Dene Mackenzie

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.

Kiwi to remain strong against Aussie

The New Zealand dollar will remain strong against the Australian currency until the Reserve Bank of New Zealand faces the prospect of interest rate cuts and and the Australian central bank considers rate rises.

Employers' breaches to face firmer enforcement

Employers' breaches to face firmer enforcement

Bad employers will face harsher penalties as Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse moves to strengthen the enforcement of minimum employment standards.

Education best to control corruption

Education best to control corruption

Educating staff about what to look for was a key weapon in the battle against public and private-sector bribery and corruption, Deloitte Forensic associate director David Seath said yesterday.