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2008-06-26 15:02:47

By VAN DEN BERGH, Roeland AUCKLAND International Airport is considering the implications of a Commerce Commission decision to refuse permission for its two previously competing duty-free operators to merge. The commission is also investigating an airport decision to move from two duty-free concessions to one. Auckland airport has granted Hong Kong-based DFS Group duty- free rights for the next seven years, shutting out Regency Duty Free. On March 28 the commission gave the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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