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  • High Court injunction to stop Platinum buying OfficeMax

    2 November 2017 4:40 AM 28

    The Commerce Commission today filed proceedings in the High Court at Auckland seeking an injunction to prevent Platinum Equity LLC acquiring OfficeMax Holdings Limited. The Commission considers that the acquisition would be likely to have the effect of substantially lessening competition in the supply of stationery to large corporate and government customers

  • World champions All Blacks to be captained by Beauden Barrett for the first time at Twickenham

    2 November 2017 4:01 AM 10

    Beauden Barrett will captain a second-string New Zealand side when they take on the Barbarians at Twickenham on Saturday, live on Sky Sports. Hooker Asafo Aumua, prop Tim Perry and wing Matt Duffie, a former rugby league international, could make their All Blacks debuts from the bench against the Baa-Baas. Steve Hansen's side return to the venue for the first

  • Barrett captains raw All Blacks in opener

    2 November 2017 4:01 AM 29

    An experienced duo will capture ample attention despite a host of fresh faces winning All Blacks selection for their tour opener against the Barbarians. Three uncapped players are on the bench while three others will make their starting debuts in a raw team, boasting just over 300 combined caps, on Saturday at Twickenham. To provide some counter-balance

  • Beauden Barrett confirmed to captain All Blacks against Barbarians

    2 November 2017 4:01 AM 24

    There's been plenty of hype surrounding Aumua, ever since his barnstorming performances at the Under-20 World Championship earlier this year, but Hansen's trying to keep a lid on expectations for the exciting hooker. "If we're being honest, he's probably overwhelmed by it all. There's a lot that we've got to help him with, and we'll do that nice and slowly

  • All Blacks team named for match against Barbarians

    2 November 2017 4:01 AM 29

    The All Blacks team has been named to play the Barbarians in the opening match of the Vista 2017 All Blacks Northern Tour at Twickenham on Saturday 4 November. First five-eighth Beauden Barrett will captain the All Blacks for the first time, while three new All Blacks, hooker Asafo Aumua, prop Tim Perry and outside back Matt Duffie have been named on the reserves

  • Judgment: Thomson v Minister for Climate Change Issues

    2 November 2017 3:56 AM 41

    [1] This is a judicial review proceeding concerning the Government’s response to climate change. It is brought by the plaintiff who is a law student concerned at that response and the consequences of its alleged inadequacy on future generations. [2] It is common ground that climate change presents significant risks and that serious and prompt global

  • Student welcome’s decision in landmark climate lawsuit

    2 November 2017 3:56 AM 40

    Thursday, November 2 - The Hamilton law student who took the Government to court over its climate emissions targets has welcomed a judgment released today, which puts the onus on the new Minister for Climate Change to go back to the drawing board. In June, Sarah Thomson, then a 26 year-old law student, took the National-led Government’s Climate Minister

  • Woman dies after Taranaki cliff plunge

    2 November 2017 3:23 AM 46

    A woman has died after a vehicle went off a cliff in south Taranaki. A woman has died in hospital after the vehicle she was in went off a cliff in south Taranaki. Emergency crews were called to the scene on Waitotara Valley Road early on Sunday morning. The 21-year-old passenger had been thrown from the vehicle after it veered off the road and down a steep

  • Labour already a 'brutal' Government

    2 November 2017 3:09 AM 49

    Opposition leader Bill English says the new Labour Government is already "brutal" and has promised to do nothing to smooth the path of the new Government. Mr English was addressing media after announcing Opposition portfolios, a minor reshuffle that's seen Judith Collins promoted to the front bench. The comments came in response to Health Minister David

  • Prime Minister welcomes Venice Biennale artist

    2 November 2017 2:59 AM 44

    Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern has today welcomed the announcement that Dane Mitchell is the artist selected for the 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia in 2019. "The Venice Biennale is a wonderful opportunity to showcase New Zealand’s art on the world stage. "I congratulate Dane Mitchell