Dene Mackenzie

Foodstuffs' balance sheet reflects improving economy

The balance sheet of Foodstuffs South Island continues to grow strongly, with revenue exceeding $2.6 billion in the year ended February, the annual accounts show.

IPO surge seen as thumbs-up

IPO surge seen as thumbs-up

In a turnaround from the drought of two or three years ago, we seem to have found ourselves smack in the middle of a flood of initial public offerings (IPOs). Craigs Investment Partners broker Chris Timms explains to Business editor Dene Mackenzie how to avoid IPO fever.

China links to fore as two-way trade tops $20b

China links to fore as two-way trade tops $20b

Prime Minister John Key was yesterday playing up his relationship with China's leaders after trade data showed this country's two-way trade with China had exceeded $20 billion for the first time.

Comment: Bidding war for Canterbury steps up

The race for Christchurch votes has become the dominant theme of the election. And it will not be cheap for the taxpayer, political editor Dene Mackenzie reports.

Business awards to promote Otago's success

Business awards to promote Otago's success

The launch last night of the Westpac Otago Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards was a chance to shake off some of the negative images about the region, chamber president Ali Copeman said.

Telecom internet television service needs more detail - broker

Telecom internet television service needs more detail - broker

Telecom has provided a teaser around its planned internet television product ''Lightbox'', Forsyth Barr broker Andrew Rooney says.

Economy proves a magnet

Economy proves a magnet

New Zealand's so-called ''rock star economy'' continues to attract Kiwis back home and people from other countries to relocate in the hope of better prospects.

Curran declines list spot this time

Curran declines list spot this time

Dunedin South MP Clare Curran is one of five Labour MPs to have declined places on the Labour Party list, the others being Trevor Mallard, Ruth Dyson, Rino Tirikatene and Kris Faafoi.

Signs of two-tier economy emerging

If anyone is looking for reasons why the Reserve Bank should remain on high alert, yesterday's migration data provided the justification.

Migrant inquiries rising

Migrant inquiries rising

Dunedin South MP Clare Curran is dealing with more immigration inquiries than ever as the number of people moving to Dunedin from overseas increases.