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Merck will pay $142 million up front for OncoEthix and up to $342 million more if targets are met. Photo / AP

Merck buys new-cancer-drug firm

Drugmaker Merck says it's bought a Swiss biotech company developing cancer drugs as part of its strategy to be a top player…

Jacquie Young's  holiday villas  became more popular when she provided WiFi. Photo / John McCombe

Chillin' but still wired

Kiwis might be hanging up their business suits for the holiday, but iPads and laptops are must-pack items for many holidaymakers…

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Couples fight for $2.9m home

Fourteen buyers registered for the Raumati Rd auction.

A luxury Remuera home described as totally rebuilt and in the sought-after Grammar Zone has sold for $2.9 million -- nearly…

Len Brown mansion up for sale

Embattled Auckland Mayor Len Brown is selling his family home. The exclusive Tiffany Close property on the outskirts of…

Pensioner refuses to budge

Developers of a controversial multi-million waterfront village have been told "build around me" by a pensioner who owns…