Dene Mackenzie

Banks pass but doubts remain

European bankers will be anxiously awaiting investor reaction to the results of the so-called stress tests which showed better-than-expected results when they were released over the weekend.

Selwyn warden seeks Labour candidacy for Dunedin North

Selwyn warden seeks Labour candidacy for Dunedin North

The warden of Selwyn College, David Clark, has become the second person to declare his intentions in seeking the Dunedin North Labour Party candidacy which will be decided in September.

Australian cash rate held at 4.5%

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is waiting for key inflation data before it decides what to do with its benchmark interest rate next month, right in the middle of the Australian election campaign.

Craigs evades Air NZ spat

Craigs evades Air NZ spat

Craigs Investment Partners is refusing to be drawn into a public argument with Air New Zealand about the stake Auckland International Airport Ltd (AIAL) has taken in the Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC).

Unions march again

Unions march again

The Government has been wheeling out the hard issues in a non-election year, with the latest changes to employment law likely to spark the greatest debate. Business editor Dene Mackenzie reviews the changes.

Unions plan protest rally this morning

Unions plan protest rally  this morning

Union leaders are warning of a campaign of industrial action and demonstrations as they prepare to take on the Government and its plans to change the country's employment laws.

Election likely before Rugby World Cup

Election likely before Rugby World Cup

Prime Minister John Key seems increasingly likely to call an election before the start of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand next year.

iPad to hit market today, Apple says

iPad to hit market today, Apple says

Apple has officially announced the pricing for its iPad tablet computer which goes on sale in New Zealand today.

NZ market first in line to react to bank stress tests

NZ market first in line to react to bank stress tests

New Zealand financial markets will on Monday be the first to react to the results of the European bank stress tests, with the results expected to be a major market driver around the world.

Support fund for Hubbard

Support fund for Hubbard

Community support is continuing to grow for businessman Allan Hubbard and his wife Jean with former Mataura mayor Ian "Inky" Tulloch chairing a support fund trust for the Timaru couple.