PRESS DIGEST-New Zealand newspapers - Nov 20

Reuters

WELLINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Following are some of thelead stories from New Zealand metropolitan newspapers onWednesday.

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(www.stuff.co.nz)

Canterbury shake shows The Gap under stress: The latestearthquake to jolt Cantabrians shows there is enough stress inthe region to create further shakes, says a leading scientist.

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Wealthy likely to gain edge as banks compete: Lendingrestrictions aimed at curbing house price inflation could provea boon for wealthier New Zealanders and property investors atthe expense of first-home buyers.

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Hopes high for big new deep sea oil discoveries: UnitedStates oil giant Anadarko is about to kick off a NZ$100million effort to find "world-scale" oil or gas fields, with oneexploration well off Taranaki, to be followed by another in theCanterbury Basin early next year.

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NEW ZEALAND HERALD (www.nzherald.co.nz)

Nothing false about showing fast food in best light, sayswatchdog: The real-life appearance of fast food doesn't have tomatch up with how it looks in the ads, the advertising watchdoghas ruled.

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Key presses NZ message on trade: Prime Minister John Keywill return to New Zealand today hopeful his pleas on trade wereheeded despite domestic political turmoil in Thailanddistracting his host, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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Hot competition for SkyCity convention centre: The plannedSkyCity convention centre will face hot competitionaround the region.

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Air NZ price good for Govt: Prime Minister John Key said heis hopeful of hitting the NZ$5 billion mark for the Government'sstate asset sale programme after the Air NZ share sell off.

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