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NZ dollar drifts lower in quiet trade, cost of earthquake up

NZ dollar drifts lower in quiet trade, cost of earthquake up
Wellington, Sept 8 NZPA - The New Zealand dollar eased slightly today as equity markets weakened on renewed fears about the strength of European banks.

NZ dollar weakens with renewed concerns over Europe

Wellington, Sept 8 NZPA - The New Zealand dollar was weaker this morning as enthusiasm for the currency dropped with renewed concerns over the European economy.

Overseas investors boost NZ sharemarket

Overseas investors boost NZ sharemarket
Wellington, Sept 7 NZPA - The New Zealand sharemarket posted a 1 percent gain today despite a lack of corporate news, as investors continued to digest the implications of Saturday's large Canterbury earthquake for businesses and the economy.

NZ dollar rises as rates, PM decision weigh on Australia

NZ dollar rises as rates, PM decision weigh on Australia
Wellington, Sept 7 NZPA - Events across the Tasman -- a no-change in interest rates and an expected decision about the Australian government -- pushed the New Zealand dollar higher in a late run against its Australian counterpart.

PM says he'd be surprised if Australia reduces Kiwi access

PM says he'd be surprised if Australia reduces Kiwi access
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says it would be a surprise if Australia's Liberal Party proposal to drop migrant numbers applies to New Zealanders.

Leak needs to be kept in proportion, says former diplomat

Leak needs to be kept in proportion, says former diplomat
Wellington, July 23 NZPA - Relations between Australia and New Zealand are not likely to be damaged following the leak of a diplomatic cable between the New Zealand High Commission and Canberra and the New Zealand Government, says a former diplomat.

Mfat looking into leaked cable

Mfat looking into leaked cable
Wellington, July 22 NZPA - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is looking into reports that a confidential diplomatic cable was leaked to an Australian newspaper. The cable, from the New Zealand High Commission in Canberra to the Government, was obtained by The Australian newspaper.

NZ diplomatic cable alleged to have been leaked

NZ diplomatic cable alleged to have been leaked
Wellington, July 22 NZPA - The Government is refusing to comment on reports that a confidential diplomatic cable was leaked to an Australian newspaper. The cable, from the New Zealand High Commission in Canberra to the Government, was obtained by The Australian newspaper.

Six boatloads of refugees headed for NZ in past year - Key

Six boatloads of refugees headed for NZ in past year - Key
Wellington, July 15 NZPA - At least six boatloads of asylum seekers have considered heading for New Zealand in the past year, and those who don't believe a ship could one day reach these shores are "deluding themselves", Prime Minister John Key says.

Aust PM faces criticism over boatpeople plan

Aust PM faces criticism over boatpeople plan
Wellington, July 9 NZPA - As Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard faces political criticism at home over her handing of a proposal for an offshore asylum seekers processing centre, Prime Minister John Key says it's an idea that needs more work.

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