Dene Mackenzie

Broughton to take on national office

Broughton to take on national office

Dunedin businessman Philip Broughton will this morning be elected as the national president of Business New Zealand, the first person from the city to hold the national office.

Markets not smiling as Ireland's woes spread

Global finance markets are reacting badly to the developing debt crisis in Europe, with US stocks falling and markets around Asia tumbling in early trading before flattening out later in the day.

Hong Kong tax agreement welcomed

The New Zealand and Hong Kong double tax agreement was a positive step, Deloitte Dunedin tax partner Peter Truman said yesterday.

Christmas function photos: funny or dangerous?

Christmas function photos: funny or dangerous?

Today officially heralds the start of the Christmas party season - and new dangers now lurk beyond the traditional overindulgence on alcohol and the personal safety of employees.

Jaffas used to develop Ashes ball-tracking technology

Jaffas used to develop Ashes ball-tracking technology

Dunedin-developed technology passed its first international test at the recently-completed Ashes cricket match between Australia and England.

Double dip or recovery? Economists divided

Double dip or recovery? Economists divided

December is upon us and as the pace winds up before Christmas, economists remain divided about whether we face a double-dip recession or an upbeat holiday season outlook.

Insurance claim process begins; lodgement expected soon

The complicated process of preparing an insurance claim had started for Pike River Coal and it would be lodged soon, chairman John Dow said yesterday.

Hanover investigation advances

Hanover investigation advances

The Serious Fraud Office said yesterday it had been conducting an investigation into Hanover Finance for the past three months and it had reasonable grounds to believe fraud might have been committed.

Clark brothers both after Labour seats

Clark brothers both after Labour seats

Brothers David and Ben Clark will be on the campaign trail together for the Labour Party from tonight when Ben is confirmed as the Labour candidate for North Shore.

Tax law changes add to frustration

Tax law changes add to frustration

Tax changes being introduced by the Government will add to the frustration taxpayers feel when they enter into a dispute with Inland Revenue, Polson Higgs tax partner Michael Turner says.