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Values up, rents next

Auckland landlords are hiking rents amid fears of big rates increases next year on the back of spiralling property values.

Compo battler 'vindicated'

A woman who was denied accident cover when she was told her workplace injury was the result of childbirth has won a court case quashing the decision.

FMA takes action against trustee

The Financial Markets Authority's unprecedented action against the trustee of a failed finance company is the sort of proceeding the watchdog is likely to launch more…

Politicians in the Hot Seat

'We want senior cabinet positions'

Green co-leaders Russel Norman and Metiria Turei want to be in a full coalition with Labour and have senior Cabinet positions that reflect their party's priorities…

Greens 'won't be shut out again'

Russel Norman and Metiria Turei have been Green Party co-leaders for five years and after the September 20 election they could possibly be co-deputy Prime Ministers.

National

Tension tipped at park-leases talk

Feelings could be running high tonight as One Tree Hill and Greenlane residents living around Cornwall Park meet to talk about a controversial leasehold deal.

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Business

Trio take aim at crop loss

Every year around 30 per cent of crops worldwide are destroyed by pests and diseases, but scientists from three New Zealand universities have teamed up to develop a…

Dairy prices pull out of nose dive

Dairy prices appear to have pulled out of their nose dive but economists say it is too early to tell whether the market has stabilised after yesterday's GlobalDairyTrade…

US pushes for cars that 'see' danger

Obama's administration is taking a first step towards requiring future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential…

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