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Facebook and Australia friend each other again, for now

Peter Bale
Tue, 23 Feb 2021

Facebook has won critical concessions to how the law on paying news organisations for news on its platform and Google will play out.
Peter Bale
Tue, 23 Feb 2021
Were there a whiplash emoji on Facebook I would be using it now to symbolise the agreement the social network and Australian government announced to put news back on Facebook and to pay for some of it — for now.In an about face that suggests both sides have blinked and agreed to change critical elements of a supposedly well-thought-out piece of legislation, news will return to fertilise the barren wastes of a Facebook Australia filled with misinformation and family updates.“We’re restoring news on Facebook in Australia in the...

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America's Cup
Not dead yet: Auckland's America's Cup dream
Pattrick Smellie | Fri, 24 Sep 2021

Reports of the death of Mark Dunphy's bid to keep The America's Cup in Auckland may prove premature, although events this week suggest CPR may be required.

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Pacific Edge up 6%; while index dips
Dan Brunskill | Fri, 24 Sep 2021

The NZX 50 index fell as its biggest stock, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, fell 3.1% back towards its average price of $32 per share.

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RNZ snags $3.5 million in NZ on Air funds
Daniel Dunkley | Fri, 24 Sep 2021

State broadcaster scoops largest slice of latest funding round for public news service.

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