Dene Mackenzie

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.

Team passes with flying colours

Team passes with flying colours

A colouring book containing pictures of some of Dunedin's tourist attractions was the winning idea for Namcap NZ, the Young Enterprise Scheme Otago team from Kaikorai Valley College.

Insolvency of ACC blasted; doubted

Insolvency of ACC blasted; doubted

Otago Chamber of Commerce chief executive John Christie is lamenting the "sad state" of ACC's accounts, and wondering how they got as bad as he expects them to be when the Government makes its announcement on levy changes today.

How to stay safe on the internet

Last week was not a good one for the users of free email services such as Microsoft's Hotmail, Google's Gmail and Yahoo.

Sure tax avoidance ruling still distant

Sure tax avoidance ruling still distant

It will be several years before New Zealand's laws around tax avoidance are sorted out, Deloitte Dunedin associate tax director Peter Truman says.

Latest inflation about price changes

Inflation in the three months ended September was more about specific price changes than the general inflation environment, Westpac chief economist Brendan O'Donovan says.