Usain Bolt worth marquee status: Kerr

Usain Bolt isn’t sponsored by Nike, but he’s got Sam Kerr’s tick of approval.
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The first woman to claim marquee status in believes the Jamaican sprint king is worth similar money after his historic two-goal brace on Friday.

Kerr and Japanese star Keisuke Honda will headline the respective W-League and A-League launches in Sydney on Monday.

But missing will be the league’s most famous trialist in Bolt, who has captured the imagination of the world with his audacious code switch with Central Coast.

“If I wasn’t a Nike athlete, I definitely would be rocking a Central Coast jersey with (number) 95 on it,” Kerr told AAP.

“I’m not going to lie: I turned on the Central Coast game the other day just to watch him. So if it’s appealing to people like me, I’m sure it is to other people.”

Bolt declared Friday’s trial against a select Macarthur South West United team could make or break his professional soccer career.

And the 32-year-old delivered with a two-goal performance, instantly raising hope of turning his trial into a full-time contract.

But while the A-League has recognised its need for more marquee players, it is believed Bolt wouldn’t come close to meeting the criteria.

Instead, A-League officials insist they could assist the Mariners by way of a marketing arrangement, as well as enabling third party sponsorships.

Bolt also has a number of personal sponsorships that could count against him.

Kerr, who would have been a glaring omission this year if it wasn’t for marquee funding, conceded Bolt had brought unprecedented attention to the league.

“I’ve seen the Central Coast badge all over the world over the last few days, and that was never going to happen (without him),” Kerr said.

“He brings star power. He’s amazing to watch.

“He’s an amazing athlete, so hopefully he can make it. It’d be so good for the rest of the world to be talking about the A-League and n football.”

Mariners star signing Tommy Oar said the playing group had been left stunned by Bolt’s determination to make the switch a reality.

And he predicts the n public would make the extra money worth it.

“When it comes to performing on the big stage – that was his first professional game the other day – he bagged a brace,” Oar said.

“It shows that he’s able to step up on under the pressure. And if he keeps improving at his current rate, I can’t see why he can’t be an asset for us.

“Obviously commercially, he adds huge benefits. But I think people are forget how much of a phenomenal athlete he is and how quickly he can develop new skills.”

Terrico White has been a useful addition for the PErth Wildcats.The Perth Wildcats have displayed greater firepower at both ends of the court in their perfect start to the new NBL season.
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The Cats are already seeing the benefits of adding Nick Kay from Illawarra and luring Tom Jervis back from the Brisbane Bullets.

The pair have been instrumental in the Cats’ first two wins to start the season, with big man Angus Brandt working to regain fitness after injuring his ankle during the pre-season.

The Cats were impressive in beating Adelaide by eight points and Illawarra by 40.

Brandt played only seven minutes against the 36ers and 13 minutes against the Hawks, but Perth managed to take the rebounding honours in both games.

Coach Trevor Gleeson seems particularly pleased with how Kay has started.

“Nick Kay does a tremendous amount of work under the rim; that’s why we recruited him, to do the hard work and he is always there,” he said.

“There’s a saying, ‘all the action is in the kitchen, so be in the kitchen, not out on the porch’.

“Nick seems to be in the action all of the time.

“It’s something we take pride in, that work on that glass.”

It’s the addition of US import Terrico White that is likely to have the biggest impact on the Cats qualifying for their record 33rd consecutive NBL finals series though.

He has added the extra scoring power that the Cats lacked last season.

Perth were led by MVP Bryce Cotton in 2017-18, with an average of almost 20 points and three assists per game. But there weren’t many other hitting the scoreboard consistently.

White has scored 20 points in each of the Cats’ two wins to start the season and doesn’t mind shooting from long range.

With Kay, Brandt and another new-comer Mitch Norton also hitting the scoreboard regularly, the Cats have managed 99 points and 101 points in their two outings.

The bench has added 24 points and 48 points respectively in those wins.

Laws protecting gay teachers from discrimination at religious schools will have to wait despite pressure from Labor and some Liberals to bring them in now.
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Instead, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the government is immediately focused on protecting gay students from any religious school discrimination.

The federal parliament will this week remove the power of faith-based schools to discriminate against children on the basis of their sexuality.

Labor leader Bill Shorten wants to extend this further by scrapping the ability of religious schools to hire and fire staff based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or relationship status.

But Mr Morrison said the teachers would have to wait.

“They are important issues, but the issues we need to address right here and now relate to the children and ensuring we protect them against discrimination,” he told parliament on Monday.

“There are many other issues that will be addressed as a result of the religious freedoms review, and there will be a time and a place to address those issues.”

The review, led by former attorney-general Philip Ruddock, recommended laws should be changed so religious schools could discriminate against gay teachers and students.

Religious schools in most states have been able to exclude LGBTI students since 2013, but have not been using the powers.

Mr Shorten said religious educators had told him they don’t need the exemption.

“These laws are no longer appropriate, if indeed they ever were appropriate. It’s time our laws reflected the values we teach our children,” Mr Shorten told AAP.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg also thinks the laws need to change.

“I don’t think there’s any room for discrimination, be it a student or against a teacher,” he told the ABC.

“I do think we need to ensure that there is no discrimination in either our workplaces or in our schools.”

Liberal candidate for Wentworth Dave Sharma, who is facing a crucial by-election on Saturday, said schools should “absolutely not” have the right to discriminate against gay teachers.

Former prime minister Tony Abbott said he was mystified by the debate, saying there was no evidence gay kids had been discriminated against.

“By all means let’s protect people against discrimination,” he told Sydney radio station 2GB.

“But let’s be very careful that anti-discrimination laws designed as shields are not converted by activists into swords.”

The n Christian Lobby said freedom of religion required church bodies and organisations to “be able to select members who share their faith or ethos”.

President Donald Trump says he doesn’t know if climate change is man made.US President Donald Trump has backed off his claim that climate change is a hoax but says he doesn’t know if it is man made.
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In an interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes, Trump said he did not want to put the US at a disadvantage in responding to climate change.

“I think something’s happening. Something’s changing and it’ll change back again,” he said.

“I don’t think it’s a hoax. I think there’s probably a difference. But I don’t know that it’s man made. I will say this: I don’t want to give trillions and trillions of dollars. I don’t want to lose millions and millions of jobs.”

Trump called climate change a hoax in November 2012 when he sent a tweet stating, “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.”

He later said he was joking about the Chinese connection, but in years since has continued to call global warming a hoax.

“I’m not denying climate change,” he said in the interview. “But it could very well go back. You know, we’re talking about over a … millions of years.”

Temperature records kept by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show that the world has not had a cooler-than-average year since 1976 or a cooler-than-normal month since the end of 1985.

Trump, who is scheduled on Monday to visit areas of Georgia and Florida damaged by Hurricane Michael, also expressed doubt over scientists’ findings linking the changing climate to more powerful hurricanes.

“They say that we had hurricanes that were far worse than what we just had with Michael,” said Mr Trump, who identified “they” as “people” after being pressed by 60 Minutes correspondent Leslie Stahl.

She asked, “What about the scientists who say it’s worse than ever?”

The president replied, “You’d have to show me the scientists because they have a very big political agenda.”

Trump’s comments came just days after a Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a warning that global warming would increase climate-related risks to health, livelihoods, food security, water supply, human security and economic growth.

Focus: NewPsych clinical psychology registrar Louis Silberberg said parents should remind teens the HSC does not define them, “their worth is not measured by a piece of paper” and they’re loved regardless. Picture: Simone De PeakHUNTER students who are feeling stressed about sitting the upcoming Higher School Certificate exams should remember no test is worth damaging their mental health – and tryingto prevent anxiety is better than cure.
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NewPsych clinical psychologyregistrarLouis Silberberg said he had been seeing many teenagers who were feeling “burned out” in the lead up to the exam period, which starts on Thursday.

“It’s their first real exposure to quite intense academic pressure, and that’s coming both from themselves and from external sources like their parents and teachers,” Mr Silberberg said.

Related: Hunter students sprint to finish after Personal Development, Health and Physical Education examRelated:Hunter Higher School Certificate students say maths exam adds upRelated:Hunter students relegate content heavy exam paper to ancient historyRelated:Hunter students praised HSC English Paper 2 as “fair and kind to us”Related:Hunter Higher School Certificate students share verdict on English Paper 1Related:Hunter students out of the blocks for first Higher School Certificate exam“Often by the time the HSC comes around they’re feeling quite burned out and there can be feelings of resentment towards their schools for not preparing them better.

“There’s a fear of failure and the two most common responses are perfectionism, or not trying so they can’t be disappointed in themselves.

“We’re hoping to foster through therapy a balance between being brave enoughto not be perfect, but also courageous enough to do your best, be happy with your best and know that your best is enough.”

Mr Silberberg said symptoms of stress and anxiety could include sleep disruption, headaches, overthinking, tiredness, dry mouth, nausea, sweating, a racing mind, increasing heart rate and a loss of appetite.

“When this happens you’reoperating out of a primitive area of the brain, the reptilian brain, and it can be hard to make good decisions,” he said.

“Managing that distress is really important.

“Figure outa way to identifythe early signs of your anxiety –prevention is better than cure rather than getting intoa full blown meltdown.

“Have relaxation strategies. Take a break, do some exercise, take deep breaths, practice mindfulness.

“If you’re having unhelpful thoughts you can challenge them.

“If you’re thinking ‘My life is over’, ask yourself ‘Well is it really over? It’s just an exam’.”

Mr Silberberg said before exams, students should get enough sleep, eatwell and stayactive.

If possible, they should surround themselves with people they are comfortable with and who are comfortable about the paper.

“There’s contagious calm but there is also contagiousanxiety.

“If you surround yourself with people who are extremely stressed you can start to second guess yourself and think ‘Maybe I should be too’.”

He said it was important for students to continue making time for things they enjoy, such as reading, socialising with friends and hobbies, and tokeep the HSC in perspective.

“There are lots of other educational pathways such as TAFE, Open Foundation and apprenticeships.

“Yes, it’s the biggest exam of your life but it’s not the end of your life.”

NSW Education Standards Authority chief executive David de Carvalho recorded a video for students wishing them success with their exams.

“You’ve spent many months preparing for this point and the most important thing that you can do now is to stay positive. Positive that all your hard work will pay off,” he said.

“The exams will be challenging, the HSC wouldn’t be such a highly respected credential here and overseas if it wasn’t. That’s why attaining it is something you can always be proud of no matter what you do after school.

“Some of you may be starting to feel a little overwhelmed, it’s natural to feel that way when you’re facing life’s big challenges. A little bit of stress can actually help you focus.

“But if it starts to get too much during your exams, reach out and speak to someone about it. Speak to your principal or your teacher or your older siblings, friends or your parents.

“You need to be in good shape physically mentally and emotionally to be able to do your best.

“Here’s three things that should help:

“Make sure you get enough sleep –eight hours is recommended so you’re physically rested and your memory is fresh.

“Eating well will help you do your best. Eat a high-protein breakfast like eggs before each exam. Drink lots of water as it helps lower your levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

“Finally, exercise helps your mind, body and soul, especially during times of stress. Try to get in a 30-minute walk, jog, gym or swim three or four times a week.

“So stay calm and do your best, that’s all anyone can expect of you and all you should expect of yourself.”

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Shield batsmen to draw on Dubai drama

Usman Khawaja’s innings during ‘s draw against Pakistan is inspiring Shield players.’s desperation in Dubai will be on the minds of batsmen around the country on Tuesday, when the Sheffield Shield season starts in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
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Defending champions Queensland host Tasmania at the Gabba, where Joe Burns and Jackson Bird are among the former Test players seeking to impress national selectors.

South face NSW at Adelaide Oval, while Western and Victoria square off at the WACA.

Last week’s dramatic draw between and Pakistan, when the tourists batted for a record-breaking 139.5 overs in the final innings, has been the talk of cricket teams around the country.

That includes state squads, gearing up for six consecutive Shield games before the season is put on hold for the Big Bash League.

No Shield team wants to be in a position where they are batting for a draw this week.

But when it comes to putting a high price on your wicket and showing the sort of character that will earn national coach Justin Langer’s approval, there were good lessons in the salvage job completed thanks largely to Queensland captain Usman Khawaja spending almost nine hours at the crease.

“Our group is quite close … it’s really pleasing for them to see one of their peers leading the charge,” Queensland coach Wade Seccombe said.

“They’ll feed off that draw … hopefully it reinforces to our guys the type of spirit required.”

South captain Travis Head, who followed up his first innings duck with a knock of 72 on Test debut, is also motivating teammates back home.

“I messaged him after the game, saying how amazing it was to watch,” SA opener Jake Weatherald said.

“We’ve got to be a lot harder as a cricketing group and that innings showed how hard you have to be. That was good inspiration.

“We were all messaging each other (on day five of the Test) then we had a talk about it as a group.”

NSW coach Phil Jaques described ‘s stonewall as the perfect example of “fighting for your team”, noting it was something his charges can draw on.

The Blues’ previous Shield campaign, in which they failed to win a game after the opening three rounds, led to Jaques’ predecessor Trent Johnston being sacked.

“There’s a really good vibe around the squad. Everyone’s really challenging each other and trying to help each other get better,” Jaques said.

“There’s a greater awareness about what needs to happen in the four-day game … we’re a more intelligent group.”

WA, seeking their first Shield title in 20 years, will be captained by Ashton Turner in the absence of Mitch Marsh.

Victoria will be without Glenn Maxwell, who headlines the list of players missing the Shield opener as they travel to the UAE for ‘s Twenty20 series against Pakistan.

Batsmen seeking to bang down the door to the Test squad with a mountain of Shield runs have rarely had such a good opportunity, with Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft all banned.

A wealthy NSW spiritual healer has suffered a significant defeat in his defamation case against a blogger after a jury found many of her posts were true, including that he’s the leader of a socially harmful cult.
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Former tennis coach Serge Benhayon, who claimed to be the reincarnation of Leonardo da Vinci, sued ex-acupuncturist Esther Mary Rockett in the NSW Supreme Court over her 2014 blog and tweets.

But the four-person jury on Monday completed answers to 58 pages of questions, primarily in Ms Rockett’s favour and against Mr Benhayon, the founder of Universal Medicine (UM), based near Lismore in northern NSW.

The “substantially true” findings included that he “has an indecent interest in young girls as young as 10 whom he causes to stay at his house unaccompanied”, preys on cancer patients and “is a charlatan who makes fraudulent medical claims”.

Other truth findings were he intentionally indecently touched Ms Rockett during a consultation, “engages in bizarre sexual manipulation to make money for his business”, vilified people with disabilities, is dishonest and guilty of exploitative behaviour.

A jubilant Ms Rockett, who had run the defences of truth and honest opinion, flashed the peace sign as she left the court complex with her junior barrister Louise Goodchild.

But 54-year-old Mr Benhayon and his many supporters, who regularly attended the hearing that began on September 4, were not present for the outcome.

He told the jury about the “modalities” or healing practices used at UM’s seminars, healing courses and retreats that included “esoteric healing” and came from a tradition of “ageless wisdom” going back to Hermes, Plato and Pythagoras.

“Everything is energy and therefore everything is because of energy,” he testified when describing his gentle touching of fully clothed clients.

His barrister Kieran Snark SC said the treatment was set up to restore their energy, “not for the improper purpose of groping people”, and his client could be seen as a person of sincere religious beliefs rather than a fraud or crazy.

But Ms Rockett told the jury he had subjected her to a “sleazy ovarian reading” at his clinic during a February 2005 healing session.

Her blog flowed from seeing a newspaper article titled “The Da Vinci mode”, referring to 15,000 people having attended his retreats and presentations in the past decade.

Under cross-examination from her lawyer Tom Molomby SC, Mr Benhayon had referred to spirits – which he could sense rather than see – being in the courtroom as he gave his evidence.

However, he refused the barrister’s repeated requests for him to count the spirits, saying he could not break the rule of his soul.

The jury also found substantially true that Mr Benhayon had exploited children by having them vouch for UM’s dishonest healing practices and “exploits cancer patients by targeting them to leave him bequests in their wills”.

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The best in care: Between 8 veterinarians and 15 nurses and support staff, Cessnock Veterinary Hospital has the knowledge and experience to help treat your sick or injured animal with the best treatments and advice available. Photo: Supplied.Cessnock Veterinary Centre and Hospital prides itself on providing a high standard of care both medical and surgical to the much loved pets of their clients. Being a busy hospital with a high case load and a lot of veterinarians, it allowsthe practice to develop areas of special interest. While there is a strong focus on treatments,there are many other things that important for a safe and healthy pet including micro-chipping, behavioural training, dietary and nutritional counselling, along with pet food and other supplies.
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Dr David Barton especially enjoys complex soft tissue surgery and orthopaedic surgery and said that the most common orthopaedic problem hesees is ruptures of the cruciate ligament. “When left untreated there is is a large amount ofresulting pain and possible lameness. Surgical correction allows for return of function and minimises ongoing arthritis,” he said.

Full Checkup: From video endoscopy’s to ultrasounds, diagnostics are a major service that Cessnock Veterinary Hospital is able to provide. Photo: Supplied.

When you hear the words cruciate ligament, you automaticallyenvision athletes pulling up lame or footballers going down clasping at the knee.These vital ligaments are just as important, and susceptible to injury, for dogs. If yourdoggoes lame in one of their hind legs, theymay have torn or ruptured theircranialcruciate ligament (CCL) which is similar to the ACL in humans. Thisligament connects the back of the femur, which is the bone above the knee, tothe front of the tibia, the bone below the knee. Practice manager, Renae Bentley, said that up to date techniques such as the Modified Maquet Procedure (MMP) allows the veterinarian surgeonsto provide better solutions to clients and reduce recovery times for there pets.

Dr Robert Boyd has a special interest in video endoscopy which is putting tiny cameras in unusual places. He said being able to look on the inside allows surgeonsto actually visualise disease where previously more invasive surgery was required.”Only recently, we were able to use our equipment toretrieve a Lego brick from inside a cats stomach without surgery,”he said.

Ultrasonography,a method of viewing the bodies organs using sound waves,is another interest at Cessnock Veterinary Centre and Hospital withDr Damian Burke explainingithelpedtheteam to make non invasive diagnosis and wasespecially useful for heart disease, along with disease of the pancreas, liver, kidneysand bladder.

Small but important, the eyeis a special interest of Dr Andy Robins, with disease of thecomplex organ capturing hisattention. “We’re able to usereally sophisticated equipment to visualise the back of an eyeand even measure the pressure within the eye.Sometimes the most difficult aspect is keepingourfurry patientsstill for the procedure,” he said.

Question time in federal parliament

Scott Morrison has written to Bill Shorten for law changes to ensure gay students can’t be banned.WHAT WE LEARNED
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* Monday is the 48th anniversary of the West Gate Bridge collapse, in which 35 men died.

* Prime Minister Scott Morrison has written to Opposition Leader Bill Shorten seeking support for law changes to ensure students can’t be banned from schools for being gay.

WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANTED TO SPIN

The n people don’t trust Bill Shorten because he flips and flops on policy.

WHAT LABOR WANTED TO TALK ABOUT

Government instability is the only reason why there is a by-election in Wentworth on October 20.

WHAT THEY SAID

“The prime minister has complained that voting for anybody but the Liberals in Wentworth will destabilise his government, but didn’t this prime minister destabilise the government in the first place when he and his colleagues deposed Mr Turnbull?” – Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.

“A vote for anyone other than Dave Sharma, the Liberal Party candidate in Wentworth, is a vote that would undermine that certainty and would undermine the strong economy that our government is delivering.” – Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

“There will be a time and a place to address those issues.” – Morrison on addressing schools banning gay teachers.

“There is no such thing as dead in politics.” – Labor’s Joel Fitzgibbon quoting Agriculture Minister David Littleproud on special visas for foreign fruit pickers.

“The member for Hunter (Fitzgibbon) does a pretty good impersonation of the walking dead in politics.” – Morrison in reply.

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A visitorhas been denied access to Cessnock jail after she was found withhalf a gram of methamphetamine and 100 strips of Suboxone onprison grounds,during a contraband blitz at prisons across the state.
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The methamphetamine was found in the woman’s handbag duringthe clampdown last weekend, while the Suboxone stripswerediscovered packed in balloons in her car.

According the the Alcohol and Drug Federation,Suboxone is the brand name ofprescription drug and partial opioid buprenorphine, which can be used to help people withdrawing from dependence on opiatessuch as heroin.

Read more: Cessnock jail state’s worst for drug contraband

But because Suboxonetriggers opioidreceptors in the brain, itcan beabused tomakea person feel drug affected if they are not using it to withdraw from an opiate.

The woman busted at Cessnock was one of eight people rejected from jail visits across the Hunter,Lithgow, Mid North Coast,Goulburn and South Coast.

It came during a weekend of busts for correctionsofficers, who charged another 11 people who allegedly tried to smuggle banned items intoprisons.

Two replica guns, three knives, a can of pepper spray and a machete were among the contraband confiscated.

Aside frompotential jailhouse weapons,1.13kg tobacco,198 Suboxone strips,0.34g amphetamine,nine Valium tablets,four syringes,two needles andsix smoking implements were seized.

Read more: Hatchet, hunting knife found in Cessnock prison contraband crackdown

Officers also confiscated substances suspected to be illicit drugs, including 1.06g of white power, 4.19g of a crystal substance and 1.42g of“green vegetable matter” believed to be cannabis.

Corrective Services NSW Assistant Commissioner Mark Wilsonsaid it was an offence for people to have banned items in their vehicles while visiting a jail–even if they did nottryto smuggle them inside.

“Anyone visiting a correctional centre needs to be aware that officers and K9s are out in force conducting contraband screenings and this includes searches of any property brought on site,” he said.

“We make sure no stone is left unturned.

Visitors need to use some common sense and ensure that they are not driving into a correctional facility with a boot full of hunting knives or anything else that is considered contraband in the custodial setting such as tobacco.”

The last tsunami that had a significant impact on ’s east coast occurred almost 60 years ago in May 1960.
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Triggered by an earthquake in Chile, the resulting tsunami caused significant tidal surges in Sydney and Newcastle. The 0.5 metre surge in Newcastle harbour was strong enough to capsize a fishing boat in Throsby basin.

In Sydney, dangerous whirlpools were reported occurring east of the Spit bridge.

New research conducted by the University of Newcastle shows that, while these events are extremely rare, the potential impact of a tsunami on the NSW coast could have life threatening consequences.

Mapping of Sydney harbour shows a fast moving tsunami could result in unpredictable water movements thatpose a threat to swimmers, boaters and those near the water.

Low-lying areas around Newcastle harbour such as Stockton, Carrington, Wickham and Mayfield would be particularly at risk if such as scenario occurred in Newcastle Harbour.

State Emergency Services mapping conducted in 2016 suggests inundation could reach up to 10 kilometres from the harbour to areas such as Hexham.

Unfortunately theUniversity of Newcastleresearch also highlighted that the level ofcommunity awareness about the risk of a tsunami is relatively low.

Perhaps the fact that there is only a one per cent chance of a tsunami occurring each year has contributed to the lack of awareness.

But as tsunami researcher Dr Hannah Power points out “If you translate that into something people might put more emphasis on, like their health, if there was a one per cent risk of a medical procedure going horribly wrong, you might rethink whether you wanted to have the operation.”

Even though the risk is small, appropriate planning needs to be done to ensure the coastal communities are equipped to deal with a tsunami surge.

Existing SES guidelines include a ‘red zone’, which includes low-lying parts of Newcastle. In the event of a tsunami alert people in this area are asked to move 10 metres up into a sturdy concrete building.

The new research is a welcome addition and will help improve tsunami awareness and preparedness. Forewarned is forearmed, especially in an emergency.

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The kereru wood pigeon was crowned New Zealand’s bird of the year after receiving 5833 votes.Despite n attempts to interfere with its election, a hefty pigeon with a reputation for drunkenness has been voted New Zealand’s bird of the year.
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The kereru, a colourful wood pigeon, has been crowned the winner of the annual public competition that this year saw the likes of Stephen Fry weighing in and intense campaigning by bird lovers across social media, including on Tinder.

The endemic birds are known to fall out of their trees due to their excessive fondness of fermented fruit and were backed by a campaign focusing on their proclivities and portliness.

“May this majestic bird, the labrador of the sky, consume many a berry on this special day,” co-campaign manager and Green MP Chloe Swarbrick said.

The Bird of the Year contest, decided by online public voting, is a light-hearted attempt by conservation group Forest and Bird to bring attention to New Zealand’s native birdlife.

But security was this year stepped after voting-stuffing attempts in 2017 – and seemingly with good cause.

Scrutineers this month discovered more than 300 votes for that had been illegally cast for the king shag from a single n address.

Meanwhile, the campaign team behind the black stilt – of which there are only 132 adults left in the wild – went a different way, signing up their contender on dating website Tinder and getting 500 matches around the country.

The competition also made waves with celebrities, with British entertainers Stephen Fry and Bill Bailey backing the endangered kakapo parrot and flightless takahe respectively.

Fry’s head famously became the on-camera target of an enamoured kakapo, named Sirocco, nearly a decade ago.

While New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had thrown her backing behind the black petrel – calling it the “bogan of the birds” – she on Monday nonetheless sent her salutations to the kereru.