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News on Oceania continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Josie Pagani: Wage inequality reflects broken economy

If a few are doing well and the rest of us aren't, then things are out of whack.For all the attention in the election campaign to blogging, burning, swearing and smearing, not much of it affects us directly.


Related Topix: New Zealand, World News

6 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened

The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.


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6 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Key: Only National will deliver major free trade deals

National is trying to position itself as the only party which will deliver major free trade agreements, saying that Labour's trade policies will be scuppered by any potential coalition partners.


Related Topix: Drink, Wine, New Zealand, World News

10 hrs ago | Warrnambool Standard

Union demands release of report into offshore rig deaths

Drilling rig the Stena Clyde, where two men died in a workplace accident in 2012 off the coast of Warrnambool.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, United Kingdom, Grampian County, Scotland

14 hrs ago | The Drinks Business

Drop in Western Australian exports to China

The Western Australian wine industry is being forced to reassess the extent of its reliance on China after seeing a sharp fall in sales and volume.

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18 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Bishop promises closer ties with Indonesia

The Abbott government is promising a long-awaited code of conduct with Indonesia will lead to unprecedented intelligence sharing between Indonesia and Australia.


Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Australia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Tue Aug 26, 2014

West Australian

BC Iron overcomes lower iron ore price

Pilbara iron ore miner BC Iron's annual profit has grown by 51 per cent despite falling iron ore prices.


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Illawarra Mercury

We have no idea how the other half lives

When politicians say things such as that the poor don't buy petrol, it's easy to accuse them of being "out of touch".


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The New Zealand Herald

Brian Rudman: Fluoridation debate drowned out by dirty tricks

Talk about bad timing. In a battle for the media -- and prime ministerial -- attention, the thumbs-up for water fluoridation from John Key's chief science adviser was always going to lose out to an expose on the past antics of Mr Key's dirty tricks team.


Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Opinion


Emergency landing: Passenger seizes controls

An Australian pilot made an emergency landing after wresting back the controls of his light aircraft from an 82-year-old passenger who grabbed them midflight, the aircraft's charter company said.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Flying, Life, Hobbies,

Much-loved paraplegic fire victim farewelled

Completing a marathon and hitch-hiking across a foreign country is not for the faint-hearted - Wanaka man Bruce Cochran did it in a wheelchair.


Related Topix: Papua New Guinea, World News

Dominion Post

Kiwi accused of biting officer arrested at airport

A New Zealander has been detained in Taiwan, accused of biting a policeman and then trying to flee the country in disguise using an Australian passport.


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Sydney Morning Herald

Don't attack Islamic leaders: ASIO boss

Director-General of Security, David Irvine addresses the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday 16 July 2014.


Related Topix: Australia, Terrorism

The New Zealand Herald

Denis O'Reilly: Let's focus on whanau, not gangs

I write this as a gang member. This month the Government announced a new plan to deal with gangs.


Related Topix: Drugs, New Zealand, World News

40,000 jobs to go as car makers close down

UP to 40,000 workers will lose their jobs as car making in Australia ends and component makers adjust to the loss of business, the Productivity Commission says.


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Mon Aug 25, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

French Polynesia: Freighter to paradise

The Aranui III freighter carries 200 passengers and takes 17 two-week voyages to the Marquesas Islands each year.


Related Topix: World News, French Polynesia,

Area News

Witness: I saw the murder of Donald Mackay I Photos, Video

After many years of silence and in fear a man has come forward, claiming he was at the scene of the assassination of Griffith anti-drug campaigner Donald Mackay.


Related Topix: Drugs, Australia, World News, Mafia

The New Zealand Herald

Election 2014: Laying down the law

Corrections has introduced more restorative justice sessions, alcohol and drug treatment, schooling and trades training, and support for offenders released into the community.


Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, New Zealand, World News

Agents criticise home plan

The National Party's proposed housing policy has been criticised by some in the real estate sector who say it will not go far enough to deal with the housing crisis, and could even push house prices higher.


Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

The New Zealand Herald

Australia: Perth of a nation

Until recently, I knew very little about Perth aside from the fact that it's in Western Australia, which is pretty far away from New Zealand - about six and a half hours if you fly direct.


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