Sally Rae

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.

Pleased to be in running for business award

Pleased to be in running for business award

Helen Darling admits she was ''really chuffed'' to be named a finalist in the business entrepreneur category of this year's Women of Influence awards.

Landcorp more than doubles profit

Landcorp more than doubles profit

State-owned Landcorp Farming has more than doubled its profit for the June year, with dairy production expansion contributing to the strong result.

13% drop in Cavalier profit

Difficult trading conditions in Australia and a strong New Zealand dollar have affected carpet manufacturer Cavalier Corporation's result for the year to June.

Stint as ocean-going shepherd an eye-opener

Stint as ocean-going shepherd an eye-opener

When Fred Ellis boarded a ship at Port Chalmers in 1957 in charge of a consignment of stud sheep bound for Brazil, he was ''dead scared''.

Couple thrilled with move north

Couple thrilled with move north

Dairying is likely be a regular topic of discussion in the Duffy household.