Sally Rae

Commission questions Fonterra payouts

A decision by Fonterra to cut last season's forecast payout to 55c below what was calculated in its milk price manual was not consistent with incentives for the dairy giant to operate efficiently, a Commerce Commission draft report has found.

Dairy, forestry drive down sheep numbers

Continued pressure on sheep numbers from alternative land uses is not expected to abate, despite improved forecasts for lamb prices.

PGG Wrightson posts after-tax profit of $42.3m for year

PGG Wrightson has returned to profitability and recorded a $42.3 million after-tax profit for the year to June.

Wool levy spending specifics outlined

Inrformation on how a proposed wool levy would be spent has been outlined before October's referendum.

Awarded 'best in real estate'

Awarded 'best in real estate'

Queenstown-based commercial property specialist Kerry O'Donnell has been named the ''best in real estate'' at the Australasian Women in Business Law Awards.

Cornering the market on vintage skis

Cornering the market on vintage skis

When Shaun Guyton hits the slopes on his vintage skis, he makes something of a statement.

South to the fore at awards

South to the fore at awards

AbacusBio managing director Neville Jopson has been acknowledged for his contribution to New Zealand's sheep industry.

Aim to raise sheep, beef farming profit

Aim to raise sheep, beef farming profit

Graham Alder wants to help improve the profitability of sheep and beef farming.

Brand dredges human resources to net pearler staff

Brand dredges human resources to net pearler staff

Recruitment specialist Karen Bardwell always had a desire to become self-employed. She talks to business reporter Sally Rae about the latest development in her business and why she loves both the recruitment industry and Dunedin.

Refocused, revitalised, rebate paid

Refocused, revitalised, rebate paid

Ravensdown's refocus on its core business has paid dividends with a much improved balance sheet and the return of a rebate to farmers.