Dene Mackenzie

Leadership hopefuls present their cases

Leadership hopefuls present their cases

The next Labour leader faces a daunting challenge not only in reuniting the deeply divided party but also connecting it with voters - and convincing them it is a government in waiting.

BNZ profit rises as deposits increase

BNZ profit rises as deposits increase

The Bank of New Zealand reported an improved profit and a large jump in deposits yesterday as calls mount for the Government to provide some protection on customer savings.

Tax evaders given years till compliance

Tax evaders given years till compliance

The Government continues to move slowly on global tax evasion and no action is likely for four to five years, according to a statement by Revenue Minister Todd McClay.

Labour roadshow returns to city

Labour roadshow returns to city

Two hometown favourites, one candidate with impeccable union credentials and a Maori representing a significant proportion of party voting strength will be on show tonight in Labour's leadership talent quest.

Price regulation still a frustration for Chorus

Chorus remained frustrated about the impact of regulatory pricing decisions, despite delivering operationally on all fronts, chairwoman Sue Sheldon said yesterday.

Job insecurity growing in minds of Kiwis

Job insecurity for New Zealanders is increasing as the Government pushes through its employment amendments legislation which will significantly change the way some workers and employers interact.

Indications worst of sell-off over: broker

Indications worst of sell-off over: broker

Rising corporate profits and growing concerns about deflation indicate the worst of the market sell-off is over, Craigs Investment Partners broker Peter McIntyre says.

Orion says listing to boost research

Orion Health Group, which develops software systems for patient health management, plans to use money raised in a public offer to further increase its research and development capacity.

Bill tests minister's sure-footedness

Bill tests minister's sure-footedness

National Party list MP Michael Woodhouse has inherited one of the Government's most controversial portfolios - workplace relations and safety. The passage of an amendment Bill through Parliament will be a major trial of his political skills. Business editor Dene Mackenzie reports.

Strong reporting season expected

Strong reporting season expected

The Australian banking sector starts its second-half reporting season on Thursday with expectations for stronger growth in the fourth quarter driven by improved lending volumes.