Sally Rae

'It's about people, not numbers'

'It's about people, not numbers'

When Dunedin accountant Michelle Thorn joined accounting firm RightWay last year, the key attraction was the company's culture, people and business model.

Truly at home on the range

Truly at home on the range

Bob Morris reckons he will keep farming as long as his body holds out.

An audacious idea to protect children

An audacious idea to protect children

University of Otago student Ben Brough was disgusted to see news items about children being killed in terror attacks - and it got him thinking.

New head prefers more conciliatory mode on issues

New head prefers more conciliatory mode on issues

Farming might be going through a ''bit of a lull'' right now, Federated Farmers Otago's new president Phill Hunt says, but he believes agriculture has a great future.

Texel 'coming of age'

Texel 'coming of age'

Geoff Howie was one of the original breeders who invested in Texel sheep when they were released from quarantine in 1990.

Step up, Fonterra told

Step up, Fonterra told

Fonterra's strategy needs to start delivering or its market share will shrink further, Federated Farmers Otago dairy chairman Stephen Crawford says.

Large meat co-op formation 'window of opportunity' passing

The ''window of opportunity'' for a large meat co-operative to form is diminishing, Federated Farmers Otago meat and fibre chairman Simon McAtamney says.

Suit sellers see where it all starts

 Suit sellers see where it all starts

Cameras were clicking and smiles were broad as a group of Japanese visitors found themselves in a very foreign setting yesterday - sheepyards in rural Maniototo.

Tall Poppy Syndrome research intriguing

Tall Poppy Syndrome research intriguing

Jodyanne Kirkwood had never really thought about Tall Poppy Syndrome and its effect on entrepreneurs until she started her PhD.

MedRecruit success came after injury

MedRecruit success came after injury

To become a successful entrepreneur, Sam Hazledine reckons it pays to not care too much about what other people think.