Dene Mackenzie

iPad to hit market today, Apple says

iPad to hit market today, Apple says

Apple has officially announced the pricing for its iPad tablet computer which goes on sale in New Zealand today.

Support fund for Hubbard

Support fund for Hubbard

Community support is continuing to grow for businessman Allan Hubbard and his wife Jean with former Mataura mayor Ian "Inky" Tulloch chairing a support fund trust for the Timaru couple.

Allied banking setup extended

Allied Farmers has negotiated a further six-month extension of its arrangements with Westpac as it continues to work on new bank facilities and restructuring initiatives.

Squeeze on South Island economy

Squeeze on South Island economy

Listed South Island companies have been hit by the recent loss in investor confidence, according to the Deloitte South Island index.

Merit in airport alliance: broker

Queenstown Airport was sure to benefit from the expertise Auckland International Airport would bring in managing airports and extracting the maximum profit from airport operations, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms said yesterday.

Privacy issues still cause for concern

Privacy on the internet continues to concern Mack-line.

Orcon vows 'shake-up'

State-owned internet provider Orcon yesterday entered the mobile service market promising to shake up the competition with no-catch plans and no fixed-term contracts.

Service industry in slump

The Otago-Southland region's service industry is struggling but employers' representative John Scandrett says there is no need to panic.

Ultrafast net work exacting

Ultrafast net work exacting Communications and Information Technology Minister Steven Joyce is pleased with progress on the Government's ultrafast broadband project. He talks to business editor Dene Mackenzie about the progress and challenges.

Inflation muted; rises ahead

Inflation in the three months ended June was softer that expected by financial markets but economists are warning that big increases are ahead.