Bumper cruise ship season expected

Cruise liner The Voyager of the Sea in Milford Sound in Fiordland.

The Southland cruise ship industry is gearing up for its biggest summer season.

Clyde brewery releases second craft beer

Victoria Store Brewery brewer Grant Radka tries out the latest beer to be made at the Olivers' brewery, an IPA. The new label will be launched at Olivers in Clyde on October 10.

Olivers in Clyde is celebrating another milestone this weekend with the release of the second craft beer from Olivers' Victoria Store Brewery.

How I scammed the scammer video

Richard Gutschlag has assured his caravan is not for sale.

Sometimes to catch a rat, you have to act like one. 

Diamond in the rough with Inland Revenue

Tax law should be based on some degree of equity. PHOTO:

Inland Revenue has the resources to keep appealing court cases beyond the financial reach of the taxpayers it's up against.

Losing the document (and the case)

Brian Richardson

A missing employment agreement didn't help a company's case before the Employment Relations Authority, Brian Richardson reports.

Southland economic confidence floundering - survey

A Fonterra milk tanker.

Southlanders least optimistic in New Zealand about economic outlook, survey finds.

New tax rules for property transactions

Craig Macalister

Craig Macalister looks at how provincial Southland farms or lifestyle blocks fit in to new tax rules

Central Otago's economy performing well

Grapes ready for harvest at Misha's Vineyard, in Central Otago. A recent Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL) report shows the primary sector, which includes pastoral farming, orcharding and grape growing, dominates the Central Otago economy at 27 per cent of GDP, 28 per cent of business units and 30.6 per cent of Full Time Equivalent employment.

An economic profile for Central Otago presents a positive picture of the district's economy.

EIS attracts skilled internationals

EIS engineers Zahid Saleem, Asim Elgaki, Ryan Walker and James Buchanan are just some of the 11 new engineers to join EIS in the last year.

An Invercargill company's engineering department has been bolstered with international talent.

AntaraAg set to expand

Sheep walk in to the AntaraAg sheep milking plant at Springhills to be milked.

AntaraAg is looking to expand its business, following Invercargill company Blue River Dairy's approval for CNCA accreditation.

Southland reaction to SFF deal mixed

Sheep carcasses at Silver Fern Farms Finegand plant.

Southern meat industry stakeholders have mixed feelings over a $261m Silver Fern Farms deal.

Southern product shines in China

Murdoch James founder Roger Fraser, Matterhorn executive chef Sean Marshall, Matterhorn owner Mark Keddell, ZN International Trade chief executive Joe Dong, Mojo founder Steve Gianoutsos and Wilkins Farming managing director Michael Wilkins in China announcing the creation of a New Zealand Centre.

Southland beef and lamb could soon play a significant part in future trade between New Zealand and China.

Fonterra expansion complete video

Fonterra southern operations manager Richard Gray and Fonterra global operations managing director Robert Spurway at the co-operative's Edendale plant.

Fonterra's Edendale site will be able to produce 10 per cent more milk products per day following a $157 million expansion.

Science project could help foreign drivers

James Hargest College pupil Thani McLaren, 15, with part of his science fair project that will show tourists which side of the road to drive on.

A Southland boy's road safety science project could be a big winner with foreign drivers.

Residential land withholding tax explained

Them's the rules


Farmers trim milk volumes

New Zealand milk production will fall this season as farmers make cutbacks.

Fonterra is projecting farmers will produce at least 2-3 per cent less milk this season, although further cutbacks and an expected El Nino could see even lower volumes.

Southland's economic potential sized up

Minister for Economic Development Steven Joyce is bullish about Southland.

As a key report on Southland's economic potential is prepared for release this week central and local government have been sizing up the region's challenges and opportunities.

Blue River gets OK for Chinese exports

A tin that will be used for the Blue River Dairy sheep milk baby formula for export to China.

Blue River Dairy can restart exports of its sheep milk baby formula to China, following an accreditation from the Certification and Accreditation Administration.

To complicate the simple

Craig Macalister

The Government tried for simplicity and . . . . oh dear, writes Taxing Times columnist Craig Macalister.

Southland needs to diversify - Joyce

Minister for Economic Development Steven Joyce speaks at a public meeting at the Winton Salvation Army Corps on Tuesday.

Southland cannot rely on its biggest employers to remain strong in the future, Steven Joyce says.

Development Strategy report due

Graham Cooney

A report identifying opportunities and factors holding development back in Southland will be presented to the mayoral forum on September 9.

Flat Hill wind farm opened gallery

Pioneer Generation Flat Hill Wind Farm near Bluff

With turbines churning on a grey day, Southland's newest wind farm is officially up and running.

Invercargill Licensing Trust buys Southland Times building

The Southland Times building in Invercargill.

The Invercargill Licensing Trust has bought the Southland Times building in Esk St.

Online purchase GST rules could go further

New GST laws for online purchases are coming up.

OPINION: Murray McClennan considers the changes ahead for GST and online purchases.

Health and safety law clarified

Mike Mitchell

Small businesses, farms, and volunteers should understand the changes in health and safety legislation. Mike Mitchell sets them out.

Don Nicolson appointed to Power Company Ltd board

Don Nicolson, who has been appointed to The Power Company Ltd board.

Don Nicolson has been appointed to The Power Company Ltd board.

Meet Maggie, the 'bride horse'

Three-year-old Shire, Max, is readied for the morning’s training by Zara-Lee Macdonald.

Seven-year-old Percheron mare sure to bring the "x-factor" to country weddings.

Stabicraft in famous company at design awards

Paul Adams of Stabicraft Marine Ltd in his boat building factory on the Bluff Road

A Southern-designed boating sensation is about to foot it with some famous names at the New Zealand Design Awards.

Transport World a "catalyst" for tourism

H W Richardson Group director Jocelyn O'Donnell and operations manager Sally McDonald stand in the Henry Ford workshop entrance to the events centre, inside the building site for the Bill Richardson Transport World.

Bill Richardson Transport World is going to instigate a tourism boost for the south, Venture Southland says.

Creeping IR debt recovery rules

Might that be the Commissioner of Inland Revenue tiptoeing up behind you? Taxing Times columnist Craig Macalister wants a word with employees who find themselves indebted to the taxman.

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