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PRESS DIGEST-New Zealand newspapers - Oct 9

WELLINGTON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Following are some of the leadstories from New Zealand metropolitan newspapers on Tuesday.

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

Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouchfor their accuracy.

DOMINION POST()

Christ Church Cathedral shortfall $50m: About half of ChristChurch Cathedral's $40 million insurance payout will be spentbefore the rebuild begins, court documents show.

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Auckland can look skyward to cope with growth: Auckland canhandle its population surging to 2 million over the next 20years if it uses space more efficiently, a population changeexpert says.

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Huawei warning too late: A warning from the US Congressintelligence committee against doing business with China'sHuawei has failed to move Crown Fibre Holdings and 2degrees.

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Spy probe at Tag Oil : New Plymouth police areinvestigating an allegation of industrial espionage within theoil and gas industry.

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PM rejects idea of crisis in manufacturing: Prime MinisterJohn Key has ridiculed suggestions the manufacturing sector isin crisis and laughed off plans to print money to save it.

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Tourism NZ gives an Australian company the job of sellingthis country to the world: A contract for "the New ZealandStory" - the Government's campaign to promote the countryinternationally - has been given to a mostly Australian designagency.

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Fight over 470% rise: Angry Auckland apartment owners arerallying against a 470 per cent leasehold land bill rise.

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Watchdog eyeing card fees: Commerce Commission checking ifretail costs have come down since rules changed.

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Brand hijacking keeps Mainfreight on toes: Mainfreight bossDon Braid has some advice for New Zealand firms contemplatingmaking a move into China - choose your local partners carefully,maintain a presence in the country and "be careful with yourbrand".

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Quake exiles look north: Hamilton housing market holdsappeal for shaken Cantabrians looking for fresh start.

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