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2 November 2017 12:00 PM All Blacks face Springboks in 2019 World Cup opener

Favourites New Zealand will begin their quest for a third successive Rugby World Cup title with a heavyweight clash against South Africa at the 2019 tournament in Japan. The All Blacks are scheduled to face their old southern hemisphere foes in Yokohama on September 21, a day after hosts Japan kick off the competition against European qualifiers, likely 33

2 November 2017 5:56 AM Singapore Airlines upgrades first class suites to maintain its premium allure

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIAL.SI) unveiled one of the world’s most luxurious first class offerings for the Airbus A380, as part of an $850 million product investment as it tries to retain premium customers amid tough competition from industry rivals. The spacious suites on its A380 will rival those of Middle Eastern rivals Etihad 2

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 38

2 November 2017 3:09 AM Labour already a 'brutal' Government

Opposition leader Bill English says the new Labour Government is already "brutal" and has promised to do nothing to smooth the path of the new Government. Mr English was addressing media after announcing Opposition portfolios, a minor reshuffle that's seen Judith Collins promoted to the front bench. The comments came in response to Health Minister David 34

2 November 2017 2:27 AM Fresh violence erupts between league fans

Fresh violence has erupted overnight between Samoan and Tongan rugby league fans. Opposing fans in South Auckland squared off again last night in vicious street brawls - ignoring pleas for peace ahead of this weekend's Rugby League World Cup grudge match in Hamilton. The violence escalated dramatically after a photo of a young man burning the Samoan 16

2 November 2017 1:58 AM New Zealand to discuss taking Manus Island detainees: reports

Newly-appointed New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will raise the closure of the Manus Island detention centre with Malcolm Turnbull when the leaders meet for the first time on Sunday, according to local media reports. The New Zealand Herald reports Ms Ardern said on Thursday she had sympathy for the asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island 57

2 November 2017 12:01 AM No govt support for Auckland port expansion: Ardern

Nov. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has poured cold water on the Ports of Auckland's proposal to extend one of its wharves by 13 metres into Waitemata Harbour, just hours after the proposal was released. Speaking after her first official conversation as prime minister with the mayor of Auckland, former Labour Party leader Phil Goff, Ardern 28

1 November 2017 11:50 PM Ardern pours cold water on Auckland port expansion, supports fuel tax

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff emerged from their first meeting together in perfect agreement. The pair, who used to work together when Goff was still in parliament, met with Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Housing and Transport Minister Phil Twyford to discuss how the Government can work with the Auckland Council 2

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 25

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 34