Farmers are one of the essential services still operating under the Covid-19 lockdown and for many, it is "usiness as usual".
Some workers at the Silver Fern Farms Finegand freezing works say they are not receiving the correct protective gear to work during the Covid-19 outbreak and keeping a distance of 2m between staff...
"It's going to be a grind." That is how Larnach Castle director Norcombe Barker describes the site’s future - with redundancies inevitable.
A business support programme in Otago is offering to help companies pay for advice around matters such as employment or contract law.
Government moves to further open up the wage subsidy scheme in response to the Covid-19 lockdown have been applauded by employers in the South.
One of the founders of Dunedin-based tech company Bison Group has been left inspired by staff rallying around the company to keep it going during the Covid-19 lockdown.
A leading Dunedin tax specialist says businesses will probably have made the decision to close for good over the past few days.
United Machinists chief executive Sarah Ramsay breathed a huge sigh of relief when the wage subsidy scheme was opened up to high growth companies such as hers.
Businesses affected by the Covid-19 outbreak are largely interested in two questions: whether they are an essential service and how to access the wage subsidy scheme, Otago Chamber of Commerce...
While thousands of people around the country are facing joblessness a recruiting company is calling out for workers in the primary sector, saying there were 40 jobs in South Canterbury available now.
Saskia Seeling and Brittany Mason nervously laugh at the suggestion they were trained for situations like this.
It has been about six years since Sue Moller and Steve Wilson each lost a son — both died at age 24 — and the Dunedin couple say it is time to properly grieve that loss now.
Many businesses in the South say the Government’s decision to pump $12.1billion into the economy — with significant wage support — gives them a lifeline.
How have local businesses reacted to the Govt's stimulus package? Business reporter Jacob McSweeny asks some of them to reveal their responses.
The Otago Chamber of Commerce says the Government’s economic stimulus package announced today is "a good first step’’ that will help businesses stay open in difficult times.
Tourism and hospitality operators are desperate to keep staff with hopes an economic downturn will pass in time, Jacob McSweeny reports.