Sally Rae

Venison prices up, but kiwi still frustrating producers

Venison prices up, but kiwi still frustrating producers

Venison prices might be on the way up but returns to farmers are still being held back by the strong New Zealand dollar.

Tough times tested young executive

Tough times tested young executive

Aurora Energy and Delta chief executive Grady Cameron was recently named Young Energy Executive of the Year at the Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards. He talks to business reporter Sally Rae.

Lavender: The sweet smell of success

Two novice lavender growers from Central Otago nearly stole the show at this year's New Zealand Lavender Growers Association awards.

NZ possum hits fashion catwalk

NZ possum hits fashion catwalk

With apologies to Dame Edna, it's Goodbye Possums.

Crayfish venture ticks all the boxes

Crayfish venture ticks all the boxes

A fledgling industry is being developed in Otago-Southland with the development of a freshwater crayfish (koura) farming operation by forestry company Ernslaw One, as agribusiness business reporter Sally Rae reports.

'Gorgeous spot' to spend time

'Gorgeous spot' to spend time

Graeme Anderson has spent the past three years on the road.

Entrepreneur's venture 'very cool'

Entrepreneur's venture 'very cool'

When David Isaacs quit medical school after three years of study, it was a bold move.

Milk prices fall at auction

Further pressure is on Fonterra's forecast milk price, with prices down 6% in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction - 42.2% lower than a year ago.

Sheep and beef optimism

Sheep and beef optimism

Sheep and beef farming profitability is set to improve in the 2014-15 season on the back of favourable climatic conditions, expected higher product prices and a more export-friendly exchange rate.

Otago team makes its case

Otago team makes its case

A team from the University of Otago's Business School has taken top honours in a business case competition, beating 11 other national and international universities.