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Westpac stays in NZ as it scraps potential demerger

Banking giant Westpac has decided it will not offload its New Zealand unit, after a review found it made sense for shareholders to hold onto the Kiwi business. In March, it was leaked to the media that the bank had appointed investment bankers to consider whether it would make sense …

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M1 iPad Pro should be a true laptop replacement, but it falls short

For years Apple has been touting iPads as a laptop replacement. And with the recent launch of the 2021 iPad Pro, which transplants the M1 chip and Thunderbolt 3 port from the Mac, the company appeared set to finally deliver on that promise. But those hopes were dashed earlier this …

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Race-by-race preview and tips for Kembla on Thursday

How to play it: Insurgence WIN; Trifecta 9/3,4,5/3,4,5.Odds & Evens: ODDS. Race 5 – 3:45PM CHINA HORSE CLUB HANDICAP (1200 METRES) 1. Colonel gets in nicely with the claim for in-form apprentice Dylan Gibbons and drops in weight after a close second at Hawkesbury where he was well supported and …

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Banks and CSL weigh ASX down; Afterpay leaps 7% to four-month high

Domino’s Pizza has just opened its 800th store in Japan, with the ASX-listed fast food chain having launched a new Japanese outlet every three days or so on average over the past year. Domino’s this morning said it had opened 126 new stores in Japan over the past 12 months …

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Rainbow flag protester hauled off in Munich, Ronaldo record at Euros

The home team also seemed to miss Thomas Mueller’s unpredictability. Mueller was on the bench because of a knee injury sustained in the 4-2 win over Portugal. Leroy Sane started in his place, the only change Joachim Loew made from the teams that started both previous games. Leon Goretzka, left, …

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Crucial details on origins of coronavirus pandemic deleted from database

“There is no plausible scientific reason for the deletion,” he said. “It therefore seems likely the sequences were deleted to obscure their existence. “This suggests a less-than-wholehearted effort to trace the early spread of the epidemic.” Loading The paper was published on the SRA database the day after China ordered …

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The National Party’s allergy to net zero – by a worried Liberal

There are few issues that can claim the scalps of our political leaders as swiftly as climate and energy. As the Nationals leadership changes hands, the fundamental policy issues that have contributed to these latest leadership ructions remain unresolved. Understandably, the Nationals care about the interests of farming and agricultural …

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Seeking an electable, climate-action party

I listened as federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley stated that the plan by UNESCO to list the Great Barrier Reef as endangered was a politically influenced decision. She also claimed that it came as a surprise. As the minister responsible for its care, has she ever looked closely at the …

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Kids shouldn’t be forced to play away their future

There’s something cruel about the amount of waste that goes into toys. Sure, the unwrapping and unboxing experience makes for great free advertising on YouTube. But those items generate a tonne of waste and single-use plastic which contribute heavily to climate change, which will inevitably make the lives of these …

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