Sally Rae

OCR cut urged to ease dairy woes

OCR cut urged to ease dairy woes

Federated Farmers dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard is calling on the Reserve Bank to cut the official cash rate tomorrow, following another reduction in Fonterra's forecast milk price.

Top-label fashion wear recycled

Top-label fashion wear recycled

From humble beginnings in Northeast Valley 17 years ago, Dunedin woman Cindy King has grown her recycled designer clothing business to four stores in Otago and Southland. She speaks to business reporter Sally Rae.

Business full of opportunity

Business full of opportunity

Entrepreneurship, says Abbe Hyde, is something people should get excited about.

Ex-All White swaps football for footwear

Ex-All White swaps football for footwear

A former professional sportsman has traded football for footwear.

Embrace change, Ballance CEO says

Embrace change, Ballance CEO says

Agriculture has to ‘‘sell itself to New Zealand''.

$2m fertiliser plant opens near Timaru

More than $2million has been invested at Ballance Agri-Nutrients' Washdyke site with the official opening of a specialist PhaSedN fertiliser manufacturing plant.

Helping people into their homes

Helping people into their homes

Gone are the days of Sandra Spence working from the kitchen table.

Commodities index shows stable signs

Commodities index shows stable signs

Gains in beef and aluminium prices helped offset dairy price falls in last month's ANZ commodity price index.

Profits of sheep, beef farmers dip

Profits of sheep, beef farmers dip

Otago-Southland sheep and beef farmers are facing a 16% drop in profit this year as weak lamb prices impact on revenue.

Some cheer for dairy sector

An embattled dairy sector has finally received some good news with the first increase in dairy prices for the year - but global supply still remains strong.