Dene Mackenzie

Warning to workers as Govt pushes through Bill

Warning to workers as Govt pushes through Bill

Thousands of workers were at risk of losing their meal and rest breaks if the Government pressed ahead with changes to employment laws, Labour Party labour spokesman Andrew Little said yesterday.

Australia, UK, India lead record migration

Australia, UK, India lead record migration

New Zealand's annual net migration rose to a record in September, beating government forecasts, and economists predict it will rise further in the first half of next year.

Port's faith in Jade paid off

Port's faith in Jade paid off

The faith Port Otago management placed in Christchurch-based Jade Software to design a freight-handling system for the port continues to pay dividends 21 years later.

National sets out its agenda

National sets out its agenda

Prime Minister John Key last month made tackling child poverty a top priority but yesterday, the issue was barely mentioned in his agenda for the next three years.

'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.