Southern regional median house prices have taken off again, Otago and Dunedin hitting record prices of $480,000 and $430,500 respectively.
Southern businesses are well represented in the annual Deloitte Fast 50 growth companies, and more so in its Master of Growth division.
Bellwether global transport and logistics company Mainfreight has delivered a strong first-half result, especially from New Zealand and European operations.
Diversified infrastructure investment company Infratil has reported an improved first-half performance and upgraded its earnings guidance by $40 million for its full year.
The independent directors of takeover target SLI Systems have recommended shareholders accept the $40 million offer from software investor Texas-based ESW Holdings.
More han 60% of the country's population now has access to Pacific Edge's diagnostic bladder cancer tests, with the latest signing of another district health board.
House-price growth may have peaked across much of the country as the housing market edges closer to becoming a "buyer’s market", ASB chief economist Nick Tuffley says.
Changes to housing investment are yet to fully bite. Simon Hartley talks to Matt Morton, from Colliers International, about the possible effects on Dunedin's campus area.
The softening New Zealand dollar during October was not enough to offset the decline in commodity prices, which fell for the fifth month in a row.
The Deloitte South Island index of listed companies' market capitalisation grew 8.8%, or $2.1billion, to hit $26.9billion for the quarter to September.
The Reserve Bank has as expected left the interest-driving official cash rate (OCR) at 1.75%, but has softened its stance on the next move being a cut.
Queenstown-founded tourism company Skyline Enterprises was among the big winners of the 2018 New Zealand International Business Awards for exporters last night in Auckland.
Invercargill Brewery has changed its name in the wake of the company's financial struggles as the new ownership group embarks on a fresh start.
A ''tornado'' of soaring spot electricity prices has blasted Dunedin boutique power company Payless Energy out of business, leaving the family company in a precarious position.
Spark, the country's largest telco provider, has pleaded guilty to two Commerce Commission charges over operational and billing issues with customers.
A Central Otago pinot noir won top prize - from 1400 wines entered - in the revamped New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards.
Few changes are expected from the Reserve Bank's monetary policy statement this week, but ongoing troublesome business confidence surveys could yet undermine recent economic positives.
Unemployment and wage growth data due out this week is expected to exceed Reserve Bank forecasts — with employment growth modest and unemployment to edge up.
Oceana Gold remains optimistic the mine life at Waihi in the central North Island can be extended, following the latest round of further underground test drilling results.
Building consenting in the South has mirrored the national trend with an easing during the month of September, but consents for the entire year were up 5.4% across the country.