Sally Rae

More than just a cottage industry

More than just a cottage industry

An enterprising Central Otago farming family has diversified to successfully add tourism to its busy business operation, as Sally Rae reports.

'Mix of everything' for zip line pioneer

'Mix of everything' for zip line pioneer

Trent Yeo describes himself as a serial multitasker.

SFF back in the black

SFF back in the black

Silver Fern Farms is officially back in the black, reporting a pre-tax profit of $1.8 million for the 2014 year.

Meat prices bode well for PGG Wrightson turnover

Meat prices bode well for PGG Wrightson turnover

PGG Wrightson's trading performance is ''holding up well'' despite lower forecast milk prices, chief executive Mark Dewdney says.

Commodity prices face plenty of ups and downs in 2014

''A year of big ups and downs and very little in the way of sideways'' is how the ASB New Zealand commodity price index has been described over 2014.

Scandinavian skills paying off

Scandinavian skills paying off

Bjorn Oscar Sollie would like Dunedin to become the ''world capital'' of beef jerky.

2.4% rise in dairy prices

Dairy prices have signed off the year on a more positive note with a 2.4% overall lift in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction.

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 It's not just the meals that are happy at McDonald's restaurant in George St, Dunedin.

Confidence drives land prices

Dairy-aligned property values have been described as ''defying gravity'' despite falling dairy prices.

Chinese seek bigger stake in Oamaru meat plant

Chinese seek bigger stake in Oamaru meat plant

Overseas Investment Office approval is being sought to increase a Chinese-based shareholding in Lean Meats' Oamaru plant.