Businesses 50/50 on new rate

Retailers on Dee St, Invercargill could be affected by a rate increase to pay for an Invercargill City Council CBD ...

New CBD manager position to be discussed at council.

Night flights noise is not an issue - residents

Queenstown Airport had it's first proving winter night flights on Saturday.

Residents who live near Queenstown Airport are not considered about the noise of winter night flights.

Environment top priority

Te Anau Basin farmers Bridget Speight and Shane Gibbons in the woolshed of their 1820ha farm.

Shane Gibbons and Bridget Speight balance farming and environmental guardianship at their Te Anau farm.

Night flight touches down video

Runway, taxiway, approach and apron lights were all switched on for the first time in April as a part of the lighting ...

Introduction of evening flights will maximise Queenstown airport's current operating hours.

May Wang guilty of fraud

May Wang, the businesswoman at the centre of a failed bid to buy the Crafar farms, has been found guilty of fraud ...

The failed bidders of Crafar farms convicted of fraud and money laundering.

Test success for airport lights

Tests of the runway lighting system at Queenstown Airport have been successful and will be fully functional in May.

Testing of runway lighting system at Queenstown Airport hailed a success.

"It's for tourism and not for the local community" - Baird

Southland District councillor Stuart Baird.

Southland District councillors are at odds as to whether the Catlins Road should be sealed.

Interest rates on hold

Already at the lowest level since it was introduced, the official cash rate is expected to be dropped to 2 per cent when ...

 The Reserve Bank has left the official cash rate unchanged at 2.25 per cent.

Paint 'n Sip studio to open

Amanda Anthony has decided to open a Paint 'n' Sip studio in Queenstown after the idea was a success in Christchurch.

The art of painting and drinking wine is to be combined in Queenstown.

Trust's appeal dismissed

Former Act MP and current Dunedin City councillor Hilary Calvert was a trustee of the Frongopoulus Trust.

A trust involving a former ACT MP was found to have fraudulently concealed money from a liquidator.

Volpara lists on ASX

Volpara Health Technologies chief executive, Dr Ralph Highnam, says listing on the ASX was a significant milestone for ...

Wellington-based med-tech company, Volpara​ Health Technologies, is listing on the Australian stock exchange to further its global growth.

Chat show eyes Queenstown drone video

Shotover Camera Systems' U1 drone has been getting attention from US television shows including the Tonight Show ...

A drone built by a Queenstown company is attracting attention from US television shows.

Run of rate cuts over?

Unlike all other interest rate reviews of recent years, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand will not open its doors to the ...

The rate cut bonanza may be at an end with the Reserve Bank expected to hit pause this week.

'Greedy' landlord adds rooms

The lounge of a two-bedroom Queenstown house undergoing renovations to add two more bedrooms.

Landlord building two more bedrooms in lounge of a house and raising rent to $1000 a week.

Chinese fill gap in Queenstown

Tourism NZ has landed a new deal to fly in 10,000 Chinese salespeople being rewarded by their company for good work.

Queenstown hoteliers are in for "super-duper" autumns by 2018 as an influx of Chinese tourists kickstarts growth.

Dunedin's urban winery video

Brendan Seal hopes his wine can be sold in local bars and restaurants eventually.

Could Dunedin be the new winemaking area of New Zealand?

Incentive travellers demand "wow" factor

Members of a Hewlett Packard Indigo Incentive trip to Queenstown were treated to a Lord of the Rings day which included ...

An experienced tourism operator warns New Zealand better work on its "wow" factor if it wants to attract big spending incentive travellers.

New life for old chairs

Main Street in Otautau.

It's been closed for five years but the Otautau Hall still hasn't been fully cleared out.

$50m boost for tourism

Not a bad bonus if you can get it. Tourism NZ has landed a new deal to fly in 10,000 Chinese salespeople flown by their ...

Major Chinese companies give big incentives for top sales figures, and NZ's now part of that.

Council amalgamation not for SoRDs

Southland Regional Development Strategy governance group chair Tom Campbell.

Action team not chasing council amalgamation, strategy leaders say.

Christchurch hoteliers buy into Queenstown

Thomas (left) and Ken Patterson outside the Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel which they and their brother Michael recently ...

The Patterson family, long time Christchurch hoteliers and owners of the city's Commodore Hotel, have spread their wings to Queenstown.

Southland retailers get a lift

Venture Southland enterprise and strategic projects group manager Steve Canny opens Venture Southland's First Retail ...

Businesses receive advice from the First Retail Group.

Testing flights to take off first

Queenstown Airport was described as a "world class approach to a world class destination".

Queenstown Airport testing night flights are a week away with a runway and airfield lighting upgrade awaited to be completed. 

Chinese skiers to train during NZ Winter Games

Chinese Ski Association vice president Liu Chengliang and Audi quattro Winter Games chief executive Arthur Klap sign the ...

Chinese skiers and snowboarders to train in Otago prior to Winter Olympics in 2022.

Highlands Motorsport Park's Nose restaurant to close

Highlands Motorsport Park employee Dylan Rendall, who is moving to Wanaka to pursue career opportunities, Josie Spillane ...

After three years, the Nose restaurant and bar will close at Highlands Motorsport Park - but not to make way for a rollercoaster or Hilton Hotel.

US tax reporting deadline looms for NZ banks

A law to reduce tax evasion by American residents living outside the United States is proving costly for New Zealand banks.

New Zealand banks are quizzing customers about their links to the US to meet a June deadline for complying with a controversial US anti-tax avoidance law.

Women build construction numbers

Invercargill tradeswoman Jessica Tinnock works on a construction site in Otama.

Southland woman revels in male-dominated construction industry.

Invercargill signwriter wins award

Rob Singleton next to his award-winning signage at the House of Travel Lakers in Invercargill.

Invercargill man Rob Singleton's signage outside the House of Travel Lakers in Invercargill has won a national award.

Cardrona skifield getting China-ready for snow season

Cardrona Alpine Resort general manager Bridget Legnavsky.

Mandarin speaking ski instructors get jobs in Wanaka.

Tourism up in south

Lion dancrse gathers a big crowd on Queenstown streets for Chinese New Year celebration.

Southland tourism numbers continue to show solid results.

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