Simon Hartley

Security high for, oil, gas conference

New Zealand's oil and gas sector gets to showcase its aspirations next week, with its largest conference in recent years in Auckland.

Household debt of concern

Escalating household debt in New Zealand is beginning to pose risks to the wider economy and has prompted a warning from the Reserve Bank.

Earthworks begin for Emerson's project

Earthworks begin for Emerson's project

Work is under way on Emerson's Brewery new redevelopment, worth up to $6 million, in Dunedin after earthworks began on the Anzac Ave site this week.

Bathurst Resources loses chief executive as outlook uncertain

Bathurst Resources loses chief executive as outlook uncertain

In a surprise announcement yesterday, West Coast mine developer Bathurst Resources' long-time chief executive Hamish Bohannan resigned, the latest scalp following operational reviews within the beleaguered company.

'Fatigue' from sale frequency hits profit

Main street sports and leisure retailer Kathmandu has posted a marked profit plunge for its half year, reporting a $1.8 million loss against last year's $11.4 million profit.

Buyer interest in Pumpkin Patch

Buyer interest in Pumpkin Patch

Buyers may be in the wings for troubled children's retailer Pumpkin Patch, which under its latest ''transformation programme'' is about to close nine Australian outlets.

Visitor spending lifts GDP

Visitor spending lifts GDP

New Zealand's economy has booked its best annual average growth rate since the global financial crisis, with retail, real estate and visitors among the sectors underpinning the rise.

Pacific Edge focus now on result

Pacific Edge focus now on result

Dunedin-based cancer diagnostic company Pacific Edge is bullish on forthcoming full-year result, following seven recent successes gaining crucial patent protections around the world.

Falling dairy returns behind wider deficit

Falling dairy export prices have been the largest contributor to New Zealand's annual current account deficit widening to 3.3% of gross domestic product (GDP), for the year to December. Analysts are expecting the deficit to widen further, to as much as 5.5% within 18 months.

Moa expects to repeat loss

Moa expects to repeat loss

Boutique beer brewer Moa says its is likely to repeat last year's full-year loss of $5.8 million, despite a 40% gain in beer volumes, to the equivalent of five million bottles.