Dene Mackenzie

Growth expected to moderate

Growth expected to moderate

Risks to the New Zealand economy have increased and are not being helped by events in Europe, the United States and Australia. Business editor Dene Mackenzie previews a volatile week of economic data.

Hockey likely to be first never to deliver surplus

The Australian Government faces the same economic situation as New Zealand did in 2008 - staring down the barrel of a decade of deficits.

Queenstown Lakes rents rise sharply

Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes median rents increased substantially in the year ended November while rents grew modestly in Dunedin and fell in Clutha and Waitaki.

Things for the Federal Reserve to ponder

Things for the Federal Reserve to ponder

The Federal Reserve's final meeting of the year takes place this week.

South leads manufacturing

South leads manufacturing

The South Island received more good news with the release of the latest manufacturing activity statistics showing Canterbury-Westland and Otago-Southland leading the pack.

Key makes child poverty a goal

Key makes child poverty a goal

Lifting New Zealand children off the National Deprivation Index is one of the main goals next year for Prime Minister John Key.

Credit Union's rating lifts to BB

Credit Union's rating lifts to BB

Credit Union South, which has its headquarters in Dunedin, has had its long-term credit rating lifted to BB by rating agency Standard and Poor's.

Snap-happy horde outside 'little gem'

Leaving the Dunedin Railway Station took Prime Minister John Key longer than usual yesterday as he was mobbed by tourists and city visitors seeking a photo of themselves with Mr Key.

Blis fined for selective disclosure

Blis fined for selective disclosure

Dunedin's Blis Technologies has changed its media protocols after receiving a censure from the NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal and a fine that will cost the cash-strapped company $30,000.

Relief as OCR held at 3.5%

Relief as OCR held at 3.5%

Homeowners with mortgages got a welcome Christmas present from Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler when he held the official cash rate unchanged at 3.5% yesterday.