Dene Mackenzie

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.

iPad for work and play

iPad for work and play

Gen-i client manager Matt Baker was a sceptic when the iPad was first released, describing himself as "almost agnostic".

Danger-dates trigger antivirus security

My son celebrated his birthday last Sunday, October 10, 2010.

Aust dollar almost on par with US

Currency concerns continue to dominate global markets after a "toothless" International Monetary Fund failed at the weekend to get agreement on easing currency tensions.

Government looking at PAYE final tax

Government looking at PAYE final tax

The Government is considering making PAYE a final tax, removing the need or ability of taxpayers to deal with the Inland Revenue Department, Deloitte Dunedin tax partner Peter Truman says.

Minding others' business

Minding others' business

For years, Dunedin has been grappling with ways to keep its best and brightest residents in the city. As parents have watched their children leave, many not to return, much handwringing by civic and community leaders has taken place.