Dene Mackenzie

University launches bond issue

University launches bond issue

Less than a year into the job, University of Canterbury vice-chancellor Rod Carr is stamping his commercial experience firmly on university activities.

Spotless extends Taylors Group offer

Spotless extends Taylors Group offer

Spotless Services has extended the closing date of its takeover offer for Taylors Group Ltd, but has maintained the offer price of $2.25, a price brokers say is still too low.

Surveys point to growth

Surveys point to growth

Two influential surveys out yesterday are pointing to good times ahead, but those good times could be hurt by a New Zealand dollar which is defying all odds.

XT fizzer spurs Telecom to try another number

Telecom Retail, effectively the Telecom brand, is understood to be planning a major brand relaunch before Christmas, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms says.

Airport revenue down nearly $900,000

Airport revenue down nearly $900,000

Dunedin International Airport yesterday reported a more than $900,000 loss for the year ended June, but chairman Richard Walls is optimistic the worst is behind the company.

Good results for listed property investments

Listed property investments are coming back into favour with the latest results from the NZX property gross index likely to fuel investor sentiment.

Mobile termination rates represent `major progress'

New offers by Telecom, Vodafone and 2 Degrees for mobile termination rates represented major progress, Telecommunications Users Association chief executive Ernie Newman said yesterday.

Local government expansion could be over

Local government expansion could be over

The strong expansion in New Zealand's local government sector looks to be over, according to BNZ Capital senior economist Craig Ebert.

Fast food chain performs the best

Fast food chain performs the best

Listed fast food chain Restaurant Brands had the best-performed share price in September in a month that Forsyth Barr broker Peter Young described as "very pleasing".

Funding taken from Telecom for broadband

Funding taken from Telecom for broadband

The Government this week announced its coverage and funding plan for rural telecommunications.