Regional household confidence in Otago and Southland has taken a plunge alongside eight of 11 regions around the country, as the southern provinces cool their economic heels.
New Zealand's annual rate of gross domestic product output was underpinned by retailing, accommodation and commercial construction sectors, but otherwise reflected a cooling from 2.6% to 2.3%.
Suggestions have been made to try to save the brick facade of the Waterfront Industry Commission building in Port Chalmers, which is under demolition.
A flat first-half trading performance by Port Otago - undermined by inclement weather conditions - is expected to pick up during the remainder of the year.
The future of a studio of late New Zealand artist Ralph Hotere on Observation Point at Port Chalmers is again in the headlines.
The Warehouse's half-year result was below analysts' expectations as recurring restructuring costs detracted from the bottom line.
Dunedin bladder cancer diagnostic company Pacific Edge has secured its 12th district health board contract, which will cover more than 60% of the country's population.
Consumer confidence has fallen beyond average levels, as households reflect the easing in economic growth during the past year.
Metro Performance Glass has for the second time in four months downgraded its expected earnings, after its Australian operations again failed to come up to expectations.
Otago has topped the rest of the country for the first time on nominal gross domestic product underpinned by big contributions from its two largest industries - construction and the rental, hiring,...
Numerous events and a warm end to summer helped underpin a huge boost to the Otago and Southland's services sector in February, which led the country.
New Zealand's slowing economy is still expected to have delivered annual growth rates in a range of 2.2%-2.7%, according to analysts and the Reserve Bank.
University of Otago academics are calling for a moratorium on all semi-automatic gun sales and imports - as the Government considers urgent law changes - to deter people from rushing out to buy...
The 20th iD Fashion Show was wrapped up with a second event at the Regent Theatre on Saturday night after hundreds of attendees made the most of almost 40 fashion events during the past week.
University of Otago academics are calling for a moratorium on all semi-automatic gun sales and imports - as the government considers urgent law changes, to deter people from rushing out to purchase firearms.
Otago and Southland manufacturing has returned to expansion mode with "steady" construction sales and a buoyant hospitality sector.
Christchurch print operation Inkwise has been bought for an undisclosed sum by a joint venture with Otago connections, the sale conditional on Commerce Commission approval.
Meridian Energy has reported another record earnings performance in February, despite its national hydro storage declining from 89% of its historical average to 81%.
Large tranches of Contact Energy shares have been changing hands across the NZX in recent weeks, probably from offshore institutional investors looking at ''green'' renewable energy options.
The volume of residential house sales across the country plunged almost 10% in February, but prices continued to rise in 15 of 16 regions, records being set in five places.