Dene Mackenzie

Tech.Ed code for total geek-fest

Tech.Ed code for total geek-fest

An invitation to Microsoft's Tech.Ed 2011 in Auckland was too good to turn down.

Telecom tries to fly under radar

Telecom tries to fly under radar

Telecom yesterday followed the lead of past governments by releasing big news at the start of a major event, almost ensuring it will go unnoticed by the majority of shareholders.

Lawyer questions RWC 'clean zone'

Lawyer questions RWC 'clean zone'

Enterprising fundraisers still have the opportunity to sizzle some sausages within the clean zones around Rugby World Cup venues, Dunedin lawyer Sally Peart says.

Hellaby - from woe to go

Hellaby - from woe to go

The once troubled Hellaby Holdings is proving itself one of the darlings of the NZX since John Williamson took over as chief executive. Any suggestion that he might leave now the company is profitable were unfounded.

Job creation seen in stadium

Job creation seen in stadium

The start of the Rugby World Cup today was a chance to display Dunedin's IT talent to the world, Animation Research Ltd director Ian Taylor said yesterday.

US jobs package could be worth $US300b: media

US jobs package could be worth $US300b: media

United States President Barack Obama is this morning expected to announce a major jobs package, which at best is seen as a short-term stimulus to ailing financial markets.

Company reports cautious

Company reports cautious

The New Zealand and Australian company reporting season was marked by many companies being "gun-shy" about providing earnings guidance because of uncertainties at home and in offshore markets.

Sound result in difficult times

Sound result in difficult times

Credit Union South has reported another solid financial result in what chief executive Andrew Leys describes as continuing difficult trading conditions.

Confidence on rise despite global indications of jitters

Confidence on rise despite global indications of jitters

Confusing messages about business confidence were released yesterday as speculation continued as to whether or not the United States economy was headed for another recession.

Better copyright law required

Better copyright law required

Many years ago, too many to reveal here, I purchased a smart-looking radio which had a dual tapedeck.