Dene Mackenzie

'We have gained exceptional speeds'

'We have gained exceptional speeds'

Gigabit speed is everything it is said to be and people will be surprised when they find out what they can do with ultra-fast broadband speed, Wicked Networks managing director Stewart Fleming says.

Internet costs concern southern businesses

More than a third of small to medium-sized (SME) business operators around the country are unhappy with both access to the internet and the cost of their connection with Otago-Southland businesses the most disgruntled.

Rates biggest contributor to inflation

The annual increase in local authority rates is expected to make the largest single contribution to the rise in inflation in the three months ended September.

Service sector to the fore

Otago-Southland is well ahead of its regional rivals in service sector activity, with indications the summer season will be good for businesses associated with tourism.

Another rocky week expected

Another rocky week expected

Investors should expect another rocky ride this week as fears about Ebola, the poor performance of Germany's economy and concerns about the end of the Federal Reserve's financial easing programme grip markets.

TWI to be calculated using 17 currencies, up from 5

The Reserve Bank is to introduce a broader currency basket to better reflect the changes in New Zealand's trading patterns.

Greenback set to rise: BNZ

The ongoing market panic about global growth may end up pushing back the Federal Reserve interest rate rises.

Wider shareholder pool

Auckland International Airport has potentially increased its pool of shareholders by establishing an American depository receipt programme.

Women well represented in award final

Women well represented in award final

Three women have been named as finalists in the future business leader category in the Westpac Otago Chamber of Commerce business awards, something that thrills chamber president Ali Copeman.

SkyCity optimistic over growth, plans

SkyCity optimistic over growth, plans

SkyCity Entertainment Group has made a good start to the new financial year with figures released yesterday showing momentum gained in the second half of 2014 had continued.