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Mataura Valley Milk project stalls as milk prices fall

A collapse in milk prices has come at the worst time for project.

Kiwi Regional Airline 'totally different' to failed Kiwi Air

New regional airline will learn from past failure and will not compete against Air NZ, says founder.

SBS Bank signals higher surplus

SBS Bank has nearly eclipsed last year's $22m surplus just nine months into the 2014-15 year.

Get rid of premix by Saturday, Taha told

Taha Asia Pacific ordered to dispose of potentially hazardous material by Saturday.

Dairy worker put through immigration wringer

Socrates Mallari is proud to be a New Zealand resident but describes the hoops he had to jump through to qualify as "crazy".

Wee Nippers growing bigger

Otago residents will have the chance to send their wee nippers to a new early childhood centre in Mosgiel.

Invest wisely, farmers told

Southland farmers urged to invest in new technology that will improve productivity, reduce labour intensity and improve their herds.

Publicans call time after 21 years at the Woodlands Tavern

Pauline Dermody says she's racked up a lifetime of great memories at the Woodlands Tavern.

Flue costs push up Ascot Park Hotel boiler budget

The cost of replacing the hotel's boiler has increased by about $80,000.

Invercargill Brewery benefiting from Yeastie Boys' rise

Invercargill Brewery is happy to piggy-back on the dramatic success of Wellington's Yeastie Boys.

Tiwai could secure multiple power supply contracts

Tiwai bosses are investigating whether power supply can be secured via multiple contracts.

Right House staff lose jobs, liquidators appointed

Over 130 workers at energy efficiency and insulation business Right House have been laid off.

Anadarko back in Otago waters

Texan oil giant Anadarko is back in Otago waters with seismic vessel Polarcus Naila testing new prospects.

Foreign investment Blue River Dairy's 'only option'

Significant efforts were made to find New Zealand investors to buy Blue River Dairy but overseas investors were the only option, founder Keith Neylon says.

Caution over transition swede feed

Farmers likely to be more cautious about moving stock on to swedes after an outbreak of liver damage and photosensitivity.

Skills and expertise a trade asset - minister

Associate Trade Minister says our skills and expertise could be as valuable as our products.

Caroline Eve buys CC Collections

Women's fashion chain adds its South Island counterpart CC Collections to its fold, creating a network of 41 stores.

Wairaurahiri Jet buys Lake Hauroko Tours

Selling Lake Hauroko Tours was a hard decision, but the time was right, ex-owner says.

McDonald's aims for September opening

A new McDonald's restaurant in south city, Invercargill, could be open by September.

Investment in Mataura planned

A fertiliser company wants to establish a plant at the old paper mill in Mataura.

McDonald's gets go-ahead

A proposed McDonald's restaurant in South City, Invercargill, has been given the seal of approval.

Southern-most Starbucks draws tourist crowds

Starbucks Invercargill is proving a tourist attraction - as the southern-most branch in the world.

'Shark' takes off with thrill-seeking tourists

Hydro Attack a hit in Queenstown

Described as a cross between a fighter jet and a torpedo, Robb Innes' creation is proving popular with thrill-seekers.

From east to west: Cardrona comes up roses

A businesswoman is transforming a dry Cardrona paddock into a bed of roses.

Potato shortage has upside in Southland

A nationwide potato shortage is leaving some chip-lovers pining for their favourite flavours,

Rural contractors catching up as region dries out

A rural contracting company cranked out 4200 bales on an Opio property on Wednesday.

City fashion store closing after 22 years

A popular fixture on the Invercargill women's fashion scene is closing its doors after more than two decades.

Strawberry pioneer closes business

Winton strawberry grower says the start-up phase of his business was a great challenge.

Wood choppers impress

An Australian has come out on top at the Gore leg of the Southland and Otago Axemen's Timbersports Carnival.

Thayer: 'Rents need to soften'

The cost of leasing retail space in Esk Street could be too high to attract new businesses, a property valuer says.

KiwiYo opens in Invercargill

Invercargill has a new place for tweenagers to hang out, as the town's first frozen yoghurt bar opens.

Film industry boosts Queenstown tourism

The billion-dollar visitor economy in Queenstown is on the up, sector representatives say.

Blis fined $30K for breaching NZX rules

Dunedin biotech has been fined $30,000 by the NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal.

Laundromat to get spruce up

The Glengarry Laundromat has changed hands and the new owners plan to give it an upgrade.

Brewery back in business

'We've all been so flat out this month'

Wanaka Beerworks' month-long drought has ended.

Paua group calls for halt to shark cage diving

The paua industry is today calling for a moratorium on great white shark cage dive operations.

Blue Sky Meats buys Gore export business

Blue Sky Meats NZ has bought Gore-based Clover Export.

Pop-up shops on the rise in CBD

The pop-up shop phenomenon has reached Invercargill.

Work starts on inner-city office development

A major inner-city development is underway on the corner of Don and Deveron streets.

Jet boat crash down to 'lapse in judgement'

Investigation into incident where Shotover Jet hit rocks has found drivers need more monitoring and training.

OtagoNet goes south for top price

The purchase of OtagoNet for $153m may prove to be a poor decision, Marlborough Lines chairman says.

Inventions in their genes

Two successful brothers say their upbringing in rural Southland with an inventor-father ignited their engineering passions.

City real estate firms merge

The Invercargill real estate market will have one less player from next week.

Dunedin - the first Gigatown in Australasia

'Digital Dunedin' is forging ahead, after the city won widespread access to the fastest internet in New Zealand.

Progress made on Gore milk plant plans

Plans for a multimillion-dollar milk processing plant near Gore are firming up with hopes a joint venture deal could be done within two months.

Smart feeding breeds winners

East Otago farmers Simon and Kirstin Engelbrecht are to showcase their top ewe hoggets at a field day.

Rising to high country challenge

Rob Tipa reports on how a farming family copes with the extreme conditions of Central Otago hill country.

Dunedin wins Gigatown competition

Dunedin wins cut-price broadband for three years in Gigatown competition.

Ex-sheep farmers win coveted dairying award

Former sheep farmers win Southland's Dairy Business of the Year award.

Rural mum becomes entrepreneur

Southland farmer's wife and mother Melanie McKenzie spends her downtime working.
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