ミニヘッドライン 2011/11/01



Dunaden has been crowned the winner of the 2011 Melbourne Cup after one of the closest races in living memory. The French second favourite, who paid $8.20 for the win and $3.10 for the place, edged out England's Red Cadeaux by a millimetre to take out the $6 million race that stops a nation at Flemington. After the closest finish in the 151-year history of the race, German horse Lucas Cranach completed an international sweep of the placings. The winning trainer of the French runner is Mikel Delzanbles - the horse is owned by a Qatar prince as part of Pearl Bloodstock PTY. Red Cadeaux paid out $14 for the place, while the Lucas Cranach paid out $4.50. Modun came in last.



1. 3 Dunaden $8.20 $3.10
2. 12 Red Cadeaux 14.00
3. 9 Lucas Cranach 4.50


Huge public demand saw one seat booked every 25 seconds for the new Christchurch CBD red-zone bus tours this morning. Many callers struggled to get through to the dedicated line, 0800 RING CERA (7464 2372) after it opened at 8am. Despite a team of seven hired specifically to handle bookings, the line was overloaded within half an hour. Call demand had eased from its peak but remained high.



As if restaurants needed any more pressure, it seems diners are ranking menu affordability ahead of quality food and service. New survey data from American Express Selects Dining shows Kiwis are increasingly looking to stretch their dining dollar in these tough economic times. The survey also shows our dining out frequency has slipped slightly in the part six months, from two to three times a week. We are also not so keen on paying public holiday surcharges and will sacrifice atmosphere for cheaper food.



ASB Bank announced today it is cutting interest rates across its fixed home loan portfolio, becoming the latest bank to do so in recent months as the worsening global economic outlook dims prospects of a local interest rate hike. The announcement, which cuts the rate charged across its 6 month to 5 year fixed mortgages by an average of 0.26 per cent, comes in the wake of similar announcements from HSBC, Kiwibank and Westpac.



The main issues during the year were hardship-related, mortgage and loan defaults, and investment. There was also a big jump in complaints about current accounts, many to do with claims of negligence, maladministration or errors. In its 2010/11 year, the scheme completed 1857 cases and helped more than 4000 customers resolve disputes with their bank, the Banking Ombudsman's annual report says. The number of cases the office received was down 18 per cent on the previous year, when a large number of complaints relating to the ING frozen funds debacle inflated its workload. After taking out the effect of the ING situation, the number of new cases received increased by nearly 10 per cent. The office is now receiving around 60 per cent more cases annually than before the global financial crisis.



LATEST: A college pupil has described the horrifying minutes before a train smashed into a bus north of Wellington. Passengers had to scramble from the bus, which was stuck on tracks at Beach Rd, Paekakariki, about 10.30pm. Onslow College pupil Alex Thatcher, 16, was one of the passengers who had to flee just before the train hit. "The bus got stuck and we couldn't move at all, then the bells started going for the trains. The bus driver told everyone to get off. "We stood back to see what was going to happen because there was no way that train was going to stop. "I saw the train just smash into the side of the bus."



Police have named the driver killed in a collision with a petrol tanker in Christchurch this morning. He was James Gerard Lyons, aged 48, of Christchurch. The crash at the intersection of Brougham and Selwyn streets at approximately 5am this morning partially closed the four-lane Brougham St for much of the day. Police said the tanker was travelling east on Brougham Street, while Lyons' was heading south on Selwyn Street. Investigations into the crash are continuing. Crash investigators have spoken to the driver of the tanker, and to other independent witnesses.



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The first copyright infringement notices have been filed by rights holders under the "Skynet" law that came into effect two months ago. Orcon chief executive Scott Bartlett said it had received six notices overnight from the Recording Industry Association that represents recording labels. The notices appeared to comply with the rules set out in the Copyright Amendment Act and Orcon would now be sending detection notices to the six customers that the association had accused of piracy, he said. Bartlett said five of the six notices related to the alleged illegal download of Rihanna tracks.



Italian bond yields rose overnight nearly to levels last seen in August when the ECB intervened to shore up debt markets, indicating new concerns that problems in the euro zone's third largest economy could threaten the entire bloc. With Italy now firmly at the heart of the euro zone debt crisis, yields on its 10-year, fixed-rate bonds known as BTPs jumped to 6.1 per cent from 5.9 last week, piling pressure on Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's government as it faces fresh criticism over its handling of the economy. The new bond yield was just shy of the level reached in August when the European Central Bank stepped in to cap Rome's borrowing costs by buying its bonds.



Australia's Qantas Airways is set to cut fares in an effort to win back customers after grounding its entire fleet for 48 hours in a deliberate tactic to gain the upper hand in a labour dispute, an Australian newspaper said today. Qantas caused international travel chaos last weekend, leaving almost 70,000 passengers stranded and angry, in a manoeuvre that succeeded in spurring local authorities to order a quick resolution to the long-running dispute.



New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has announced he will not stand in an electorate this election. He was today named number one on the party's list meaning he will make it back to Parliament if the party gets more than 5 per cent of the party vote, or another candidate wins an electorate. Peters has chosen not to stand in order to concentrate his efforts on the party vote throughout the country.



The New Zealand dollar was down against the greenback today, as the US currency gained from investors worries about risk while the euro zone debt crisis remains unresolved. As was anticipated, the Reserve Bank of Australia announced this afternoon that it was cutting its cash rate by 25 basis points to 4.5 per cent. The kiwi recently traded at US 80.77 cents, down from US80.90c yesterday and US81.14c this morning.



A Sydney hospital was placed in lockdown after the alleged discovery of a handgun hidden in a patient's prosthetic leg. Police yesterday charged a 66-year-old man who had been admitted to St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney's east for a second leg amputation brought on by a medical condition. A doctor reported seeing the gun in the patient's room on level nine of the hospital about 3.50pm yesterday, police said. No one was threatened with the weapon, but staff immediately locked the hospital down until police arrived and secured the gun.



It showed 48 per cent of Kiwis reported they had "not enough," or "just enough" money to meet their everyday needs. The survey also found about one third of New Zealanders (36 per cent) reported having one or more major problems relating to their house or flat, including heating, size, and dampness. However, the findings weren't all negative, with nine out of every 10 Kiwis saying they were "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with their lives overall. The level of satisfaction in New Zealand was above the OECD average, and was comparable with Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada, SNZ said. Almost all New Zealanders (96 per cent) also said they could get support from others in a time of crisis. "Younger and older New Zealanders were more likely than people in middle life to say they were satisfied with their lives," Paul Brown, principal statistician for SNZ, said. Unemployed people had the lowest level of overall life satisfaction with only 70 per cent satisfied. The survey found people living in one-parent family households were less satisfied with their lives than people living in other family types, with 77 per cent satisfied.




The All Blacks career of the most prolific coach in test rugby history is over. Graham Henry announced today he is stepping down at the age of 65, just nine days after securing the Rugby World Cup for New Zealand. After eight years and a world record 103 tests in charge of the All Blacks, Henry today said in typical fashion he had "had enough". He had coached 140 tests in total, which had "taken its toll". At a press conference at his Auckland University club he had resisted the overtures of overseas clubs and unions and would stay in New Zealand. He was in discussion with the New Zealand Rugby Union, looking at the possibility of a role mentoring other coaches at Super Rugby and provincial level.

オールブラックスを8年間、103試合を率いていたグラハム・ヘンリーがコーチから退任することを公表しました。彼のそのあとの仕事として、ニュージーランドラグビーユニオンを支援し、スーパーラグビーのコーチなどを考えているようです。彼は、スティーヴ・ハンセン(Steve Hansen)を次期オールブラックスのコーチにするべきだと提案しています。



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