Dene Mackenzie

Big step for city-based biomedical firm

Big step for city-based biomedical firm

Dunedin-based biomedical company Pacific Edge yesterday secured another major agreement that will help the global expansion of its bladder cancer-testing product.

Buyers still limited by lack of cash

Buyers still limited by lack of cash

A lack of cash is holding shoppers back from spending at past levels, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms says.

Pumpkin Patch move highlights volatility in retail

Pumpkin Patch move highlights volatility in retail

The continued volatility of the retail sector in New Zealand and overseas became clearer yesterday with two listed retailers announcing plans at either end of the spectrum.

Price of food up 7.4%

Price of food up 7.4%

Rising food prices have started to pinch, with Statistics New Zealand yesterday reporting a 7.4% in the cost of food in the year ended May.

Air NZ praised for decision to fly

Air NZ praised for decision to fly

Air New Zealand is flying high with customers and sharebrokers as it continues to fly its passengers while Qantas and other airlines keep their planes grounded.

Kiwi tumbles 1% on latest Canterbury quakes

The New Zealand dollar fell yesterday, down nearly 1% against most of the currencies of major trading partners, as earthquakes continued to rock Canterbury.

SkyCity convention centre news spurs rise

Investors yesterday reacted positively to news SkyCity Entertainment was negotiating with the Government over a proposal to build a $350 million convention centre in Auckland.

'We are going to move the centre of your digital life into the cloud'

Having attended several "cloud" seminars in the past four years, and written several articles and columns about the same, Mackline now has a sense that the game is about to change.

New Zealand seeks better debt blend

The New Zealand Debt Management Office is borrowing extra money now to have a better blend of long-term debt and lower borrowing costs in the future, treasurer Phil Combes says.

Recent thrillers

Recent thrillers

One of the pleasures of reviewing books is finding one written so well that there has to be a line drawn from racing from chapter to chapter and holding back so the end does not come too quickly. The Hunter (Hachette), by Tom Wood, is such a book.