Dene Mackenzie

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.

Services sector continues its recovery - up 1.2 points

Services sector continues its recovery - up 1.2 points

The Otago-Southland services sector continues to make its slow recovery from the June lows, gaining another 1.2 points in activity last month as measured by the BNZ-Business NZ performance in services index.

Secret Diary a top-10 ap

Secret Diary a top-10 ap

The release of a New Zealand iPad application (ap) is the start of what technology supplier Renaissance Group chief executive Richard Webb hopes will be big things to come for the company.

Google Instant predictive search engine welcome

Reclining on a lounge chair somewhere north of Auckland, unfortunately attached to two mobile phones that allow me to check email, I started wondering how much time anyone really needed to save through using the internet.

Giants might fight over fibre coverage

Giants might fight over fibre coverage

Changes to the rules surrounding the Government's rural broadband initiative (RBI) could cause a battle for market supremacy between Telecom and Auckland-based energy company Vector.

City firms on top of sports app game

City firms on top of sports app game

Millions of dollars are being poured into researching and developing technology for New Zealand's high-performance athletes to help give them an edge on the competition. Much of that money is being spent by Dunedin technology entrepreneurs.

Rewarding developers a problem for Sparc

One of the major problems facing Sparc high-performance consultant Richard Young is how to ensure the developers providing world-leading technology for elite athletes are rewarded.

Skellerup $21m profit 14% rise

A stronger second half boosted Skellerup Holdings' June full-year operating profit from continuing operations to $21.7 million, up nearly 14% on the previous corresponding period.

Hills want to increase stake

Hills want to increase stake

The Hill family caught financial markets by surprise by announcing yesterday the family wanted to consolidate and increase its stake in Michael Hill International.