Dene Mackenzie

Govt back-down on UFB holiday

Govt back-down on UFB holiday

The Maori Party has forced Communications and Information Technology Minister Steven Joyce to back down on a proposed regulatory holiday for ultra-fast broadband (UFB) prices, Labour claims.

KiwiSaver popularity still climbing as changes loom

KiwiSaver  popularity still climbing as changes loom

Kiwisaver continues to climb in popularity as changes to the scheme containing the retirement savings of 1.7 million New Zealanders become increasingly likely.

Govt wins as assets rejigged

Govt wins as assets rejigged

The Government will receive a $521 million special dividend from Meridian Energy thanks to Genesis Energy borrowing money from its bankers to help pay for Meridian's Tekapo assets.

Unlisted energy retailers benefiting

Unlisted energy retailers appear to be benefiting from consumers looking for the best-value electricity prices as times remain tough for households.

Index boosted from March low by holidays

Index boosted from March low by holidays

The school holidays and Easter helped boost Otago-Southland retailers' activity in April, the latest BNZ-Business New Zealand performance in services index shows.

It's a billion-dollar game

Excuse me for thinking the world of technology has gone slightly crazy in the past week or two.

Compulsory KiwiSaver considered possible

Compulsory KiwiSaver considered possible

The Government will on Thursday announce changes in the Budget for the hugely popular KiwiSaver scheme, with Deloitte Dunedin tax partner Peter Truman not ruling out the introduction of compulsory superannuation.

TrustPower operating profit up at $274.4m

Electricity retailer and generator TrustPower yesterday reported a slightly improved operating profit for the year ended March, with the only minor surprise being a 1c-per-share bigger dividend.

Cyber attacks on the rise

Cyber attacks on the rise

Microsoft NZ national technology officer Mark Rees said a new security intelligence report highlighted a polarisation in terms of cyber-criminal behaviour.

Canterbury quake helps Warehouse

Restocking of damaged Christchurch houses and businesses helped The Warehouse report improved sales for the three months ended May 1.