office. Bipolar Support Canterbury service manager Frances Caldwell said she remained unhappy with explanations given for items missing from her former second floor office in Securities House, and made a complaint to the police yesterday. The items she was most concerned about included files and computer hard drives containing personal information.



A Rotorua man who subdued a young girl with fly spray and then raped her has been jailed for 10 years. Robin Whitiora Chadwick, 57, appeared for sentencing in the High Court at Rotorua this morning on a single charge of sexual violation by rape. Chadwick, a part time security guard, had forced the 13-year-old girl to inhale two cans of fly spray before raping her at a house near Lake Tarawera in 2009. The effects of the fly spray caused the girl to become dazed. The girl had been living with Chadwick, 57, and his de-facto partner at the time of the offending, and referred to Chadwick as her 'uncle'. A jury found Chadwick guilty in June this year.



Most of us look forward to a day off at Christmas, but for Indian chef Gajendar Singh it was his only one of the year. The tandoori specialist was forced to work every day for nine months at Masterton restaurant Plaza India and was given as little as $50 a week for his troubles. It's a situation that the Service and Food Workers' Union says is not uncommon for workers from overseas. His employer, Manjit Singh, also refused to hand back his passport and threatened to blame him for a burglary if he left.



REVIEW: The Rugby World Cup needs a good final on Sunday after Australia edged Wales to claim the bronze medal in an error-filled play-off for third at Eden Park tonight. These games are never easy but the Wallabies and Red Dragons made a mess of this one for long periods. The only real joy was on the scoreboard for Australia where they eventually hung on for a 21-18 win after both sides bravely threw everything at it over the final quarter.




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