Dene Mackenzie

Regulation could benefit consumers

A recommendation from the Commerce Commission that mobile termination prices should be regulated is seen as positive for the consumer but negative for Telecom, New Zealand's largest listed company.

Wedding blog shared unwillingly with millions

Here comes the bride. Unfortunately, it was not the happy ending to that special day Yanna Elfef expected when she married her husband, Kosta, two months ago, at the Greek Orthodox church in Sydney.

Trade outlook perkier: survey

Business owners in Otago are starting to feel more confident about the future, both their own and that of the economy in general, the June Otago Chamber of Commerce business confidence survey shows.

Opposition pressure on meters

Opposition political parties in Parliament appear to be joining to try to force the Government to make an early decision on mandatory standards for the use of "smart meters" in New Zealand homes.

English wants NZ to invest, export

English wants NZ to invest, export

New Zealand's road to economic recovery would come through investments and exports, providing the new jobs and productivity the country needed, Finance Minister Bill English said yesterday.

Recession eats into Smith City profit

Recession eats into Smith City profit

Difficult trading conditions since Christmas cut into the profit of Smiths City which yesterday reported a 71.5% fall in operating profit for the year ended April.

Fall in imports narrows deficit

Fall in imports narrows deficit

The New Zealand current account deficit narrowed in the March quarter to be the smallest seasonally adjusted deficit since December 2004.

Opinion: Australia may hold out hope

Australia could offer New Zealand some hope for economic recovery as the recession continues on for another quarter.

Curran to seek answers on broadband

Labour Party communications spokeswoman Clare Curran will today try to extract answers from the Government about when the $1.5 billion roll-out of broadband will start.

ING investors on their own: commission

The Commerce Commission has dealt a blow to investors in two frozen ING funds, telling them they are on their own when it comes to deciding on whether to accept the settlement offer.