Dene Mackenzie

Things for the Federal Reserve to ponder

Things for the Federal Reserve to ponder

The Federal Reserve's final meeting of the year takes place this week.

South leads manufacturing

South leads manufacturing

The South Island received more good news with the release of the latest manufacturing activity statistics showing Canterbury-Westland and Otago-Southland leading the pack.

Key makes child poverty a goal

Key makes child poverty a goal

Lifting New Zealand children off the National Deprivation Index is one of the main goals next year for Prime Minister John Key.

Credit Union's rating lifts to BB

Credit Union's rating lifts to BB

Credit Union South, which has its headquarters in Dunedin, has had its long-term credit rating lifted to BB by rating agency Standard and Poor's.

Snap-happy horde outside 'little gem'

Leaving the Dunedin Railway Station took Prime Minister John Key longer than usual yesterday as he was mobbed by tourists and city visitors seeking a photo of themselves with Mr Key.

Blis fined for selective disclosure

Blis fined for selective disclosure

Dunedin's Blis Technologies has changed its media protocols after receiving a censure from the NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal and a fine that will cost the cash-strapped company $30,000.

Relief as OCR held at 3.5%

Relief as OCR held at 3.5%

Homeowners with mortgages got a welcome Christmas present from Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler when he held the official cash rate unchanged at 3.5% yesterday.

Curran takes issue with Spark's plan to lift prices

Curran takes issue with Spark's plan to lift prices

Telecommunications company Spark was yesterday accused of political posturing after it announced price rises for some of its home phone and broadband plans from February 1.

Crown accounts surplus continues to elude English

Crown accounts surplus continues to elude English

Returning the Crown accounts to surplus is proving elusive for Finance Minister Bill English, who may never see the balance sheet in black unless he is prepared to hang on in Parliament for the long term.

Data transfer made easier

Data transfer made easier

Transferring financial data from a client to their accountant seems such a simple process from the outside looking in.