Dene Mackenzie

Employment data likely to interest financial markets

The quarterly employment survey for the three months ended June, out this morning, will take on unusual importance for financial markets with the measure of average weekly pay likely to be soft again.

IP address overloading a challenge

About five years ago, Mack-line attended a technology conference in the Otago Museum and wrote then about the world running out of internet addresses.

Program's worldwide influence expanding

Program's worldwide influence expanding

A Jade Software Corporation product launched at the Port of Otago in 1994 is now being used around the world. Business editor Dene Mackenzie talks to Jade executives about the continuing growth of the company.

Richest individual south of Waitaki

Richest individual south of Waitaki

Jewellery entrepreneur Michael Hill is again the richest individual south of the Waitaki River but he narrowly misses out being the richest overall, with the Richardson family, of Southland, edging him out of that spot by a mere $10 million.

Sale seen as good news for Telecom

Sale seen as good news for Telecom

Telecom finally got to release some good news to the market yesterday with the $A140 million ($NZ175 million) sale of assets in Australia.

AMP offers warning

AMP Ltd is warning New Zealand shareholders not to accept unsolicited offers to buy their shares at prices significantly below their current market value.

Concern support fund will not be enough for the needy

Concern support fund will not be enough for the needy

The Hubbard Support Fund had by yesterday raised $25,000 but the trustees are worried there is not enough money to help the many elderly people who have had their funds frozen by the statutory manager.

Blis continues to expand in US

Another United States retailer would soon launch a consumer product based on Blis Technologies oral cavity probiotic, chief executive Barry Richardson told the Dunedin company's annual meeting yesterday.

Cleary's NZ holding extensive

Cleary's NZ holding extensive

Eamon Cleary is an infrequent visitor to New Zealand, but he still owns vast tracts of land in Central Otago and Waikato.

Big job keeping worst of filth off web

It may soon be easier to block internet porn: The agency that controls domain names has said it will consider adding .xxx to the list of suffixes people and companies can pick when establishing their identities online.