Sally Rae

Taking Kiwi flavours to the world

Taking Kiwi flavours to the world

The Seriously Good Chocolate Company in Invercargill stemmed from one woman's attempts to cheer up her hairdresser by making some chocolate truffles. Now Jane Stanton is exporting a taste of New Zealand to the world, as business reporter Sally Rae reports.

NZ watching water rules, landowners told

NZ watching water rules, landowners told

Landholders in Otago have been urged to understand where they are in relation to the Otago Regional Council's new water quality rules and start putting environmental practice ''front of mind''.

Community rallies to support family

Community rallies to support family

The North Otago community is rallying to support the Stackhouse family following the recent slaughter of about 195 sheep on their Ngapara farm.

Government funding given to deer farming project

Government funding given to deer farming project

A $500,000 project aimed at increasing deer farming profitability has attracted Government support through the Sustainable Farming Fund.

Return to profit: Blue Sky smiling

Blue Sky Meats' return to profitability spells an end to about two and-a-half years of turmoil in the international sheep meat industry, chairman Graham Cooney says.

Fonterra chief still sees NZ as dairy world envy

Fonterra chief still sees NZ as dairy world envy

When Theo Spierings first joined Fonterra as its chief executive, he described Fonterra - and possibly New Zealand - as the envy of the dairy world.

Family business blossoming

Family business blossoming

Ring organic skincare business Plantae and ask for a Priest and there could be a little confusion.

Enjoying 'good honest food' enterprise

Enjoying 'good honest food' enterprise

Running a catering business in Dunedin may be a far cry from being executive chef in a swanky hotel in the Maldives, but Gordon McKenzie could not be happier.

Optimistic over farming sector's future

Optimistic over farming sector's future

Federated Farmers national president Bruce Wills stands down next month after three years in the role. He talks to agribusiness reporter Sally Rae about his tenure and his optimism for the agricultural industry's future.

Harriet takes on shepherds challenge

Harriet takes on shepherds challenge

Harriet Gardner admits she might not be the ''fastest in the world'' at it - but she can shear a sheep.