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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. 1. It’s going to be a big week for Australian dollar traders. It’s opened the week just shy of US77 cents, and can almost count on the US Independence Day holiday tomorrow for bit of a lift. But there’s also manufacturing PMI, ANZ job ads and building approvals […]
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Richie​ McCaw is getting into the mining game

All Blacks great Richie​ McCaw has taken a 10 per cent stake in a Canterbury quarry company to get more hands-on business experience. SOL Quarries has a 15-year permit to dig millions of tonnes of shingle from a new quarry in Yaldhurst near Christchurch airport that is about the size […]
Richie​ McCaw is getting into the mining game
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People are stealing mementos from Jonah Lomu’s grave

Nadene Lomu is asking that people stop stealing tokens left by her sons on her late husband Jonah’s grave. In an emotional Facebook post, Lomu said “it saddens me that our sons things they choose for you keep being taken off & taken away from yr place of rest”. She […]
People are stealing mementos from Jonah Lomu’s grave
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All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is engaged

Former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw says he is “very lucky” to be engaged to long time partner, hockey star Gemma Flynn. “Happy new year to everyone. I’ve had a fantastic start to 2016 and feel very lucky. Gemma said ‘yes’! It’s been great celebrating our engagement with friends and […]
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw is engaged
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Rugby friends pay tribute to All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu

The situation looked grim for the Waikato Chiefs, and their coach was about to give them a blast at half-time. It was April 10, 1999, round seven of the Super 12 rugby season and the Chiefs were trailing the ACT Brumbies in Canberra. Mike Collins was captain of the visiting […]
Rugby friends pay tribute to All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu
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OBITUARY: Jonah Lomu, who transcended rugby like no other player

Jonah Lomu transcended the sport of rugby union like no other player. The on-field deeds of Lomu, who died on Wednesday morning, captured the imagination of fans in all corners of the world during a 63-test career for the All Blacks. Latterly off-field aspects of his private life and his […]
OBITUARY: Jonah Lomu, who transcended rugby like no other player
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Jonah Lomu is dead at 40

All Black star Jonah Lomu has died aged 40. Former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew said Lomu died unexpectedly in New Zealand this morning. “The family are obviously devastated, as are friends and acquaintances,” Mayhew said “It was totally unexpected. Jonah and his family arrived back from the United Kingdom […]
Jonah Lomu is dead at 40
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

So. 1. With a bit of help from the ref and Australian-schooled Sonny Bill Williams, the All Blacks just snuck past our kickabout part-timers to win the Rugby World Cup three tries to two. While it was still a long way from squaring up their World Cup cricket humiliation earlier […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

Good morning. Go the Wallabies. 1. But first, the markets, where the S&P 500 has clawed back all its losses for 2015, and, boosted by huge earnings reports from Big Tech and more Euro QE hints last week, is eyeing a stock market rally running right up to Christmas. Locally, […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia