Dene Mackenzie

Merit in airport alliance: broker

Queenstown Airport was sure to benefit from the expertise Auckland International Airport would bring in managing airports and extracting the maximum profit from airport operations, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms said yesterday.

Orcon vows 'shake-up'

State-owned internet provider Orcon yesterday entered the mobile service market promising to shake up the competition with no-catch plans and no fixed-term contracts.

Service industry in slump

The Otago-Southland region's service industry is struggling but employers' representative John Scandrett says there is no need to panic.

Privacy issues still cause for concern

Privacy on the internet continues to concern Mack-line.

Inflation muted; rises ahead

Inflation in the three months ended June was softer that expected by financial markets but economists are warning that big increases are ahead.

Opening to foster IT hub

Dunedin has an opportunity to develop a digital strategy that most other centres would envy, New Zealand Computer Society chief executive Paul Matthews says.

Ultrafast net work exacting

Ultrafast net work exacting Communications and Information Technology Minister Steven Joyce is pleased with progress on the Government's ultrafast broadband project. He talks to business editor Dene Mackenzie about the progress and challenges.

Rebounds after crisis end, global markets flatten

Rebounds after crisis end, global markets flatten

Investors have had a reality check in the last two months as global equity markets have lost this year's gains, and some of last year's as well, Forsyth Barr broker Suzanne Kinnaird says.

Inflation to land in target band

Inflation is forecast to have been right in the middle of the Reserve Bank's 1% to 3% target band at the end of June.

Wireless internet on trial in Dunedin buses

Wireless internet on trial in Dunedin buses

Dunedin Passenger Transport director Kayne Baas has come up with a novel way to encourage commuters on the southern routes to continue using, or start using, public transport.