Dene Mackenzie

Myers' decision gave Kirin a toehold

Japanese brewer Kirin got its first toehold in transtasman brewer Lion Nathan through the decision of Douglas Myers to sell his substantial shareholding in 1998.

Telecom plans 3G launch next month

The promised Telecom 3G mobile network will be available to customers from 6.30pm on May 13, along with a range of new devices that Telecom hopes will lift it above the smart phones and services being offered by competitors.

Kirin makes offer for all shares in Lion

Kirin makes offer for all shares in Lion

One of New Zealand's most readily identifiable companies is to become fully owned by Japanese brewer Kirin after Lion Nathan's independent shareholders agreed yesterday to a takeover bid.

City people urged to 'Love Dunedin'

City people urged to 'Love Dunedin'

Dunedin residents will be urged later this year to start supporting the city and its many attractions as part of a campaign being driven by Tourism Dunedin and local tourism operators.

Is The Pirate Bay sunk?

Is The Pirate Bay sunk?

It would be a fair guess that the four men behind The Pirate Bay file-sharing website were surprised they ended up with a prison sentence after being found guilty of breaking copyright laws.

Plan to boost funding

The success of the Dunedin City Council economic development unit's industry project funding could mean a substantial increase in the fund in the future, economic development manager Peter Harris said.

Dunedin firms join forces against recession

Dunedin firms join forces against recession

Three Dunedin engineering businesses have combined their expertise to try to gain an international competitive advantage by procuring raw materials at a better cost.

Waipori Fund takes another beating

Investments in the Dunedin City Council's Waipori Fund took another hammering in the three months ended March, although indications are that it was a better result than recorded in December.

Chasing sales not only answer

Chasing sales not only answer

Having a clear understanding of your business and a plan for the future are the two things needed for survival when times are tough, WHK Taylors partner Scott Mason says.

Kirin must pay more for brewer - brokers

Kirin must pay more for brewer - brokers

Japan's Kirin Holdings needs to make a higher offer for Lion Nathan than yesterday's $A11 ($NZ14.19) a share if it wants to succeed in its takeover bid, sharebrokers say.