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Room with a million dollar view

Room with a million dollar view

This is the million dollar view atop the South Island's tallest building, overlooking New Zealand's shakiest city.

Hockey: Improved performance from NZ

New Zealand will approach their weekend double header against Korea in a good frame of mind after a much improved performance in the second test against Korea at Rangitoto College yesterday.

Rugby: Perry heads homeward with a front-row seat

Give Tim Perry his perfect job and it would entail some pig-hunting.

Rugby: Kirwan warns team to keep pressure on Crusaders

Rugby: Kirwan warns team to keep pressure on Crusaders

The initial skirmish came on March 1, three weeks before test cricket signed off its programme at the same Eden Park venue. Summer was rolling along as the Blues hosted the Crusaders and gave them a decent 34-15 clout.

Surplus plans please EMA

Returning the Government's books to surplus by 2014/15 gives business a lot of confidence, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says.

Loans default policy for 'the worst of the worst'

Loans default policy for 'the worst of the worst'

Steven Joyce says only overseas-based residents who deliberately default on their student loan repayments will be arrested at the border.

K2 manufacturer cuts off NZ supply

K2 manufacturer cuts off NZ supply

The manufacturer of the controversial synthetic cannabis product K2 has decided to stop supplying the drug in New Zealand until new regulations are imposed, an industry spokesman says.

Plans to make more expenses deductible

Deep within the Government's Budget can be found mysterious references to "black hole expenditure" and "thin capitalisation rules".

Markets underwhelmed by Budget

The financial markets were underwhelmed by the Government's Budget, although a $3 billion cut in its borrowing requirement over next two years came as some surprise to many.

'Palace' costs Solid Energy $25,000 a week

'Palace' costs Solid Energy $25,000 a week

Cash-strapped Solid Energy is paying more than $25,000 a week to lease its palatial Christchurch head office, variously dubbed 'The Palace' and 'The Grandstand'.

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