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2 November 2017 5:35 AM New York truck attack suspect 'spent a year planning'

The main suspect in the New York truck rampage that killed eight people on Tuesday has told investigators he began planning the attack a year ago. Sayfullo Saipov, 29, said he intended to kill as many people as possible and "felt good" about the Halloween attack. The Uzbek immigrant, who faces federal terrorism charges, says he was inspired by so-called 37

2 November 2017 12:02 AM Dirt bike prank father doesn't want charges laid

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 34

1 November 2017 9:18 PM Boy's leg 'cut to the bone' by undie-clad girl's bike prank

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 39

1 November 2017 6:39 PM The wheels haven't fallen off here

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 28

1 November 2017 3:49 PM New York truck attacker planned for weeks and carried out rampage in the name of ISIS, officials say

NEW YORK — Investigators probing the background of the 29-year-old man they say mowed down pedestrians and cyclists on a Manhattan bike path believe he was a lone wolf who became “radicalized domestically” while living in the United States, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) said Wednesday. Officials say the suspected attacker, Sayfullo Saipov, was influenced 3

1 November 2017 6:27 AM Deadly Halloween attack in New York branded 'terrorism' by authorities

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York City by driving a rental truck down a riverfront bike path on Tuesday appeared to have acted alone, but the Halloween Day attack had all the hallmarks of terrorism, authorities said. The suspect, who was shot by police and arrested moments after Tuesday’s rampage on the Lower 26

1 November 2017 6:27 AM New York truck attack: Five Argentine friends killed

Five friends from Argentina were among those killed in a truck attack in New York on Tuesday. Eight people were killed and 11 injured when the driver of the truck hit people on a cycle path in Lower Manhattan. A 29-year-old man, reported to be an Uzbek immigrant, was shot and injured by police as he left the vehicle. US President Donald Trump has ordered 27

1 November 2017 3:53 AM Police warn motorists of 'notorious' stretch of road

Police are advising drivers to take "extreme care" on a dangerous stretch of road in Northland after a major crash left three people dead. Police say a vehicle crossed the centre-line and collided head-on with north-bound traffic in the Oakleigh area on State Highway 1, south of Whangarei. Two others were injured in the crash, with one man in a serious 21

1 November 2017 1:31 AM A Mangled School Bus, Bodies Everywhere; ‘It Was Surreal’

“These people were gone,” he said. “I’m in shock. I’m looking at dead bodies.” At least eight people lost their lives in what was the deadliest terrorist attack to strike New York City since Sept. 11, and about a dozen more were injured. Hiro Kimura, 15, a sophomore at Stuyvesant High School, said that he and his friends first heard “a big car crash 22

31 October 2017 4:46 AM Foreign home buyer ban to start early 2018

Ardern campaigned in the recent election to restrict foreign buyers to reduce demand, while the country tackles what her Labour Party says is a housing crisis left unresolved by the previous National government. "We are determined to make it easier for Kiwis to buy their first home so we are stopping foreign speculators buying houses and driving up prices 31