Dene Mackenzie

Scott profits from diversification

Scott profits from diversification

Dunedin-based Scott Technology realised the benefits of its diversification programme in the year ended August 31, when its profit for the period increased substantially on the previous corresponding period.

Minding others' business

Minding others' business

For years, Dunedin has been grappling with ways to keep its best and brightest residents in the city. As parents have watched their children leave, many not to return, much handwringing by civic and community leaders has taken place.

Access provider has confidence in association

Access provider has confidence in association

Wireless internet company owner Stuart Fleming is quietly confident that his decision to provide massive amounts of free internet to The Distiller will pay dividends for him and Dunedin.

Strong first quarter for Michael Hill

Listed jeweller Michael Hill International is off to a good start for the financial year, with total sales up in all its markets.

Tower could become takeover target

The rejection by Fidelity of Tower's bid to buy its rival life insurer could turn Tower itself into a takeover target - possibly by Fidelity, Craigs Investment Partners broker Peter McIntyre said yesterday.

Rich now richer, poor poorer: Goff

Rich now richer, poor poorer: Goff

Falling wages and rising prices were expected to lead to a huge spike in vulnerable people not being able to pay their bills later this year, Labour Party leader Phil Goff said yesterday.

'Stars in alignment' for Oceana Gold

Oceana Gold, which operates gold mines at Macraes and Reefton, easily raised $C115 million ($NZ151.5 million) through a capital raising of warrants destined to be traded through the Toronto Stock Exchange.

City Forests surprise performer

City Forests proved to be the surprise package when Dunedin City Holdings yesterday released its annual report for the year ended June.

Debt dominates Holdings report

Growing debt dominates the annual report of Dunedin City Holdings Ltd, but the news is not all bad.

Foreshore Bill racist, Act says

Foreshore Bill racist, Act says

New Zealand's economic prospects could be damaged if the Government pressed ahead with the new foreshore and seabed legislation, Act New Zealand deputy leader John Boscawen said in Dunedin yesterday.