Dene Mackenzie

No plan to follow bond lead

No plan to follow bond lead

The University of Otago has no immediate plans to follow the lead of Canterbury in raising funds through the issue of philanthropic bonds.

Speed of rallies surprising

Speed of rallies surprising

Global equity markets have staged one of their largest ever rallies since the lows of early March 2009.

University launches bond issue

University launches bond issue

Less than a year into the job, University of Canterbury vice-chancellor Rod Carr is stamping his commercial experience firmly on university activities.

Ruling on Speight's leaves sad aftertaste

Ruling on Speight's leaves sad aftertaste

My first taste of Speight's beer was as a boarder at Waitaki Boys High School, in Oamaru. It wasn't great.

Spotless extends Taylors Group offer

Spotless extends Taylors Group offer

Spotless Services has extended the closing date of its takeover offer for Taylors Group Ltd, but has maintained the offer price of $2.25, a price brokers say is still too low.

Surveys point to growth

Surveys point to growth

Two influential surveys out yesterday are pointing to good times ahead, but those good times could be hurt by a New Zealand dollar which is defying all odds.

Mobile termination rates represent `major progress'

New offers by Telecom, Vodafone and 2 Degrees for mobile termination rates represented major progress, Telecommunications Users Association chief executive Ernie Newman said yesterday.

Airport revenue down nearly $900,000

Airport revenue down nearly $900,000

Dunedin International Airport yesterday reported a more than $900,000 loss for the year ended June, but chairman Richard Walls is optimistic the worst is behind the company.

Good results for listed property investments

Listed property investments are coming back into favour with the latest results from the NZX property gross index likely to fuel investor sentiment.

XT fizzer spurs Telecom to try another number

Telecom Retail, effectively the Telecom brand, is understood to be planning a major brand relaunch before Christmas, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms says.