Dene Mackenzie

Getting back to business after the big one

Getting back to business after the big one

As Christchurch continues to experience aftershocks of significant magnitude, Gen-i South Island sales manager Paul Deavoll is tasked with keeping the city online. He tells business editor Dene Mackenzie that keeping his staff safe and secure is the key part of that job.

Savers may 'take money elsewhere'

Savers may 'take money elsewhere'

The savings gap between New Zealand and Australia was sure to widen further no matter what incentives the Government removed from KiwiSaver, superannuation specialist Damian Foster said yesterday.

Govt accounts give English cause

Govt accounts give English cause

Finance Minister Bill English was yesterday provided with a near-perfect platform to release his cost-cutting Budget next week when the latest Government accounts were released.

Flat sales but improved profit

Briscoe Group yesterday reported flat sales for the three months ended May 1 but better earnings thanks to stronger margins.

Buying art via a virtual gallery

Buying art via a virtual gallery

Buying art online through a 3-D virtual gallery is now possible after the recent launch of Ocula, a virtual market for modern and contemporary visual art.

Increased value reflects Ryman market position

Increased value reflects Ryman market position

Ryman Healthcare is again proving itself to be a market leader as it presses on with the development of larger villages in Tauranga and Christchurch.

Petrol price drop may be last

Petrol price drop may be last

The relatively high value of the New Zealand dollar is providing motorists with some protection from soaring petrol prices, but warnings came that a 6c a litre fall in pump prices yesterday could be the last.

Shortages push lamb prices up

Shortages push lamb prices up

An "appalling spring" is set to push New Zealand's lamb kill this season to its lowest level since the 1960-61 season, Beef and Lamb economic service executive director Rob Davison says.

What will happen on Facebook when you die?

A question posed to Mackline this week should have been easy to answer. Alas, it was not something that could be solved.

MTF predicts 'solid year'

MTF predicts 'solid year'

Dunedin-based vehicle finance company MTF has sufficient financial provisions to meet any losses associated with the February earthquake in Christchurch, managing director Angus Bradshaw says.