Dene Mackenzie

Job fairs proposed to lure Kiwis home

Job fairs proposed to lure Kiwis home

The possibility of holding job fairs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to help New Zealand employers recruit skilled New Zealanders to come back home for work was raised yesterday by the Government.

Attention turns to Peters' position

Attention turns to Peters' position

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters was playing a starring role in the election campaign yesterday, even though he was holding a campaign meeting in Invercargill, well away from other party leaders.

Labour's buy-back of assets will push price up

The share price of New Zealand's listed energy companies will keep increasing if there is any possibility a Labour-led government may buy back shares in already-privatised assets.

Greens rule out deal with National

Greens rule out deal with National

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei has categorically ruled out doing any deal with National following next Saturday's election, saying National is the party of dirty politics, extremist and too difficult to work with.

Hedging as kiwi continues to ease

Hedging as kiwi continues to ease

The New Zealand dollar is on a downward path and likely to be below US80c by the end of next year - but there are differences in the forecasts of just how low the dollar will go.

Weighing up investments depending on election result

Weighing up investments depending on election result

National remains in the box seat to win the election but under MMP it will be a tight race, Craigs Investment Partners says in its Election 2014 report. Business editor Dene Mackenzie looks at the implications for investors.

PMI rebounds in August

MANUFACTURING activity bounced back in August with the strongest level of activity since March, according to the BNZ-BusinessNZ performance in manufacturing index.

Thousands not yet enrolled

Thousands not yet enrolled

Thousands of potential voters in Dunedin are missing and registrar of electors Dee Vickers is concerned they will not have their chance to vote next Saturday if they do not enrol promptly.

Last Dunedin Sth meeting hardly a game-changer

Last Dunedin Sth meeting hardly a game-changer

The political candidates in Dunedin South could finally breathe a sigh of relief last night as the last candidates' evening in the electorate ground to a close.

Interest rates expected to remain stable

Interest rates expected to remain stable

Official interest rates are likely to stay as they are for nine months to a year, with a chance the Reserve Bank may eventually choose not to lift its official cash rate from the current rate of 3.5%.