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Saneem says you cannot keep breaking the law and expect to be treated like a Queen

Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem and Fiji Labor Party Leader, Mahendra Chaudhry You cannot keep breaking the law and expect to be treated like a Queen. Those are the comments of Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem after Fiji Labor Party Leader, Mahendra Chaudhry compared Saneem to a child who keeps running to FICAC with complaints. …

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Consumers complain of difficulty stopping recurring debit or credit card payments

Credit cards for payment. Photo: 123RF Consumers are complaining about the difficulty in canceling recurring debit or credit card payments. Banking Ombudsman Nicola Sladden said the scheme had received numerous complaints from customers frustrated with their bank’s inability to stop recurring payments, most commonly for streaming services, anti-virus programs and free or low-cost trials. Banks …

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Concern for households over ‘misplaced financial confidence’ – report

Eighty-six percent of respondents are reasonably to extremely confident about their finances, a new study shows. Photo: 123RF Financial confidence has risen over the past two years, but it could be that households are fooling themselves about how well off they really are, according to a new study. The Financial Services Council’s (FSC) latest report …

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Huge Tongan volcano reveals special atmospheric wave

Photo: AFP / NOAA A scientific silver lining has emerged from the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in January. A special atmospheric wave which has eluded detection for 85 years was triggered by the eruption. Researchers from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, and Kyoto …

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Storm Fiona causes postponement of first West Indies-New Zealand women’s ODI

The schedule of matches for the West Indies vs New Zealand women’s series has been rejigged *, after the impact of the tropical storm Fiona forced the organisers to postpone the first game, scheduled for Friday in Antigua. The three ODIs will now be played on Monday (Sep 19), Thursday (Sep 22) and Sunday (Sep …

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Five talking points ahead of Wallabies v All Blacks: PlanetRugby

The Rugby Championship returns on Thursday with Australia facing New Zealand in the first Bledisloe Cup clash, which takes place in Melbourne. Planet Rugby breaks down five talking points ahead of the game at Marvel Stadium. Bernard Foley coming in cold for Wallabies No disrespect to Foley but Australia are down to the bare bones …

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Housing market slump turnaround unlikely before mid-2023

The Real Estate Institute’s house price index shows sales activity has fallen 18.3 percent on a year ago. Photo: RNZ / Nate McKinnon A turnaround in the current housing market slump is unlikely until the middle of 2023, as ongoing inflation is expected to drive fixed mortgage interest rates higher. The Real Estate Institute’s (REINZ) …

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