Dene Mackenzie

Rocking with the best in stage show extraordinaire

Rocking with the best in stage show extraordinaire

Impossibly short skirts, sparkles, long legs, high heels, a sultry saxophone, a titillating trumpet; and all before Rod Stewart took to the stage on Saturday night. Dene Mackenzie relived some of his youth and much more at Rod Stewart - The Hits.

English again misses elusive surplus

English again misses elusive surplus

Don't dream. It's over. Finance Minister Bill English may have to leave Parliament without ever attaining his much sought-after fiscal surplus in the 2015 financial year.

Banks' performance still strong despite quarterly profit dip

Banks' performance still strong despite quarterly profit dip

New Zealand banking profits fell $103 million in the three months ended December but the news is not as bad as it seems.

Parties blamed for too low float price

Parties blamed for too low float price

The performance of Meridian Energy shows the float price was too cheap and the blame for that rests firmly with the opposition parties at the time - Labour and the Greens - Craigs Investment Partners head of private wealth Mark Lister says.

SFF in Shanghai marketing venture

Silver Fern Farms is part of a group of New Zealand primary sector firms opening a joint marketing office in Shanghai.

Listed property sector gains 5.1%

The listed property sector in New Zealand gained 5.1% in the three months ended March, in line with the 5.2% gain in the NZX50.

March transactions up 8.8%, spending up 7.9% at $260.6m

Shoppers in Otago opened their wallets during March, 5.4 million transactions being made in the month, which was 8.8% ahead of the 4.95 million transactions recorded in March 2014.

Good news expected in data

Good news expected in data

The short week will be highlighted by two important financial announcements tomorrow which, although not market moving, will underline a couple of positive trends in the economy.

Dollar parity still coming

Dollar parity still coming

BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander is recommending punters wanting to host a parity party put their ordered sausage rolls into the freezer because the time will come when the transtasman currencies are equal in value.

Fonterra may make $250m bonds offer

Fonterra is considering making an offer of $250 million of senior bonds to institutional investors and to New Zealand retail investors.