Simon Hartley

Chatham Rock criticises EPA for report release

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has been criticised by marine consent applicant Chatham Rock Phosphate, for releasing a staff report on its application.

Service sector takes off

Service sector takes off

Otago's service sector heads the country with a burst in expansion for July, underpinned by an uplift in tourism and the retail sectors.

Mine to close; 35 jobs lost

Mine to close; 35 jobs lost

Depressed gold prices and the high dollar have been blamed for the closure of the privately owned Earnscleugh alluvial gold mine near Alexandra - stripping 35 jobs and millions of dollars from the local economy.

Freightways delivers record results

Freightways has delivered a record result and boosted dividend, following strong second-half trading which underpinned increased annual revenue and profit.

Lakeview receivership 'tidying up'

Queenstown apartment developer Ross Wensley's company Lakeview Resorts Ltd has been placed in receivership.

Steel & Tube boosts revenue and profit

Manufacturer Steel & Tube has posted boosted revenue and profit for its full-year result, in part due to its acquisition of Tata Steel (Australasia), from Indian steel giant Tata.

Higher retail sales than expected

Higher retail sales than expected

Retail sales for the quarter to June were stronger than anticipated, but not enough to force the Reserve Bank to bring forward interest rate hikes, otherwise expected early next year.

Not best time to buy a house

Not best time to buy a house

House prices appear set to continue rising but economists caution of a downturn later amid rising interest rates.

Nuplex posts 18% profit rise as Asia, Europe expansion continues

Paint and resin manufacturer Nuplex has posted an almost 18% gain in profit, and continues its expansion into crucial Asian and European markets.

Manufacturing stays flat in South

Manufacturing across the country has been in expansion mode for 22 consecutive months now - but Otago-Southland has just booked a third consecutive month of contraction.