Dene Mackenzie

Sport unbundled, at a price

Sky Network Television yesterday released a sports fans pass, giving unbundled access to some of its key sports - Super Rugby, NRL and Formula 1.

Lower prices for some

Lower prices for some

Mighty River Power says all community services card holders will be eligible for cut-price electricity rates through its high-tech Globug pre-pay services.

Robust economy encouraging people to work

The robust domestic economy is supporting increases in employment but it is also encouraging people to look for work, limiting the fall in the unemployment rate.

Sales up for Xero but big spend on costs

Xero continues to build its sales and presence in global markets as it seeks to become the recognised global provider of online accounting solutions for small businesses and consumers.

Economics start to bite for chocolate lovers

Economics start to bite for chocolate lovers

Cadbury Confectionery is reducing the size of its family block as the chocolate maker battles higher manufacturing costs.

Growth expected in results

Growth expected in results

A moderate level of growth is expected from the 49 companies due to start reporting their financial results next week, Forsyth Barr broker Peter Young says.

Apple's December quarter bears fruit

Apple delivered an exceptionally strong result for its December quarter as sales of its bigger screened iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus drove record revenue and earnings.

Housing affordability falls 14.1%

Housing affordability falls 14.1%

Home affordability is heading for uncharted territory with Auckland topping the list of least affordable regions, followed closely by the Central Otago-Lakes district.

Fund's high returns come with warning

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has had a stellar three years but chief executive Adrian Orr warns the high returns were the exception rather than the rule.

Migration down at 4100

Monthly net migration to New Zealand was slower than expected in December but Westpac senior economist Felix Delbruck is relaxed about the figures.