Otago and Southland manufacturing has returned to expansion mode with "steady" construction sales and a buoyant hospitality sector.
The prefab industry says it's at a critical tipping point, as it waits for the government's promised building reforms to get underway.
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.
Meridian Energy has reported another record earnings performance in February, despite its national hydro storage declining from 89% of its historical average to 81%.
Port Otago has redesigned its public fishing wharf at Port Chalmers and brought it back in line with its intended $1million budget.
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.
Travel agents in NZ are fielding a growing number of calls from worried passengers affected by Boeing 737 Max groundings, and warn most insurance policies don't cover any disruption.
Earthquake Commission Minister Megan Woods has confirmed the country's largest general insurance provider is refusing to take on any new property business in the Wellington market.
Three Southern tertiary students are among the eight recipients of an inaugural forestry scholarship.
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.
Controversial businessman Eric Watson has lost a long-running dispute with Inland Revenue, with a High Court judge today ruling companies he owns are liable for $51.5m in back-taxes.
Vodafone NZ's sweeping restructure involves "culling" hundreds of call centre roles and replacing some tech staff with "Indian counterparts", an insider says.
Since the release of the Tax Working Group's report last month the media has been rife with speculation on what the implications of a capital gains tax (CGT) might be.
A high level of nervousness is apparent in the rural sector around the regulatory environment farmers are facing, Alliance Group chairman Murray Taggart says.
A second consecutive season of healthy global lamb prices is being predicted, with continuing good demand from the United States and Chinese markets.