Midday Report

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Midday News for 31 July 2015

12:00 PM. All frontline police are to carry tasers;A 14-year-old is sentenced to six years jail over the death of Arun Kumar.

Kirks investors agree to takeover by David Jones

12:17 PM. The Kirkcaldie and Stains name will soon be no more, after shareholders overwhelmingly agreed to a takeover by Australian retailer, David Jones.

Kiwi Property wants tax change on quake strengthening costs

12:19 PM. Kiwi Property Group is asking for changes to tax regulations, so it can write off some of the 83-and-half million dollars it's spent on earthquake strengthening the Majestic Centre building in Wellington.

OceanaGold says it has agreed to buy Romarco Minerals

12:21 PM. The miner, OceanaGold, has agreed to buy Romarco Minerals for about 856 million Canadian dollars, and create what it says will be the lowest cost gold producer in the market.

Midday Markets for 31 July 2015

12:25 PM. For the latest from the markets we're joined by Don Lewthwaite at First NZ Capital.

Midday Sports News for 31 July 2015

12:26 PM. The Tall Blacks are pipped again in Europe.

Midday Rural News for 31 July 2015

12:35 PM. News from the rural and farming sectors.