Dene Mackenzie

Windows 7 early response up-beat

Windows 7 early response up-beat

Windows 7 New Zealand manager Ben Green is planning a short lie-in this morning as Microsoft launches its new operating system globally.

Success of IPO 'comes down to pricing'

Success of IPO 'comes down to pricing'

The pricing of the Kathmandu shares will determine the success of the dual sharemarket listings of the Christchurch-based outdoor lifestyle retailer, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms said yesterday.

Latest Norton security product big advance

Symantec, the maker of Norton internet security products, has taken careful note of complaints two years ago from users about how slow the use of the company's products made their PCs.

Reporting changes may be opposed

A proposal for large privately held companies to have an audit and file their financial statements is likely to be controversial in the business community, Deloitte Dunedin audit partner Peter Gulliver says.

Recession brings challenges for chamber of commerce

The past year had been as challenging as it had been frustrating for the Otago Chamber of Commerce, its president, Mark Willis, said at the annual meeting last week.

Blis breaks into US market

Blis breaks into US market

Dunedin-based Blis Technologies yesterday revealed that United States retail chain Costco is undertaking a 50-store commercial trial of the Blis K12 probiotic product.

Quick access to dead relatives' KiwiSaver pleases

Quick access to dead relatives' KiwiSaver pleases

Changes to the KiwiSaver law, allowing families of members who die to have quick access to funds in the dead member's account, have been welcomed within the savings industry.

WHK Taylors grows

Accountancy group WHK Taylors Otago will be joined on November 2 by two Oamaru firms - Brady and Wollstein and Scott and Co.

Welcome upturn in business activity

Manufacturing activity in Otago and Southland showed a welcome improvement in September after what had proved to be a tough winter.

Widespread criticism of ACC changes

Widespread criticism of ACC changes

The Government appears to have pleased no-one with its proposed law changes to help make ACC affordable.