The differing fortunes of the Otago-Southland manufacturing and services industries have been revealed in the latest surveys released by Business New Zealand.
Dunedin South MP David Benson-Pope's political future is on the line on Saturday when he faces down two serious union-supported challengers for his seat.
A new early intervention programme based at Forbury School aims to combat a growing list of problems faced by children aged under 6, co-ordinator Liz McColl says.
Dairy giant Fonterra was well placed ahead of the anticipated softening of prices as global production increased, chief operating officer Andrew Ferrier said yesterday.
The New Zealand economy would this year face a tug of war against two massive and counteracting forces, Westpac chief economist Brendan O'Donovan said yesterday.
The plan by the Government, unions and business to lift the skill levels of workers was yesterday endorsed in Otago, although the need for adequate funding was raised as an important issue.
Finance Minister Michael Cullen yesterday again dangled the prospect of tax cuts in front of voters but with the proviso they will be introduced over three years if Labour wins this year's general election.
The Reserve Bank could lift interest rates on March 6 in response to unemployment falling to a 25-year low.
Dunedin financial planner Craig Myles is calling for more information to be made available on the numbers of New Zealanders joining KiwiSaver.
Businesses would bear the brunt of low unemployment, Otago Chamber of Commerce chief executive John Christie said yesterday.
New Zealand requires competent and reliable financial advisers to ensure investors receive the best possible support when making investment decisions, Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel says.
Tributes for Katherine Rich poured in yesterday after National's education spokeswoman announced her shock decision to retire from politics at the next election.
The departure of Katherine Rich at the next election will ensure the National Party takes a swerve to the right of the political spectrum.
Otago and Southland manufacturers still appear to be in good spirits, leading the other regions in the latest performance in manufacturing index (PMI).
The New Zealand dollar and oil prices continued to rise yesterday, with warnings of worse to come.
Shareholders in Auckland International Airport should both approve and accept the partial takeover from Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Forsyth Barr broker Ken Lister says.
South Canterbury Finance, led by Alan Hubbard, continues to avoid the woes that have afflicted many others in the industry.
New Zealanders are likely to reduce their level of retirement savings as higher mortgages and rising prices for basic items such as food and energy start to bite.
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Businesses seem set to face some tough times this year as the dollar refuses to fall in value and interest rates rise at a time when wage pressure and Kiwi-Saver are starting to hurt balance sheets.