Dene Mackenzie

SCF witness omission puzzles

SCF witness omission puzzles

The decision not to call former secretary of the Treasury, John Whitehead, as a witness in the South Canterbury Finance trial, which concluded this week, has many observers scratching their heads.

Modest growth in job advertising

The level of job advertising in New Zealand was consistent with ongoing modest employment growth and unemployment edging below 5.5% by the end of the year, ANZ senior economist Sharon Zollner said yesterday.

Z Energy poised to reap benefit from recovery in NZ Refining's margins

Z Energy poised to reap benefit from recovery in NZ Refining's margins

Z Energy is set to feel the benefit from the recovery of New Zealand Refining's margins with the company expected to try to hold up margins as long as possible, Forsyth Barr broker Andrew Rooney says.

MP back at school

MP back at school

Labour leadership contender Grant Robertson received a pleasant surprise when he turned up yesterday at Dunedin's King's High School, where he was head boy in 1989.

Regions lead in skilled vacancies rise

Skilled vacancies increased in all regions in the year ended September, with the largest annual increase in Otago-Southland, data released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment shows.

Warning on more US falls

United States stocks rose following positive earnings results after three days of brutal losses that sent the main benchmarks to their lowest levels in months, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms said.

Scope in Dunedin property market

Scope in Dunedin property market

Home affordability continued to deteriorate during the 12 months ended August but NZ Credit Union South chief executive Tania Dickie says first-home buyers can still get into their own property in Dunedin.

Kiwis keener to take a byte

Kiwis keener to take a byte

New Zealanders are consuming more data and are getting used to faster speeds, Statistics New Zealand performance statistics manager Jason Attewell says.

Cunliffe out; backs Little for leader

Cunliffe out; backs Little for leader

Former union head Andrew Little has become the frontrunner for the leadership of the Labour Party following yesterday's announcement by David Cunliffe he would not seek the position.

Focus on dairy auction

Thursday's GlobalDairyTrade auction is expected to get the most attention in New Zealand this week as most investors focus on offshore developments.