Dene Mackenzie

Telecom split approved by minister

Telecom split approved by minister

The Government yesterday gave Telecom approval to split its assets after structural separation, described by Communications Minister Steven Joyce as the first major step in the proposed demerger process.

Depositors remaining loyal to Heartland

Heartland New Zealand retail depositors continued to demonstrate strong loyalty, group treasurer Craig Stephen said yesterday.

Goodman Fielder earnings down in challenging economic conditions

Challenging economic conditions in both Australia and New Zealand have hurt the trading operations of listed food company Goodman Fielder in the year ended June 30.

Totally on the mark with deal

Totally on the mark with deal

Mark Quickfall, one of Queenstown's most recognisable tourism operators, is taking a step back from the day-to-day running of his Totally Tourism portfolio of tourism brands.

Labour MP Curran turns the bloggers on herself

Labour MP Curran turns the bloggers on herself

Just when I have been anxiously looking forward to election campaign participants becoming more active on Twitter, an exchange took place last week among forces of the Left that was better than anticipated.

Calvert relaxed about dumping

Calvert relaxed about dumping

Act New Zealand MP Hilary Calvert was philosophical yesterday despite being dumped from the party list for November's election less than a year after entering Parliament.

Vie for board roles, women told

Vie for board roles, women told

Dunedin businesswomen are among those throughout New Zealand who are being encouraged to aim for an appointment on NZX-listed boards.

Uncertainty spurs drop in guidance

Uncertainty spurs drop in guidance

Listed-company annual meetings are becoming increasingly important for shareholders to attend if they want accurate and up-to-date financial information, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms says.

Wide-ranging response to job creation study

Wide-ranging response to job creation study

The reaction to the Otago Daily Times two-part investigation into who creates jobs for young people ranged from Dunedin city councillor John Bezett talking about local government-inspired job creation to Act New Zealand list MP Hilary Calvert telling the Government to try harder.

Auckaldn Airport beneficiary of Cup

Auckaldn Airport beneficiary of Cup

Auckland International Airport (AIA) is expected to be a major beneficiary of the Rugby World Cup later this year and the results are expected to flow on to the 2012 financial year.