Sally Rae

Suppliers required to fence waterways

A new clause in Fonterra's terms of conditions of supply, requiring farmer suppliers to keep stock out of waterways, will contribute to the quality of New Zealand's lakes, rivers and streams, the dairy co-operative says.

Sockburn savings expected

Sockburn savings expected

The pending closure of the Alliance Group's Sockburn plant will provide significant cost savings on an ongoing basis with the site still to be sold, the company says.

Milmeq wins top award for solution

Milmeq wins top award for solution

Dunedin company Milmeq Ltd has received the top award in the mechanical and manufacturing category of the New Zealand Engineering Excellence Awards.

Portfolio grows

German investors have continued adding to their South Island farm portfolio, acquiring a 227ha property at Gore for $3.37 million.

Fitness franchise opening

Fitness franchise opening

Jetts Fitness New Zealand general manager Claire Attard gets "a real kick" every time a new club opens.

Scholarship opens stable doors

Scholarship opens stable doors

Jamie Richards is relishing an opportunity to spend time next year at three of the world's leading thoroughbred studs.

Confidence up slightly

Business confidence has improved, for now, after a three-month decline, the latest National Bank business outlook survey shows.

1080 drop: possums, rats killed, birds thrive

1080 drop: possums, rats killed, birds thrive

A recent aerial 1080 operation in the Silver Peaks area has had several benefits - not only have rat and possum populations been knocked to zero but researchers have had a chance to study the impact of 1080 on the resident South Island robin population.

Meat industry 'must act' on wool

Meat industry 'must act' on wool

Former Meat and Wool New Zealand and New Zealand Meat Board chairman Jeff Grant believes meat companies Alliance Group and Silver Fern Farms should jointly establish a wool marketing entity.

Managing Funds: Rush to invest in corporate bonds

Many investors are looking for income as current bank deposit rates of around 4%-4.5% are insufficient for their needs.