Dene Mackenzie

Property up moderately in Dunedin

Property up moderately in Dunedin

Three property reports were released yesterday, just before Easter, a traditionally busy weekend for property sales in parts of Otago. Business editor DeneMackenzie reviews the reports and their implications.

Only unaffordable area in NZ...just

First-home buyers should have no trouble getting a house anywhere but Auckland, the new AMP360 Home Affordability Report says.

Auckland, C.Otago-Lakes lead house price surge

A surgw in asking prices in March broke the national record for the third consecutive month, with Central Otago-Lakes and Auckland continuing to duke it out for the top price in the country.

Underground mine life extended

Underground mine life extended

Oceana Gold provided some welcome news to the local economy yesterday when it extended the mine life of Frasers Underground, at Macraes, to the end of 2016, a year longer than previously announced.

Building consents fall seen as concern

Building consents fall seen as concern

Capacity constraints could be a contributing factor in the falling number of residential consents issued in recent months, ASB senior economist Jane Turner said yesterday.

Friendlier tax system intention of proposals

Friendlier tax system intention of proposals

Revenue Minister Todd McClay yesterdayannounced some wide-ranging proposals for changing New Zealand's tax system. Business editor Dene Mackenzie talked to Deloitte Dunedin tax partner Peter Truman about some of the changes.

SBS's use of social media helping overcome geography

SBS's use of social media helping overcome geography

The  growth of social media was breaking down the barriers of having a head office at the bottom of the country, SBS chief executive Wayne Evans said yesterday.

Growth balanced by dairy price fall

Risks and opportunities for the New Zealand economy are finely balanced, according to the latest BusinessNZ Planning Forecast.

NZ regional employment confidence up

NZ regional employment confidence up

New Zealanders are becoming more confident about the outlook for the labour market, despite some regions losing some of their optimism in the three months ended March.

Greens condemn 'reckless' policy

Greens condemn 'reckless' policy

The Government continues to ignore the concern of New Zealanders about deep sea drilling, the Green Party says.