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2 November 2017 4:01 AM Barrett captains raw All Blacks in opener

An experienced duo will capture ample attention despite a host of fresh faces winning All Blacks selection for their tour opener against the Barbarians. Three uncapped players are on the bench while three others will make their starting debuts in a raw team, boasting just over 300 combined caps, on Saturday at Twickenham. To provide some counter-balance 252

2 November 2017 4:01 AM World champions All Blacks to be captained by Beauden Barrett for the first time at Twickenham

Beauden Barrett will captain a second-string New Zealand side when they take on the Barbarians at Twickenham on Saturday, live on Sky Sports. Hooker Asafo Aumua, prop Tim Perry and wing Matt Duffie, a former rugby league international, could make their All Blacks debuts from the bench against the Baa-Baas. Steve Hansen's side return to the venue for the first 253

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 244

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 256

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 288

2 November 2017 2:59 AM Prime Minister welcomes Venice Biennale artist

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern has today welcomed the announcement that Dane Mitchell is the artist selected for the 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia in 2019. "The Venice Biennale is a wonderful opportunity to showcase New Zealand’s art on the world stage. "I congratulate Dane Mitchell 227

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 258

2 November 2017 1:52 AM Shooting at Colorado Walmart

Police in Thornton, Colorado, did not release any information on the number of victims and it was not clear if an assailant had been taken into custody, taken his own life or been slain by officers. "We've got multiple parties down, we're still trying to ascertain what their conditions are," Officer Victor Avila of the Thornton Police Department told Reuters 250

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 220

2 November 2017 1:24 AM National unveils strong Opposition team

National Party Leader Bill English has unveiled a strong Opposition team which will hold the Government to account and ensure it does not squander the opportunities New Zealanders have created for our country in recent years. “New Zealand is doing well, with low unemployment, thousands of jobs being created every month, strong public services and New Zealanders 240