Dene Mackenzie

Telecom can't find XT fault

Telecom can't find XT fault

The lack of mobile phone coverage from Telecom's XT network continued to frustrate thousands of people yesterday as services remained interrupted in Queenstown, Invercargill, Timaru and parts of Dunedin.

US news deflects attention from OCR

The Reserve Bank, as expected, kept its official cash rate unchanged at 2.5% but more interest was focused on developments in the United States, where the Federal Reserve kept its interest rates close to zero.

March release date for Apple's iPad

March release date for Apple's iPad

Apple iPads will be released internationally at the end of March, but there was no word yesterday on whether the devices would run on any of the New Zealand mobile networks.

Law change may stall growth

A proposal requiring large, privately-owned companies to publicly report their annual financial data could stymie economic growth, Otago Chamber of Commerce chief executive John Christie said yesterday.

Floating mortgages unlikely to change

Floating mortgage rates still sit at 40-year lows and are not likely to change in the short term, with the Reserve Bank expected to hold the official cash rate at 2.5% when it meets on Thursday.

Transtasman sharemarkets quiet after US slump

Transtasman sharemarkets were subdued yesterday, a far cry from expectations of a major sell-off following a three-day slide in United States markets.

Holes may affect all versions of Internet Explorer

It all turned a bit nasty last week for Microsoft which, after initially putting on a brave face about its security, released a patch for an Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) hole through which China-based cyber spies attacked Google and other firms.

Slimmer, smarter, sustainable

Slimmer, smarter, sustainable

Sustainability has been one of the major considerations as Otago Polytechnic information systems and support staff Michael Collins and Steven Turnbull prepare for the 2010 influx of students. Business Editor Dene Mackenzie investigates.

KiwiSaver advice

KiwiSaver advice

Kiwisaver fund members are being urged to check the state of their savings and make a decision early this year whether their current plan is the best one available for their long-term plan.

Ending property depreciation recommended

Ending property depreciation recommended

Eliminating depreciation on residential property investment would go a long way to funding lower and aligned tax rates, Deloitte Dunedin tax partner Steve Thompson says.