Dene Mackenzie

Allegations left-wing campaign: Key

Allegations left-wing campaign: Key

Prime Minister John Key believes an orchestrated campaign by left-wing activists led up to the release on Wednesday of Nicky Hager's book, which contains damning allegations against the National Party.

Cool in the city as Key at odds

Cool in the city as Key at odds

A different type of John Key fronted up to an Otago Chamber of Commerce lunch function in Dunedin, a prime minister who appeared to be showing the strain of the past few days.

Probe into Hager book claims fine: Key

Probe into Hager book claims fine: Key

Prime Minister John Key says he will be happy for any investigation to be undertaken by any agency into the allegations contained in Nicky Hager's book released last night.

Slater, Greens plan complaints after Hager revelations

Slater, Greens plan complaints after Hager revelations

Blogger Cameron Slater says he will complain to police about the hacking of his Whaleoil website and will name entrepreneur Kim Dotcom as someone detectives should speak to.

Better year for ASB Bank as cash profit rises 11.2% to $776m

Better year for ASB Bank as cash profit rises 11.2% to $776m

Steadily improving economic conditions and favourable funding conditions helped ASB Bank report an improved profit for the year ended June.

Strong support for board

Strong support for board

The board of Motor Trade Finances received overwhelming support for its shareholders in Dunedin yesterday when seven resolutions questioning the performance of the company and its directors were defeated.

Not just a big entrepreneur

Not just a big entrepreneur

Kim Dotcom proved he is more than an internet entrepreneur when he kept about 170 people enthralled at an Internet Mana election meeting at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin last night.

Posties receptive to change, boss says

Posties receptive to change, boss says

Dunedin posties were welcoming being part of a changing mail delivery environment which could see the introduction of mid-range vehicles and e-trolleys, New Zealand Post operations general manager Matthew Riordan says.

OCR rise on hold for now

OCR rise on hold for now

Interest rates are likely to remain on hold until at least March, when the Reserve Bank may lift its official cash rate after an extended pause in its monetary policy tightening cycle.

July spending mixed but flat overall on June

Shoppers seemed to hold back on their credit card spending in July, as electronic card spending remained flat on the previous month.