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One of the men behind the Rugby World Cup's opening ceremony is accused of using his position to try to get a liquor licence for the controversial Piha Cafe, which is on land he co-owns. Rich Hatton a director of Imeco, the company charged with the
There were cases of pedestrians walking across intersections and blocking traffic on Queen Street, so police had to close surrounding roads. Superintendent Brett England says the issues stemmed from the sheer number of people in town, rather than
THE seventh Rugby World Cup got underway.Host New Zealand enjoying a 41-10 victory over Tonga in the opening match of the Rugby World Cup at Eden Park tonight . The All Blacks drained all the tension and anticipation by scoring for
September 2011 Today I saw yet another press release from Martin Jetpack, loosely disguised as a news item, this time on the Popular Science website. No new information in this story , just more of the same old hyperbole and promises. However, there
30pm with the opening ceremony and NZ v Tonga at Eden Park, but celebrations ahead of the big event start as early at 4pm. Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport has live coverage of tonight's opening ceremony and NZ v Tonga from 7pm.
The All Blacks will perform their ritual war dance ahead of the opening match against Tonga, who have a haka of their own. Tonga have been given first go with their version, called Sipi Tau, according to tournament director Kit McConnell <
RWC spending set to improve recent months' soft trading conditions The latest figures from Paymark suggest that the spending boost expected to accompany the RWC will come as a welcome relief to retailers, with soft trading conditions across most
Serial infringers beware, players who receive three yellow cards will have to front the judiciary. IRB legal executive Susan Ahern yesterday outlined the judicial process for the tournament. "It will be an independent process executed by independent
00 An Auckland motelier is hoping for a last minute rush in the lead-up to the Rugby World Cup. Astor Epsom Motel owner Sandeep Aggarwal had expected the motel to be full for almost the entire period with tourists coming early for sightseeing.
Inspector Olaf Jenson says there will be a police presence at the matches, in the city afterwards and looking after visiting teams. He says last year's Ranfurly Shield tenure, particularly the sellout Otago challenge, was great preparation for what