Dene Mackenzie

UK curbs expected on some instant messaging

By the time this column is published British Prime Minister David Cameron and the British Home Office will have held the conference with major social networks to discuss the English riots.

Ominous wait for Obama's job plans

Ominous wait for Obama's job plans

United States President Barack Obama will give a much-anticipated speech on job creation late this week, raising hopes that the world's largest economy can stir itself into growth in the last quarter of the year.

Woodhouse safe on National list; Hayes' future on the line

Woodhouse safe on National list; Hayes' future on the line

Dunedin-based National Party list MP Michael Woodhouse is ensured of a return to Parliament after the next election but the chances of new Dunedin South candidate Joanne Hayes hang in the balance.

Trade terms mark peak

Trade terms mark peak

Continued increases in dairy prices underpinned yet another lift in the terms of trade in the three months ended June.

Ex-Dunedin man buys development

Alistair Jeffery, the founder and chairman of Bluestone Group announced yesterday he had bought the troubled Bendemeer Development, near Lake Hayes.

English expects high NZ uptake

Finance Minister Bill English is pinning his hopes for majority New Zealand ownership of state-owned asset shares on the amount of money New Zealand investors and funds have in their accounts.

Telecom investors rattled by announcements

Telecom investors appeared spooked by announcements coming out yesterday regarding the change of leadership, separation details, the shares going ex-dividend and a credit rating update.

Telecom appoints three women to board

Telecom appoints three women to board

Telecom has risen to the recent challenge by NZX chief executive Mark Weldon to include more women on boards of listed companies by appointing three to the board of New Chorus.

Bendemeer buyer explains vision

Bendemeer buyer explains vision

Former Dunedin man Alistair Jeffery yesterday announced that he was the successful purchaser of the multimillion-dollar Bendemeer Development, near Lake Hayes.

Telecom split approved by minister

Telecom split approved by minister

The Government yesterday gave Telecom approval to split its assets after structural separation, described by Communications Minister Steven Joyce as the first major step in the proposed demerger process.