Dene Mackenzie

Super fund aids operating balance

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund's investments helped soften the impact for the Government of falling tax revenue and lower-than-forecast economic growth in the four months ended October.

Be wary: uploaded party photos can embarrass

When journalists and others attend embargoed briefings at the Reserve Bank and Treasury, they are required to hand in their mobile phones and other transmitting devices at the door.

Data will show state of recovery

Data will show state of recovery

Today is the start of a defining week for the Government as some of the last data for the year gets released.

Fixing mortgages for two years advisable for homeowners

The numbers were stacking up for home owners with mortgages to start fixing for two years, BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander said.

40 IRD job losses 'idle speculation'

40 IRD job losses 'idle speculation'

Dunedin tax practitioners are worried privately about an expected 40 jobs going from the city's Inland Revenue Department offices, but Revenue Minister Peter Dunne says no decision has been made.

Not too late for saving - Peters

Not too late for saving - Peters

Compulsory superannuation would have saved the New Zealand economy through the recession, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said yesterday.

Markets lift as key indices show gains

Financial markets bounced back around the world yesterday after the Dow and the Standard & Poor's 500 scored their biggest gains in three months.

Training to clients' needs pays off

Training to clients' needs pays off

Former Dunedin man Tim Isaacs is currently heading one of the largest forestry industry training organisations in Australia. He talks to business editor Dene Mackenzie about the challenges of his industry

Broughton to take on national office

Broughton to take on national office

Dunedin businessman Philip Broughton will this morning be elected as the national president of Business New Zealand, the first person from the city to hold the national office.

Hong Kong tax agreement welcomed

The New Zealand and Hong Kong double tax agreement was a positive step, Deloitte Dunedin tax partner Peter Truman said yesterday.