Dene Mackenzie

Tapping into Facebook user interconnectedness

Yahoo! and Facebook are combining to test the theory known as six degrees of separation.

Hellabys eyeing investment opportunities

Hellabys eyeing investment opportunities

Hellaby's Holdings is actively seeking investment opportunities after successfully completing its business turnaround and balance sheet reform, managing director John Williamson says.

United on impact of redundancies at Hillside

United on impact of redundancies at Hillside

Hillside worker redundancies, after owner KiwiRail decided to accept Chinese tenders to build rolling stock, have united opponents across the political and business divide.

Helping businesses create jobs

Helping businesses create jobs

Job creation is largely the role of business, National Party list MP Michael Woodhouse says.

Skills seen as vital to filling, creating jobs

Skills seen as vital to filling, creating jobs

One of the largest problems employers face is finding employees with enough relevant skills, Otago-Southland Employers Association chief executive John Scandrett says.

Not easy finding work for young

Not easy finding work for young

An uproar from the Opposition greeted Prime Minister John Key's policy announcement that 16 and 17-year-olds would receive stricter monitoring if they were on a benefit. Labour and the Greens say young people need jobs, not welfare reform. In a two-part series, business editor Dene Mackenzie investigates where the jobs will come from and who will pay.

Southland leads, Otago lags in June quarter

Southland was leading the ANZ-National Bank regional economic activity index in June, while Otago was lagging, with just marginal growth for the quarter.

MHI profit up 28% on previous year

MHI profit up 28% on previous year

Michael Hill International has reported a sparkling profit for the 12 months ended June with operating revenue, same store sales and operating profit all well up on the previous corresponding period (pcp).

Telecom's adjusted earnings up 2.1%

In an increasing trend for reporting companies this season, Telecom yesterday adjusted its profit to make it seem better than it was in the year ended June.

Self-serving effort sheds little light on deaths

Self-serving effort sheds little light on deaths

The publicity generated by some book chains refusing to stock Breaking Silence - The Kahui Case will ensure there is an audience for this piece of self-serving literature.