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Swney admits $2.5m fraud

Auckland businessman Alex Swney has admitted a new charge, taking his total amount obtained through fraud to more than $4 million.

Work of art, by accident

Paul Currie accidentally used a broad-spectrum herbicide to treat his grass, prompting his neighbours to think he had been targeted by vandals.

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Petrol prices rise, fall faster - NZIER

Rising global prices for crude oil and a 4 cents per litre increase in petrol prices this week saw Z Energy release updated research today from the New Zealand Institute…

Ron Brierley resigns from Coats

Sir Ron Brierley, the prolific corporate raider and founder of one-time sharemarket giant Brierley Investments, has resigned from the board of Coats, formerly Guinness…

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Gallipoli 100: Birth of the Anzacs

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Rugby: ARU posts $6.3m loss

The Australian Rugby Union has announced a $AU6.3 million loss for 2014. Releasing its annual report for last year on Monday…

Women's sevens team ready for Rio

The New Zealand women's sevens side has virtually sealed Olympic qualification after dispatching Russia 29-10 in yesterday's Canada 7s Cup final in Langford to clinch…

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