Numerous flights cancelled across the country today after wild weather

Numerous domestic flights around the country have been cancelled today after wild weather caused widespread flight disruptions.

Most of the cancelled flights are Air New Zealand services. Flights out of Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Queenstown are affected.

Passengers are being urged to keep up to date via the airports' websites for any further delays or cancellations as a result of the back log.

The cancelled flights are:

Auckland Airport
- Jetsar JQ225 06:35 to Christchurch cancelled
- Air NZ NZ8063 06:50 to Nelson cancelled
- Air NZ NZ5103 08:40 to Palmerston North cancelled

Wellington Airport
- Air NZ NZ404 06:45 to Auckland cancelled
- Jetstar JQ250 06:45 to Auckland delayed
- Air NZ NZ8884 08:25 to Napier cancelled
- Air NZ NZ8725 09:10 to Blenheim cancelled

Nelson
- Air NZ NZ8302 07:45 to Wellington cancelled
- Air NZ NZ5977 10:30 to Christchurch cancelled

Queenstown
- Air NZ NZ610 07:00 to Auckland cancelled
 

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Source: 1 NEWS



Dunedin Botanic Garden staff catch man allegedly performing indecent act in women's toilets

Police are praising the "vigilance and quick actions" of staff at the Dunedin Botanic Garden, after they assisted in catching a man who was allegedly performing an indecent act in the women's toilets yesterday afternoon.

Police say a 47-year-old Timaru man was apprehended by staff allegedly performing an indecent act in the lower garden women's toilets.

The man is currently before the courts.

Police are continuing their investigation into other recent incidents at the Dunedin Botanic Gardens and encourage anyone noticing suspicious activity in that area to report it to them immediately.

They ask the public to call Dunedin police on (03) 488 0642 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with any information.

Dunedin Botanic Gardens. Source: Wikimedia Commons


Sun shines on 1 NEWS weatherman Dan's te reo efforts with 'big improvement'

The sun's shining on 1 NEWS weather presenter Dan Corbett's efforts to use te reo in his broadcasts during Māori Language Week and a big improvement last night has been praised by viewers.

Dan made a few stumbles on Māori words in his first attempt at the language on air on Monday night and put these down to a "brain freeze moment".

Dan, who adlibs his weather reports rather than scripting them, said he'd put some of the Māori words in the autocue to help him along for the rest of the week.

Last night he delivered a faultless intro to the weather in te reo and used several Māori words to describe weather conditions through his report - such as mahana for warm.

Viewers noted his progress as they commented via Facebook.

"How cool was Dan’s second attempt tonight! Absolutely nailed it - ka pai!" Sarah McBride messaged.

Lizzy Stubbington wrote: "Great improvement from last night Dan, you showed great tenacity and delivered like a pro tonight."

While Joe Sauvao enthused: "Good on you TVNZ Weather man. You stuck to te reo and improved."

Our weather presenter is weaving te reo into his Māori Language Week broadcasts and viewers reckon he's doing an awesome job Source: 1 NEWS

Dan's use of Maori has even persuaded viewer Annabel Kateto stick with 1 NEWS.

"So awesome to see 1 News truely embracing Te wiki o Te Reo Māori. the support given to Dan Corbett too is awesome, and should always be encouraged. A really cool effort from everybody at 1 News and something you should be proud of and celebrate. I’ve never really cared which news I watch but I’ll watching 1 from now," she said. 

Marianna Beech was similarly impressed.

"I so love Dan speaking in te reo Maori. Kai pai Dan. I understood every kupu you said. I know it has to be trying for you but you make me proud. I've never heard the weather said in te reo before..well not counting Te Karere. Big ups TV One for giving it your best," she wrote.

Jenny Clements wrote that she'd love to see subtitles with te reo on the news so non te reo speakers "can learn as we hear".

Dan says he's been taking te reo classes over the winter and this year thought he'd give it a go during Māori language week.

It seems 1 NEWS viewers are overwhelmingly glad he did.

Viewers reckon Dan Corbett is showing great tenacity sticking to speaking te reo during Māori Language Week. Source: 1 NEWS

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Police called to Massey High School in Auckland after students from another school attempt to enter grounds

Police attended an incident at Massey High School in Auckland today after students from another school attempt to enter the grounds.

The high school posted about the incident to Facebook this afternoon.

"Massey High School advises that there has been an incident at lunchtime today where several students of another school attempted to enter our grounds.

"The school has followed our standard procedures in this instance and the matter is now at an end. We would like to clarify that there have been no injuries and the school has not been placed in lockdown," the post reads.

An assistant principal of Massey High Schol told 1 NEWS it was a "small incident" and is under control, and that students left like a normal day.

Massey High School. Source: 1 NEWS


Body of missing man pulled from river near Invercargill

The body of a man who went missing on Sunday has been pulled from the Aparima River in Riverton.

Police say the body of Jamie Stephen Boniface was recovered from Aparima River by local divers and the coastguard around 10am.

Mr Boniface, 28, went missing after the dingy he was in overturned on Sunday afternoon.

A police emblem on the sleeve of an officer.
A police emblem on the sleeve of an officer. Source: 1 NEWS