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Today's Independent Financial Review - 5/12/07

Today's Independent Financial Review - 5/12/07

COUNCILS TAKE AXE TO SPENDING; A new generation of local body councillors has embarked on a wave of cost-cutting around the country after being elected on promises of fiscal austerity. Nick Smith reports.

COKE'S ZERO TOLERANCE FOR CHARLIE'S ADS; Listed juicemaker Charlie's faces the wrath of multinational giant Coca Cola Amatil after placing a cheeky ad campaign using the term "Zero Coke," reports Jenny Keown.

TELECOM FACES $61 MILLION WRIT; The liquidators of a defunct provider of dating and financial information phone services to Koreans has won court clearance to sue Telecom for $61 million. Denise McNabb reports.

NOT ALL GOOD; The food price boom looks set to fill farmers' pockets but even in agricultural New Zealand, not all of us will benefit, writes Jenny Keown.

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