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ANZ moves jobs to India

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Vodafone hits the red

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Suicide house censure appealed

Court Real estate firm heads to court over a telling off for selling a house without disclosing a suicide had taken place there.

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Liu 'embarrassed' by error

Auckland developer with National Party links fined almost $20,000 for breaching RMA and Building Act.

Zespri slam Kiwifruit claim

Dairy drop 'kick in guts'

House asking prices dip

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Forced annual leave not fair

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Olympian drives prefab growth

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Wild in city's heartland

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Fonterra denies stink

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Manager cleared of dirty dairying

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Debate on GM called for

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NZ Merino eyes up strong wool

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Australian Dollar 0.897
Euro 0.624
British Pound 0.486
Hong Kong Dollar 6.118
Japanese Yen 85.760
Singapore Dollar 1.003
US Dollar 0.788

Prices as at 8:50 pm, 2 Oct