The Kiwis Take Wing

March 7 was census day for 4 million New Zealanders. While much of the talk around Auckland last week was about ethnic identity and a festival of sport, there was also bright buzz around news of a business deal. The $NZ700 million purchase by Australian media company Fairfax of local online auction site Trade Me had a number of sweet elements. Founder Sam Morgan, 30, a university dropout, was about to become one of the country's wealthiest people. Fairfax's new Sydney-based boss, David Kirk, is a former captain of the All Blacks. And if it seemed almost every computer owner in...

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