Dene Mackenzie

New venture tailored to tighter network

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's success with Facebook is leading the technology community to believe that the new messaging service he launched last week will be a success.

Unhappy campers at Melbourne hotel

Almost every traveller has a "Fawlty Towers moment" they can relate at a moment's notice after a trip abroad. Business editor Dene Mackenzie had his moment while travelling to Melbourne with a friend for the spring racing carnival.

Case accents need for thorough GST claims

Serious cash-flow problems for small and medium-sized businesses through GST refunds being withheld by the IRD for extended periods have come under scrutiny.

NZ turbines headed for Scottish fields

NZ turbines headed for Scottish fields It is almost a case of taking coals to Newcastle for Windflow Technology chief executive Geoff Henderson as he prepares to do some large business deals in the United Kingdom. Business editor Dene Mackenzie explains.

PM praises NHNZ during opening

PM praises NHNZ during opening

Prime Minister John Key proved to be in top form when he yesterday opened NHNZ's new headquarters in Dunedin.

Hint Govt reconsidering asset sales

Hint Govt reconsidering asset sales

Sales of government assets could be back on the political agenda after a pointed comment made in a speech yesterday by Finance Minister Bill English.

Ryman expands and lifts profits

Ryman expands and lifts profits

Ryman Healthcare rewarded its shareholders with an increased dividend after yesterday reporting improved profits across its balance sheet.

Irish financial crisis deepens; EU-IMF mission to discuss help

The Irish financial crisis deepened yesterday with fears arising that another full-blown bond crisis will start in Ireland and end in Washington.

Free-trade agreement effort takes the long-term view

The free-trade agreement negotiations between New Zealand, Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan (RBK) were part of ensuring New Zealand continued to be a world trader, NZIER economist John Ballingall said yesterday.

Facebook unveils messaging service

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg yesterday launched a messaging service he claimed would change the way people communicated in the future.