CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A group of students from Parkland, Florida, has planted 17 trees thousands of miles away in New Zealand to commemorate each of those killed in one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. The 28 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were visiting New Zealand to learn more about sustaining youth movements. After planting the native totara trees on Tuesday, they recounted memories of their former classmates and teachers in a ceremony that brought many to tears. The Florida students were paired with members of New Zealand's Student Volunteer Army, which began helping citizens in Christchurch after a 2011 earthquake killed 185 people. While the tragedies came from different origins, both groups of students say they feel a common bond. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. … [Read more...] about Florida students commemorate classmates on New Zealand visit
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Asia Pacific Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByCharlotte Graham-McLay July 24, 2018 WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Matt Lauer, the former “Today” show co-host, is seeking to have New Zealand’s government pay him hundreds of thousands of dollars if he is forced to let more hikers and hunters use his ranch to get to a picturesque conservation park. Mr. Lauer bought a lease to the 16,000-acre, $9 million Hunter Valley Station ranch in February 2017 through a New Zealand-based company, months before he was fired by NBC in November over accusations of sexual misconduct. A co-host at “Today” for two decades, Mr. Lauer was fired after a colleague complained about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace. A subsequent internal review found that other women had lodged complaints about his behavior. Hunter Valley Station, in New … [Read more...] about A Road Runs Through Matt Lauer’s New Zealand Ranch. Access Is an Issue.
Concierge Logo Leverages Distribution Channels of Concierge’s Gourmet Foods Unit to Introduce Original Sprout Products Online and in New Zealand Retail Outlets Concierge Technologies (OTCQB:CNCG)Maximizing our resources is a key strategy for our Company, as we continuously seek new ways to help our operating units grow. ”— Nicholas Gerber, Chief Executive Officer SAN CLEMENTE, CA, UNITED STATES, July 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Concierge Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: CNCG) (Concierge) a diversified global holding firm, today announced it will expand the marketing and distribution of its Original Sprout brand of hair and skin care products to New Zealand. Concierge said it will leverage the existing resources of its New Zealand-based Gourmet Foods subsidiary to introduce Original Sprout products to the New Zealand market. The Company expects Original Sprout products to reach retail outlets in New Zealand within the next two months, with online sales to consumers … [Read more...] about Concierge Technologies to Expand Global Marketing of Original Sprout Beauty Products with Entry into New Zealand
By Rusty Simmons Published 2:10 pm PDT, Sunday, July 22, 2018 The championship of the Rugby World Cup Sevens has quite a bit to live up to, after the semifinal match between New Zealand and Fiji on Sunday afternoon was an absolute showcase of talent on the pitch and festivity in the stands. Defending champions New Zealand scored the first 12 points of the second half to secure a 22-17 victory over the universally loved Fijian team as about 30,000 fans sang, danced and waved flags in merriment. “The Fijians always have great support, and it makes for an awesome atmosphere. It’s good for the game,” said Dylan Collier, who scored one of New Zealand’s four tries as the All Blacks advanced to Sunday night’s championship against England. “A few times they had us under the pump and we were able to just hold on.” Still the benchmark for rugby sevens, New Zealand put on a polished performance, highlighted by stout defense and skilled … [Read more...] about New Zealand advances to face England in Rugby World Cup Sevens championship
SAN FRANCISCO >> The Black Ferns stood shoulder to shoulder today as their national anthem played and day turned to dusk by the San Francisco Bay. About 30 minutes later they stood shoulder to shoulder again, this time atop a podium with gold medals draped around their necks. ASSOCIATED PRESS New Zealand’s Portia Woodman, left, scores past France’s Chloe Pelle during the Women’s Rugby Sevens World Cup final in San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO >> The Black Ferns stood shoulder to shoulder today as their national anthem played and day turned to dusk by the San Francisco Bay. About 30 minutes later they stood shoulder to shoulder again, this time atop a podium with gold medals draped around their necks. The final was one-way traffic as New Zealand blanked France 29-0 and became the first country to repeat as Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens champions. Tournament high scorer Michaela Blyde added three more tries to her total as she finished … [Read more...] about New Zealand repeats as Women’s Rugby World Cup champions