Dene Mackenzie

Credit union doubles profit to $279k

Credit union doubles profit to $279k

Expanding its loan book and working with tradespeople and the Filipino community in Christchurch paid off for NZCU South in the year ended June 30, chief executive Tania Dickie said yesterday.

Competition no damper on bank profits

Competition no damper on bank profits

Intense competition has not stalled the rise in bank profits, KPMG head of financial services John Kensington says.

Attitude rewarded

Attitude rewarded

Dunedin-based credit union NZCU South staff member Antoinette Smith has won one of four outstanding customer service representative awards at the national CRM Contact Centre Awards.

'Mandate' for change

'Mandate' for change

Federated Farmers says the Government has a mandate for reforms to the Resource Management Act which could see New Zealand become a ''primary superpower''.

Airport international passenger numbers up 26.1%

Airport international passenger numbers up 26.1%

International visitor numbers at Queenstown Airport continued to rise in August and the year-to-date figure was nearly 30% ahead of the same period last year.

Union bashing expected

Union bashing expected

Proposed changes to employment law has Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union head Bill Newson geared up for some good old-fashioned union bashing.

Energy company shares rise amid relief at National victory

Energy company shares rise amid relief at National victory

New Zealand's electricity sector breathed a sigh of relief yesterday, with shares in energy companies soaring after National's emphatic election win, Forsyth Barr broker Andrew Rooney said.

Energy stocks soar after election result

Energy company shares opened strongly this morning following National's resounding win in Saturday's election.

National powering on

National powering on

Prime Minister John Key will be in a hurry to deliver on some immediate policy gains after he led National to a landslide win in the election on Saturday.

Parker poised to return Labour to 'fundamental values'

Parker poised to return Labour to 'fundamental values'

Labour Party deputy leader David Parker is poised to play a pivotal role in the rebirth of a new Labour movement, based on what the party emerged from 98 years ago.