Dene Mackenzie

Greens: energy bonds instead of selling

Issuing green energy bonds would give New Zealanders a safe place for their retirement funds and give state energy companies access to capital, the Green Party says.

Trade skills shortage beginning to bite

Trade skills shortage beginning to bite

A skills shortage is starting to bite in the South as employment agencies and employers struggle to find qualified staff.

Govt, KiwiRail attacked over jobs

Govt, KiwiRail attacked over jobs

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei yesterday renewed her attack on the Government and KiwiRail for awarding $500 million of work to overseas contractors.

Focus on Argosy

Focus on Argosy

The DNZ proposal to merge with Argosy has dominated the New Zealand listed property sector in the past month, Forsyth Barr broker Tony Conroy says.

Adverse effects plan pleases

Miners have welcomed Government plans to manage the environmental effects of activities such as petroleum exploration and mining within New Zealand's exclusive economic zone and extended continental shelf.

Labour critical of board's make-up

The Government's new Environmental Protection Authority has been labelled an "economic development agency in drag", by Labour environment spokesman Charles Chauvel.

Dunedin broker chosen for disciplinary tribunal

Dunedin broker chosen for disciplinary tribunal

Dunedin sharebroker Noeline Munro has been appointed to the New Zealand Markets Disciplinary Tribunal for a three-year term.

Employers welcome ACC partial privitisation

Employer representatives yesterday welcomed changes to workplace accident compensation announced as a discussion document by ACC Minister Nick Smith.

Comment: Will the Government get it right this time?

Prime Minister John Key is a political gambler with his instincts honed by years in New York's money markets.

Mango means business

Mango means business

With the rush of Android phones on to the market to counter the iPhones, Windows phones seem to have been overlooked.