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1 November 2017 7:20 PM Cartels keen to grow Kiwi cocaine market

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 277

1 November 2017 4:37 AM Biggest cocaine seizure in NZ history

Customs and police were happy to talk about some of the details of New Zealand largest ever cocaine bust in Tauranga today, but not all questions were answered at the police and customs press conference this afternoon. The 46kg of cocaine with an estimated value of $20 million was hidden in what is believed to be the sea chest near the rudder of the Maersk 238

31 October 2017 12:14 PM 'SA counting on member countries'

South Africa’s Sports Minister Thulas Nxesi said while the recommendation by World Rugby that South Africa should host the 2023 Rugby World Cup was not a formality, he expected the member countries of World Rugby to “follow the processes” to confirm South Africa as the host. South Africa was named as the preferred host for the 2023 Rugby World Cup by an independent 213

31 October 2017 12:14 PM South Africa set to host 2023 Rugby World Cup after bid is recommended ahead of rivals France and Ireland

South Africa have taken a giant step towards earning the right to host the 2023 World Cup, after having their bid recommended ahead of rivals France and Ireland. World Rugby will confirm that a painstaking process of auditing the three candidate countries has concluded with a decision to nominate the 'Rainbow Nation' – who last staged the global showpiece 177

21 October 2017 3:27 PM Chinese Power Over North Korea? It's More Myth Than Reality

Beijing: At first glance, it seems the perfect solution to the world's most dangerous standoff: Find a way to get China to use its enormous influence to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear bombs. The countries, after all, share a long, porous border, several millennia of history and deep ideological roots. Tens, and possibly hundreds, of thousands 110

21 October 2017 2:49 AM Chinese power over North Korea is more myth than reality: Analysis

The reality is that the complicated, often exasperating, relationship between the two countries is less about friendship or political bonds than a deep and mutually uneasy dependency. BEIJING—At first glance, it seems the perfect solution to the world’s most dangerous standoff: Find a way to get China to use its enormous influence to force North Korea 120

20 October 2017 5:08 PM Hartley’s F1 drive perfectly timed

A few weeks back, I drafted an editorial for this weekend's edition of Drivesouth, tentatively titled ‘‘Will New Zealand's great racing anniversary pass unnoticed?''. It had come to my attention through some idle browsing that tomorrow is the 50th anniversary - to the day - since Denny Hulme became New Zealand's first and, so far, only Formula One world 130

26 September 2017 3:48 PM North Korea seeks help from Republican analysts: ‘What’s up with Trump?’

BERN, Switzerland — North Korean government officials have been quietly trying to arrange talks with Republican-linked analysts in Washington, in an apparent attempt to make sense of President Trump and his confusing messages to Kim Jong Un’s regime. The outreach began before the current eruption of threats between the two leaders, but will likely become 74

30 July 2017 10:49 PM Goodison heads off Burling to take second world title

Paul Goodison (GBR) smashes it on the final day of racing at the 2017 McDougall + McConaghy Moth Worlds at Lake Garda against the hottest fleet of Moths ever assembled. Goody (to his friends), is the first foiling Moth sailor to win back to back world titles and the result is that much more special considering the high calibre of competition from the most recent 57

18 July 2017 10:18 AM Tourism New Zealand taps Bryce Dallas Howard as its pitch woman

For more than 16 years, Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) has been running the same ad campaign, "100% Pure New Zealand." Today, the brand gives its marketing a refresh by hiring actress Bryce Dallas Howard to host its first travelogue series from National Geographic Travel Lab. Dubbed "The Ultimate New Zealand Experiences," the digital series and accompanying 159 1