NZ dollar rises above 73 US cents
The New Zealand dollar rose above 73 US cents and may be a stand-out performer in the face of a weak greenback on the basis of the nation's relatively high interest rates and sturdy economic growth.The kiwi was trading at 73.01...
© 2017 NZ Herald 5:55pm Weak prices put Tegel pretax earnings near bottom of revised guidance
Tegel Group, New Zealand's biggest poultry producer, posted a 0.8 per cent gain in full-year pretax earnings as weaker pricing eroded the benefits of record sales.Underlying earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation...
© 2017 NZ Herald Tue 10:35am Ignore the tax cut rhetoric - ACT
"Tax-cutting rhetoric from the Prime Minister is encouraging, but history shows we’ll need a stronger ACT to turn rhetoric into action," says ACT Leader David Seymour.
"The only time National has cut tax rates this century was in 2010 when ACT held the balance of power.
© 2017 voxy.co.nz Sun 2:25pm All Blacks v Lions: Who rated the best in NZ's 30-15 win
LIONS TOUR: The All Blacks have taken a one-nil lead in their Test series against the Lions, winning 30-15 in Auckland. Matt Richens rates the players.
© 2017 RadioNZ Sat 10:45pm Long-term US mortgage rates slip this week
WASHINGTON (AP) " Long-term U.S. mortgage rates dropped slightly this week.Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.90 percent, down from 3.91 percent last week. The rate stood at 3.56...
© 2017 NZ Herald Sat 2:35am Dump search for clues about missing Christchurch man Michael McGrath continues
Police investigating the disappearance of Christchurch builder Michael McGrath expect a rubbish dump search for "items of interest" will continue for several weeks.
© 2017 Stuff.co.nz Fri 2:05pm Original Django Franco Nero talks Vanessa Redgrave and playing the romantic lead at age 74
He may have a reputation as one of cinema's original monosyllabic tough guys, playing Django in Sergio Corbucci's 1966 iconic Spaghetti Western of the same name, but today actor Franco Nero couldn't be more warm and charming. Dressed in a white towelling dressing gown, longish hair slung back over his shoulders, Nero, 74, is sipping a coffee between takes at a smart St Albans hotel. It's a setting vastly more in keeping with his role in new British movie The Time of Their Lives as the love interest Alberto; all rich and raffish artist rather than grizzled gunslinger. In the film, Nero is torn between two women: faded glamour-puss Helen, played by Joan Collins, and Pauline Collins as dowdy Priscilla. Does he think men change in their attitude towards women as they age? "Well it depends," he says thoughtfully. "Of course, men appreciate beauty still. But as you get older you like calmer women. Not the ones who are a pain in the ass." He continues: "At a certain point you want a quiet life; a gentle way. Friends of mine - they have women who yell. One uses ear plugs. He puts them in" â?? Nero mimes reaching to his ears â?? "and he doesn't hear a thing. He pretends nothing is happening. A quiet woman as you get older is nice."
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