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Government cautious as New Zealand deficit below forecast


July 6th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 6 (IANS) The New Zealand government Friday welcomed "encouraging" indications of a shrinking deficit, but sounded a cautious note over the state of the global economy.Figures released by ... Read more...

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New Zealand banks register rise in profits


April 24th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 24 (IANS) New Zealand's registered banks reported combined profits of 3.3 billion NZ dollars ($2.68 billion) last year, despite the fact that borrowing continued to be slow, ... Read more...

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PayPal founder buys into New Zealand technology fund


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 22 (IANS) A US billionaire who was among the early investors in Facebook and PayPal Thursday helped launch a new venture capital fund to finance New Zealand ... Read more...

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Exports drive deficit down on New Zealand balance sheets


March 21st, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 21 (IANS) New Zealand's current account deficit fell in the December quarter last year, as exports particularly dairy products rose and foreign investors took lower dividends from the ... Read more...

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New Zealander charged with stealing millions


January 5th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 5 (IANS) A New Zealander who was extradited from Hong Kong last month in connection with one of the country's most high-profile theft cases was denied bail and ... Read more...

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New Zealand’s current account deficit up in Q3


December 21st, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Dec 21 (IANS) New Zealand's current account deficit was 2.7 billion NZ dollars ($2.08 billion) in the third quarter ended September, up 700 million NZ dollars from the Q2 ... Read more...

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New Zealand building activity hits 10-year low


December 5th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Dec 5 (IANS) Construction work in New Zealand fell to its lowest level in 10 years in the quarter to the end of September, the government statistics agency announced ... Read more...

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New Zealand’s exports, imports both up in October


November 24th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Nov 24 (IANS) New Zealand's exports and imports were both up in October, taking the annual trade balance to a surplus of 627 million NZ dollars ($465 million), the ... Read more...

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New Zealand launches strategy for closer India ties


October 20th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Oct 20 (IANS) In the first of a series of strategies targeting different countries and regions, the New Zealand government Thursday launched a wide-ranging diplomatic and trade strategy ... Read more...

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Rio Tinto puts aluminium maker on the market


October 17th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Oct 17 (IANS) New Zealand's single largest electricity consumer -- the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter based -- is on the market as owner Rio Tinto seeks to streamline its ... Read more...

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New Zealand pledges $785,000 for aid in Libya


April 14th, 2011 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 14 (IANS) The New Zealand government has announced one million NZ dollars ($785,000) as support for the international humanitarian effort to help civilians affected by fighting in Libya."The ... Read more...

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Now, an app that shows how you might look as a sumo wrestler!


February 5th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 5 (ANI): Curious to see how you might look as a sumo wrestler? Well, an iPhone app can show you and that too without packing on any kilos.The 'SumoBooth' app, ... Read more...

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Ex Black Cap McMillan makes his television debut in Napier Test


March 26th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Napier (New Zealand), Mar. 26 (ANI): Former New Zealand cricketer Craig McMillan has made his debut for Sky TV, but for how long remains to be seen.McMillan's playing link with the rebel ... Read more...

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Wifes nagging wins man PS2.8m lotto prize


December 9th, 2008 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): A New Zealand man cannot stop thanking his wife, for her constant nagging compelled him to buy a lottery ticket that has won him a whopping 2.8 ... Read more...

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Man convicted for attacking teen with a hedgehog


May 31st, 2008 - 4:10 pm ICT by admin
London, May 31 (ANI): A man who attacked a teenage boy with a hedgehog has been convicted and fined for the offence.William Singalargh, 27, has been asked to give a penalty ... Read more...

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New Zealand supports eco-tourism development in Afghanistan


April 4th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Wellington, April 4 (Xinhua) Prime Minister Helen Clark said Friday New Zealand would support an eco-tourism project in Bamyan province in Afghanistan over the next three years. Clark made the announcement at ... Read more...

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Scientists study ways to reduce livestock methane emissions


February 26th, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Wellington, Feb 26 (Xinhua) New Zealand and Australian scientists are to carry out a joint study to find ways of reducing the impact of livestock methane emissions by examining more about the ... Read more...

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A $286,000 medical evacuation from Antarctica to save a man with broken jaw!


December 27th, 2007 - 2:35 pm ICT by admin
Sydney , Dec 27 (ANI): A 286,000-dollar emergency medical evacuation from Antarctica to Christchurch in New Zealand 's South Island had to be carried out in order to save a man who ... Read more...

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