Dene Mackenzie

PGG Wrightson concern over poor publicity

PGG Wrightson concern over poor publicity

Rural services company PGG Wrightson appears to be so concerned about bad publicity in recent days that yesterday it issued a clarification to business and rural editors throughout New Zealand.

Fatten exports, NZ told; upturn shaky

Fatten exports, NZ told; upturn shaky

The faster-than-expected pick-up in world economic growth is flowing through to New Zealand, but Treasury warns the composition of this country's growth raises questions about sustainability.

Pharmacybrands accepts offer

Pharmacybrands accepts offer

New Zealand's only listed pharmacy, Life Pharmacy, is about to get substantially larger after its takeover offer for Pharmacybrands Ltd went unconditional yesterday.

Recession brings about shift in workplace mentality

Recession brings about shift in workplace mentality

The workplace and job security have become the focus of surveys in recent weeks. Business Editor Dene Mackenzie review the findings from the latest two.

Reserve Bank not expected to change cash rate

The Reserve Bank is expected to move towards a more neutral stance but with cautious tones when it releases its official cash rate decision on Thursday morning.

Skype is sold as users get bug alert

Internet auction house eBay has sold a majority stake in its online phone unit, Skype, for $US1.9 billion ($NZ2.8 billion) to private investors.

Mini powerful but petite

Mini powerful but petite

The new HP Mini 110 is a small notebook by any bloke's standards. However, looks are deceiving.

Blu-ray recorder available

Blu-ray recorder available

Blu-ray, also known as Blu-ray Disc (BD) is the name of a next-generation optical disc format.

University leadership course push in Singapore

University leadership course push in Singapore

The University of Otago's executive education programmes will get an airing on an international stage next week when executive programmes director Ian Lafferty speaks at a conference in Singapore.

Odds of more houses on market with spring

It will not be long before evidence emerges as to whether, with the onset of spring, improved vendor price expectations will lead to a flood of properties hitting the market, BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander says.