Dene Mackenzie

Internet links to country lagging

Internet links to country lagging

Slow web page downloads can be one of the most frustrating experiences when using the internet and New Zealand rural internet users continue to find a mismatch in their speeds when compared with urban users.

In connections lie growth

In connections lie growth

Clutha Mayor Bryan Cadogan says he has walked in the shoes of most people. He has been unemployed, worked in a shearing gang, started a business and worked in real estate. But it is passion for getting young people into jobs that makes Mr Cadogan the Otago Daily Times business leader of the year. Business editor Dene Mackenzie reports.

Strong growth tipped for Briscoe Group

Strong growth tipped for Briscoe Group

The Briscoe Group's ability to improvise is likely to stand it in good stead, irrespective of market conditions and competition, Morningstar senior consumer analyst Tim Montague-Jones says.

Global influences in play

Global influences in play

The dairy industry has been the focus of New Zealand financial commentators and markets in recent months but Craigs Investment Partners broker Peter McIntyre believes there are plenty other issues for the economy to deal with in 2015. He talks to business editor DeneMackenzie.

Need to select growth shares with great care

The NZX sharemarket had been an outstanding performer in recent years but Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms said returns would be harder to come by next year. The local sharemarket had risen 68.4% since the end of 2011, including dividends.

Active year for new listings on New Zealand Stock Exchange

Active year for new listings on New Zealand Stock Exchange

The New Zealand Stock Exchange had an active year for new listings, with many companies holding off in 2013 as the Government sell-down of electricity companies continued.

Changing fortunes evident in tale of two economies

Changing fortunes evident in tale of two economies

The split of economic fortunes of transtasman neighbours New Zealand and Australia was exposed yesterday as the NZX50 reached an all-time high and the ASX200 continued to struggle.

Investors wait in the wings

Investors wait in the wings

A slew of data being released in the United States this week is likely to spark some investor action in what is normally a quiet holiday week here and abroad, Craigs Investment Partners broker Peter McIntyre says.

Infratil, NZ Super Fund combine to buy Retire Australia

The strength of the New Zealand dollar and available cash proved an ideal combination for Infratil and the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, which have combined to buy Australia's fourth-largest retirement village operator.

Wine industry toasts growing profitability

The New Zealand wine industry appears in good heart as increased profitability drives industry-wide optimism.