Dene Mackenzie

Peters backs retention of jobs at Hillside

Peters backs retention of jobs at Hillside

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters yesterday threw his support behind the campaign to save the KiwiRail-owned Hillside Engineering workshops.

Government likely to claim finance tide turning

The Government appears likely to go into the November 26 election claiming it has made a start in turning around the country's financial position.

Blue Sky shrugs off effects of storm

Blue Sky shrugs off effects of storm

Innovative thinking by Blue Sky Meats as it contemplated the drastic effect of last spring's storms on available stock helped the company report a much improved profit for the 12 months ended March.

Case for a capital gains tax flawes: consultant

Claims that a capital gains tax would create large amounts of government income and make houses cheaper were flawed, Polson Higgs tax partner Michael Turner said yesterday.

Infrastructure bonds way to spread cost

Infrastructure bonds way to spread cost

Issuing infrastructure bonds to investors could be a way for the Government to spread the cost of its $17 billion infrastructure plans, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms said yesterday.

Capital gains not ruled out of Labour's tax policy

Labour is about to announce new tax policies but leader Phil Goff is tight-lipped about whether a new capital gains tax would be part of the package. Business editor Dene Mackenzie looks at some options.

Microsoft, Google battle for online supremacy

The battle between Microsoft and Google for online supremacy continued with a vengeance last week.

57% extra fizz in Charlie's buyout

57% extra fizz in Charlie's buyout

Tokyo-listed Asahi Group Holdings yesterday created three multimillionaires when it made an offer for the Charlie's Group, the manufacturer of juices and organic beverages.

Data tipped to give boost to quake-battered economy

Two significant data releases this week should provide a much needed fillip to an economy battered by earthquakes.

Aussie dollar-denominated bond offer issued

Fonterra yesterday launched a $A200 million ($NZ260 million) offer of five-year, Australian dollar-denominated bonds as it continues its policy of raising funds where it trades.