Dene Mackenzie

New Michael Hill sales figures spur share upgrade

Michael Hill International shares were upgraded yesterday by Forsyth Barr from hold to accumulate after the release of the jewellery retailer's nine-month sales figures.

Slowing of manufacturing expected

Slowing of manufacturing expected

The stalling of manufacturing activity in the South Island last month was understandable, as it was the first survey since February's earthquake in Christchurch, BNZ senior economist Craig Ebert said yesterday.

Net breaches will not bring arbitrary disconnections: MP

Net breaches will not bring arbitrary disconnections: MP

New Zealanders will not be disconnected from the internet even if they are found guilty of breaching the new copyright legislation, Labour Party communications and IT spokeswoman Clare Curran says.

Allied Farmers may default on loan

Allied Farmers may default on loan

Allied Farmers shareholders face more economic pain as the company finds selling assets harder than expected.

Questions in Tower purchase of AMI

Questions in Tower purchase of AMI

Any purchase of AMI Insurance by another New Zealand-based insurer would need Commerce Commission approval, to ensure competitiveness remained in the market.

Electronic card sales rebounding

Electronic card transactions rebounded in March, probably due to Christchurch households replacing damaged appliances and clothing following the February 22 earthquake.

Cybercrime to hit tablets

Cybercrime to hit tablets The technology world now is all about tablet devices. Symantec is again warning of a new range of cyber threats. Technology editor Dene Mackenzie asks: who is listening to the warnings?

Businesses told to accept use of social networking

Businesses needed to prepare for more social network use by their employees, Symantec vice-president and managing director for the Pacific region Craig Scroggie said.

Professional responsibilities v private opinions

Teachers caught the interest of Mackline recently with a theme of dissent with completely different outcomes.

Dunedin North candidate low on the list

Dunedin North candidate low on the list

Labour Party Dunedin North candidate David Clark is under no illusions about his political future. To become an MP he has to win the electorate as he cannot rely on getting in on the list.