Dene Mackenzie

Currency incentive for exporters?

Currency incentive for exporters?

The ongoing rise in the value of the Australian dollar against the United States currency could give exporters a much wanted lift in prices, particularly after the recent harsh winter.

'Solid' profit for retailer

'Solid' profit for retailer

A better product offering and a stronger New Zealand dollar helped clothing retailer Hallenstein Glasson lift its operating profit by nearly 60% in the year ended August 1.

Overseas investment rule changes

Ministers will be given more power to address economic impact issues when assessing overseas investment applications for sensitive land, Minister of Finance, Bill English says.

Losing 'think for yourself'

Be honest. How many of you do not bother reading reference books, reaching for a dictionary or a thesaurus any more when you are working or playing on your computer?

Credit managers toughen up

Credit managers toughen up

Consumer debt continues to rise and some households are struggling to repay debt as businesses tighten up on their approval and collection processes.

Clark picked to replace Hodgson

Clark picked to replace Hodgson David Clark (37) has been selected as the Labour Party candidate for Dunedin North, almost certainly guaranteeing him a seat in Parliament next year when current MP Pete Hodgson retires.

Newest Act MP faces glare of media scrutiny

Newest Act MP faces glare of media scrutiny

New Act New Zealand list MP Hilary Calvert, from Dunedin, met party leader Rodney Hide in Auckland yesterday facing up to a barrage of questions about her past.

New chief reshaping technology provider

New chief reshaping technology provider

Renaissance Corporation is taking its name, which means revival or rebirth, seriously. It earlier this year appointed a new chief executive, Richard Webb, to lead the group in its quest to become a world leading supplier of information technology services. Business editor Dene Mackenzie investigates.

Retailers still feeling pinch

Two of New Zealand's prominent retailers, Kathmandu Holdings and Postie Plus, are blaming the tough economic environment for tighter margins.

Bank did 'most damaging thing'

The Reserve Bank's actions in tightening monetary policy at the worst possible time had damaged the country's growth prospects, Myles Wealth Management principal Craig Myles said yesterday.