Simon Hartley

Jail term for disgraced lawyer and 'consummate thief and liar'

Jail term for disgraced lawyer and 'consummate thief and liar'

Disgraced and bankrupt former Dunedin lawyer John David Milne has been sentenced to eight years and one month's jail for stealing $2.8 million of entrusted funds.

Pacific Edge's patent protection

Pacific Edge's patent protection

On the eve of delivering its half-year financial report, Dunedin cancer diagnostic company Pacific Edge has announced it will be granted another crucial patent protection, under the European Union umbrella.

Pumpkin Patch price plunge

Shares in childrenswear retailer Pumpkin Patch plunged to a record low for the past seven and a-half years, trading at 26c yesterday.

Victims speak of financial hardship

An Otago victim of former Dunedin lawyer John Milne says his retirement plans are ''financially crippled'' .

Pumpkin Patch's Christmas wish

Pumpkin Patch's Christmas wish

Childrenswear retail chain Pumpkin Patch has warned if Christmas trading does not match expectations, it was at risk of breaching its banking covenants.

Prospect of most modern financial services, securities law

Prospect of most modern financial services, securities law

The Otago branch of the Institute of Directors was briefed recently on wide-ranging changes to the Financial Markets Conduct Act that affect ways capital is raised for companies. Senior business reporter Simon Hartley looks at the changes with Financial Markets Authority chief executive Rob Everett.

Ruling delayed

A Commerce Commission decision on a proposed takeover of Acurity Health Group by Connor Healthcare has been delayed from this Friday until December 12.

Bank makes $9.8m for quarter

Bank makes $9.8m for quarter

Heartland Bank has posted an unaudited after-tax profit of $9.8 million for its three-month trading to September, and remains on the acquisition trail.

Bright outlook for takeover target Acurity

Takeover target Acurity Health Group has posted improved half-year financial results and expects revenues to continue to rise during the next 12 months.

11 new developments, more needed

11 new developments, more needed

The equivalent of more than five rugby fields of industrial space has been created in Dunedin via 11 new developments during the past 18 months.