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By Loabay Admin1, Jul 10 2018 10:20AM

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A man has died after he suffered a suspected medical event and drove a car off a bridge and onto train tracks at Pukekohe.


The police said car landed on the tracks off Stadium Drive, after 7pm this evening.


They said emergency services were unable to revive the man.


A female passenger is in a serious condition.



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By Loabay Admin1, Jun 15 2018 02:58AM

Nine changes to Manu Samoa's starting line-up against Ikale-Tahi this weekend.



Fuimaono T. Tafua has made nine changes to his starting lineup for their second match of the Pacific Nations Cup this weekend against the Ikale-Tahi Tonga at ANZ Stadium, Suva.



Jordan Lay will anchor the front row from the loosehead with Viliamu Afatia joining him from the tighthead side. Seilala Lam makes up the front trio at hooker with Joe Tekori pairing up with Manu Samoa’s captain Chris Vui in the locks. TJ Ioane will cover the open-side flank with Jack Lam starting at No. 8.


In the backline, we see Dwayne Polataivao starting at scrumhalf with Alofa Alofa at outside centre and Paul Perez on the right wing. Manu Samoa's former captain Ofisa Treviranus will come off the bench as an impact player and he is looking at exerting his physical influence to match the physicality of the Ikale-Tahi boys.


Manu Samoa's backline coach and former Wallabies fullback Chris Latham says the Ikale-Tahi boys will be a hard team to beat.


“They will have a few tricks up their sleeves but we got to make sure that we look after ourselves, we take care of the ball and we aid the game on our terms,” Chris Latham. (Fiji times)


Manu Samoa Team to play the Ikale-Tahi Tonga:


Starting Lineup:

1. Jordan Lay

2. Seilala Lam

3. Viliamu Afatia

4. Joe Tekori

5. Chris Vui (c)

6. Piula Faasalele

7. TJ Ioane

8. Jack Lam

9. Dwayne Polataivao

10. Tusi Pisi

11. Sinoti Sinoti

12. Alapati Leiua

13. Alofa Alofa

14. Paul Perez

15. Ah See Tuala


Bench:

16. Elia Elia

17. James Lay

18. Paul Alo-Emile

19. Brandon Nansen

20. Ofisa Treviranus

21. Melani Matavao

22. Rodney Iona

23. Ed Fidow


Injured Players:

1. Logovii Mulipola

2. Rey Lee-Lo


Management:

Head Coach – Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua

Ass. Coach/ GM HPU – Zane Hilton

TA – Chris Latham

TA – Todd Dammers

S&C Trainer – John Ashley Jones

Team Doctor – Dr. Misa Navy Collins

Team Physio – Olivia Withers

Video Analyst – Michael Quigley

Team Manager – Vaaelua Aloi Alesana



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Source : SRU Media Release




By Loabay Admin1, Jun 15 2018 12:11AM

Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins said the decision was made to supp
Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins said the decision was made to supp

Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins said the decision was made to support fair pay and

employment conditions.

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All core public service employees are being given a pay rise to at least the living wage of $20.55.


The new hourly rate, which works out to an annual salary of $42,744, will apply to full-time, part-time and casual employees.


It will be implemented on September 1.


Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins said the decision was made to support fair pay and employment conditions "for a decent standard of living for all New Zealanders".


"This government strongly believes that every worker should be in a situation where the pay they receive means they can at least make ends meet," he said.


"Most of the workers who will benefit work in 13 government departments, and work in jobs including clerical and administration workers, welfare workers, contact centre workers and assistant customs officers.


"The departments will meet the estimated $7.23 million cost of the one-off adjustment from within their baselines.


"In subsequent years, the rate will be subject to bargaining between government employers and unions such as the New Zealand Public Service Association."


The "living wage" is set at a level that is needed for workers to cover the basic expenses of life including food, transportation, housing and childcare.

It is calculated independently each year by the New Zealand Family Centre Social Policy Unit.


The living wage is currently $4.05 an hour higher than the minimum wage.


ASB chief economist Nick Tuffley said it could put pressure on other businesses to match the increase.


"It does have the potential to spill over and influence what other people may need to pay to attract and retain people."


But Kim Campbell, chief executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association, said only 2000 of 38,000 public servants were affected - too small a number to make a difference.


"The government pays better than anyone else, anyway. In many ways what they are trying to do is suggest other people should have the sort of money the government has to spend."


Source : Stuff NZ




By Loabay Admin1, Jun 15 2018 12:02AM

Age Concern services receive about nine referrals per day for older people
Age Concern services receive about nine referrals per day for older people

Age Concern services receive about nine referrals per day for older people who may be facing elder abuse or neglect (file photo).


For an elderly couple, it began with being forbidden from the internet or cooking meals in the kitchen.


It ended with the pair leaving their home heartbroken and empty-pocketed after being trespassed by their daughter.


The couple - who Stuff aren't naming for legal reasons - had invested their life savings into a property to live in with their only daughter, a Waikato teacher.


Hamilton Age Concern executive officer Brent Nielsen knows some elderly who
Hamilton Age Concern executive officer Brent Nielsen knows some elderly who

Hamilton Age Concern executive officer Brent Nielsen knows some elderly who've been held captive in their own homes.


But with no contract, there was no proof that the money hadn't been gifted.


After months of psychological abuse, the couple were told they had two weeks to take their stuff and leave.


Their daughter trespassed them before the fortnight was up, with some of their belongings still in the house.


But their's isn't an isolated case - financial elder abuse is rife, figures show.


Age Concern's elder abuse and neglect prevention arm receives an average of nine referrals every working day, more than half of which involve financial abuse.


"One time, you could shake someone's hand and that was an agreement," the 73-year-old husband said. "These days you have to have a contract. I wasn't brought up like that.


"I had been extremely proud of my daughter.


"Sometimes power overcomes people."


The couple, now based in Christchurch, haven't spoken with their daughter since.


"We just cannot believe it ... it's very sad."


Abusers are usually family members, often children or grandchildren of the victim.


After an Elder Abuse Response Service was set up in July last year, there were 2100 responses in the first five months.


Before that, there had been 2300 in the entire year.


June 15, the office of seniors put 10-days of undercover crosswords into newspapers around the country to raise awareness. The crosswords were made to be discreet, in case the abusers were in the older people's immediate environment.


Each included a clue describing a different kind of elder abuse. The answer is always "ABUSE", with the helpline 0800 EA NOT OK listed at the bottom.


It's seen a 36 per cent increase in calls.


Hamilton Age Concern executive officer Brent Nielsen remembers the couple turfed out of their home by their daughter. It's a sad story, but not uncommon.


Older people tend to be more trusting, Nielsen said.


Financial abuse seems to be driven by a sense of entitlement, he said.


"Elder abuse by definition is betraying a trusted relationship.


"For example, [people will] add shopping to a shopping list of an older person. Or move in and take over an older person's home. So in some cases it's that sense of entitlement."


Sometimes this means the older person isn't fed.


"We find neglected and malnourished people.


"Some of the saddest stuff we see that we deal with is when older people are confined to their rooms."


It can be a harrowing job, seeing older people betrayed or manipulated by those they hold dearest, Nielsen said. But getting them out of a toxic or dangerous environment makes it worthwhile every time.


"We take every win."


Source : Stuff NZ

By Loabay Admin1, Jun 14 2018 11:50PM

Manu Samoa have made nine changes to their starting line-up for Saturday's Pacific Nations Cup rugby clash against Tonga, as they keep one eye on their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.


Jordan Lay, Seilala Lam and Viliamu Afatia form a brand new front row combination, with Logovii Mulipola out injured, while Joe Tekori joins captain Chris Vui in the second row.


TJ Ioane starts on the openside flank with Jack Lam shifting to number eight.


Dwayne Polataivao gets the nod at halfback, with Alofa Alofa replacing the injured Rey Lee-Lo at centre, in his first test appearance for three years, while veteran Paul Perez comes onto the right wing.



Alofa Alofa (14) last played for Manu Samoa in 2015. Photo: AFP
Alofa Alofa (14) last played for Manu Samoa in 2015. Photo: AFP

The 'Ikale Tahi have brought in four new faces with one positional change to the run-on team.


Siua Halanukonuka joins the front row, with Sitiveni Mafi given the nod at blindside flanker.


Cooper Vuna makes his first appearance of the season on the left wing, after recovering from injury, while Viliami Lolohea earns his first test start on the right, with David Halaifonua shuffling across to fullback.



Cooper Vuna is back for Tonga. Photo: World Rugby / Martin Seras Lima
Cooper Vuna is back for Tonga. Photo: World Rugby / Martin Seras Lima

Radradra, Nadolo add firepower to Flying Fijians


Semi Radradra will make his Flying Fijians debut after being named to start at centre against Georgia.


Nemani Nadolo also comes into the starting side on the left wing, with Vereniki Goneva switching to the opposite flank, while hooker Ratu Vere Vugakoto is the only new face in the pack.


"It's exciting for Semi Radradra to finally make his debut for the Flying Fijians," said head coach John McKee.


"Semi's been in outstanding form for his club (Toulon) across the Northern season and against England for the Barbarians. We'll be looking fo him to inject the skill and speed he brings into the game on Saturday."


Semi Radradra will start for the Flying Fijians after starring for Toulon a
Semi Radradra will start for the Flying Fijians after starring for Toulon a

Semi Radradra will start for the Flying Fijians after starring for Toulon and the Fiji sevens team. Photo: Mike Lee - KLC fotos for World Rugby


After conceding three yellow cards in last weekend's victory over Samoa, John McKee said he expected his players to be on their best behaviour.


"Discipline will be crucial for this game, conceding unnecessary penalties against Georgia will allow them to put us under pressure," he said.


"One yellow card will be one yellow card to many in my view."


Samoa:


1. Jordan Lay, 2. Seilala Lam, 3. Viliamu Afatia, 4. Joe Tekori, 5. Chris Vui (c), 6. Piula Faasalele, 7. TJ Ioane, 8. Jack Lam, 9. Dwayne Polataivao, 10. Tusi Pisi,


11. Sinoti Sinoti, 12. Alapati Leiua, 13. Alofa Alofa, 14. Paul Perez, 15. Ah See Tuala. Bench: 16. Elia Elia, 17. James Lay, 18. Paul Alo-Emile, 19. Brandon Nansen, 20.


Ofisa Treviranus, 21. Melani Matavao, 22. Rodney Iona, 23. Ed Fidow.


Tonga:


1. Siegfried Fisi'ihoi, 2. Paula Ngauamo, 3. Siua Halanukonuka, 4. Leva Fifita, 5. Joe Tu'ineau, 6. Sitiveni Mafi, 7. Fotu Lokotui, 8. Nasi Manu, 9. Sonatane Takulua, 10. Kurt Morath, 11. Cooper Vuna, 12. Siale Piutau (c) 13. Nafi Tu'itavake, 14. Viliami Lolohea, 15. David Halaifonua. Bench: 16. Sefo Sakalia, 17. David Feao, 18. Ben Tameifuna, 19. Valentino Mapapalangi, 20. Maama Vaipulu, 21. Suke Tuumotooa, 22. Latiume Fosita, 23. Sione Fifita.


Fiji:


1. Campese Ma'afu, 2. Ratu Vere Vugakoto, 3. Manasa Saulo, 4. Apisalome Ratuniyarawa, 5. Leone Nakarawa, 6. Dominiko Waqaniburotu, 7. Akapusi Qera (c), 8. Viliame Mata, 9. Henry Seniloli, 10. Ben Volavola, 11. Nemani Nadolo, 12. Jale Vatubua, 13. Semi Radradra, 14. Vereniki Goneva, 15. Kini Murimurivalu. Bench: 16. Ratunaisa Navuma, 17. Eroni Mawi, 18. Kalivati Tawake, 19. Sikeli Nabou, 20. Nemani Nagusa, 21. Frank Lomani, 22. Alivereti Veitokani, 23. Timoci Nagusa.


Source : RadioNZI

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