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  • Fresh violence erupts between league fans

    2 November 2017 2:27 AM 24

    Fresh violence has erupted overnight between Samoan and Tongan rugby league fans. Opposing fans in South Auckland squared off again last night in vicious street brawls - ignoring pleas for peace ahead of this weekend's Rugby League World Cup grudge match in Hamilton. The violence escalated dramatically after a photo of a young man burning the Samoan

  • NY attack: Trump calls for death penalty

    2 November 2017 2:13 AM 37

    US President Donald Trump has called for the death penalty for an Uzbek immigrant accused of ploughing a truck down a New York City bike path, killing eight people, describing the man as a "terrorist." Sayfullo Saipov (29), who was hospitalised after he was shot by a police officer and arrested, told investigators he had been inspired by watching Islamic

  • New Zealand to discuss taking Manus Island detainees: reports

    2 November 2017 1:58 AM 79

    Newly-appointed New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will raise the closure of the Manus Island detention centre with Malcolm Turnbull when the leaders meet for the first time on Sunday, according to local media reports. The New Zealand Herald reports Ms Ardern said on Thursday she had sympathy for the asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island

  • Shooting at Colorado Walmart

    2 November 2017 1:52 AM 32

    Police in Thornton, Colorado, did not release any information on the number of victims and it was not clear if an assailant had been taken into custody, taken his own life or been slain by officers. "We've got multiple parties down, we're still trying to ascertain what their conditions are," Officer Victor Avila of the Thornton Police Department told Reuters

  • Jacinda Ardern to meet with Malcolm Turnbull

    2 November 2017 1:32 AM 37

    Jacinda Ardern and Malcolm Turnbull's first sit down is expected to be courteous but will cover some thorny territory. The New Zealand prime minister is visiting Sydney on Sunday for bilateral talks ahead of the upcoming APEC and East Asia Summits in Vietnam and the Philippines. The pair earlier this month had their first phone conversation, with Ms Ardern

  • National unveils strong Opposition team

    2 November 2017 1:24 AM 48

    National Party Leader Bill English has unveiled a strong Opposition team which will hold the Government to account and ensure it does not squander the opportunities New Zealanders have created for our country in recent years. “New Zealand is doing well, with low unemployment, thousands of jobs being created every month, strong public services and New Zealanders

  • Judgment: Hagaman v Little

    2 November 2017 12:46 AM 42

    B The appellant’s estate must pay the respondent costs for a standard appeal on a band A basis and usual disbursements. [1] Does the late Mr Hagaman’s appeal against a High Court Judge’s ruling in a defamation trial survive his death? That is the question this judgment is concerned with. [2] Mr and Mrs Hagaman owned a large New Zealand hotel chain. In 2014 Mr Hagaman

  • Four men in court after record cocaine bust

    2 November 2017 12:07 AM 56

    Four men have appeared in the Tauranga District Court after police seized a record haul of cocaine estimated to be worth $20 million. A five-month long inquiry by Customs and police uncovered 46kg of the drug at a local address on Wednesday in what was the largest single seizure of the drug in New Zealand. The two organisations joined forces to carry

  • Dirt bike prank father doesn't want charges laid

    2 November 2017 12:02 AM 48

    However the principal of the school where the incident took place does want charges pursued - saying a "strong message" must be sent to young people that reckless behaviour won't be tolerated. Hamilton Boys' High School student Kyle Kirsten suffered a deep gash to his leg when hit by a girl from Waikato Diocesan School on the Boys' High field at lunchtime

  • No govt support for Auckland port expansion: Ardern

    2 November 2017 12:01 AM 42

    Nov. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has poured cold water on the Ports of Auckland's proposal to extend one of its wharves by 13 metres into Waitemata Harbour, just hours after the proposal was released. Speaking after her first official conversation as prime minister with the mayor of Auckland, former Labour Party leader Phil Goff, Ardern