Receive up-to-the-minute news updates on the hottest topics with NewsHub. Install now.

Search results

1-10 results from 185 for query «festivals»

1 November 2017 4:02 PM A green park on top of a carpark (!) and other remarkable plans for the Auckland port

Ports of Auckland has released its brand new long-term plans. Simon Wilson is impressed, but also not impressed. The cars are moving off the finger wharves. Hallelujah. And instead of spreading over every inch of available wharf space, most of them will be contained in a remarkable, brand-new carpark building. With a green park on top. That’s the biggest 87

7 October 2017 6:47 PM New Orleans Clubs and Restaurants Close Ahead of Hurricane Nate

Even before Hurricane Nate spun into Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, the impact of the storm had already knocked out much of the nightlife from the clubs and restaurants of New Orleans. With a mandatory curfew in place, festivals were canceled Saturday, chefs closed their kitchens, and jazz clubs known for playing into the early hours of the morning shuttered 12

6 October 2017 9:50 PM A casino regular, quiet but prickly, unleashes a rampage

LAS VEGAS — Stephen Paddock usually kept a cigar at hand, even though he didn’t smoke. But he was quick to notice when somebody sat down beside him and lit up. Then Paddock, a denizen of hazy casinos, would take out his cigar, light it and carefully aim its smoke back into the faces of those whose puffing annoyed him. Last week, Stephen Paddock returned 23

28 September 2017 3:50 AM Hugh Hefner, visionary editor who founded Playboy magazine, dies at 91

As much as anyone, Hugh Hefner turned the world on to sex. As the visionary editor who created Playboy magazine out of sheer will and his own fevered dreams, he introduced nudity and sexuality to the cultural mainstream of America and the world. For decades, the ageless Mr. Hefner embodied the “Playboy lifestyle” as the pajama-clad sybarite who worked 15

19 August 2017 10:34 PM The Latest: French police say arrest unrelated to attack

Police in the southern French city of Nimes have arrested a man unlawfully carrying a pistol into a train station, but say he is not linked to the attacks in Barcelona. After an evacuation and police operation at the train station Saturday night, the historic city quickly returned to normal, with police returning to their posts. A national police spokesman 20

19 August 2017 9:00 PM The Latest: Spanish police set major road blocks in manhunt

Catalan regional police say they are mounting major road blocks throughout the northeastern region, warning people they may encounter traffic jams on different roads. Castellers or human towers performance at a memorial tribute of flowers, messages and candles to the van attack victims in Las Ramblas promenade, Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Authorities 12

4 August 2017 6:43 AM In case you missed it: Refugees Stage Mass Protest and a Grumpy Seal Takes Over South Australian Town

Sanitation Services Cut Off Inside Manus Island Compound Set to be Demolished, Refugees Claim. Credit - Anonymous via Storyful0:37 Refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island held mass protests after essential services such as power and water were deactivated. Residents of the Foxtrot compound inside the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre on Papua 4

1 July 2017 9:02 PM Kiwi festival-goers consuming 'dodgy drugs'

The findings have sparked a call from Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne to introduce legal testing of party drugs at festivals to reduce harm, labelling it logical and "common sense''. The covert drug testing was carried out at eight New Zealand music festivals last summer by KnowYourStuffNZ in association with Drug Foundation executive director 48 1

12 June 2017 2:37 PM Russia protests: 'Hundreds detained' at opposition rallies

Hundreds of people have been detained at anti-corruption rallies in Moscow and St Petersburg, an NGO says. Riot police in central Moscow were picking protesters out of the crowd at random, a BBC correspondent at the demonstration has said. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained at his home ahead of the protests, according to his wife. Thousands 19

9 June 2017 11:23 PM London attack: Men 'planned to use 7.5 tonne lorry'

The London Bridge attackers tried to hire a seven-and-a-half tonne lorry to carry out their attack, police say. But the three men failed to provide payment details and the vehicle was not picked up, prompting them to use a smaller van from a DIY store instead. The men drove into pedestrians on the bridge before stabbing people in Borough Market seven 6