Dene Mackenzie

Labour MP Curran turns the bloggers on herself

Labour MP Curran turns the bloggers on herself

Just when I have been anxiously looking forward to election campaign participants becoming more active on Twitter, an exchange took place last week among forces of the Left that was better than anticipated.

Calvert relaxed about dumping

Calvert relaxed about dumping

Act New Zealand MP Hilary Calvert was philosophical yesterday despite being dumped from the party list for November's election less than a year after entering Parliament.

Vie for board roles, women told

Vie for board roles, women told

Dunedin businesswomen are among those throughout New Zealand who are being encouraged to aim for an appointment on NZX-listed boards.

Uncertainty spurs drop in guidance

Uncertainty spurs drop in guidance

Listed-company annual meetings are becoming increasingly important for shareholders to attend if they want accurate and up-to-date financial information, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms says.

Wide-ranging response to job creation study

Wide-ranging response to job creation study

The reaction to the Otago Daily Times two-part investigation into who creates jobs for young people ranged from Dunedin city councillor John Bezett talking about local government-inspired job creation to Act New Zealand list MP Hilary Calvert telling the Government to try harder.

Auckaldn Airport beneficiary of Cup

Auckaldn Airport beneficiary of Cup

Auckland International Airport (AIA) is expected to be a major beneficiary of the Rugby World Cup later this year and the results are expected to flow on to the 2012 financial year.

Hellabys eyeing investment opportunities

Hellabys eyeing investment opportunities

Hellaby's Holdings is actively seeking investment opportunities after successfully completing its business turnaround and balance sheet reform, managing director John Williamson says.

Tapping into Facebook user interconnectedness

Yahoo! and Facebook are combining to test the theory known as six degrees of separation.

United on impact of redundancies at Hillside

United on impact of redundancies at Hillside

Hillside worker redundancies, after owner KiwiRail decided to accept Chinese tenders to build rolling stock, have united opponents across the political and business divide.

Helping businesses create jobs

Helping businesses create jobs

Job creation is largely the role of business, National Party list MP Michael Woodhouse says.