Dene Mackenzie

2degrees moves into broadband

2degrees moves into broadband

Telecommunications company 2degrees has entered the broadband market, using its recent purchase of Snap as the impetus to attract both residential and business customers.2degrees is now on the same footing as its major competitors Spark and Vodafone.

Toughest issues on TPP agenda

Toughest issues on TPP agenda

World trade ministers will be in Hawaii this week to tackle the tough decisions needed to finalise a deal aimed at freeing up global commerce.

All eyes turn to Wheeler

All eyes turn to Wheeler

A speech by Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler to be published at 9am tomorrow makes a relatively light New Zealand data week a lot more interesting.

Focus on dairy trade obscures dangers

Focus on dairy trade obscures dangers

The focus on obtaining access for New Zealand dairy products in the trade negotiations this week obscures the dangers for the IT industry, IT and communications commentator Paul Brislen says.

Tax audits of wealthy widened

Tax audits of wealthy widened

Wealthy individuals, particularly new immigrants, can expect some extra scrutiny from Inland Revenue in the current financial year to ensure they are meeting their New Zealand tax obligations.

Long haul leads Air NZ passenger increase

Long haul leads Air NZ passenger increase

Air New Zealand carried 1.34million passengers last month, 5% more than the same period last year, in a continuation of good news coming from the national carrier.

Trade figures rise past expectations

Trade figures rise past expectations

June's exports and imports both exceeded expectations but New Zealand still reported a small trade deficit in the month, after five consecutive surpluses.

Apple still thriving, broker says

Apple remained a quality technology stock with a growing range of products and services, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms said yesterday.

Cash rate cut and more on cards

Cash rate cut and more on cards

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler cut the official cash rate as expected yesterday and indicated further cuts were on the way.

Stocks appeal as interest rates decline

The NZX50 index is likely to bust above the 6000-point mark as investors look for income in times of falling interest rates.