Dene Mackenzie

Change ushers in new internet age

Finally, after years of planning, New Zealander Peter Dengate Thrush, who chairs the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann), last week steered the internet through one of the biggest changes in its history.

Go carefully when gift duty abolished

Tax experts are urging caution as changes to gift duty come into force from October 1.

Review: Everyone was spellbound

Nadya shaw Bennett brought flower girl Eliza Doolittle to life on Friday night as she captivated an opening-night audience for the Taieri Musical Society's 2011 performance of My Fair Lady.

Local software developers benefit from tax changes

Dunedin's many software developers will be among those to benefit from a change in tax law this week that allows them to claim tax deductions on failed software developments.

Bun-less burger sales have downside

Bun-less burger sales have downside

The successful launch of the KFC Double Down in New Zealand ate into the profits of Pizza Hut during the same time, causing concern for Restaurant Brands chief executive Russel Creedy.

Quakes' effect felt in current account

The Christchurch earthquakes still had a major effect on the latest balance of payments, despite Statistics New Zealand changing the rules at the last minute about how reinsurance money is treated.

Tourist confidence in South shaken

Tourist confidence in South shaken

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand remained broadly unchanged in May following a strong 8% recovery in April, but Canterbury earthquakes are taking their toll.

Softsource in talks with Govt

Softsource in talks with Govt

IT solution specialist Softsource confirmed yesterday it was in negotiations with the Government regarding the provision of cloud computing services hosted in its new Entrada Data Centre.

Visitors - where the hell are they?

Visitors - where the hell are they?

A pall of economic gloom hangs over Otago and Southland with the latest indication of falling financial fortunes coming in a services industry activity index released yesterday.

Foodstuffs raises payout

Foodstuffs South Island yesterday reported an improved operating profit of $219.3 million for the 12 months ended February.