'Centres have been struggling' – teachers' union calls for better funding of early childhood education

NZ Education Institute union president Louise Green says it’s been hard for centres to maintain 100% qualified teachers. Source: 1 NEWS


Man with handlebar moustache, possible limp wanted over Nelson robbery

A man is wanted over a robbery of a Z service station in Nelson yesterday.

The man threatened the sole attendant in the business on Halifax Street shortly after 8pm and made of with an amount of cash.

Police say he left on foot and was last seen heading west along Halifax Street towards Rutherford Street.

The man is described as a male European aged in his forties or fifties.

He is of average height and build with a bald head and a large handlebar moustache.

He had a very prominent tattoo on the side of his neck and possibly walked with a limp.

Anyone with information about the man is urged to call Nelson Police on 03 5463840.

Man wanted over Nelson robbery.
Man wanted over Nelson robbery. Source: NZ Police


Video: Police investigating after charity founder filmed kicking, pushing photographer to the ground at V8 Supercars

Auckland Car Club's executive committee has issued an apology after an ugly incident at the V8 Supercars at Pukekohe yesterday in which the club's president was filmed shoving a photographer to the ground.

Police told 1 NEWS today they are investigating the incident which was caught on camera and published on Facebook.

The video shows club president and charity founder Ted Jarvis kicking, then pushing Australian motorsport photographer Dirk Klynsmith in the off-track incident.

A group of men who appear to be associated with Jarvis, dressed in the same motorsport branded clothing as him, watched on as the ugly incident played out.

The car club's executive committee posted an apology on its Facebook page today about the confrontation.

"The Auckland Car Club Executive committee have been made aware of the situation late last night and we are meeting in urgency to deal with the incident," the post reads.

"Although we have no formal details at this stage and have not yet spoken with Mr Jarvis the Committee would like it to be known that we absolutely do not condone any kind of violence and we hope Mr Klynsmith is okay and apologise to him over this very regrettable incident.

"We would like it to be known that Mr Jarvis was not representing the car club in any formal capacity over the supercar weekend."

Police have 'identified the offender'

The post was met with 11 comments as of 11:15am, all condemning Mr Jarvis' actions.

"As a long standing member I abhor this action by the assailant," wrote Steve Horne.

Mr Jarvis is the founder of Silver Fern Motorsport Charitable Trust which mentors at-risk youth.

He said he is going to issue a statement about the scrap after speaking with MotorSport NZ, the NZ Herald reports.

Mr Klynsmith is believed to have since returned to Australia.

A police spokesperson told 1 NEWS that "Counties Manukau Police are investigating the assault at the V8 races over the weekend".

"Police have identified the offender and are in the process of locating him to speak with him," the spokesperson said in a statement. 

1 NEWS has contacted Mr Jarvis and has yet to receive a response.

Motorsport New Zealand says it does not have any comment on the matter.