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Jetstar tipped to move into domestic market

Jetstar tipped to move into domestic market

Since the Qantas kangaroo's budget subsidiary Jetstar has tipped to move into the New Zealand domestic market, it seems that the former might soon disappear from New Zealand skies.

Jetstar that already flies Trans-Tasman from Christchurch will soon commence the same service from Auckland. Now the domestic market would also be tackled by it.

Transpower cops flak over cable collapse

Transpower

Today morning, power lines fell on nearly 20 suburban Auckland houses. However, no causalities were reported and all the residents have been safely evacuated from their homes. Some of the terrified residents had been trapped for hours.

As of now, the inspectors from Transpower were at the scene trying to clear away the broken 200,000 volt line which lies sprawled across homes, gardens and road.

"The cause of this morning's line plunge was still under investigation," said Transpower spokeswoman Adele Fitzpatrick.

Auckland hits record high temperature

high temperature

Auckland has equaled the highest temperature recorded in the city.

ONE News weather expert Jim Hickey informed that on Thursday the mercury hit 32.4 degrees in West Auckland at around 4pm, which is equal to its highest recorded temperature of all time.

Hickey further informed that last time Auckland was that hot was 127 years ago in 1872.

Hickey explained that the excessive heat in the Auckland area comes as heavy rain is falling across the central North Island and top of the South Island, increasing river levels.

Laboratory fight appeal declined to be heard by Court

Diagnostic Medlab, Labtests

Since the Supreme Court is ruling in favor of new operator Labtests over Diagnostic Medlab, it seems that the bad blood over Auckland laboratory testing operation could be a thing of the past.

Though the battle between the two companies has come to an end, there are no celebrations as yet.

Harbour Health's Susan Turner reports, "Overall what it means is a complete reduction in services in the workforce and in the collection centres."

Fletcher sells head office premises for $36 million

Jonathon Ling

Auckland head office premises of Fletcher Building have been sold to Bay of Plenty property development company Carrus Corporation for $36 million.

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