Simon Hartley

Otago economic activity above average

Otago economic activity above average

Quarterly economic activity around Otago has rebounded 1.8% - well above the national figure of a 0.4% gain.

4.4million ounces in 25 years

4.4million ounces in 25 years

East Otago, having produced more than 4.4million ounces of gold in that period.

Record profit for F&P Healthcare

Strong sales revenue growth underpinned a record half-year profit for Fisher & Paykel Healthcare for the six months to September.

Mine could be keystone in cheapest-producer drive

Oceana Gold's acquisition of a South Carolina gold development mine could be the keystone in its drive to become the world's lowest-cost gold producer.

JBS Australia gains control of Scott Tech

JBS Australia gains control of Scott Tech

Shareholders have handed control of 102-year-old specialist Dunedin engineering firm Scott Technology to global food giant JBS.

Pacific Edge sales up; still no profit

Dunedin cancer diagnostic company Pacific Edge has more than doubled its sales, recording $1.8million sales for the half year to September, and moves to its second-half trading with a $35.3million cash buffer.

Cavalier boosted on better outlook

Carpet manufacturer Cavalier's' share price got a 34% boost yesterday, following management predictions the ailing company would turn last year's $25.7million loss into a $3million-$5million profit.

JBS acquires its first stake in Scott

Food giant JBS Australia yesterday began its march to take a 50.1% controlling stake in 102-year-old Dunedin engineering specialist Scott Technology, disclosing it had gained a 5.21% stake.

Metro Glass happy with $11m profit

Metro Performance Glass has delivered an $11million profit, at the top end of earlier predictions, underpinned by activity in residential Auckland and commercial Canterbury.

Dunedin losing foundry jobs

During the past four years, 181 foundry-related jobs have been lost from Dunedin city, largely in response to the global downturn in mining and heavy industry.