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  • EXTRA: Millennium & Copthorne Posts Growth As London Slows

    30 October 2017 1:36 PM 10

    LONDON (Alliance News) - Millennium & Copthorne Hotels PLC posted a surge in profit for the third quarter, though London slowed down, as the deadline approaches for its majority shareholder to make a firm offer for the rest of the company. Pretax profit for the quarter was up 20% to GBP55.0 million from GBP46.0 million at reported rates, and for the year so far rose by 16% to GBP118.0 million

  • Lengthy queues and 'unsafe crowds' at chaotic Auckland Airport

    30 October 2017 5:52 AM 18

    An Auckland woman is describing two-hour long queues through Customs and chaotic crowds at Auckland Airport as "hugely distressing". Joanna Gray was flying into New Zealand from Brisbane around 5 pm last night and found herself in a scene "like what you'd see in another country". The international arrivals area was flooded with thousands of people flying

  • Satellite city could help with Auckland growth

    29 October 2017 5:01 AM 20

    The Government is investigating a plan to build a new satellite city in South Auckland capable of eventually housing 500,000 people. Housing Minister Phil Twyford told the New Zealand Herald today he is very interested in work being done by Infrastructure New Zealand for a satellite city centred round the small settlement of Paerata where Wesley College

  • New city close to Auckland mooted

    29 October 2017 5:01 AM 17

    Mr Selwood told NZ Newswire the development would be so large it would be attractive to international developers who currently did not look at New Zealand. The city could eventually extend northwest to Karaka and across the Pahurehure Inlet to Weymouth. Mr Selwood said the concept had been floated by unsuccessful mayoral candidate John Palino and also drew from developments

  • United launches longest flight to or from US

    29 October 2017 3:33 AM 11

    United Airlines on Friday was set to launch the longest non-stop flight to or from the United States, an 8,700-mile (14,001-kilometer) journey connecting Los Angeles and Singapore. The nearly 18-hour flight will depart Los Angeles at 9:25 pm local time and will land on Sunday in Singapore at 6:20 am local time. United officials said the daily service

  • New city near Auckland mooted

    29 October 2017 12:11 AM 15

    A new city with a population of 500,00 people on farmland north of Pukekohe is being mooted to relieve pressure on Auckland. A plan to build a new city with housing for 500,000 people on farmland to the south of Auckland has piqued the interest of the new Labour-led government. The idea of a scale housing development at Paerata, a small settlement immediately

  • Phil Twyford: New Housing Minister talks fixing crisis, and takes your calls

    29 October 2017 12:11 AM

    The new Housing Minister is demanding more affordable homes are put in the mix, at Auckland's major housing projects. Phil Twyford said he'll be reviewing developments currently in the pipeline at Tamaki, Roskill, Hobsonville and Northcote. Twyford told Andrew Dickens where Crown land is being redeveloped, the Government will be setting new standards

  • Everest Kanto Cylinders, Luxfer Group, Sinomatech and Worthington Industries

    28 October 2017 12:48 AM

    The research study on “Global Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Cylinders Market” speaks about fresh industry data and advanced future trends, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Cylinders ruling vendors, forecasts, analysis and discussion of trade facts, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Cylinders market size, evaluation of market share which gives a proper understanding

  • Hong Kong Bitcoin Community Strongly Rejects SegWit2x

    27 October 2017 12:48 PM 10

    The Hong Kong bitcoin community, which includes individuals, meetups, events, and organizations, has strongly rejected the SegWit2x hard fork expected to occur on November 16 later this year. Already, apart from four companies, most of the major bitcoin service providers in Hong Kong such as Bitfinex, BitMEX, Bitspark, Gatecoin, OKCoin, and Tidebit have clarified

  • France rejects Commission proposal for five-year glyphosate extension

    27 October 2017 10:30 AM 1

    PARIS (Reuters) - France will not accept a five-year extension to the license for weed-killer glyphosate as proposed by the European Commission on Friday, said an official in the French Prime Minister’s office. France was continuing to seek an extension “for a period that would not go beyond four years,” added the official. The Commision had proposed