07:56 The World Anti-Doping Agency has suspended the credentials of a testing lab in Rio ahead of the Olympics. Doesn't meet international standards.

07:55 Police investigating the death of a 20yr old man pulled from Hamilton's Waikato River. Emergency services failed to revive him with CPR last night.

07:32 4 people dead after horror smash between a van and car last night near Hamilton Airport. Victims are all aged in their late teens and early 20s.

07:10 Kiwi Marina Erakovic has qualfied for Wimbledon with straight sets victory over a young Russian player and could face Serena Williams in 1st round.

07:08 Winston Peters using the Brexit vote to push NZ govt over immigration. He predicted the UK would exit the EU with immigration a major issue.

Wed, 08 Aug 2012

New Zealand dollar on the clmb

interest.co.nz Bernard Hickey tells RadioLIVE's Marcus Lush the NZ$ heads over 82 USc despite falling commodity prices, it's worth having a look at how successful the Reserve Bank's interventions to pull the NZ$ lower in 2007 and 2008 were. They actually made a net profit of NZ$411 million.Also today, Warwick McKibbon, a former board member at the Reserve Bank of Australia, called for the RBA to intervene to push the Australian dollar down to offset all the A$ buying by foreign central banks.Wages in the June quarter only just kept ahead of inflation.And Apple almost decided not to make the iPhone after struggling to stop people accidentally turning on the smart phone with their ears and cheeks, according to Steve Jobs right hand man. 8 August, 2012

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