On the main street of Fox Glacier village the sound of a lone mower has replaced the campervans and cars, as businesses hold out hope for a school holiday boost after a long and difficult winter.
Lockdown and the end of the transtasman bubble has had a devastating impact on South Island ski fields, leading to more than $3 million in wage subsidy claims.
The Salvation Army's new community centre in Belfast will open today near the new family store which was officially launched last month.
A residents' group has renewed an ambitious campaign to curb quarry operations in its area, including Maugers Mining Ltd which plans to start operating later this year.
Police are investigating a possible Covid-19 boundary breach after an Auckland entrepreneur and his employee left the locked-down city and flew on a chartered plane to Wānaka.
A Christchurch dairy has been forced to shut up shop after the loss of its four car parks caused sales to plunge by about 60 per cent.
Researchers at Canterbury University believe they are on the verge of a breakthrough in a project to substitute fossil fuels.
It's not just toilet paper and flour - there's also been a shortage of pet food during the Covid-19 delta outbreak.
A Picton cafe has put its upstairs neighbours' noses out of joint after strong "food smells" wafted up onto their waterfront balconies and homes.
After $100,000 and 15 months in hibernation, a popular Fox Glacier hostel has thrown in the towel and is selling everything from the spa pools to newly laid carpets.
The departure of migrant workers thwarted by visa frustrations offshore is adding sting to Mid Canterbury's depleted rural sector.
Wanaka businesswoman Anna Ross and her partner Fergus Sully are preparing for international take-off in the beauty products industry.
A well-known coffee shop in Heathcote that has been operating with a temporary accommodation licence following the quakes is fighting to stay open.
Between the Moeraki restaurant’s small space and the type of service it provides, it is not feasible to open Fleurs Place under level 2.
A family-owned Christchurch brewery has scooped another world beer award - its third in three years.
The former managing director of upmarket Christchurch retailer, Ballantynes & Co, will take over as Foodstuffs South Island's new chief executive.