Simon Hartley

Surprise departure at Xero

Surprise departure at Xero

Eight-year-old cloud accounting company Xero - which is yet to post a profit - has again reported big gains in revenue and customers numbers, but almost doubled its after-tax loss for the year.

Car yard website targeted by scam

Car yard website targeted by scam

A Dunedin car yard's website has been targeted in a scam, in a bid to entice private car sellers around the country to contribute cash towards freighting their vehicles to Dunedin.

Two sales well above rateable value

Two sales well above rateable value

Two commercial buildings in Dunedin have sold in recent auctions, for more than 50% above their respective rateable value.

Tiwai is back in the black

Tiwai is back in the black

New Zealand Aluminium Smelter's (NZAS) Tiwai Point plant near Bluff has posted a turnaround profit for the first time in two years - but it faces increasing pressures.

Dunedin developments in running for national awards

Dunedin developments in running for national awards

Three Dunedin developments are finalists in the Property Council New Zealand's annual awards, including a 136-year-old historic building gutted by fire seven years ago.

South listed companies rise by 0.8% in flat year

South listed companies rise by 0.8% in flat year

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.

Accreditation big step for Southeast Asia push

Accreditation big step for Southeast Asia push

Bladder cancer diagnostic company Pacific Edge will get accreditation for its Dunedin laboratory that could enable expansion into Southeast Asia.

Shell may be looking at drilling in GSB

Shell may be looking at drilling in GSB

Oil and gas joint venture partners Shell and OMV may be undertaking deepwater drilling with an exploration well in the Great South Basin (GSB) before the end of the year.

Several factors pulling down value of FSF units

The value of units in the listed Fonterra Shareholder Fund (FSF) continue to plumb new lows, having struck $5.04 during the week, before retracing to about $5.15 yesterday.

Preparing to host super cruise ships

Preparing to host super cruise ships

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.