Otago and Southland's services index has taken a plunge from expansion to contraction over March, and there are no clear signs of the cause.
Analysts are picking a slight rise in the consumer price index during the March quarter will result in the annual inflation rate declining from 1.9% to 1.6%.
Otago and Southland median house prices continue to hit records for March, to a backdrop of plunging numbers of houses sold across the country.
Otago and Southland's manufacturing index edged up for March, running just above the average for the past 12 months.
Time is not up on oil and gas exploration in the Great South Basin, but without any meaningful finds the number of permits looks set to diminish.
Greenpeace and the Green Party have rounded on the Government for allowing oil and gas permit extensions to OMV and New Zealand Oil & Gas, both of which have multiple permits in the Canterbury...
From a modest 1960s Brockville grocery shop to one of the largest independent food distributors in the South Island, Dunedin-headquartered Kaan's Catering Supplies is embarking on a big expansion programme.
Dunedin CBD supermarket New World Centre City is for sale, but no other details are being confirmed by the parties involved.
An Otago environmental group is telling Austrian oil giant OMV to "expect resistance", should a deep-water oil rig appear off Otago's coast.
Austrian oil giant OMV has unveiled one of the most ambitious gas and oil drilling programmes proposed in New Zealand.
Sustained low interest rates have prompted a surge in southern first-home buyers during the past year, up by between 20% and 40% respectively for Otago and Southland, Kiwibank says.
A Christchurch developer and the owner of a Velvet Burger company, which was to have leased space in a $140million building in the Christchurch CBD have reached a settlement out of court.
A 72% boost in sales has turned around the full-year profitability of Dunedin-founded biotech company PharmaZen by $1.5million.
Niche Dunedin engineering specialist Scott Technology has changed tack, signalling it has come to the end of its more than six-year acquisition cycle and now is the time to focus on performance.
From Dunedin's Castle St to New York's Wall Street, Nigel Babbage's career in finance has taken him around the world.
Senior promotions have been announced at Dunedin business advice firm Polson Higgs, including one person who has been with the business since it was founded in 1997.
Spring and summer conditions may have provided a bounce for Otago's economy, but the latest economic data reflects rising concerns over skills shortages, wage hikes and flagging consumer demand.
Five southern Z Energy buildings are among 23 for sale from a private investment portfolio across the country.
For the second consecutive month Dunedin has topped the list of house value gains of main centres across the country - with an annual gain of 13.3%, five times the national 2.6% gain.
A weak showing in the influential New Zealand Institute of Economic Research business survey has analysts picking two cuts this year to the already record low 1.75% official cash rate (OCR).