Listings remain tight around Otago and overall house sales were down in June, but most property prices throughout the province remain buoyant.
Employment and skill shortages are at the forefront of Otago Southland's service sector performance index, which softened into contraction in June.
Prominent South Canterbury businessman Joe Butterfield has been censured by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and made to pay almost $28,000 in penalties and costs.
Black Friday delivered a sucker punch to manufacturing in Otago-Southland, the monthly BNZ-BusinessNZ manufacturing index contracting strongly to fall to a three-year low.
Results from a survey of 60 South Island leaders all aged under 50 has shown a marked shift in concerns, including their own employment outlook.
Strong gold production across all of Oceana Gold's four mines has meant a 14% quarter-on-quarter production lift.
Sharemarket darling a2 Milk has released an upbeat 2019 forecast, with sales expected to top more than $1 billion as it lifts the tempo on global marketing of its nutritional products.
Central Otago Lakes remains the least-affordable region in the country, despite a $67,000 decline in house prices in the past quarter.
Retirement village builder and operator Summerset has released first-half guidance forecasting growth of between 21% and 26% and its underlying profit in a range of $43million to $45million.
Dunedin-based oral probiotics company Blis Technologies has again raised the prospect of a modest maiden profit this financial year, following a large first-quarter revenue boost.
Oceana Gold has reported ''high-grade gold'' intercepts in its latest round of exploration drilling at its WKP prospect, near its Martha mine at Waihi in Coromandel.
Floating and short-term fixed mortgage rates appear set to remain at present levels into 2019, but borrowers are being cautioned to consider the longer-term effects of paying potentially higher...
New property listings throughout Otago mirrored the national trend by a decline in numbers, but asking prices continued to rise, as those in Central Otago, Queenstown and the rest of Otago were up...
Specialist bedding manufacturer Ellis Fibre has settled a debt with an offshore textile supplier, which had been seeking to liquidate the 19-year-old Dunedin company.
International trade tensions look set to shape the second half of 2018, following ''steady'' global economic activity so far this year.
Pessimism in business has risen during the past quarter to June, with darkening clouds forming on trading, expectations and profitability outlooks.
Otago, Taranaki and Blenheim were singled out as ''particularly downbeat'' in the latest New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) quarterly survey, which overall has struck a seven-year low.
The annual growth in the average value of a house in Dunedin is almost double the 5.7% of the country's national figure. It is closely followed by rising house values across Central Otago and Queenstown.
Beleaguered Steel & Tube - whose shares are down more than 40% on a year ago - has clinched a crucial waiver from its banks for breaching a covenant, and has renegotiated its lending terms.
Retailer Smiths City has admitted its four-year-old restructuring programme has been too slow and unfocused.