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BHP demerger: Kiwis face tax bill

A tax hit facing almost 13,000 New Zealand investors in Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Billiton is a result of "illogical" treatment of corporate demergers under…


Options floated in wharf war

Aucklanders are being softened up for a compromise on two large wharf extensions which will still see the loss of harbour open space to Ports of Auckland, according…


Emirates wins fresh round of awards

Emirates Airline has topped two customer surveys in the last week including the Roy Morgan Research award as the best international airline for customer satisfaction…

Shadow board opts to hold OCR at 3.5%

NZIER's shadow monetary policy board thinks the Reserve Bank should leave the official cash rate unchanged at 3.5 per cent tomorrow but sees a cut as the next best option…


Nepal victims ask: Where's the aid?

The queues snake between green tarpaulin on what was once a military parade ground. Tundikhel park has become a makeshift refugee camp. Such camps, or "evacuation centres"…

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Gems of northern Haiti beckon

New tourism ventures are beginning to attract visitors back to this Caribbean nation, which suffered a devastating earthquake in January 2010.




McCaw out for 'Canes clash

Richie McCaw has been ruled out of the Crusaders' Super Rugby match against the Hurricanes on Saturday. Despite his concussion…

Rugby: Hard work paying off for Karpik

Mitch Karpik needed patience in 2014 but he is starting to reap the rewards of some hard physical training to complement his clear talent as an opensider. The New Zealand…

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