Sally Rae

Otago boasts best increase in rural property sales

Otago has recorded the strongest increase in rural property sales in New Zealand for May and June.

Inflation hits 21-year high at 5.3%

Inflation has hit a 21-year high of 5.3%, with fuel, food, travel and power prices pushing the consumers price index up 1% for the June quarter.

Slight increase in demand for services

Otago-Southland has improved marginally on its May result in a services industry activity index released yesterday, but remains in contraction for the sixth consecutive month.

Initiative connecting alumni

Thousands of former Otago secondary pupils are becoming involved in a novel initiative which organisers hope will result in future investment in the region and local economy.

'Fitting milestone' as CRT cracks $1b

'Fitting milestone' as CRT cracks $1b

Rural servicing co-operative CRT has cracked the billion-dollar mark - reporting turnover of $1.092 billion and an operating surplus of $8.4 million in the year to March 31.

'Major new player' entering NZ wool market

Australian wool buyer and exporter Viterra is expanding its wool business into the New Zealand market.

Wills promises more collaborative approach

Wills promises more collaborative approach

"I'm still a sheep and cattle farmer from Napier. That will remain".

Interest in merino born in childhood

Interest in merino born in childhood

Jayne Rive attributes her love of merino sheep to growing up on remote Halfway Bay Station.

Maxwell maximising role as executive

It took Jeanette Maxwell a long time to admit she was a busy person.

Stock judge wins NZ title

Stock judge wins NZ title

Olivia Ross proved she has an eye for stock when she won the New Zealand Young Farmers national stock judging competition.