Dene Mackenzie

Resize and cuddle up

Just quietly, I have lost weight.

Stadium bond chance missed

The issuing of a stadium investment bond to allow Otago investors a chance to support the building of the new Forsyth Barr Stadium would have made sense, financial industry insiders say.

English hails rise in saving

English hails rise in saving

Finance Minister Bill English is welcoming the multi-billion-dollar move by households away from borrowing and towards saving in the past two or three years.

GST `correctly' charged: expert

The confusion this week over how GST is charged by utility companies illustrates some of the complexities consequent of the rate change, Deloitte Dunedin tax partner Peter Truman says.

Firm's sights fixed on 3D

Firm's sights fixed on 3D

Animation Research Ltd managing director Ian Taylor has been pitching hard to win the contract to supply 3D images for the Volvo ocean race which starts at the end of the month.

Variations granted, but not as planned

Communications and Information Technology Minister Steven Joyce has approved a variation to Telecom's operational separation undertakings, but not as originally sought by the company.

Microsoft in touch-phone bid

Microsoft in touch-phone bid

Microsoft has come to the party late, but indications are the technology giant is about to throw everything it has to try to upstage Apple, Blackberry and Google in the touch-phone market.

Pen mightier than the cupcake

Pen mightier than the cupcake

Columba College's Re-think Green team will represent the Otago region in the national final of the Young Enterprise Scheme awards in Wellington on November 3.

Expert calls for clarity in LACQ changes

Revenue Minister Peter Dunne is being urged to make a clear ruling when he announces the new rules surrounding the use of loss attributing qualifying companies, or LAQCs.

GST rise causes spike in spending

Consumers appeared to try to beat the rise in GST at the start of this month by bringing forward household purchases to September, the latest electronic card transactions show.