Sally Rae

Cavalier jobs axed as looming economic malaise slashes into sales

The European financial crisis and the high cost of wool are being blamed for carpet maker Cavalier Corporation's significant drop in sales for the first quarter of its financial year.

Global wine exports continue growth trend

Global wine exports are continuing along a general growth trend with the exception of South Africa and Australia, as the strength of their domestic currencies dampens demand in export markets.

Scientist's move to city right formula

Scientist's move to city right formula

By moving to Dunedin, internationally renowned scientist Dr Jurian Hoogewerff says he has combined good science with a good lifestyle.

Board bid brings skill sets together

Board bid brings skill sets together

From currency trader to Otago farmer, Grant Cochrane has led an interesting life. Now he is looking for another challenge and is seeking election to the board of dairy giant Fonterra, as Sally Rae reports.

Competition hones eye for stock, way with words

Competition hones eye for stock, way with words

For young South Canterbury farmer Thomas Gardner, stock-judging competitions combine valuable public speaking skills with being able to handle stock.

Vigilance urged over stock thefts

Vigilance urged over stock thefts

Whoever was responsible for the theft of 200 in-lamb merino ewes from Omarama must be caught, Federated Farmers rural security spokesman David Rose said.

Wool Co lowers the bar

New Zealand Wool Investment Company (Wool Co) has reduced the minimum investment in its offer to $9500 in its bid to raise $40 million to buy New Zealand Wool Services International (WSI).

Record dividend for Landcorp

Record dividend for Landcorp

State-owned farming company Landcorp will pay a record dividend of $27.5 million after recording one of its most profitable years.

AgResearch back into black

Agresearch has turned around its financial performance, reporting a net annual profit after tax of $6.2 million, during a "pivotal year".

Red meat group to investigate online trading platform

The benefits, costs, practicalities and legalities of an online trading platform for lower-value meat commodities and co-products is to be explored.