Simon Hartley

Briscoes intends takeover

Briscoes intends takeover

Briscoes has launched a surprise intention, of more than $360million, to take over struggling leisure and sports retailer Kathmandu, with an offer of cash and script to be made to all shareholders.

Pacific Edge offers cash compensation

Pacific Edge offers cash compensation

A share of up to $500,000 in compensation, due to some Pacific Edge shareholders, has been offered solely in cash, with letters having just been sent to those affected.

Mixed response to consents data

Building consents data from around the country for May prompted wide-ranging responses, with economists reading in a ''sideways trend'' or ''flat' result, and Housing Minister Nick Smith seeing a continued ''surge''.

Decision on power for smelter

Decision on power for smelter

Wednesday is ''D day'' for the future of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter near Bluff when its owners decide whether they want to give Meridian Energy notice they want to terminate the smelter's electricity contract.

Stories of behind-the-lines and secret exploits in WW2

Stories of behind-the-lines and secret exploits in WW2

These two books cover an array of secret operations during World War 2.

May trade surplus of $350m

May trade surplus of $350m

A halving of dairy exports has contributed to the 4.7%, or $214million, decline of total goods exported in May to $4.4billion, compared with a year ago.

Takeover speculation drives up a2 share price

One valuation of takeover target a2 Milk Company puts it 80% above its pre-takeover price at $1.03 per share, giving it a market capitalisation beyond $66million.

Mortgages follow Reserve Bank lead

Mortgage interest rates have plumbed new depths and the SBS Bank heads the leaderboard of six banks, now offering rates below 5% covering three different term times.

Scott upbeat on automation in China

Scott upbeat on automation in China

Dunedin's Scott Technology is expanding its China beachhead this year, with 15 projects under way or completed and staff heading over there.

$409k for wind turbine

Dunedin start-up clean technology company Powerhouse Wind has reached its minimum crowd-funding goal through PledgeMe - $409,000 pledged by 79 people.