PRESS DIGEST-New Zealand newspapers - July 15

Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:57pm EDT
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WELLINGTON, July 15 (Reuters) - Following are some of the lead stories from New Zealand metropolitan newspapers on Tuesday.

Stories may be taken from either the paper or Internet editions of the papers.

Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


Annual inflation tipped to nudge 2pc: Higher prices for electricity and food are expected to see annual inflation heading close to 2 per cent in figures due out tomorrow, with the Reserve Bank expected to lift official interest rates next week.

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Jail for stealing company secrets: In a landmark case, oil production manager James Watchorn was jailed for 30 months for stealing company secrets. After sentencing yesterday, Tag Oil (NZ) Ltd said it now wanted to put the Watchorn incident behind it and to focus on its work programme.

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