Midday Report

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Midday News for 25 May 2015

12:00 Legal action begins at Wellington's High Court for a woman who wants the right to die and snow closes roads and delays flights in the south.

Contact investors to receive $367m special dividend

12:17 Contact Energy has dropped plans to invest in power stations overseas in favour of paying investors a 367-million dollar special dividend.

Apple Fields directors fined

12:19 The two directors of Apple Fields have been fined 30-thousand dollars each at the Christchurch District Court for failing to file financial accounts on time.

Methven's full year profit rises 21%

12:20 The shower and tapware maker, Methven, has lifted its full year profit by a fifth.

Evolve exceeds prospectus guidance in first financial period

12:21 Evolve Education Group says it's exceeded its prospectus forecasts, with a smaller full year loss, driven by higher-than-expected revenue.

Midday Markets for 25 May 2015

12:24 For the latest from the markets we're joined by Don Lewthwaite at First NZ Capital.

Midday Sports News for 25 May 2015

12:26 The Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor concedes England have the upper hand heading into tonight's final day of the first cricket test at Lord's.

Midday Rural News for 25 May 2015

12:35 News from the rural and farming sectors.