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  • Cartels keen to grow Kiwi cocaine market

    1 November 2017 7:20 PM 269

    The seizure of a record haul of cocaine that was smuggled into Tauranga yesterday is a sign international drug cartels are taking a keen interest in growing New Zealand's small cocaine market, officials say. Some 46kg of cocaine, with a street value of $20 million, was seized at a Tauranga address yesterday after a five-month investigation by police

  • The wheels haven't fallen off here

    1 November 2017 6:39 PM 222

    Hirschman's Cycle (From the Left, ODT Opinion, 27.10.17) refers to the United States' seesawing political system, grounded in shifting tides of private interest and public action. There is no ambulance at the bottom of an American societal cliff, you either fight to survive or you become part of the homeless underclass, living well below the living wage of $US8 ($NZ11.50) per hour. With the impending

  • Two More Men Come Forward to Accuse Kevin Spacey of Sexual Misconduct

    1 November 2017 6:34 PM 248

    Filmmaker Tony Montana and Mexican actor Roberto Cavazos have stepped forward to accuse the Academy Award-winning actor of sexual misconduct. Just three days after “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of making sexual advances toward him three decades ago when Rapp was just 14 years old, two more Hollywood figures have stepped

  • More sexual harassment accusations leveled against Kevin Spacey

    1 November 2017 6:34 PM 220

    More accusers are saying actor Kevin Spacey sexually harassed or assaulted them. U.S. filmmaker Tony Montana told Radar Online that Spacey "forcefully" grabbed his crotch in 2003 at the Coronet Bar in Los Angeles. He said he moved Spacey's hand away, but he claimed Spacey later followed him into the men's bathroom. Montana said he suffered from PTSD for six months

  • World Cup-winner Nehra calls it a day

    1 November 2017 6:34 PM 224

    World Cup-winning fast bowler Ashish Nehra ended his career with India's Twenty20 win over New Zealand on Wednesday. Now 38, Nehra bid farewell at his home Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi after not being part of the team for a T20 series against Australia last month. The left-arm quick had been in and out of skipper Virat Kohli's T20 plans in recent

  • NZ thumped in first T20

    1 November 2017 6:29 PM 206

    Three New Zealand dropped catches and a record Indian opening partnership saw the hosts triumph by 53 runs in the opening Twenty20 cricket international at Delhi. India's 202 for three was the highest total in five T20Is at the venue; the visitors' batting fizzled under the pressure to finish at 149 for eight. The Black Caps were left reeling at 18 for two after

  • 'My body will be at peace'

    1 November 2017 6:29 PM 213

    Sanjay Manjrekar: It's nice after retirement when you can take a lap of the ground, walking. You don't have to run anymore and train for your next game. Ashish Nehra: I will miss all this. That's what you train for. Like I have said earlier also, the one thing which will definitely be at peace and relaxed will be my body, because I really pushed myself

  • Incomes between CEOs and workers widening

    1 November 2017 6:11 PM 212

    The income gaps between chief executives and employees is widening, according to new research. The number of chief executives in New Zealand paid over $500,000 increased five-fold between 1997 and 2013, research from the University of Otago shows. University of Otago Business School researcher Dr Helen Roberts' study shows New Zealand chief executive

  • Ports of Auckland Releases Draft 30-Year Master Plan

    1 November 2017 5:59 PM 211

    Ports of Auckland has today released its Draft 30-year Master Plan which outlines a range of projects needed for the port to keep delivering for Aucklanders until the port is moved. The draft plan can be viewed on a website also launched today at www.masterplan.poal.co.nz. Chief Executive Tony Gibson said “Our owner, Auckland Council, is undertaking

  • Monty Betham: Mass brawl 'not good at all' for league

    1 November 2017 5:53 PM 183

    Tongan and Samoan fans clashed in south Auckland on Tuesday night over the Rugby League World Cup. The competition has ignited tensions between the two communities, with four people being arrested after an incident in Otahuhu. Former Kiwis and Samoa player Monty Betham said people are right to be excited about Saturday's game. But he told Mike Hosking