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Effort to help monarch butterflies gets boost in marketplace

Effort to help monarch butterflies gets boost in marketplace

MONTREAL (AP) — An initiative to market milkweed for the benefit of monarch butterflies — and the farmers in Quebec and Vermont who grow it — is getting a boost from a Canadian parka company that is renewing its commitment to sell coats made with the plant‘s floss. It‘s an experimental manufacturing and retailing effort, which started in 2016 when […]

Waikato Police resolve firearms incident in Tamahere, one person in custody

Waikato Police resolve firearms incident in Tamahere, one person in custody

One person is in police custody after a firearms incident in Tamahere earlier this evening. Police were called to the Greenvale Close and Woodcock Rd area around 5.45pm and had advised residents to stay indoors. The Herald understands Armed Offenders Squad members were at the end of Greenvale Close where a resident heard what may have been a gunshot earlier. […]

Small firms thrive as customers seek more unique clothing

Small firms thrive as customers seek more unique clothing

LONDON (AP) — Claudio Belotti knows he cut the denim that became the jeans Meghan Markle wore on one of her first outings as the fiancee of Britain‘s Prince Harry. That‘s because he cuts all of the fabric for Hiut Denim Co., a 7-year-old company that makes jeans in Cardigan, Wales. Belotti is a craftsman with 50 years of experience […]

Bizarre reason Meghan and Harry won‘t have custody of their children

Bizarre reason Meghan and Harry won‘t have custody of their children

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a few unconventional hurdles to leap when parenting their three children George, Charlotte and Louis. First, there‘s the insatiable paparazzi, always keen to snap the children on their way to school. Then there are the many confusing royal etiquette rules. After that, there are the official royal events, which weren‘t exactly planned with […]

Bledisloe Cup 2018: Nehe Milner-Skudder stacks as right choice for All Blacks

Bledisloe Cup 2018: Nehe Milner-Skudder stacks as right choice for All Blacks

The All Blacks pride themselves on bieng the masters of simplification which is why they will find it hard to do anything other than pick Nehe Milner-Skudder as a straight replacement for the injured Rieko Ioane this week. Blessed with multiple options about how they can reconfigure their back three for the second Bledisloe at Eden Park, one option screams […]

Bledisloe Cup 2018: Ian Foster – Ryan Crotty‘s health is the All Blacks‘ ‘greatest concern‘

Bledisloe Cup 2018: Ian Foster – Ryan Crotty‘s health is the All Blacks‘ ‘greatest concern‘

All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster insists Ryan Crotty‘s health is their “greatest concern”. Crotty racked up another concussion in a head clash with midfield partner Jack Goodhue in the Bledisloe Cup opener against Australia. The 29-year-old has suffered a series of blows to the bonce over the years, including one which required a rest in May during the Crusaders […]

Poll: Support for school choice growing among Republicans

Poll: Support for school choice growing among Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gone up over the past year, with Republicans accounting for much of the increase, according to a survey published Tuesday. The findings by Education Next, a journal published by Harvard‘s Kennedy School and Stanford University, come as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos promotes alternatives to traditional public schools. […]