Dene Mackenzie

Airport international passenger numbers up 26.1%

Airport international passenger numbers up 26.1%

International visitor numbers at Queenstown Airport continued to rise in August and the year-to-date figure was nearly 30% ahead of the same period last year.

Union bashing expected

Union bashing expected

Proposed changes to employment law has Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union head Bill Newson geared up for some good old-fashioned union bashing.

Energy company shares rise amid relief at National victory

Energy company shares rise amid relief at National victory

New Zealand's electricity sector breathed a sigh of relief yesterday, with shares in energy companies soaring after National's emphatic election win, Forsyth Barr broker Andrew Rooney said.

Energy stocks soar after election result

Energy company shares opened strongly this morning following National's resounding win in Saturday's election.

National powering on

National powering on

Prime Minister John Key will be in a hurry to deliver on some immediate policy gains after he led National to a landslide win in the election on Saturday.

Parker poised to return Labour to 'fundamental values'

Parker poised to return Labour to 'fundamental values'

Labour Party deputy leader David Parker is poised to play a pivotal role in the rebirth of a new Labour movement, based on what the party emerged from 98 years ago.

Curran strong-willed and passionate

Curran strong-willed and passionate

Dunedin South MP Clare Curran has been working for a Labour victory - but political editor Dene Mackenzie reports she may win even if Labour loses tomorrow.

Fed signals higher interest rates coming

Fed signals higher interest rates coming

New Zealand exporters may start feeling better about their prospects after the United States Federal Reserve yesterday calmly signalled higher interest rates were on the way.

Today last chance for eligible voters to enrol

Today last chance for eligible voters to enrol

Today is the last day eligible voters can enrol to participate in tomorrow's election and Enrolment Services national manager Murray Wicks says it is not too late, but action must be taken today.

Parties promise some big spending

Parties promise some big spending

The 2014 election has been marked by some big spending promises, the Taxpayers Union says.