Dene Mackenzie

Stop and think before you post holiday updates

Christmas holidays are arriving very soon - not soon enough some people say.

Compulsion deemed tough choice

Compulsion deemed tough choice

The political aspects of tackling compulsory superannuation in an election year might be too hard a choice for the Government to consider next year, Forsyth Barr superannuation specialist Damian Foster said.

Communications measurement woes

Communications measurement woes

The measurement of communication activity in the GDP results due out on Thursday is causing something of an issue for economists.

Bright future was seen for workshops

Bright future was seen for workshops

In 2004, great things were being talked about for the Hillside Group Engineering workshops, in Dunedin.

Hillside - a tale of changing fortune

Hillside - a tale of changing fortune

Six years ago, it seemed nothing could stop the rise and rise of the Hillside Engineering Group workshops. Now, it seems that once again the workshops are fighting for their lives.

Sharing the secret of success

Sharing the secret of success

Sarah Heal has a business model that could look a bit strange at a first glance. Instead, as she explains to business editor Dene Mackenzie, allowing organisations to share between them the services her company provides is proving popular.

Four thrillers, four good reads

Four thrillers, four differing styles, four good reads and yes, there is a winner.

Australia approves airline alliance

Australia approves airline alliance

The proposed transtasman alliance between Air New Zealand and Virgin Blue could rest on a decision expected soon from Transport Minister Stephen Joyce.

South's manufacturing performance leads New Zealand

Otago-Southland manufacturers led the country in activity last month (November) according to the latest BNZ-Business NZ performance in manufacturing index.

Businesses expect improvement next year

Businesses expect improvement next year

Otago Chamber of Commerce members were looking forward to 2011 with expectations of an improvement in their business fortunes, chamber chief executive John Christie said yesterday.