Dene Mackenzie

'No-one should be left behind' - Robertson

'No-one should be left behind' - Robertson

The regions of New Zealand were feeling neglected, undervalued and left behind, and as a country, New Zealand would not thrive until those feelings were turned around, Labour finance spokesman Grant Robertson said yesterday.

Open-minded Robertson quick learner

Open-minded Robertson quick learner

Grant Robertson demonstrated yesterday he is a fast learner.

World Cup a boost to retail

World Cup a boost to retail

The co-hosting of the Cricket World Cup this year helped a surge in retail sales for the three months ended March.

Steady as she goes for MTF

Steady as she goes for MTF

Motor Trade Finance's interim profit was characterised by steady sales and improved profit and funding efficiency.

Australian doldrums hit manufacturers

Australian economic woes have started to hurt New Zealand manufacturers and the sector experienced a lower level of activity in April, despite still showing overall expansion.

'Political deception' slammed

'Political deception' slammed

Labour leader Andrew Little has torn into the Government's economic record in a speech in which he puts Finance Minister Bill English on notice he will have to start answering some hard questions next week.

Four years of deficits projected for Australia

Today's Australian Federal Budget is expected to show further downgrades to the Government's tax revenue estimates, driven by lower commodity prices, sluggish wages growth and lower economic growth.

Appeal's implications relevant for trustees

Appeal's implications relevant for trustees

Dunedin city councillor Hilary Calvert is planning to appeal a High Court of New Zealand decision which awards costs against her and HGW Trustees following the latest twist in a complicated court case.

Sparking up over broadband charges

Sparking up over broadband charges

Spark wants the Commerce Commission to justify itself over wholesale internet charges and has not held back at giving its former stablemate, Chorus, a serve about its proposed charges.

Increase in uptake of UFB

New Zealanders finally may be warming to ultra-fast broadband, with Chorus saying March was the second-biggest month to date for UFB connections.