Oceana Gold has completed calendar 2017 on a high, booking record gold production, a boost to its cash reserves and a reduction in debt.
Red meat export receipts hit a record high for the December quarter, analysis from Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s economic service has shown.
From a humble management buy-out in 1991, Aotea Group Holdings is eyeing future staff levels of 1000 employees and annual turnover of $200 million.
Regional economic confidence of Otago households about the year ahead has increased sharply, in what can be seen as an unusually optimistic result.
Otago households have the highest level of regional economic confidence in the country by a considerable margin.
Recent positive developments in Brighton suggest it could become Dunedin’s ‘‘next St Clair’’.
Dunedin has the fastest internet speed in the country by a huge margin but city residents are not making the best use of the gigabit speed.
On the back of Southland’s driest year on record, there looks to be little reprieve for southern farmers, Niwa’s seasonal climate outlook says.
Southland was one of two regions with increased farm sales at the end of 2017.
More properties in Southland have been placed under notices of direction and a further one under a restricted place notice as Mycoplasma bovis continues to spread in the South.
The volume of house sales across much of the country continues to decline, down 10% on December 2016 nationally, but median prices maintained their upward trend, including three records.
South Otago farmers Howie and Marion Gardner topped the South Island ram fair in Gore this week, selling a Perendale ram for $8600.
Fonterra is likely to struggle this year due to a lower milk collection outlook and the continuation of unfavourable commodity prices affecting profitability, a Forsyth Barr report says.
Farmers in the lower North Island and the West Coast will be able to earn interest on their tax payments to help smooth out the hardship of drought.
Low financial returns have pitched the New Zealand crossbred wool industry into a crisis, a leading grower says.
The Government is being accused of corporate welfare by making available $3.7 million in funding for electric vehicles and charging stations.
New Zealanders are switching electricity companies in record numbers as competition in the market increases to levels never seen before, the Electricity Authority says.
Fonterra has joined e-commerce giant Alibaba's new retail concept, Hema Fresh, to launch a fresh milk product in China.
Prices lifted 4.9% in this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction, boosted by concerns about supply in the dry conditions.
Sharemarket darling A2 Milk has announced an expanded distribution deal across nine states of the United States, boosting outlet access almost 30% to 5000 retail stores.