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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 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 28

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 27

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 2:21 PM China Blinks on South Korea, Making Nice After a Year of Hostilities

Mr. Xi’s tough stance against South Korea also included a punishing economic boycott that helped reinforce the American relationship with Seoul, undermining China’s long-term goal of replacing the United States as the pre-eminent power in Asia. “This is the reversal of an ineffective and costly policy on the part of China,” said Shi Yinhong, professor 27

31 October 2017 10:29 PM One dead in central Dunedin crash

A 37-year-old Dunedin man died in a crash on Dunedin's one-way system this morning. Emergency services were called to the crash on Great King St, where a car ended up on the footpath, north of Otago Museum near the intersection with Union St, just after 7am. The crash closed the northbound one-way until about 9.30am, disrupting traffic. Police said in a statement 26

31 October 2017 8:49 PM 'Serious crash' in central Dunedin

Police are investigating a "serious" single-vehicle crash on Dunedin's one-way system which is affecting traffic flow in the city this morning. Emergency services were called to the crash on Great King St, where a car ended up on the footbath, north of Otago Museum near the intersection with Union St, just after 7am. The crash closed the northbound one-way 24

31 October 2017 8:07 PM Crash hits traffic in central Dunedin

Police are investigating a "serious" single-vehicle crash on Dunedin's one-way system which is affecting traffic flow in the city this morning. Emergency services were called to the crash on Great King St, where a car ended up on the footbath, north of Otago Museum near the intersection with Union St, just after 7am this morning. A St John spokesman 23

31 October 2017 7:05 PM Man dies in central Dunedin crash

A 37-year-old Dunedin man died in a crash on Dunedin's one-way system this morning. Emergency services were called to the crash on Great King St, where a car ended up on the footpath, north of Otago Museum near the intersection with Union St, just after 7am. The crash closed the northbound one-way until about 9.30am, disrupting traffic. Police said in a statement 26

31 October 2017 6:43 PM Three strikes and it's out: Labour scrapping controversial law

Justice Minister Andrew Little said it has had no impact on making the country any safer. Under the law, judges must impose the maximum sentence on anyone that commits a third violent or serious sexual crime. "Make sure that our correction system is doing the job we need to do, which is to change the people who have been anti-social, who have committed 26