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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 30

1 November 2017 9:50 PM No defamation of the dead: Andrew Little wins Hagaman suit

The Court of Appeal has thrown out an appeal by Earl Hagaman’s estate against Labour MP Andrew Little on the basis that dead people can't be defamed. The late hotelier, Earl Hagaman, had started proceedings back in 2016 after Mr Little made statements that drew a connection between Mr Hagaman’s donations to the National Party and that his hotel chain 23

1 November 2017 6:34 PM More sexual harassment accusations leveled against Kevin Spacey

More accusers are saying actor Kevin Spacey sexually harassed or assaulted them. U.S. filmmaker Tony Montana told Radar Online that Spacey "forcefully" grabbed his crotch in 2003 at the Coronet Bar in Los Angeles. He said he moved Spacey's hand away, but he claimed Spacey later followed him into the men's bathroom. Montana said he suffered from PTSD for six months 20

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 25

1 November 2017 4:02 PM A green park on top of a carpark (!) and other remarkable plans for the Auckland port

Ports of Auckland has released its brand new long-term plans. Simon Wilson is impressed, but also not impressed. The cars are moving off the finger wharves. Hallelujah. And instead of spreading over every inch of available wharf space, most of them will be contained in a remarkable, brand-new carpark building. With a green park on top. That’s the biggest 24

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

1 November 2017 2:48 PM New York truck attack: Victims were visiting with loved ones

Eight people were killed in New York on Tuesday when a man drove a truck onto a cycle path in Lower Manhattan. Not all the victims have been identified yet but the authorities have confirmed that five of them were tourists from Argentina and another was visiting from Belgium. The Belgian national was named on Wednesday as 31-year-old Ann-Laure Decadt 31

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 30

1 November 2017 7:36 AM New Yorkers defiant after deadliest terror attack in the city since 9/11

Video shows horror of New York attack New York City police work in Manhattan after a rental truck drove down a busy bicycle path and struck people on Tuesday, October 31. At least eight people were killed and nearly a dozen were injured in the incident, which is being investigated as terrorism, according to multiple law enforcement sources. A suspect