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Electricity win for 'wee guy'

He spent 18 months without power after his electricity supplier refused to reconnect him after a storm. Now he's won an out-of-court settlement - and an apology.



Wool price hits 3-year high

New Zealand lamb wool prices rose to a three-year high last week on increased demand for the fibre from clothing manufacturers…

Sky TV shares downgraded

Morningstar financial analysts have downgraded Sky TV shares from accumulate to hold as competition heats up for internet TV. Sky has indicated it will launch its subscription-video-on-demand…

Veteran Spark executive to leave company

Spark New Zealand head of home, mobile and business Chris Quin, a 20-year veteran of the company and one-time contender for the top job, will leave the telecommunications…

Export log prices hit nine-month high

New Zealand export log prices rose to an nine-month high in January as falling Chinese inventories stoked demand in the nation's largest market and local returns were…



Len wants to run again - but can he?

The Herald understands Len Brown has the backing of his wife and has told his inner circle he wants to run again for the mayoralty, but may not have enough support.

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Michigan: Motor City revival

For decades, it was a whipped dog of a city but Kate Roff discovers a different Detroit. This one is grabbing hold of a new lease on life.



Vettori sees run outs as weak spot

The New Zealand cricket team have seldom had stronger form heading into a World Cup, but veteran Daniel Vettori has highlighted run outs as an area where they must exercise…

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