Aucklanders warned of commuter chaos tomorrow as buses, ferries and trains to be affected by America's Cup parade

Auckland Transport (AT) is warning that transport in and around the city will be disrupted on Thursday while the America's Cup welcome home parade takes place.

The parade is due to take place in the city centre about 12.30pm and roads will likely be heavily congested or impassable before, during and after the event.

AT says the City Link bus service will not be operating between 10am and 3pm but additional buses will be added to key routes to cope with increased demand.

Diversions will be in place on some roads.

Trains will operate normally but will run six-car sets every 20 minutes between 10am and 3pm, with the exception of the Onehunga line.

The route for Emirates Team New Zealand's America's Cup victory parade.
The route for Emirates Team New Zealand's America's Cup victory parade. Source: Auckland Transport Authority

Some additional ferry services will also be operated but delays are expected on those due to the sail by from Viaduct Basin past North Wharf, Princes Wharf and Queens Wharf.

People are urged to take a good look over AT's changes to the services here and to use their Journey Planner tool.

1 NEWS Now will have full coverage of the parade as it happens including a livestream of the parade hosted by Simon Dallow and Wendy Petrie.

The parade will also be broadcast live on television on TVNZ1.

Ashby said it was a pleasure and privilege to celebrate the America's Cup victory. Source: Breakfast



'What’s up Muzza' - is it weird to call your parents by their first name?

What do you call your parents - mum and dad, or Geoff and Pam?

The idea some people call their parents by their first name was a hot topic on Breakfast this morning, with Hayley Holt saying it was a bit weird calling her parents by their given names.

‘I’d feel a bit odd, ‘hey Robin, what’s up Muzza?’”

Many viewers said calling parents by their given names was disrespectful, with one viewer saying she had earned the title of mum.

Another said when children were older, it could be a discussion families could have together.

Newsreader Scotty Morrison said in Te Reo Māori there were “beautiful terms” for older members of the whanāu.

“As our people get older they get more and more respect because of the life they have had, the life experience, the knowledge that they’ve gained," he said. 

“It’s important in Māori culture to have that respect for the older generation.”

Some Breakfast viewers thought it was disrespectful not to be called mum or dad. Source: Breakfast


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Ozzy Osbourne confirms two New Zealand shows as part of farewell world tour

Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed two final shows in New Zealand in March 2019 as part of his farewell world tour, No More Tours 2.

The former Black Sabbath singer will play shows in Christchurch at Horncastle Arena on March 13 and Auckland’s Spark Arena on March 16.

Heavy metal legends Judas Priest, who are on their first New Zealand tour, will open for Osbourne.

The 69-year-old will celebrate a career which began in 1968 when Black Sabbath was formed alongside long-time collaborators, guitarist Zakk Wylde, Blasko on bass, drummer Tommy Clufetos and Adam Wakeman on keyboards.

Ozzy Osbourne.

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Police on the hunt after man seriously hurt in Hamilton shooting

A man has sustained serious injuries after being shot in Hamilton last night

Police responded to Derby Street, Nawton at 10:25pm after receiving reports of a shooting.

An investigation is underway to establish exactly what has occurred and inquiries are being made to find the offenders, who left the scene in a car.

A scene examination on Derby Street will continue this morning.

Police car generic.
Police car generic. Source: 1 NEWS

Police are keen to talk to anyone who was in the area last night and may have information of interest to the investigation.


Record number of happy punters as two win Powerball, 40 win Lotto first division

There were a lot more ecstatic Kiwi punters than usual last night, with two lucky Powerball players winning $2.5 million each and a record 40 players winning Lotto First Division.

Never before in the Lotto's 31-year history have that many winners been announced in a single draw. The 38 first division winners (without Powerball) will take home $25,000 each.

The winning Powerball tickets were sold at a Countdown supermarket in Hastings and at New Brighton Lotto & Discounter in Christchurch.

It follows a winning $7.2 million Powerball draw just a week earlier, sold from a Pak'n Save in Silverdale. As of yet, however, no one has come forward to claim it.

Some winners might be slightly disappointed by their haul from last night’s draw, while two others claimed over $2.5 million. Source: Breakfast