Sally Rae

Terms of trade still at 40-year high

Terms of trade still at 40-year high

New Zealand's terms of trade remain at a more than 40-year high despite weakening prices for dairy, the country's biggest export.

Business expo for students

Business expo for students

A Be Your Own Boss expo in Dunedin this month is aimed at tertiary students interested in starting their own business.

China deal factor in Fonterra's lower credit rating

Fonterra's credit rating has taken a hit following the announcement of its proposed partnership with a Chinese infant food manufacturer.

Online audit for tourist activities

Online audit for tourist activities

Cromwell man Duncan Faulkner wants to help reduce the number of tragedies in the adventure tourism industry.

Agri-careers promoted

Agri-careers promoted

Agriculture is ''far more than milking cows and drafting sheep''.

Sled and yoghurt makers seek a smoother way

Sled and yoghurt makers seek a smoother way

Three fledgling - and very diverse - Otago businesses have been selected, to go through to the next stage of the ANZ Flying Start business plan competition. Business reporter Sally Rae speaks to their founders.

Advance for Pacific Edge

The signing of an agreement with a Californian medical group is further confirmation Pacific Edge Ltd is ''moving forward'' in the United States, Craigs Investment Partners broker Peter McIntyre says.

Westland suppliers get some bad news

Westland suppliers get some bad news

Farmers will be ''definitely asking questions'' following Westland Milk Products' decision to cut its forecast payout by 60c for the 2014-15 season.

Fonterra expanding capacity

Fonterra expanding capacity

Fonterra will spend about $157 million installing three new plants at its Edendale site as part of a more than half-billion-dollar upgrade of processing capacity.

Milk price hold welcomed

Fonterra's decision to hold its forecast farm-gate milk price for the 2014-15 season at $6 reflects the longer-term outlook for international dairy prices, chairman John Wilson says.