Archive for September 20th, 2017

Nadi International Airport being used as a stopover

Nadi International Airport being used as a stopover

Nadi International Airport is being used as a stopover to refuel long-haul flights from New Zealand to the United States as a ruptured pipeline is causing fuel shortages at Auckland airport. Air New Zealand said it had diverted several flights to Fiji over the past few days to top up on fuel. Radio NZ reports […]

Measles outbreak hits Victoria, baby boy

Measles outbreak hits Victoria, baby boy

A baby boy too young to be vaccinated is one of three confirmed cases of measles in Melbourne with concerns the outbreak could spread. A Melbourne woman unrelated to the infant, and a man who contracted the disease in Romania, have also been confirmed as having measles, the Victorian Department of Health announced on Tuesday. […]

Canterbury Bulldogs have sacked coach Des Hasler

Canterbury Bulldogs have sacked coach Des Hasler

DES Hasler has been sacked by the Canterbury Bulldogs. Just months after signing a two-year $2 million extension, Hasler was informed by the Bulldogs board on Tuesday that his services were no longer required. He will be given a payout but nowhere near the value of his contract. Canterbury finished 11th on the ladder and […]

Dirty money? Toilets flush with cash as bank notes cause blockages

Dirty money? Toilets flush with cash as bank notes cause blockages

Swiss prosecutors are investigating why around $125,000 worth of high-denomination euro bank notes were flushed down toilets in Geneva. The 500-euro notes, which are set to be withdrawn from circulation next year over fears they’re mainly used by criminals, were found cut up in the toilets at a bank and three nearby restaurants. “We are […]

All Blacks 7s team to play in Fiji for 2017 Oceania 7s tournament

All Blacks 7s team to play in Fiji for 2017 Oceania 7s tournament

The All Blacks 7s team will be coming to Fiji for the 2017 Oceania 7s tournament in November. This has been confirmed by Oceania Rugby Services Manager and World Rugby representative Bruce Cook. Cook confirms that New Zealand will be sending their men’s and women’s teams. Fiji hosted the Oceania 7s last year and will […]