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Taste testing the wine industry's New Age preservative.

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MARKET CLOSE: Shares flat as utilities soar while A2 plunges

Dan Brunskill
Mon, 28 Sep 2020

New Zealand shares were flat, as a sharp drop following A2 Milk downgrading its financial outlook was cancelled out by a rally in electricity stocks after Tiwai Point smelter negotiations were flagged.The S&P/NZX 50 Index rose 5.21 points, or 0.04 percent, to 11,802.29. Within the index, 28 stocks rose, 15 fell and seven were unchanged. Turnover was $162.2 million.Electricity stocks surged after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she would offer Rio Tinto a discounted transmission price to keep the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter open for ano...

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Bracket creep pushes house buyers to $2m price tag
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Three times more Auckland homes sold for more than $2m last month than usual, as the Reserve Bank turns its attention back to LVR levels.

Jacinda played a serious social media game
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Ever wondered why the Prime Minister bothered with all those live evening video updates on Facebook over the past three years? Here's why.

Law & Regulation
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The High Court assesses the standard for liquidators in the Damien Grant case.

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The University of Auckland Business School is ready to launch its redesigned undergraduate business programmes.

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