Sally Rae

Passion for dairy drives manager

Passion for dairy drives manager

When it comes to succeeding in the dairy industry, Maigan Jenkins believes passion is needed. 

Diversity of services competing for awards

Diversity of services competing for awards

Three diverse Southern businesses are among the entrants in this year's Rural Women New Zealand Enterprising Rural Women Awards. Agribusiness reporter Sally Rae finds out a little more about them.

Melbourne wool prices 'encouraging'

Melbourne wool prices 'encouraging'

''Encouraging without being spectacular'' was how New Zealand Merino Company commercial manager Keith Ovens described this week's wool sale in Melbourne.

Price forecast tipped to fall by up to $1.50

Price forecast tipped to fall by up to $1.50

Economists have signalled a milk price forecast as low as the mid-$4 range for the 2014-15 season after a flat result in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction.

Falling prices loom over Fonterra results

Falling prices loom over Fonterra results

Falling global dairy prices will hit Fonterra's bottom line when it announces its financial results next week.

Entrepreneurs' club in embryo

Entrepreneurs' club in embryo

When it came to recruiting students at yesterday's Be Your Own Boss Expo in Dunedin, Geordi Dearns had a corny idea.

South reporting better growth

Otago-Southland has returned to more usual levels of growth, the latest BNZ-BusinessNZ Performance in Services index (PSI) shows.

Specialist not pigeonholed

Specialist not pigeonholed

When it came to getting his job as an environmental sustainability specialist, Blake Holgate says it was a case of ''right time, right place''.

Happy to spend 'millions' on old buildings

Happy to spend 'millions' on old buildings

While changes to earthquake-strengthening rules caused controversy, Oakwood Properties director David Marsh sees them as an opportunity.

Generations of shearing in Brett's family blood

Generations of shearing in Brett's family blood

Brett Roberts was destined to a shearer.