Hey folks, it's been a very long day for everybody, so your WREMO social media team are signing off for the night to get some rest. We do have people available overnight in case something urgent comes up, so we've got your back.
We know it's hard to sleep with the aftershocks, as they can make you pretty jittery. Blanket forts and sleepovers to have more people around is a perfectly good way to deal. But try and get some rest. We all need it!
Good night everyone! - The team at WREMO, and your local council Emergency Operation Centres.
For the second year in succession the Hurricanes will host the Investec Super Rugby Final, after defeating the Chiefs 25-9 tonight at Westpac Stadium in front of 25,600 fans. The Hurricanes will welcome either the Highlanders or the Lions to Wellington next Saturday night. A well-deserved win, built on three great tries, including a Beauden Barrett intercept that brought the house down, and more superb defensive pressure. Hurricanes tries to Barrett, second five-eighth Willis Halaholo and No. 8 Victor Vito. Two conversions and two penalties to Barrett. For the Chiefs, two penalties to Damian McKenzie. Halftime 15-6. Photos here thanks to Dave Lintott Photography. Who was your Player of the Match?
Daylight savings has started so it’s time to give your BBQ a clean. Forget nasty chemicals and intense scrubbing…all you need is one onion and a fork! 'Like' this post and you could win a $20 Mad Butcher voucher. Tag a mate that always has a dirty BBQ.
BE IN TO WIN WITH THE WEEKLY SPECIALS! Shop Now: https://www.mocka.co.nz/sale/this-weeks-specials.html This week is Wild Things - To be in to win a Tail Light, Comment below with which one you would choose Penny Cat or Tom Cat. Entries close tonight at midnight and one lucky winner will be announced on this post tomorrow. Good luck!
🎄12 DAYS OF LEGO CHRISTMAS! - Day 9🎄 ALRIGHT... There's some huge sets coming for these last days. Are you ready!?
We've got only 4 exciting days of LEGO Christmas left! Today, we've got... a LEGO Creator Big Ben 10253 set worth $449.99 to give away to one lucky Toyworld Fan!
To be in the draw, simply tell us how you get into the Christmas spirit at your house and WHY you want to win this set!
Good luck! Don't forget to like our page for all the remaining LEGO giveaways and remember to share with your friends so they can be in to win too. Winner will be drawn at approx 9am Monday 12th December.
Another giveaway will be launched tomorrow, so check back again soon!
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Happy New Year guys! For as long as I can remember my Dad made it family tradition to a) climb a mountain, b) cross water and c) have a big breakfast every New Year's Day so today we did just that - to signify aiming high, respecting nature, and fuelling your body for the year ahead. Wishing you all a happy, healthy and fun 2017 where you get to realise your dreams, and enjoy doing the things you love 😘😘😘
Only 100 days to go until the 2016 Rio Olympic Games! We're so excited, that we’re giving away a $100 Countdown Gift Card! Just tell us what your favourite Olympic event is and you’re in the draw. Plus, check out our Team Roll, bit.ly/TeamRoll, to see who's made the team along with our Brand Ambassadors, Hamish and Eric.
Entries close Sunday 1 May 2016. T&Cs apply bit.ly/100daysTnCs.
Christmas time! It's the season for giving, so we're giving 5 lucky fans $50 in vouchers AND a Pizza Hut Scooter Pizza Cutter! Nominate the person you think deserves a prize in the comments below, and we'll choose 5 from those nominated to win this time Thursday.
The man who received a traditional Maori tattoo which was censored by Facebook says if people don't like it, they shouldn't look. What are your thoughts?
Here's Will Hine's story after speaking with Sweide Lum-Wairepo, who had a puhoro done on his buttocks: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/tattooed-man-rubbishes-facebook-censorship-his-bum-says-if-you-dont-like-look
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China is angry that New Zealand might investigate the dumping of cheap substandard steel. It is threatening to apply tariffs to our exports if an inquiry goes ahead.
China is also rejecting an international court’s finding that it has no legal right to claim the South China Seas as its territory.
Why is New Zealand surprised?
‘Melamine Chinese steel’ in our motorways, asbestos trains bouncing off our rail tracks and now a billion dollar threat to New Zealand’s dairy and horticulture industry, were all predictable events except to New Zealand’s political and economic leadership.
How ordinary New Zealanders are meant to react to the appalling failures of both must surely be at issue now. How well they must remember the cacophonous cheerleading of the New Zealand China Free Trade ‘industry’ and its derisory response to anyone who dared question the wisdom of what they were doing.
It is not a case of the blind leading the blind but of the ideologically bewildered foisting their arrogance, ignorance and naivety upon New Zealand exporters and its people. The present crisis will be characterised for a vanity scramble to demonstrate that they can both be trusted and know what they are doing. They can’t and they don’t.
The outstanding question in this China steel saga is simple.
Why and how does the Chinese Government know more about the steel investigation by the Ministry of Business than New Zealanders do?
Either Minister Joyce deliberately told his officials to disclose the information to the Chinese or the Ministry is a victim of secret listening equipment. If it is the former alternative then Minister Joyce has exposed our food exports to extreme danger.
China does not trade from the stand point of sentiment but rather hardnosed commercialism. On this Mr Joyce and his ilk have either been extremely naïve or inept.
Chinese commerce is dominated by its Government which is flouting rules with their ‘melamine steel to NZ’, and the South China Seas sovereignty grab. It’s long since time for Mr Key’s Government to demand China abide by international trade rules.
The last question is how come Minister Joyce, affectionately known as ‘Big Ears’, didn’t hear this one coming?
Mastectomy and Lat Dorsi (big back muscle) reconstruction done and dusted ... 8 hours under anaesthetic and an agonising wait for my poor husband Ben and family. I'm full of drains, lures and other bits and bobs (which no one wants to see!) but I'm officially Cancer free plus lymph nodes were removed and tested one last time and they are also clear of Cancer! Back hurts like a biarch but I have no Cancer in my body so WOO HOO!!!!!
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To win one and test it out for yourself like this post and write which one you would pick from the slate colour range.
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