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2 November 2017 3:56 AM Judgment: Thomson v Minister for Climate Change Issues

[1] This is a judicial review proceeding concerning the Government’s response to climate change. It is brought by the plaintiff who is a law student concerned at that response and the consequences of its alleged inadequacy on future generations. [2] It is common ground that climate change presents significant risks and that serious and prompt global 29

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 1:32 AM Jacinda Ardern to meet with Malcolm Turnbull

Jacinda Ardern and Malcolm Turnbull's first sit down is expected to be courteous but will cover some thorny territory. The New Zealand prime minister is visiting Sydney on Sunday for bilateral talks ahead of the upcoming APEC and East Asia Summits in Vietnam and the Philippines. The pair earlier this month had their first phone conversation, with Ms Ardern 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

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 10:07 PM Hamilton Boys' High School student injured in girls' nude bike prank

A student has been injured in an end-of-year prank gone-wrong, where a group of teenage girls rode through a rival school topless on motorbikes. The rider, from Waikato Diocesan School for Girls, was wearing only underwear and a helmet when she ran over the leg of a boy from Hamilton Boys' high School, Fairfax reports. It is understood six senior students 24

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 40

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

1 November 2017 10:04 AM New York truck attack: What we know and don't know

On Tuesday afternoon local time, eight people were killed when a truck drove along a cycle path in Manhattan. It is the deadliest terror attack in the city since nearly 3,000 people were killed on 11 September 2001. A full picture is starting to emerge of what happened, and of everyone involved. This piece will be updated as we get more information 29

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 23