Dene Mackenzie

Ryman expands and lifts profits

Ryman expands and lifts profits

Ryman Healthcare rewarded its shareholders with an increased dividend after yesterday reporting improved profits across its balance sheet.

Irish financial crisis deepens; EU-IMF mission to discuss help

The Irish financial crisis deepened yesterday with fears arising that another full-blown bond crisis will start in Ireland and end in Washington.

Facebook unveils messaging service

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg yesterday launched a messaging service he claimed would change the way people communicated in the future.

Free-trade agreement effort takes the long-term view

The free-trade agreement negotiations between New Zealand, Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan (RBK) were part of ensuring New Zealand continued to be a world trader, NZIER economist John Ballingall said yesterday.

Buying spree before GST rise

Retail figures released yesterday showed New Zealanders did go on a buying spree before GST increased to 15% on October 1.

Sanford confirms Pacifica Seafoods deal

Sanford yesterday confirmed it had entered into a conditional agreement with Pacifica Seafoods to buy its greenshell mussel and Pacific oyster businesses for $85 million.

PGC lift expected as bank details revealed

Pyne Gould Corporation shares are expected to be keenly sought in coming days after it was revealed yesterday the new Heartland Bank shares would go mainly to PGC shareholders.

Online teaching on a roll, but there may be a cost

In past years, tertiary institutions in New Zealand had talked about ways of ensuring students got the best experience they could from a crowded teaching experience.

REVIEW: HTC 7 Trophy worth the wait

REVIEW: HTC 7 Trophy worth the wait

The HTC Windows7 phone proved itself up to the pre-release hype when it was taken and used extensively on a recent trip to Australia.

MTF confident for future

MTF confident for future

Dunedin-based Motor Trade Finances faced an uncertain future with confidence, managing director Angus Bradshaw said in the company's annual report.