Dene Mackenzie

GST rise causes spike in spending

Consumers appeared to try to beat the rise in GST at the start of this month by bringing forward household purchases to September, the latest electronic card transactions show.

Aust dollar almost on par with US

Currency concerns continue to dominate global markets after a "toothless" International Monetary Fund failed at the weekend to get agreement on easing currency tensions.

Danger-dates trigger antivirus security

My son celebrated his birthday last Sunday, October 10, 2010.

Government looking at PAYE final tax

Government looking at PAYE final tax

The Government is considering making PAYE a final tax, removing the need or ability of taxpayers to deal with the Inland Revenue Department, Deloitte Dunedin tax partner Peter Truman says.

Minding others' business

Minding others' business

For years, Dunedin has been grappling with ways to keep its best and brightest residents in the city. As parents have watched their children leave, many not to return, much handwringing by civic and community leaders has taken place.

Data may push Aussie dollar on par with US

Data may push Aussie dollar on par with US

The Australian dollar could reach parity with the United States currency as soon as today if a United States payrolls report, released overnight, disappoints financial markets.

Scott profits from diversification

Scott profits from diversification

Dunedin-based Scott Technology realised the benefits of its diversification programme in the year ended August 31, when its profit for the period increased substantially on the previous corresponding period.

Access provider has confidence in association

Access provider has confidence in association

Wireless internet company owner Stuart Fleming is quietly confident that his decision to provide massive amounts of free internet to The Distiller will pay dividends for him and Dunedin.

Strong first quarter for Michael Hill

Listed jeweller Michael Hill International is off to a good start for the financial year, with total sales up in all its markets.

Tower could become takeover target

The rejection by Fidelity of Tower's bid to buy its rival life insurer could turn Tower itself into a takeover target - possibly by Fidelity, Craigs Investment Partners broker Peter McIntyre said yesterday.