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2 November 2017 4:34 PM Barbarians v New Zealand talking points: Julian Savea and Beauden Barrett and more

November is here! And to kick off a month of top-class Test action the Barbarians take on New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Action. The Barbarians have produced some vintage performances in the past and up against the double world champions, the quality and excitement of rugby on display is sure to be enthralling. There's a host of talking 5

2 November 2017 4:03 PM CIA releases 47,000 bin Laden files, renewing interest in Iran links

Material also contains video of late militant leader's son and possible successor The CIA's release of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has led to renewed questions about Iran's support of the extremist network leading up to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. U.S. intelligence officials and prosecutors have long said Iran formed 36

2 November 2017 3:56 AM Student welcome’s decision in landmark climate lawsuit

Thursday, November 2 - The Hamilton law student who took the Government to court over its climate emissions targets has welcomed a judgment released today, which puts the onus on the new Minister for Climate Change to go back to the drawing board. In June, Sarah Thomson, then a 26 year-old law student, took the National-led Government’s Climate Minister 28

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 35

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 11:31 PM Fees-free tertiary study on fast track

Students are a step closer to a more affordable future as the new government fast-tracks work on its free-fees tertiary education promise. Cabinet has given the go-ahead for detailed implementation planning for the introduction of one year of fees-free tertiary education and a $50 a week boost to student allowances and loan entitlements. Officials have already 22

1 November 2017 7:24 PM It could take govt 'decades, not years' to move Ports of Auckland

Ports of Auckland says it will take decades to move the port to another city, so it needs a plan. A 30 year draft master plan for the waterfront is being released today. It includes a five storey carpark with a public rooftop park, as well as a 13 metre extension to Bledisloe Wharf. Ports of Auckland CEO Tony Gibson said significant growth is happening 29

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 29

1 November 2017 5:59 PM Ports of Auckland Releases Draft 30-Year Master Plan

Ports of Auckland has today released its Draft 30-year Master Plan which outlines a range of projects needed for the port to keep delivering for Aucklanders until the port is moved. The draft plan can be viewed on a website also launched today at www.masterplan.poal.co.nz. Chief Executive Tony Gibson said “Our owner, Auckland Council, is undertaking 24