Sally Rae

Consumer confidence remains high

Consumer confidence remains near nine-year highs in New Zealand, with a slight drop in June due mainly to a drop in economic optimism in smaller centres and rural areas.

Good grip on safety

Good grip on safety

With a price tag of about $700,000, the Tigercat LH855 is no ordinary chainsaw.

N. Otago couple sell Angus bull for $55,000

N. Otago couple sell Angus bull for $55,000

A joint record of $55,000 in this season's bull sales has been achieved by North Otago Angus breeders Neil and Rose Sanderson.

Switch to beauty industry paying off

Switch to beauty industry paying off

Dunedin businesswoman Sian Adams believes the city could do a lot more to promote it as a place to do business. She talks to business reporter Sally Rae about her own journey in business.

Dunedin designers earn accolades for back device

Dunedin designers earn accolades for back device

Bodystance New Zealand has some ambitious targets for the future, including being a $20 million company by 2020.

Record primary sector exports

Record primary sector exports

Primary sector exports will reach record levels of $37.7 billion for the past year - about $1.3 billion more than previously forecast.

China remains key to NZ's outlook

When it comes to the outlook for New Zealand's primary industries, China is very firmly in the spotlight.

Dairy farmers support levy in record strong vote

Record support has been given by dairy farmers for continuing their annual milk solids levy to fund ongoing research and development, environmental work and other industry initiatives.

Guaranteed milk price scheme open

Applications are open for Fonterra farmers to lock in a price for a percentage of their milk for the 2014-15 season.

Sector in good heart- judge

Sector in good heart- judge

After travelling 3800km in nine days, visiting 27 farms throughout New Zealand, Preston Hope is heartened by the state of the sheep industry.