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.
Port Otago has redesigned its public fishing wharf at Port Chalmers and brought it back in line with its intended $1million budget.
Briscoes has delivered another record full-year profit - up 3.3% on a year ago at $63.3million, underpinned by a $6.5million Kathmandu dividend.
Port Otago's maiden 100th cruise ship docked alongside the upper Dunedin wharf yesterday.
A second consecutive season of healthy global lamb prices is being predicted, with continuing good demand from the United States and Chinese markets.
Oceana Gold has confirmed exploration spending of more than $US19million ($NZ28.1million) at its Martha mine site in Waihi, and at a nearby prospect over the next 18 months.
The economies of Otago and Southland are expected to lose some traction this year, but nevertheless remain within the strongest performing provinces in the country.
The global bull market had its 10th anniversary this week, while the NZX hit record highs three times during the week.
Port Otago's almost disused slipway at Kitchener St in Dunedin's upper harbour will have one brief visitor, the company's pile driver, Rahi Te Toha.
Central Otago's grape harvest is well under way and recent dry conditions are having barely any effect, Central Otago Winegrowers Association past president James Dicey says.