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Russian trade deal in limbo

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Free trade agreement 'close'

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Russian trade deal in limbo

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Free trade agreement 'close'

18pc pay rise for port boss defended

The poverty trap of Gen Y

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Building a great small business team

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App aims to cut coffee queues

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'Rock-star economy' ignores regions

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No warm fuzzies if taxpayers lose

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Fonterra in uphill battle

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Synlait gets Chinese tick

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Court told of starving stock on farm

Meat shortage looms

Land sale approved

The OIO has retrospectively approved the sale of 35 hectares of land near Timaru to US investors.

Scientific innovation and certainty

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Riding the Xero horse

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