Dene Mackenzie

Results reflect improving economy

Results reflect improving economy

Port of Tauranga is positioning itself to be the premium port in New Zealand broker Peter McIntyre

Confusing accounts, but SkyCity 'improving'

Confusing accounts, but SkyCity 'improving'

Transtasman casino operator SkyCity Entertainment yesterday released a confusing set of accounts for the year ended June, brought on by the need to comply with international financial reporting standards.

Telecom, Contact results anticipated

Telecom, Contact results anticipated

Two influential financial results are due out soon, with interest in Telecom high as it is expected to be the last before the company splits into two.

Google reveals $15b deal

The Google Android apps now included on many of the world's leading brands of smartphones have become much more important with news yesterday the internet giant plans to buy Motorola Mobility.

Rise in job advertising

The ANZ New Zealand job advertisement series rose by 0.9% in July, the sixth month of increases.

Southern services remain in doldrums

Southern services remain in doldrums

Activity in the Otago-Southland service industry has disappointed employers representative John Scandrett, who was expecting a robust lift in activity levels.

Great South Basin announcement due today

The New Zealand subsidiary of Austrian oil giant OMV is expected to announce an update in Invercargill today on whether it will test-drill offshore for oil and gas in the Great South Basin.

Markets, infrastructure, lift NZX profit

The New Zealand Stock Exchange operator, NZX, yesterday reported a much improved operating profit of $11.55 million for the six months ended June.

Future of Chittock companies in doubt

Future of Chittock companies in doubt

The future of four companies associated with St Clair businessman Stephen Chittock and his wife Janet will be decided at a meeting next Monday after a voluntary administrator was appointed yesterday.

Drastic reforms to stop life on welfare

Drastic reforms to stop life on welfare

The Privacy and Education Acts would be amended, and schools would be forced to tell the Government when 16 and 17-year-olds left during the year, Prime Minister John Key announced yesterday.