Dene Mackenzie

Dunedin MPs: Calvert expected to make it six

Dunedin MPs: Calvert expected to make it six

Earlier training as a "couple counsellor" could prove helpful for Dunedin's Hilary Calvert when she finally enters Parliament as an Act New Zealand MP.

Pricing intentions emerge leading up to GST rise

The first signs of pricing intentions by retailers preparing for the GST increase next week have started to emerge.

Govt charm offensive on tax changes

Govt charm offensive on tax changes

The Government has launched a charm offensive in the lead-up to the long-awaited October 1 tax changes, including releasing previously confidential Treasury advice on wages.

Earthquake hits balance of payments

Earthquake hits balance of payments

Consequences of the Canterbury earthquake are expected to substantially affect New Zealand's balance of payments in coming quarters.

Labour members to choose candidate

Labour members to choose candidate

Labour Party members in the Dunedin North electorate have a rare chance on Saturday to select a new candidate to represent them at the general election next year.

'Cheap treat' KFC revenue up

'Cheap treat' KFC revenue up

Consumers still appear to be turning to KFC and other takeaways as a family treat rather than dining out in a restaurant as the economy continues to struggle out of the recession.

Opportunity for credit union

Opportunity for credit union

Credit Union South used the past three years to get back to its roots of helping members as they coped with the financial markets' meltdown, chief executive Andrew Leys said yesterday.

GST change could mean extra rises

GST change could mean extra rises

Shoppers will already have noticed some retail outlets in Dunedin are dual-pricing products in readiness for the change in GST to 15% on October 1.

Warning about GST increase

Warning about GST increase

Confusion and complacency remains for some businesses around the fact GST rises to 15% in less than two weeks' time, and Dunedin taxation experts are warning business owners to be vigilant in how they prepare for the change on October 1.

Microsoft hopes to recover browser market share

Just as I was about to finally download IE8, feeling that it was probably safe enough to do that more than a year after it was released, late last week Microsoft announced it was launching IE9.