Dene Mackenzie

Still issues over GST - advisers

Still issues over GST - advisers

Revenue Minister Peter Dunne has tried to address some unintended consequences of the Government's move to increase the goods and services tax (GST) to 15% from 12.5% on October 1, but already tax experts say he has not gone far enough.

SBS Bank hopes to build on success

SBS Bank hopes to build on success

SBS Bank had an exciting year ahead of it, chief executive Ross Smith told the annual meeting in Invercargill last night.

Banks pass but doubts remain

European bankers will be anxiously awaiting investor reaction to the results of the so-called stress tests which showed better-than-expected results when they were released over the weekend.

Selwyn warden seeks Labour candidacy for Dunedin North

Selwyn warden seeks Labour candidacy for Dunedin North

The warden of Selwyn College, David Clark, has become the second person to declare his intentions in seeking the Dunedin North Labour Party candidacy which will be decided in September.

Australian cash rate held at 4.5%

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is waiting for key inflation data before it decides what to do with its benchmark interest rate next month, right in the middle of the Australian election campaign.

Unions march again

Unions march again

The Government has been wheeling out the hard issues in a non-election year, with the latest changes to employment law likely to spark the greatest debate. Business editor Dene Mackenzie reviews the changes.

Unions plan protest rally this morning

Unions plan protest rally  this morning

Union leaders are warning of a campaign of industrial action and demonstrations as they prepare to take on the Government and its plans to change the country's employment laws.

Craigs evades Air NZ spat

Craigs evades Air NZ spat

Craigs Investment Partners is refusing to be drawn into a public argument with Air New Zealand about the stake Auckland International Airport Ltd (AIAL) has taken in the Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC).

Election likely before Rugby World Cup

Election likely before Rugby World Cup

Prime Minister John Key seems increasingly likely to call an election before the start of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand next year.

iPad to hit market today, Apple says

iPad to hit market today, Apple says

Apple has officially announced the pricing for its iPad tablet computer which goes on sale in New Zealand today.