Dene Mackenzie

Property investors on notice

Property investors on notice

Tax changes around property ownership remains high on the list of things to do for Prime Minister John Key. Business Editor Dene Mackenzie reviews the latest developments.

Support for Hillside bid to build new train fleet

Local support is building for Hillside Engineering, in Dunedin, to bid to build a new fleet of trains for its owner KiwiRail.

Vodafone hoping to stimulate exodus from XT

Vodafone hoping to stimulate exodus from XT

Vodafone is today readying itself to capitalise on Telecom's ongoing XT mobile network woes by aggressively chasing consumer and business customers.

Forecasts revised: 12 up, nine down

Forecasts revised: 12 up, nine down

Forsyth Barr yesterday revised its company earnings per share forecasts as the major week of the current reporting season wound up.

Air New Zealand meets brokers' expectations

New Zealand's national carrier Air New Zealand met brokers' financial expectations when it yesterday reported its profit for the six months ended December 31.

Dumping XT brand may be best, prof says

Dumping XT brand may be best, prof says

It could be in Telecom's long-term interests to dump the XT mobile network brand and revert to Telecom, University of Otago Professor of Entrepreneurship Brendan Gray said yesterday.

Backdown over private firm filing

Backdown over private firm filing

Commerce Minister Simon Power has bowed to political pressure and has backed away from forcing large private companies to publicly file their financial statements.

Knickers fly for consummate performer

Knickers fly for consummate performer

Welsh entertainer Tom Jones last night treated a remarkably enthusiastic Dunedin audience to a master class of entertainment.

Who will take responsibility for XT?

Sharebroking firms have been quietly selling their clients out of Telecom shares since late last year when the first XT mobile phone network failure became public in December.

Sorry is not enough, Telecom says

Sorry is not enough, Telecom says

The patience of Telecom chief executive Paul Reynolds ran out yesterday as he fronted up to media and customers to explain about yet another XT mobile network failure, which left up to 220,000 customers south of Taupo without coverage on Monday.