'Sad day' for Pumpkin Patch

A lack of capital was putting the company at risk, according to a notice on the NZX.

The NZ children's clothing company has too much debt and is struggling to stay afloat.

Invercargill 'needs a heart'

Zookeepers Cafe owner Paul Clark says the cafe has been on Tay St for 24 years and would benefit from the opening of the ...

Invercargill CBD rejuvenation - "We just need to get on with it".

Job for 'non-whingers' inundated video

Duane Trafford has been inundated with CVs after posting an ad offering a 'bloody job'.

It's a hard road finding the perfect employee, but an Otago man may have cracked it.

Gym members demand refunds

Configure Express in Papakura closed in August but members are still waiting on refunds.

Members of a women's gym in Auckland say they are still waiting for refunds, more than two months after it closed.

South Port reports from AGM

South Port New Zealand Ltd achieved a record profit, volume and dividend for the 2016 financial year.

South Port New Zealand has responded well to growth, its chairman says. 

Older directors have to step down

Blue Sky Meats chairman Graham Cooney has stepped down, along with two other directors.

An age-clause has forced three directors to withdraw from the board table of of a Southland-based meat processing company.

Votes to halt Shelly Bay sale

An artist's impression of a joint venture development at Shelly Bay by the Port Nicholson Block Development Trust and ...

The future of Wellington's Shelly Bay is uncertain after opponents challenged its sale.

Whingers need not apply

Duane Trafford is after pest control staff, but no whingers need apply.

You'll get wet and cold, and there's no cell coverage, but it's a "bloody job" and the boss is "not your mother".

Consultation on retail card payments begins

Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs Paul Goldsmith has released an issues paper on retail payment systems for ...

The Government is calling for public input into its investigation credit card charges.

Southland economy looking upwards

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler was in Invercargill on Wednesday to talk with business leaders about Southland ...

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler says retail sales growth in Southland is better than the rest of New Zealand.

Chef crisis to worsen in Queenstown

The experience of going out and eating a good meal is in jeopardy with visa restrictions making it tough for smaller ...

Who's going cook Kiwis a feed if we don't have overseas workers? asks the hospitality industry.

110 jobs at risk

Silver Fern Farms CEO Dean Hamilton.

Workers in Wairoa and Southland will be affected if Silver Fern Farms closes two meat processing sites.

55 sections sold in 3 hours

First-time home buyers Thomas Potmeer and Brittany Dumbar say they would have left Queenstown if they couldn't find ...

Queenstown couple living in a 30sq m room will finally have their own house after joining buyers at a large development.

Mitre 10's 'bye bye' to Fly Buys

Mitre 10 will withdraw from Fly Buys early next month in favour of an exclusive partnership with Air New Zealand Airpoints.

Mitre 10 joins retailers axing Fly Buys rewards in favour of Air New Zealand Airpoints.

Navigating the property market

Jess and Isaac Thurlow  with their house in Invercargill.

When Jess and Isaac Thurlow bought their first home together, many of their friends were enjoying their OEs.

Ngai Tahu Tourism riding high gallery video

Dart Stables owners Jenny and Peter Davies (R) are handing the reins to Ngāi Tahu Tourism chief executive Quinton Hall (L).

Ngai Tahu Tourism will add spectacular horse treks to its growing number of Queenstown visitor experiences.

Supermarket obesity pledge

New Zealand has the third worst childhood obesity rate in the OECD.

Major retailers sign up to extend official health rating system, as part of drive to cut childhood obesity.

Adventurer sets new business course

Wanaka adventurer Bob McLachlan, second from right, with Franck Bocamy, of Wanaka, Kate Baxter of Queenstown, and Cat ...

Property maintenance man sells his lawn mowers to work as an adventure planner and outdoors guide.

Leaky building action go-ahead

Tracey Cridge and Mark Unwin outside their leaky Wellington home, which they believe is due to the use of HardieTex.

Leaky building owners get High Court permission to proceed with a class action against James Hardie.

Farmers' market season again

Cromwell Farmers' Market vendor Graeme Budge from Wild Thyme Gourmet.

Warmer weather has heralded the return of Central Otago's popular farmers' markets.

Demolishing sport bar a "no brainer"

Sports bar to go, 256-bed Jucy hotel to be built instead in Queenstown.

Farmers boss steps down

Farmers boss Rod McDermott worked for the department store for 25 years.

Farmers boss Rod McDermott slips out the back door after 25 years.

Laughing Samoan bankrupt

The Laughing Samoans Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepuleai.

Comedy duo will continue to entertain Kiwis despite one half being declared bankrupt.

Wanaka landowner cuts back Mt Iron kanuka

View of Mt Iron from Wanaka.

Landscape architect calls for better education, ecology and conservation advice.

Pilates studio open for business

Balance + Flow owner Kate Horgan has started up the pilates business on Tay St, Invercargill. Kate grew up in Southland ...

A pilates business opened in Invercargill this week is the newest 'Generation Y' business in the city.

Taking care of business

Southland Regional Development Strategy governance group chair Tom Campbell.

Generation Y business owners could fill void Invercargill commercial space.

At last, cafe opens

John Thornley is happy to at last have his Waikiwi cafe 'The Grind' open for business, after months of struggles with ...

A cafe has opened for business after months of struggles with the Invercargill City Council. 

Wastewater compliance an issue for district council

Southland District Council mayor Gary Tong.

The Southland District Council has a raft of issues with its wastewater discharge consents.

A taste of Napoli in Q-town

Adriana, Isabella, their dad Alberto Calabrese, from Naples, and mother Lucia Macedo are opening a Napoli Street ...

Business growth is hitting the eastern side of Queenstown.

McD's and BK 'zero hour cheats' video

Unite Union has accused McDoanld's and Burger King of trying to cheat their staff out of their rights under both the ...

Unite union says McDonald's and Burger King are zero hour contract cheats and court action could be required.

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