Amid the harrowing business stories resulting from the Covid-19 outbreak, there are a few heartwarming tales.
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.
A leading Dunedin tax specialist says businesses will probably have made the decision to close for good over the past few days.
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.
Saskia Seeling and Brittany Mason nervously laugh at the suggestion they were trained for situations like this.
A Dunedin hairdresser has made the ‘‘difficult decision’’ to close its doors for two weeks, in hopes of preventing the spread of Covid-19.
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.
Some Otago businesses are saying they are unlikely to survive a ‘‘double whammy’’ of decreased revenues and increased wage demands in the coming months, the Otago Chamber of Commerce warns.
A Dunedin company that imports the majority of its product from China says it is not panicking in light of the Covid-19 situation.
The Dunedin International Airport increased its terminal rentals by almost a third at the halfway stage of the year, as the benefits of its terminal investment project started to generate returns.
The Dunedin City Council says it will not be making any comment on the effects of the Octagon closure until its trial is complete.
One of every two Otago business people thinks business conditions will deteriorate during 2020, and less than 17% are upbeat about future prospects.
Without early stage funding for tech businesses Dunedin would be building ‘‘a beautiful bridge to nowhere,’’ Start-up Dunedin chairwoman Sarah Ramsay says.