Dene Mackenzie

Polytech-WIC internet deal has wider benefit

Polytech-WIC internet deal has wider benefit

Thousands of Otago Polytechnic students in North Dunedin will find this week they have access to high-speed, uncapped internet, thanks to a deal between the polytechnic and wireless internet provider WIC.

Google mulls whether to continue operating in China

Google mulls whether to continue operating in China

Search engine company Google said the company was still considering its next step in China, seven weeks after it pledged to stop censoring results there and threatened to pull out of the country altogether.

Retained rating key to survival of SCF

Retained rating key to survival of SCF

South Canterbury Finance passed a major hurdle yesterday to its ongoing survival when it retained the important BB credit rating by Standard and Poor's, qualifying it for the Government's new retail guarantee scheme.

Labour Party Maori caucus visits Otago

Labour Party Maori caucus visits Otago

The Labour Party Maori caucus spent yesterday in Dunedin, as the six Maori MPs sought to reconnect with voters in the South.

Pumpkin Patch profit jumps 50% to $14.3m

Pumpkin Patch profit jumps 50% to $14.3m

Children's clothing retailer Pumpkin Patch produced some impressive headline financial numbers in its profit report for the six months ended January 31, but admitted there was still some way to go before a full recovery.

Allied Farmers' shares trade as low as 8c

Allied Farmers' shares dropped to an all-time low yesterday following a disappointing half-year result and a ratings downgrade by Standard and Poor's of Allied Nationwide Finance Ltd.

Telecom trades at a record low

Investors deserted Telecom yesterday, forcing the shares down to a record low of $2.18 by mid-afternoon.

Site offers fresh avenue for personal exposure

Placed firmly in the "why would you do this" column comes Blippy which asks people to share their spending habits.

Property investors on notice

Property investors on notice

Tax changes around property ownership remains high on the list of things to do for Prime Minister John Key. Business Editor Dene Mackenzie reviews the latest developments.

Support for Hillside bid to build new train fleet

Local support is building for Hillside Engineering, in Dunedin, to bid to build a new fleet of trains for its owner KiwiRail.