Perceived reduced flight capacity between Dunedin and Christchurch is thought to be affecting business between the two centres, and the Otago Chamber of Commerce is seeking clarification from Air New Zealand.
Otago Chamber of Commerce
The Otago Chamber of Commerce is keen to be part of the Government's business growth agenda, president Peter McIntyre says.
The Otago Chamber of Commerce has launched an attack on Dunedin's draft transport strategy, saying it pushed a ''questionable agenda'' of sustainability while ignoring major transport issues.
Gone are the days of employees shuffling out the door and retiring at 65 as more and more people seize work opportunities well in to their 70s.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has hit back at the Otago Chamber of Commerce as being ''stuck in a smokestack industry time warp''.
KiwiRail's Hillside workshops may have won a $40 million contract to deliver carriages to Tranz Scenic, but it has not stopped Government, Dunedin City Council and Dunedin business representatives from moving ahead with plans to win at least some construction work on the $500 million tender for Auckland's trains.
Conflicting visions of Dunedin's future collided as debate over the city's draft transport strategy erupted at a public hearing yesterday.
If the council decided to add all submitted requests, the rates rise would increase to 2.43%.
It was easy to talk down the local economy, but the evidence did not back it up, Prime Minister John Key told Scott Technology workers in Dunedin yesterday.
Balclutha business leaders last night told new Clutha Mayor Bryan Cadogan that keeping jobs and services local was important for the district.
Prime Minister John Key managed to clear an ''air of tension'' in the room yesterday when he addressed the Otago Chamber of Commerce, president Peter McIntyre said.
The Emerson Brewing Company was last night named as the Westpac Supreme Business Excellence Award winner at a black-tie function in Dunedin attended by about 330 people.
A major international investor is eyeing Dunedin with plans that could pump ''tens of millions of dollars'' into the city's economy, the Otago Chamber of Commerce says.
Otago Chamber of Commerce members were looking forward to 2011 with expectations of an improvement in their business fortunes, chamber chief executive John Christie said yesterday.
The Otago Chamber of Commerce says it could support a rates hike that would result in Dunedin's commercial sector paying more.
There was a growing sense of urgency that people, skills and businesses affected by the Christchurch earthquake could be lost to the South Island, Otago Chamber of Commerce president John Christie said yesterday.
After nine years on the board of the Otago Chamber of Commerce, the final three as chairman, PeterMcIntyre has stood down, having served his three terms in office. As he leaves, he considers the economic future of Dunedin and Otago.
Green Party business policies received close attention yesterday in the first of the Otago Chamber of Commerce's political leader series.
The Otago Chamber of Commerce is welcoming a new move to better understand the business community's needs in Dunedin.