Simon Hartley

Former Otago student climbs K2

Former Otago student climbs K2

Former University of Otago law student Christine Burke has climbed K2, the world's second-highest mountain, the 14th woman to do so.

Farmers seek halt on OCR

Federated Farmers has joined the call for a halt to the interest-driving official cash rate (OCR), following the Reserve Bank's indications it will pause any further hikes.

EPA seeks further details from Chatham Rock

Would-be seabed miner Chatham Rock Phosphate appears to be coming under pressure from the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), which this week requested additional information in support of its application for a marine consent.

Blis presents upbeat picture to shareholders

Blis presents upbeat picture to shareholders

Management of listed Dunedin probiotic manufacturer Blis Technologies put forward a buoyant and confident front yesterday, at its annual shareholders meeting in the city.

Port Otago land debate heated

Port Otago land debate heated

Tempers flared at an Otago Regional Council (ORC) finance committee meeting yesterday as councillors debated whether its policies were clear enough for Port Otago's selling of its leasehold land parcels.

Lynx gets five S. Island permits

A Canadian-owned platinum exploration company has been awarded five, five-year South Island permits, including two covering 168sq km northwest of Invercargill.

Lower range of dividends to ORC proposed

Port Otago has changed its dividend policy in relation to its 100% owner, the Otago Regional Council, in part to underpin future capital expenditure, including funding for its ''inland port'' at Mosgiel.

Container ship towed after near miss

A container ship which lost power while navigating Otago Harbour was pulled into deeper water by a tug - having had a near miss with the shipping channel's sandbank.

Profit-taking drops Pacific Edge share price

Profit-taking and unease over Pacific Edge's plunging share price have resulted in its shares shedding more than 60% in value during the past six months.

'Taiaroa' welcomed

'Taiaroa' welcomed

Port Otago's new workhorse tug Taiaroa arrived in Port Chalmers yesterday, following a 40-day delivery voyage from Vietnam.