Dene Mackenzie

Spark warns prices may increase

Spark warns prices may increase

Spark New Zealand has warned its broadband and landline prices may rise following the Commerce Commission's release yesterday on the prices Chorus can charge for its copper wire network.

Wage growth expected to rise over year

Wage growth was likely to rise towards its 15-year average of 3.4% over the next year or so, as the unemployment rate falls, according to economic indicators released by the Treasury.

Australian cash rate tipped to drop

The Reserve Bank of Australia kept its official cash rate unchanged at 2.5% yesterday but analysts believe the key interest rate will be cut to a record low of 2% next year.

Petrol tipped to fall to $2

Petrol tipped to fall to $2

Petrol prices are expected to drop further before Christmas as the price of oil continues the slide started in June, with no let-up in sight.

Labour to work with public on future of work

New Labour Party leader Andrew Little wasted no time yesterday in outlining how the party had to change to attract a wider range of voters.

State house-village swap proposal

State house-village swap proposal

The Retirement Village Association is working on social housing options for elderly people living in state houses, executive director John Collyns says.

Outlook for Air NZ lifts significantly in forecasts

Outlook for Air NZ lifts significantly in forecasts

Air New Zealand's unscheduled trading update highlighted the potential for near-term bumper profits, Forsyth Barr broker Andrew Rooney said yesterday. Given low fuel prices and growing revenue, the operating backdrop was ''extremely favourable''.

Opportunity to stream data for jobs nationally

Opportunity to stream data for jobs nationally

The Otago Chamber of Commerce planned to work with various stakeholders to ensure Dunedin's Gigatown success is promoted nationally to attract businesses south.

Building consents on the up

Residential building consents rose strongly in October, confirming expectations the fall in September was from people awaiting the outcome of the election.

Dunedin to be fast internet test case

Dunedin to be fast internet test case

Dunedin is about to become a test case for the rest of New Zealand now the city has won the right to become the first in the country to get 1-gigabit-per-second data access, internet service provider Snap Retail says.