Dene Mackenzie

Australian and NZ shares to watch

Australian and NZ shares to watch The start of any new year inevitably gives investors hopes of a better year on the markets. Business editor Dene Mackenzie talked to Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms about his stocks to watch this year.

NHNZ stays at the front edge

NHNZ stays at the front edge Dunedin-based NHNZ is now the world's largest 3D documentary maker for television. Business editor Dene Mackenzie talks to the people involved in the growing field of entertainment.

Dunedin centre of South Island for MP

Dunedin centre of South Island for MP

Dunedin's newest MP, Hilary Calvert wasted no time making her mark in Parliament. Straight after her maiden speech on October 12, she asked her first question. Ms Calvert tells political editor Dene Mackenzie that she has a busy election year planned.

3D gives cameraman new momentum

3D gives cameraman new momentum Experienced Dunedin cameraman Max Quinn thought his career was winding down. Instead, after two days training in Los Angeles, he has become a big fan of 3D filming, he tells business editor Dene Mackenzie.

Cup brimmeth over

Cup brimmeth over Sure, we got soaked to the skin, but after two years of saving and planning, the 150th Melbourne Cup turned out to be worth the wait Dene Mackenzie takes a fond look back.

Rain showers and wine on Waiheke

Rain showers and wine on Waiheke

Spending a day visiting Waiheke Island wineries with his son Sean seemed the best way to end a wonderful Christmas break in Auckland for business editor Dene Mackenzie.

Greens co-leader faces challenging year

Greens co-leader faces challenging year

Highlighting the growing gap between the country's rich and poor is a political goal for MP and Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei, of Dunedin. However, she tells political editor Dene Mackenzie she has some personal goals to achieve in 2011.

Jade prepares to invade Silicon Valley and California

Jade prepares to invade Silicon Valley and California

The United States is seen as the big unknown for Jade Software but after some recent success in Europe, the Christchurch-based company is preparing for a push into Silicon Valley and California.

Most workers looking for new jobs this year

Seven out of 10 New Zealanders are looking for new jobs this year and they might not have too far to look, judging from survey results from Australia yesterday.

Science, innovation roles for academics

Science, innovation roles for academics

University of Otago academics are poised to play a prominent role in the way funding for science and innovation is decided during the next three years.