ミニヘッドライン 2012/01/28



Police are searching for a knife that was used to kill a 27-year-old man in Stokes Valley on Thursday. Police say Aaron Anthony Hadfield died from a single stab wound to the chest in hospital after an altercation earlier on Thursday evening. Hadfield's family have released a photo of the 27-year-old with his son Kayleb, now aged two years. Hadfield was also the father of five-year-old Aaliyah. Police were called to an incident on Thursday night at 9pm. They found bystanders performing first aid on Hadfield, who was later transported to Hutt Hospital where he died. Preliminary post-mortem results indicate he died as a result of a stab wound to the chest area. Two men, aged 20 and 22, have been arrested and charged with common assault, after appearing in court. Further charges are pending.



Auckland motorists are being warned of potential commuter chaos across the long anniversary weekend as a key arterial route into the city is shut down. All northbound lanes on the Southern Motorway from the Market Road off-ramp to the Gillies Avenue on-ramp were closed this evening until 8am on Monday. "There is going to be a lot of congestion," said NZ Transport Agency media manager Ewart Barnsley. "Delays will be severe. Our best advice to drivers is to stay away from the motorway, stay away from surrounding streets. Only drive if you have to."



War veterans and military music buffs are up in arms over Defence Force plans to axe seven of New Zealand's military bands. The Defence Force says it spends $6 million a year on ten bands, and says that the cuts are necessary. The proposal would reduce the current ten bands to two full-time bands, one each for the Army and Navy, and one part time band in Wellington for the Air Force.



A deputy principal quit after being accused of doing his daughter's homework and awarding her fake grades. Eric Hansen, 54, was a geography teacher and deputy head at Bream Bay College in the Northland town of Ruakaka when the allegations of serious misconduct were made. He was accused of helping his 17-year-old to write an assignment, giving her exam grades "bearing no relationship to her examination performance" and falsifying class results by incorrectly indicating they had been independently moderated. At a school disciplinary meeting, Mr Hansen admitted falsifying the results document.



A week after fire destroyed the factory of Hastings firm Hawk Packaging, 44 of its fulltime staff are jobless. Bosses told employees on Tuesday there was "no choice'' but to let them go''. The company's people development manager Kelly Fenwick said 43 factory staff and one office worker were made redundant. Before the fire, 63 people were employed by the business making egg cartons and apple packaging trays. "Obviously our factory burned down so there's zero production capability here and we won't be rebuilding at this site,'' she said. A new factory at Whakatu was already being built before the fire, and that would open in the next six to 12 months, Ms Fenwick said.



Far North iwi Te Aupouri will celebrate a major milestone tomorrow when it signs a two-part deal which gives it a hand in governing 90 Mile Beach. Treaty Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson says he hopes it brings much-needed economic development to one of the most impoverished areas in the country, while a tribal negotiator said the iwi will work hard to move Te Aupouri to a brighter future. Significantly, it is the first of four iwi in the region that will sign an individual settlement but also collectively settle issues of overlapping interests. As a group, the tribes - Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa, Ngai Takoto and Ngati Kuri - are known as the Te Hiku Forum.



Boaties says the Waitemata Harbour will become the Waitemata River under bold plans to extend Auckland's port 250m into the harbour. As tens of thousands of boaties prepare to celebrate Auckland's maritime history at Monday's Anniversary Day Regatta the future of the harbour is on their minds. Penny Whiting, who has been running a yachting school on the inner harbour for 45 years, yesterday said there had been a significant difference to the flow of the harbour as the port had grown. If it grew any more, she said, the harbour would become the Waitemata River. Another yachting identity, Graham Dalton, said being at the end of the Fergusson Wharf since it had been extended was like the Waikato River in flood. Extending the port and narrowing the harbour entrance could really impinge on yacht racing and make the current a lot worse, he said.



The pre-Christmas aftershocks will delay the rebuilding of Christchurch by a few months, the Reserve Bank believes. Governor Alan Bollard, in a speech to the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce yesterday, said the bank expected a gradual lift in activity over 2012, including demolition and repairs to housing and infrastructure, but that it would be next year before reconstruction got under way in earnest. By 2014 and 2015 it will be boosting economic activity by more than 1.5 per cent a year, the bank forecasts.



Alan Bollard is expected to step down later this year, with reports that an announcement is imminent. In September Bollard will reach the end of his second five-year term. In recent days speculation has been mounting that he will soon announce that he will not seek a third term. It was reported yesterday that an announcement was expected within days, but economists spoken to predicted an announcement around April, leaving about five months to appoint a replacement. Reserve Bank spokesman Mike Hannah declined to comment. A spokesman for Finance Minister Bill English said English had no comment, referring questions to Bollard.



The multimillionaire Chinese investor behind a successful bid for the Crafar farms has another purchase already lined up and being considered by the Government. Jiang Zhaobai, counted among the 400 wealthiest Chinese, was given ministerial approval yesterday for his Shanghai Pengxin global conglomerate to buy the Crafar farms. The deal is likely to face a judicial review before it is finally signed next week, but Prime Minister John Key said yesterday the bid "well and truly exceeded" legal requirements. "The Overseas Investment Office quite clearly correctly interpreted the legislation," Mr Key said. "The reasons [to decline] can't be simply because you come from China. The reasons would have to be genuine reasons which show that they're in breach of the New Zealand regulations."



South Canterbury Finance receivers are set to announce the sale of its stake in one of New Zealand's largest dairy farming groups, ONE News understands. Dairy Holdings Ltd's assets include 58 farms, 40,000 cows and 14,000 acres, making it substantially larger than the 16 Crafar farms. SCF owns around a third of the company, while local and American investors hold the rest. Since SCF's collapse its stake has been marketed all over the world, and ONE News understands a deal's been done. "I'm not aware of who may be buying it, but if there's overseas investment involved, they will have to go through the process with the Overseas Investment Office [OIO]," said Finance Minister Bill English.



Sir Michael Fay's consortium is still pushing for a judicial review to try to stop the Crafar farms being sold to a Chinese company, despite today's Government approval for the deal. Land Information Minister Maurice Williamson and Associate Finance Minister Jonathan Coleman announced today they have accepted the recommendation of the Overseas Investment Office to grant consent to Milk New Zealand Holding Limited, a subsidiary of Shanghai Pengxin to buy the 16 farms. The bid is said to be worth some $210 million and will see the state-owned Landcorp running the farms in the central North Island, which are in receivership.



At least two major banks will drop their fixed mortgage rates to compete with ASB's cuts of up to 20 basis points which kicked off today. Yesterday the Reserve Bank announced it was holding its Official Cash Rate at the record low 2.5 per cent, hinting it would stay there for some time.


Cheapest fixed term mortgages:


12 months:


Westpac, 5.59 per cent, and Kiwibank, 5.65 per cent.


18 months:


ASB, 5.8 per cent


Two years:


TSB, 5.78 per cent, and ANZ/National Bank, 5.79 per cent.


Three years:


ASB, 6.1 per cent, and TSB, 6.25 per cent.


Four years:


ASB, 6.5 per cent, and Kiwibank, 5.99 per cent.


Five years:

ASB, 6.9 per cent, and Kiwibank, 7.19 per cent.




A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 has jolted eastern Japan this morning. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage and no tsunami warning was issued. The focus of the tremor was 20 km below the surface of the earth, in Yamanashi prefecture, west of Tokyo, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The quake, at 11:43 am (NZT), was also felt in the capital. Earthquakes are common in Japan, one of the world's most seismically active areas. The country accounts for about 20% of the world's earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater.



Costa Cruises has offered 11,000 euros ($NZ17,625) in compensation to each of the more than 3000 passengers aboard its liner that ran aground and capsized two weeks ago, Italian consumer groups said today. The offer is an attempt by Costa Cruises to limit the legal fallout of the accident off the coast of Italy. Each passenger on the Costa Concordia will also receive a refund on the cruise and the costs of their return home. The offer applies to all passengers, whether child or adult, who suffered no physical injuries.



Australia appears likely to bypass present blockages to clear a new way for New Zealanders to gain residency and citizenship across the Tasman. Although details have yet to emerge, it seems likely that New Zealanders may be able to apply to become residents after a qualifying period, probably of several years. As many as 100,000 expatriate Kiwis are believed to have been caught by the 2001 rules change that allows them to live and work on temporary visas, but excludes them from welfare and other support systems. Unless the rules change, they could spend their lives living on the edge and with no chance of government help. Further problems surfaced during Victoria's Black Saturday fires and last summers floods and cyclone in Queensland, when New Zealand victims were denied access to emergency assistance.



A brothel that has set up shop next to an Auckland primary school has been slammed by lobby group Family First. Firecats Escorts is operating from an apartment on Brown Street, Ponsonby - less than 300 metres from Richmond Road Primary School. The brothel employs 30 prostitutes and operates seven days a week. Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ, said the brothel's location is "unacceptable", and highlights the flaws of New Zealand's prostitution laws. "We already have accounts of residential brothels where men, willing to pay for sex, are knocking on nearby homes trying to find the brothel," said Mr McCoskrie. "There are also concerns about littering, noise and nuisance, a reduced sense of public safety, traffic, intimidation, and late-night visits."



Packages of a drug which users inject to create a fast tan have been seized by health and border authorities. The so-called "Barbie drug" is claimed to make its users tanned, thin and turned on - but doctors warn it could accidentally kill someone. The controversial Melanotan 2 is available on the internet at $68 for a 10mg vial from Australian supplier Pure Peptides. A synthetic copy of a naturally occurring hormone, the tanning injections work by stimulating skin pigmentation over several days to create darker skin.

健康省や税関で摘発されている、バービードラッグ(Barbie drug)と呼ばれる、飲むことで肌を小麦色にする薬物について、(薬の服用で)誰かが死ぬ可能性を医者が警告しています。議論の渦中にあるのはメラノタンIIで、オーストラリアのサプライヤー、ピュアペップタイズ(Pure Peptides)がインターネットで’メラノタンII 10mg’を$68で販売しているようです。これは自然にホルモンへ作用するものを化学物質で真似たもので、肌を刺激することにより数日間にわたり肌へ色素沈着し肌を黒くさせるようです。薬で肌の色を変える薬があっても、絶対に手を出さないように、くれぐれも注意を。


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