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  • No defamation of the dead: Andrew Little wins Hagaman suit

    1 November 2017 9:50 PM 214

    The Court of Appeal has thrown out an appeal by Earl Hagaman’s estate against Labour MP Andrew Little on the basis that dead people can't be defamed. The late hotelier, Earl Hagaman, had started proceedings back in 2016 after Mr Little made statements that drew a connection between Mr Hagaman’s donations to the National Party and that his hotel chain

  • Former wealth exec named Bank NZ CEO

    1 November 2017 9:48 PM 235

    In a statement to the ASX, NAB announced that Angela Mentis will relocate to Auckland to take the executive leadership reins at Bank NZ from January 2018. Currently chief customer officer – business and private banking at NAB, Ms Mentis was formerly executive general manager of the bank’s private wealth business and has been a director of Bank NZ since

  • Andrew Little receives Hagaman decision

    1 November 2017 9:22 PM 205

    Incoming Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the details of a ban on people who are not citizens or permanent residents purchasing existing housing, and a focus on investor/state dispute mechanisms in negotiations for the TPP11. More>> “All three Government parties were clear during the Bill’s first reading that we were opposed to the legislation

  • Boy's leg 'cut to the bone' by undie-clad girl's bike prank

    1 November 2017 9:18 PM 251

    A high school student's leg was "cut to the bone" when he was struck by a schoolgirl in underwear riding a dirt bike in an end of year prank that went horribly wrong. It is understood video footage of the accident is now circulating and that the six Waikato Diocesan School schoolgirls involved dropped a GoPro camera at the scene. The victim, a Year 12 boy from Hamilton

  • Asylum seekers barricaded in Papua New Guinea camp call for aid

    1 November 2017 9:11 PM 231

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asylum seekers refusing to leave a detention centre in Papua New Guinea began digging wells on Thursday to try find water as their food supplies dwindled, in a stand-off that human rights groups warn could become a humanitarian crisis. Australia and PNG are trying to close the Manus Island centre, one of two remote Pacific camps that Canberra

  • Jacinda named one of the most powerful women in the world

    1 November 2017 8:17 PM 219

    A week into the job and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has already rocketed into the Forbes list of the most powerful women in the political world. She's ranked at 13 in the list of 22 women, ahead of Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at 15 and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at 20. The magazine highlighted Ms Ardern's status as the world's

  • Mom Accidentally Tucks Naked Stranger into Bed Instead of Her Son

    1 November 2017 8:16 PM 221

    "I thought, Hmmm, Stewart sounds very polite," the UK mom wrote on Facebook. Juliet then noticed that Stew's car wasn't in the driveway, and though she did think it was odd that he would pass out for the night in her walk-in closet, she assumed that it was just her son up to his antics. "He looked like my son enough to pass a cursory. (Stew changes his hair and facehair

  • Former All Whites striker Jeremy Brockie nominated for Africa's player of the year award

    1 November 2017 7:56 PM 200

    Fringe All Whites striker Jeremy Brockie has been nominated for African Player of the Year after his outstanding season for South Africa's SuperSport United. The 30-year-old has been the leading light for his the Johannesburg club, notching 20 goals last season to earn a place on the list of nominees who play their football in Africa. The former Wellington

  • Ex-leader Goff meets Labour's PM

    1 November 2017 7:49 PM 212

    Former Labour leader Phil Goff, who was beaten for the chance at becoming prime minister in 2011, has had his first meeting with Jacinda Ardern. Phil Goff has returned to the Beehive to meet with the woman who did what he couldn't - lead Labour into government. The Auckland mayor and former Labour leader is meeting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for the first

  • It could take govt 'decades, not years' to move Ports of Auckland

    1 November 2017 7:24 PM 196

    Ports of Auckland says it will take decades to move the port to another city, so it needs a plan. A 30 year draft master plan for the waterfront is being released today. It includes a five storey carpark with a public rooftop park, as well as a 13 metre extension to Bledisloe Wharf. Ports of Auckland CEO Tony Gibson said significant growth is happening