PRESS DIGEST-New Zealand newspapers - April 2

WELLINGTON, April 2 Mon Apr 1, 2013 3:06pm EDT

WELLINGTON, April 2 (Reuters) - Following are some of the lead stories from New Zealand metropolitan newspapers on Tuesday.

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

Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

DOMINION POST(www.stuff.co.nz)

Brownlee urges EQC email check: People are being asked to take a closer look at their Earthquake Commission emails as more privacy breaches are suspected.

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More power price hikes tipped: Electricity prices will have to rise if the sector wants to attract further capital to build generation assets, says Contact Energy chief executive Dennis Barnes.

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Vast North Is area opened for prospecting: The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is hoping prospectors will uncover a million-ounce (31-tonne) goldmine under a programme to explore a vast tract of land in the central North Island.

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Surge in log exports gives forestry investors: Forestry investors are touching wood over forecast growth in forestry production, worth more than NZ$3 billion a year in exports alone.

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

New voice out to rival Act: The latest attempt at giving farmers a presence in Parliament and a potential rival to Act on the political right is getting close to attracting enough members to register for next year's election.

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Chinese students most likely to be turned back at border: One in three international students deported or asked to leave voluntarily was Chinese.

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NZ$400m more a year for KiwiSaver: Between NZ$300 million to NZ$400 million more a year could be pumped into the KiwiSaver scheme with the latest contribution increases, says the country's largest provider.

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Decision on charges for internet due tomorrow: The Commerce Commission expects to make an announcement tomorrow about its review of what Chorus charges internet retailers for some wholesale services.

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Forum chance to strengthen Chinese-NZ ties: New Zealand and Chinese leaders are gearing up for one of their most significant gatherings since the Free Trade Agreement was signed five years ago.

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