Dene Mackenzie

Scope in Dunedin property market

Scope in Dunedin property market

Home affordability continued to deteriorate during the 12 months ended August but NZ Credit Union South chief executive Tania Dickie says first-home buyers can still get into their own property in Dunedin.

Kiwis keener to take a byte

Kiwis keener to take a byte

New Zealanders are consuming more data and are getting used to faster speeds, Statistics New Zealand performance statistics manager Jason Attewell says.

Cunliffe out; backs Little for leader

Cunliffe out; backs Little for leader

Former union head Andrew Little has become the frontrunner for the leadership of the Labour Party following yesterday's announcement by David Cunliffe he would not seek the position.

Focus on dairy auction

Thursday's GlobalDairyTrade auction is expected to get the most attention in New Zealand this week as most investors focus on offshore developments.

Falling food prices strengthen 1.2% inflation view

Food prices fell in September, adding to expectations annual inflation will be about 1.2% when official figures are released next week.

NZ market avoids global volatility

NZ market avoids global volatility

New Zealand has remained relatively insulated from global market volatility as investors worry about slowing growth in Europe.

Focus on power after election

Focus on power after election

Investors could focus on the attractive electricity industry-wide dividend yield now the election is over, Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms says.

Curran alleges 'dirty' politics

Curran alleges 'dirty' politics Dunedin South MP Clare Curran says the resurrection of the Andersons Bay-Peninsula branch is ''dirty politics'' aimed at undermining her bid to be re-elected.

Finding business success stories

Finding business success stories

Two Otago companies will be part of the Deloitte New Zealand Fast 50 index, with less than 1% separating Palmerston-based Skevington Contracting and Queenstown-based South Pacific Fire Protection in the regional awards.

Concern competition could be at expense of KiwiSavers

Kiwisaver providers are being asked to put the interests of their customers first as the amount of money transferred by customers changing their schemes doubled in a year.