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Dumping fish earns big fine

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Price as at 6:36 pm, 3 Sep

Indices Top Movers Currencies
Australian Dollar 0.894
Euro 0.633
British Pound 0.505
Hong Kong Dollar 6.446
Japanese Yen 87.290
Singapore Dollar 1.042
US Dollar 0.832

Price as at 6:50 pm, 3 Sep

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$100m waterways buffer plan

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Russian ban hits dairy prices

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0.00 NZD = 0.00 NZD
New Zealand Dollar   New Zealand Dollar
Australian Dollar 0.894
Euro 0.633
British Pound 0.505
Hong Kong Dollar 6.446
Japanese Yen 87.290
Singapore Dollar 1.042
US Dollar 0.832

Prices as at 6:50 pm, 3 Sep