Queenstown's food and drink scene continues to grow with the opening of four new businesses.
Differences in nose "calibration" could impact odour assessment, hearing told.
A major development of a south Invercargill site could be the new home to McDonald's.
'Too brown, too messy - chop them down'
Shop owners in Gore's main street want some trees outside their premises chopped down.
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OPINION: We have been getting inquiries lately about entitlements to sick leave under the Holidays Act 2003, and an individual's employment agreement.
Many changes have come on mail run
Alan Brown has said farewell to a family business that has connected him to Northern Southland for more than 38 years.
Wheely good food on every corner
Mobile food caravans are popping up all over Wanaka with three new businesses started in the past month alone.
An application by a Waituna dairy farm to extend its effluent disposal area has been approved.
Despite a tough year at its Mt Hutt field, NZSki is going ahead with further investment at its southern skifields.
Team of experts carrying out post mortems to get to the bottom of a mystery illness that has killed as many as 300 cows.
A seed company believes it knows what's behind the mystery illness killing Southland cows.
Work has begun this week on a $157 million expansion at Fonterra's milk plant at Edendale
Four industrial properties in Auckland and Dunedin are investors' cup of tea, selling for $18.7m.
It started off as home-brew made in a pot and a tea urn in the garden shed.
E-biking could soon take over the Sunday drive as more people prefer pedals to petrol.
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Mr B was employed from January 2012 as a fulltime groundsman at Kingdom of Zion Wildlife Park, a private zoo managed by Earth Crest Ltd.
Firm demand occurred for a small yarding of prime sheep, bobby calves and a large yarding of cattle at this week's Lorneville sale.
Firm on the cusp of a global breakthrough from processing invasive trees into a highly sought-after product.
Queenstown can expect more visitors from across the Ditch.
Well-established composites are the new purebreds according to award-winning sheep breeder Andy Ramsden.
An Israeli billionaire family and business partner have bought back, for nearly $4 million, land that was sold to a developer whose property deal failed.
A father and son's use of a drone to check on stock has catapulted them to international fame.
Farmers who have invested millions to supply winter milk are upset at Fonterra after their contracts are not renewed.
Invercargill business Awarua Synergy has taken out a top award from KUMA.
Doors close on 'white elephant'
A Marlborough winemaker has mothballed a beleaguered Cromwell winery.
A bitter break up has evolved between Electricity Invercargill, and Marlborough Lines Ltd.
Car yard owners vent frustration at car hawkers
Invercargill car dealers are furious that hawkers can line Tay St with cars to sell while they are regulated.
Tradies and farmers are cruising in style in the south.
In a recent press release, the Green Party announced an increase in the top personal marginal tax rate to 40 per cent.
Tourism NZ and Chch Airport are joining forces to remind the Aussies that the South Island has a lot to offer.
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The Health and Safety Reform Bill is now working its way through Parliament. Prompted by the Pike River Coal Mine disaster, it represents the largest change to workplace health and safety since the Health and Safety in Employment Act was passed in 1992.
OPINION: The Green Party released its tax policy earlier this week. The key points are: A new top marginal rate of 40 per cent for individuals earning more than $140,000 per annum;
Resources that support regional economic development are what Southland needs from its elected representatives, industry and business heads say.
Couple who started exclusive Queenstown lodge furious they're not allowed free holidays there.
Dale Booth brewed a raspberry beer for his baby girl. Now he's in the pink over a commercial contract.
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OPINION: Mr S had been employed by IBM New Zealand Limited for more than 20 years when he resigned.
Southland farmers who sell beef and lamb direct to the consumer will feature on TV.
Clyde entrepreneur who sells snow sleds across the world makes regional finals of business-plan competition.
A southern hazelnut grower says it's too early to say if an overseas shortage will benefit growers in the south.
A Central Otago winery has snapped up two established vineyards to meet growing demand.
A sheep farmer has a penchant for women's perfumes. But, it's not what you might think.
Step towards software business
Invercargill is jumping on the app developing market.
Long-standing Otago Chamber of Commerce boss John Christie has been named the city's new marketing and tourism chief.
The newly formed Otago-Southland alpaca owners group aims to educate farmers and lifestyle block owners.
DOC and Fish & Game call for further conditions on a Waituna dairy farm's application to renew a dairy effluent discharge permit.
OPINION: In an earlier article, I wrote about why governments impose tax. In this article, I discuss capital gains tax (CGT) and ask whether we need it.
David Hamill has a secret weapon when it comes to mothering lambs onto ewes.
An Employment Court decision about the accrual of lieu days could cost NZAS millions of dollars, the Court of Appeal has been told.
OPINION: In the run-up to election 2014, political parties are busy hoisting various policies up the flagpole to try to attract voter attention.
NEIL RATLEY - The Southland TimesSouthland's unemployed youth can reap the rewards of the region's strong agriculture industry, agencies say.