Simon Hartley reviews Otago’s economy with Kevin Winders and Dougal McGowan, the chief executives of Port Otago and the Otago Chamber of Commerce, respectively.
The average asking prices nationally for houses over December made their smallest gains in six years, but Otago's "modest" 2.2% gain still propelled the average asking price to an all-time high.
Fonterra's first Global Dairy Trade auction of the year has resulted in the overall index rising 2.8%, the third consecutive rise of the fortnightly auction.
Otago's residential housing price index appears set to end 2018 on a high.
Pioneering Otago tourism company Real Journeys is the Otago Daily Times Business of the Year.
New Zealand's sharemarket may have weathered the recent storm of sell-offs better than other larger bourses, but global economic uncertainty still prevails, heading into the new year.
Otago continued its pre-Christmas retail spending splurge into Boxing Day sales, with a more than 11% increase in underlying sales.
Oceana Gold appears set to end its calendar year production on a high. ODT senior business reporter Simon Hartley and Craigs Investment Partners broker Peter McIntyre look back on Oceana’s year.
Despite the geopolitical and economic turmoil during the past 12 months, gold as a commodity and go-to hedge against hard times did not fare overly well.
Consumer confidence rebounded just in time for Christmas, coming off an October low to claw its way just a little above the historic average.
Oceana Gold's Waihi mine in the central North Island has received a new decade-long lease on life, as consent has been granted for a new underground mine development by the Hauraki District Council...
A 20-year mining permit has been issued to private Australian company Tasman Mining to redevelop the historic Blackwater mine near Reefton on the West Coast, mooted as an overall $500 million project.
Southland has displaced Otago to take first place in the latest ASB regional economic scoreboard, underpinned by growth in tourism, house prices and a strong rural economy.
The New Zealand Whisky Company has raised more than $780,000 from crowdfunder Pledge Me as it looks to expand operations in Otago.
Otago business costs are up, skilled staff are increasingly hard to come by and more than a third of surveyed Otago businesses think the economic situation will deteriorate.
Otago and Southland’s services sector has experienced an activity boost in November as the hospitality industry prepares for its peak summer season.
Manufacturing in Otago and Southland during November eased back from October, but key indicators such as new orders and deliveries of raw materials remained strong and in expansion.
The past few days have been a boon for Dunedin’s hospitality and retail sectors as graduands and passengers from multiple cruise ships descended on the city amid pre-Christmas shoppers.
Growth in the quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) flagged in data out this week is expected to reflect a slowing in the economy, from a combination of high petrol prices and slower pace in...
The private charter tug Christine Mary left Dunedin early yesterday bound for Auckland, having delivered an 85 tonne barge to Port Otago earlier in the week.