Dene Mackenzie

Air NZ expects to improve profits

Air New Zealand remained in a healthy financial position and was expecting an improved profit for the 2012 financial year, chairman John Palmer said yesterday.

The small things matter, councils advised

The small things matter, councils advised

Local government in Otago and Southland is being urged to concentrate on getting the small things right in the wake of survey results released yesterday which show local authorities are not doing enough for business.

High Court decision important step, Vector says

Listed energy company Vector has won a significant High Court ruling that will send the Commerce Commission back to the books in determining the earnings of monopolies like electricity companies and gas networks.

Personalise privacy in Google+

Personalise privacy in Google+

Social networking is evolving so quickly that it is very hard to keep up with, but Facebook and Twitter should be starting to feel slightly nervous as Google+ opens up its network to everyone.

Otago, Southland employment confidence drops

Otago, Southland employment confidence drops

Employment confidence in Otago and Southland fell in the three months to September, but Southland remains in positive territory.

Seesaw dollar prompts Reserve Bank calls

Seesaw dollar prompts Reserve Bank calls

Politicians have called for the Reserve Bank to be given a wider range of tools to control the fluctuating New Zealand dollar, after it dropped from US82c on Thursday to US77c yesterday.

Tiny GDP growth as economy close to stalling

Tiny GDP growth as economy close to stalling

New Zealand's economy barely missed stalling in the three months to June, but economists say the "speed bump" of 0.1% quarterly growth will not slow the economy for long.

Little expected from 'Operation Twist'

Little expected from 'Operation Twist'

The United States Federal Reserve is pumping more money into the ailing US economy, but already analysts are saying it will have little or no effect.

Boards shake-up looms at DCHL

Boards shake-up looms at DCHL

The days of directors sitting on multiple Dunedin City Council-owned company boards are numbered.

Comment: Is anybody listening?

Someone in either the Dunedin City Council or its Dunedin City Holdings company needs to pick up the phone and make a call.