Green Moon thundered down the straight to win the A$6.2
million ($NZ7.8 million) Melbourne Cup, upsetting a host of
highly-fancied foreign entrants to bring Australia's most
coveted racing prize back into local hands.
Ten maids, six Sher-minators (female Terminators), five
chickens, one blue Avatar, one mummy, three genies, doctors,
nurses and an airline pilot were among 73 arrested overnight
as Christchurch students celebrated the end of lectures.
ODT rugby columnist Paul Dwyer speaks with Otago
captain Glenn Dickson and Fumiaki Tanaka ahead of the team's
clash with Auckland at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin
tonight. The Razorbacks must win this one to ensure a home
semi-final. Can they do it?
Venezuela's socialist President Hugo Chavez has comfortably
won re-election, quashing the opposition's best chance at
unseating him in 14 years and cementing himself as a dominant
figure in modern Latin American history.
Mobile phone company 2degrees could be set to pay more than
$1 million to its co-founder Simon "Tex'' Edwards after the
Employment Relations Authority ruled the company had
incorrectly cut his pay from $350,000 to $200,000 in 2008.