Dene Mackenzie

Peters targeting immigration

Peters targeting immigration

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters announced election policies yesterday which would mean a fence thrown up around the country with exports allowed out but fewer immigrants allowed in.

Act players have key role

Act players have key role

Two electorates - Epsom and Te Tai Tokerau - have the ability to decide the election result.

Rising techno boosts

Rising techno boosts There are six potentially disruptive innovations which have the ability to drive growth by either creating a new market, improving the efficiency of current processes or disrupting an existing market, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms says.

Housing 'cultural change' called for

Housing 'cultural change' called for

New Zealand's fixation with home ownership is causing social inequity and despair, NZIER principal economist Shamubeel Eaqub said yesterday.

Safe havens sought as world events rattle markets

Investors sought out safe-haven investments of gold and government bonds yesterday as a pair of geopolitical events rattled financial markets.

Job advertising rises in June

The lift in job advertising could mean unemployment falling to about 5.5% by the end of the year, ANZ economist Steve Edwards said yesterday.

$40m to aid Vista growth

Vista Group shares will sell at a confirmed offer price of $2.35, raising $40 million in new capital to fund acquisitions and development plans.

Call to show businesses plan's benefits

Call to show businesses plan's benefits

Businesses would need to see examples of the specific benefits offered by the implementation of a single business number for businesses by 2017, Deloitte Dunedin tax partner Phil Stevenson said yesterday.

More pot shots with policy release

The Green and Labour parties have identified Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce as their election enemy number one when the Opposition parties release any policy Mr Joyce oversees for the Government.

Interest rate rises could go on hold

Interest rate rises could go on hold

Benign inflation, a high dollar and falling dairy prices may cause the Reserve Bank to rethink its rising interest rate policy with an official cash rate review next week.