Dene Mackenzie

Time required for tax changes

October 1 is the first feasible date for the Government to introduce its the wide-ranging tax changes expected in the May 20 Budget, tax expert Peter Truman says.

'Big bang for bucks' in Budget

'Big bang for bucks' in Budget

Tax changes being announced in the May 20 Budget will be brought forward by the Government, with the planned, contentious alterations for most New Zealanders introduced on October 1.

Improved profit for Dunedin airport

Improved profit for Dunedin airport

Dunedin International Airport yesterday reported a much improved interim profit for the six months ended December.

Fiscal news good but Govt cautious

Fiscal news good but Govt cautious

The Government yesterday faced calls to rethink the message of fiscal restraint after Treasury figures showed the country's accounts were in much better shape than previously believed.

Restaurant Brands expects 67% rise in annual profit

Restaurant Brands is forecasting a 67% rise in its annual profit, to $19.5 million.

Difficulties ahead, but businesses optimistic

Difficulties ahead, but businesses optimistic

South Island businesses are optimistic about the future but they are still expecting some tough times ahead in the short term, a survey out this morning says.

Polytech-WIC internet deal has wider benefit

Polytech-WIC internet deal has wider benefit

Thousands of Otago Polytechnic students in North Dunedin will find this week they have access to high-speed, uncapped internet, thanks to a deal between the polytechnic and wireless internet provider WIC.

Google mulls whether to continue operating in China

Google mulls whether to continue operating in China

Search engine company Google said the company was still considering its next step in China, seven weeks after it pledged to stop censoring results there and threatened to pull out of the country altogether.

Labour Party Maori caucus visits Otago

Labour Party Maori caucus visits Otago

The Labour Party Maori caucus spent yesterday in Dunedin, as the six Maori MPs sought to reconnect with voters in the South.

Retained rating key to survival of SCF

Retained rating key to survival of SCF

South Canterbury Finance passed a major hurdle yesterday to its ongoing survival when it retained the important BB credit rating by Standard and Poor's, qualifying it for the Government's new retail guarantee scheme.