Download the form letter here Copy the text below into an email The Hon. Steven Joyce Minister of Economic Development Parliament Buildings Wellington
Stand Up Otago
Dunedin could lose more jobs under moves to centralise health board finance, procurement and administration jobs.
Cromwell siblings Carl and Amber McNulty are living their dream of staying in the place they love while doing business throughout New Zealand.
The fight to convince AgResearch's board to rethink its restructuring proposals will continue, despite confirmation of its plans to downsize Invermay.
AgResearch's admission it largely squandered $15.5 million on buildings in 2007 and 2008 inspires little confidence its latest plan will be a success, two former staff say.
Enough is enough. Residents of the South have in recent months repeatedly heard myriad voices calling for regional development.
Dunedin North MP David Clark challenges Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce over concerns that planned job cuts at Invermay show that the South is being left behind in a "two-speed economy."
Staff at Invermay are angry at their treatment by AgResearch management after being told the organisation is sticking with plans to slash jobs at the Dunedin facility.
Farmers at Beef and Lamb New Zealand's annual meeting made an almost unanimous call for AgResearch to carry out more consultation over its plan to slash Invermay jobs.
Despite constant talk of recession and a so-called ''manufacturing crisis'' people in rural Otago are still better placed now than at any time since the introduction of Rogernomics in the 1980s to set up in business, an Oamaru cheese manufacturer says.
The Clutha Development Trust is encouraging and supporting job generation, wealth creation and economic success - across all levels of society and at all skill levels - in our part of New Zealand, writes Rob Hewett.
Dunedin's financial fortunes could be looking up, with confirmation Ngai Tahu is planning a $20 million student hostel in the city.
Leaked documents show the AgResearch management team evaluating restructuring plans pushed for more jobs at Invermay, not downsizing the facility.
AgResearch chief executive Dr Tom Richardson has shot down a request, backed by three-quarters of union members, to put its restructuring plan on hold.
Deputy Prime Minister Bill English says he is concerned the ''Stand Up Otago'' campaign is ''a bit too negative about the South'' when it has been performing better economically than the North.
2013 Upstart Director Award winner Mark Berryman and his wife Liz have been lured South by study opportunities at the University of Otago and the lifestyle. Sally Rae reports.
The head of AgResearch has been criticised over comments he made stressing the importance of ''regional innovation'' in the Waikato, with politicians saying the remarks contradict his plan to ''gut'' Invermay.
The damage from the downgrading of Invermay goes well beyond the loss of expertise in the genetics and deer groups, writes Barrie Wills of Alexandra.