The Deloitte South Island Index of listed companies has
reported a flat past 12 months, undermined by plunging share
price performances of leisure retailer Kathmandu, Dunedin
cancer diagnostic company Pacific Edge and Synlait Milk.
Port Otago could be hosting the new 348m-long super cruise
ship Ovation of the Seas and as many as 5000
passengers within two years, with preparations under way to
widen bends in the lower harbour channel.