Dene Mackenzie

Honour comes as big surprise

Honour comes as big surprise

Dunedin's Nick Smith, made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit today, still becomes emotional when he thinks about the people CTV employed in Christchurch who lost their lives in the February 2011 earthquake.

Economic activity static in quarter

Economic activity static in quarter

The national economy stood still in the three months ended March, the ANZ Regional Trends index failing to lift for the first time in five years.

Crown surplus less than forecast

The Crown accounts continued their journey into surplus in the 10 months to April, with an operating balance before gains and losses (obegal) of $297 million.

Z Energy the good oil for Super fund

Z Energy the good oil for Super fund

Investing in Z Energy has paid off well for the New Zealand Superannuation Fund.

Milk prices rise

Milk prices rise

Dairy auction prices started the new season in a positive way as the overall 3.4% average price rise was the second-highest of the year.

Close watch on dairy auction

Close watch on dairy auction

The GlobalDairyTrade auction early tomorrow morning takes on more significance than usual because of Fonterra's first indication of next season's milk price being lower than the market consensus.

Labour, Greens team up for election

Labour, Greens team up for election

Voters will be presented with a viable alternative at the next general election after the Green and Labour parties agreed yesterday to present a united front in an effort to topple the Government.

NZ moves up IMD ranking

NZ moves up IMD ranking

New Zealand and Australia both moved up the IMD 2016 competitiveness ranking but the surprise in the release yesterday was the United States surrendering its lead as the world's most competitive economy.

Business confidence up again: survey

Business confidence continued to recover lost ground in May, rising for the third month in a row, according to the ANZ Business Outlook released yesterday.

Executive brings business insights

Executive brings business insights

ANZ chairman John Judge will today impart some of his wide business experience to a Dunedin audience as part of his week-long residency at the University of Otago Business School.