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2 November 2017 4:01 AM World champions All Blacks to be captained by Beauden Barrett for the first time at Twickenham

Beauden Barrett will captain a second-string New Zealand side when they take on the Barbarians at Twickenham on Saturday, live on Sky Sports. Hooker Asafo Aumua, prop Tim Perry and wing Matt Duffie, a former rugby league international, could make their All Blacks debuts from the bench against the Baa-Baas. Steve Hansen's side return to the venue for the first 3

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 36

1 November 2017 11:32 PM Michael McGrath – status of enquiries

The investigation into missing Christchurch man Michael McGrath remains active and is being worked on by a dedicated team of detectives. Operation Renovation commenced when the 49-year-old builder was reported missing to Police in May. Considerable effort is continuing to be made to provide answers for Michael’s family, with whom we continue to liaise 26

1 November 2017 11:11 PM Peter Carroll sentenced to life in prison for murder of Marcus Tucker

There were tears from the family of Mr Tucker at the sentencing of his killer in the Christchurch High Court on Thursday. Several members of Mr Tucker's family read out emotional victim impact statements to the court describing their grief and heartache since finding the 36-year-old had been killed. His mother, Robin Tucker, stood by Mr Tucker's sister 30

1 November 2017 10:37 PM Man who murdered father-of-three and set his body on fire jailed for 17 years

Peter John Carroll will spend at least 17 years in prison after severely beating a Christchurch man to death and setting his body on fire. The 53-year-old was sentenced in the High Court at Christchurch on Thursday for the murder of Marcus Luke Tucker, 36, whose body was found near Lake Ellesmere, on Anzac Day last year. A nine-day trial, which began 38

1 November 2017 10:37 PM Applause as Marcus Tucker’s killer jailed for life

For smashing Marcus Luke Tucker to death with a metal steering lock and then burning his body, Peter John Carroll will serve at least 17 years of a life imprisonment term. The family of the murder victim burst into applause as the sentence was imposed. The murder in Christchurch’s meth-fuelled drug scene shocked for its casual cruelty and callousness 42

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 45

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 30

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 3:14 PM Five old friends from Argentina reunited in New York. They died together in a terrorist attack

The childhood friends from Argentina had been planning the trip to New York City for years. The men all hailed from Rosario, Argentina’s third largest city, about 3½ hours northwest of Buenos Aires. As teenagers, they had bonded in the halls and classrooms of the Instituto Politécnico, a technical high school in Rosario, and graduated together from there