Simon Hartley

Esplanade project start date expected soon

Esplanade  project start date expected soon

A final decision on when work will start on a $3 million twin commercial and apartment development on the Esplanade at St Clair Beach in Dunedin is likely within a couple of months.

Pacific Edge censure costs $500k

Pacific Edge censure costs $500k

Dunedin cancer diagnostic company Pacific Edge has fallen foul of New Zealand stock exchange rules and and has been ordered to compensate affected shareholders to the tune of $500,000.

Contact ditches geothermal, plans payout

Contact ditches geothermal, plans payout

Contact Energy has ditched an unpopular option to invest in Pacific Rim geothermal power, instead opting to deliver shareholders a $367 million special dividend.

Ill wind feared for farmers

Ill wind feared for farmers

Farmers have been joined by economists in keeping a wary eye on the developing El Nino weather pattern, with its potential to affect returns for dairy and sheep farmers negatively.

Gallipoli remembered

Gallipoli remembered

The Cantores Choir of the Otago University Students' Association, commemorates the centenary of Gallipoli at Dunedin's Railway Station last night.

Ryman reaps benefits of earlier investment

Ryman reaps benefits of earlier investment

Expansion in Auckland and Melbourne by rest-home builder and operator Ryman Healthcare has underpinned a record profit for the year, its 13th consecutive rise in profits.

Blis optimistic despite another loss

Dunedin-based Blis Technologies has doubled its revenues to $2.63 million, and hopes initiatives in place will repeat that performance this financial year.

Otago economic activity growing at 3.3%

Otago economic activity growing at 3.3%

Otago's economic activity stands in the middle of the pack countrywide, its 3.3% annual gain almost mirroring the national average.

Business left wanting, barely crumbs for South

Business interests received only a cursory nod in the Government's Budget yesterday and there was little for regions outside Auckland, except a contestable share of a $25 million fund to create mixed public-private regional research institutes.

Port to expand, deepen channel

Port to expand, deepen channel

Port Otago will spend $30 million to $45 million to expand its infrastructure over the next two years, allowing larger ships to call at Port Chalmers.