Lack of vision 'hampers Invercargill'

Chantillys co-owners Carolyn, left, and Lana Milne are concerned about the future of Invercargill's CBD.

Invercargill leaders need to show vision for the city's central business district to survive, retailer Carolyn Milne says.

The Mondayisation of Anzac Day

Anzac Day day in lieu and extra pay rules are confusing if you usually work on a Saturday or a Monday.

OPINION: There has been some confusion as to what people do about the new phenomenon of the Mondayisation.

Funeral home buys former Bella Kai building

Avenal Park Funeral Home has bought the former Bella Kai building
in Lorneville, near Invercargill.

Avenal Park Funeral Home has bought the former Bella Kai building in Lorneville.

GST and foreign internet purchases

GST is a consumption tax; it is based on the sale of goods and services, with the tax ultimately being borne by the end consumer. On line shopping accounts for approximately 10% of retail shopping undertaken by New Zealand customers.  Much of on line shopping is bought from overseas suppliers, but GST is not imposed on much of foreign internet purchases.

Tiwai Point posts $74m profit

Tiwai Point aluminium smelter in operation.

Tiwai Point posts strong profit despite tough market conditions.

Tiwai Point 'squarely in the black'

Market conditions have moved in favour of the power hungry aluminium smelter in Southland.

After lobbying for lower power prices, the Tiwai Point smelter is in a healthy position.

City shops lie empty as retail environment changes

Thayer Todd Valuations valuer Regan Johns says landlords are 'in no-mans land" as they await government direction on earthquake strengthening. This has contributed to more than 40 empty shops and offices in Invercargill's CBD.

Invercargill's CBD has more than 40 shops and offices awaiting tenants, the highest number in a decade.

Like a computerised Morris Oxford

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The Ministers of Finance and Revenue have issued papers on options for modernising New Zealand's tax administration.

Good faith flows both ways

A pain: performance reviews.

A recent case shows how obligations of good faith flow not just from an employer to the employee but also from the employee back to the employer.

Heritage cider day coming up

Invercargill Brewery head brewer Steve Nally sizes up the donated apple stocks ahead of the brewery's Heritage Cider Day on Saturday.

It's not quite mad scientist territory, but as brewer Steve Nally describes preparations for Heritage Cider Day this Saturday there is definitely an air of the unexpected.

Kaye's Bakery flying under the radar

Kayes Bakery general manager Luella Penniall with a selection of Anzac biscuits in special tins and packets baked at Kayes Bakery in Invercargill.

Kaye's bakery won the contract to produce anzac biscuits for limited edition run of WWI commemorative Anzac biscuit tins.

Graphic design business moves off main street

Back 9 Design owner Phil Robinson in their new premises.

Graphic design studio Back 9 Design has moved out of its prominent location on the corner of Don and Dee Streets, after 20 months in the space.

Business has growing pains

Retro Organics owner's Robin, left, and Lois Greer, of Tuturau, near Wyndham, with some of the milk, yoghurt and cheese products they produce.

Retro Organics is experiencing growing pains but owners Lois and Robin Greer are not unhappy as the Tuturau-based business looks at the next phase of its growth.

Car sales drive busy period

Potential car buyers check out vehicles at an Invercargill car yard.

While Southland vehicle sales surged last year, some are warning the golden run could be at an end.

Processors need to front


Dairy cow farm Southland.

Southland farmers need to look beyond the short-term constraints of a high NZ dollar.

Garden centres not flouting law

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Johanna O'Callaghan with her sons  L/R Ryan 8 and Devyn 4yrs shopping for plants over Easter at Nichols Garden Centre

The Easter trading period has bloomed again without many issues in the south.

Great South Basin included in 2015 block offers

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Block Offer 2015 was announced today including a 141,757 square kilometre block across the Great South and Canterbury Basins.

A large chunk of the Great South Basin extending up to the Canterbury Basin has been included in the Government's 2015 block offerings for oil and gas exploration.

Waikiwi Tavern project runs into liquefaction delay

Waikiwi Tavern in Invercargill.

Plans for the new Waikiwi Tavern are running into delays with liquefaction potential meaning changes are needed to the new building's foundations.  

Designers choose Kiwi-made

Designer Jon Dyball and operations officer Anita Lock from designer brand High Society.

Customers are now looking for the New Zealand-made tag when buying boutique clothes, New Zealand designer Jon Dyball says.

Forbes takes Chamber reins

Prominent Southland businesswoman Carla Forbes is the new president of the Southland Chamber of Commerce.

Businesswoman Carla Forbes is the first female president of Southland Chamber of Commerce.

Artificial milk and beef on horizon

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Would you buy artificial milk or beef if the price was right?

Slashed dividend upsets

Southland Federated Farmers president Russell MacPherson says there should be "some serious soul-searching" at Fonterra following a shock cut to its forecast dividend.

Southland farmers left "shocked and disappointed" by Fonterra's decision to slash its forecast dividend.

Competition kills Bella Kai

Bella Kai manager Annmarie Tinnock, from left, co-owner Rosanne Pyper and cafe worker Kate Barron are staying positive despite the foodstore and cafe's imminent closure on March 29.

Bella Kai struggled to compete with the buying power of the major supermarkets, manager Annmarie Tinnock says.

Quick intro to business

Southern Institute of Technology commerce student Ryan Warhurst with Invercargill City Council community development officer Oliver Mortensen at the speed networking event.

A bell every five minutes introduced business students to Southland employers yesterday.

Bella Kai set to close

No more beautiful food from Bella Kai.

Lorneville foodstore and cafe Bella Kai has announced it will close on March 29.

Economy 'performing strongly'

RBNZ Governor Graeme Wheeler.

Southland is doing well at a national level says Reserve Bank governor.

Global business with Southland heart

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New Alliance Group chief executive David Surveyor

David Surveyor looks at Alliance Group as a global business with its heart in Southland.

Bathurst gains new mining permit


A coal company has secured a permit to mine an additional 4.2 million tonnes of coal near Nightcaps.

SBS strikes up alliance

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An SBS Bank subsidiary has bought 50 per cent of Staples Rodway Asset Management.

Office Shop snapped up

Craigs Office Products Depot managing director Dave Butler at the Spey St store.

There's not many times a business closing story has a happy ending.

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