Dene Mackenzie

Underground mine life extended

Underground mine life extended

Oceana Gold provided some welcome news to the local economy yesterday when it extended the mine life of Frasers Underground, at Macraes, to the end of 2016, a year longer than previously announced.

Building consents fall seen as concern

Building consents fall seen as concern

Capacity constraints could be a contributing factor in the falling number of residential consents issued in recent months, ASB senior economist Jane Turner said yesterday.

Friendlier tax system intention of proposals

Friendlier tax system intention of proposals

Revenue Minister Todd McClay yesterdayannounced some wide-ranging proposals for changing New Zealand's tax system. Business editor Dene Mackenzie talked to Deloitte Dunedin tax partner Peter Truman about some of the changes.

SBS's use of social media helping overcome geography

SBS's use of social media helping overcome geography

The  growth of social media was breaking down the barriers of having a head office at the bottom of the country, SBS chief executive Wayne Evans said yesterday.

Growth balanced by dairy price fall

Risks and opportunities for the New Zealand economy are finely balanced, according to the latest BusinessNZ Planning Forecast.

NZ regional employment confidence up

NZ regional employment confidence up

New Zealanders are becoming more confident about the outlook for the labour market, despite some regions losing some of their optimism in the three months ended March.

Greens condemn 'reckless' policy

Greens condemn 'reckless' policy

The Government continues to ignore the concern of New Zealanders about deep sea drilling, the Green Party says.

Farmer confidence grows

There is a sense of relief as two surveys show regional economic confidence rose in the three months ended March.

Hallensteins bucks the trend

Hallensteins bucks the trend

Mainstreet retailer Hallenstein Glasson yesterday breathed some life into the listed retail sector, bucking a recent market trend and reporting increased profits, margins and an improved dividend.

Foreign ownership proportion of market could slip

Foreign ownership proportion of market could slip

Foreign ownership in New Zealand shares has risen significantly since the lows in 2010 and is now well above historic averages. Forsyth Barr broker Suzanne Kinnaird tells Business editor Dene Mackenzie there are several issues which could result in the high premiums attracting those foreign investors being reversed.