Dene Mackenzie

No move on phone charges

No move on phone charges

Mobile phone users waiting for lower charges through a Commerce Commission decision on termination charges will be disappointed.

XT failure response: Lowe goes

The New Zealand business head of Alcatel-Lucent, the company responsible for installing Telecom's troubled XT mobile phone network, has taken the fall for the ongoing network problems.

Connection with workers shapes as key for employers

Employers should get out and promote themselves to staff who are thinking of leaving for greener pastures, and remind them that they had been retained through one of the harshest downturns in history, an employment specialist says.

Vigilance needed in war against 'zombies'

A development across the Tasman could have implications in this country given the closeness of our relationship with Australia and the fact the country remains New Zealand's largest export market.

Wage data should show tide has turned

The week ahead should provide some proof that employment growth in New Zealand is back after two volatile years of recessionary redundancies and falling wages.

Telecom can't find XT fault

Telecom can't find XT fault

The lack of mobile phone coverage from Telecom's XT network continued to frustrate thousands of people yesterday as services remained interrupted in Queenstown, Invercargill, Timaru and parts of Dunedin.

March release date for Apple's iPad

March release date for Apple's iPad

Apple iPads will be released internationally at the end of March, but there was no word yesterday on whether the devices would run on any of the New Zealand mobile networks.

US news deflects attention from OCR

The Reserve Bank, as expected, kept its official cash rate unchanged at 2.5% but more interest was focused on developments in the United States, where the Federal Reserve kept its interest rates close to zero.

Law change may stall growth

A proposal requiring large, privately-owned companies to publicly report their annual financial data could stymie economic growth, Otago Chamber of Commerce chief executive John Christie said yesterday.

Floating mortgages unlikely to change

Floating mortgage rates still sit at 40-year lows and are not likely to change in the short term, with the Reserve Bank expected to hold the official cash rate at 2.5% when it meets on Thursday.