Southlanders are continuing to spend more money than last year, with students among those digging into their pockets.
Alexandra airport planning
Skyrocketing interest from private and commercial aviation operators has put the Alexandra airport on the council radar.
Southern farmers concerned about AgResearch's proposal to move its Invermay hub have flocked to a meeting in Gore.
Three men accused of New Zealand's biggest fraud, totalling $1.58 billion, have pleaded not guilty.
Most businesses believe the NZ and Australian dollars will reach parity at some point in next year, according to ASB survey.
Earthworks are under way at Cardrona Alpine Resort to beef up the resort's freestyle and snowboard terrain park.
Former parent company of collapsed construction firm Mainzeal urgently seeks "holding position" on liquidation.
AgResearch directors can expect a grilling from southern sheep and deer farmers in Gore tomorrow.
WORK TO RULE
OPINION: This recent decision of the Employment Court confirms how important process is when investigating possible misconduct. Ms G was employed as the facility manager for a rest home in Motueka.
It has been a long time coming, but NZ's biggest fraud case will finally start in Timaru tomorrow.
Farmers are hitting back at a survey that found Kiwis faulting the dairy industry.
Councillor Graham Sycamore is the new chairman of the city's holding company.
Boom raises logistical issues
Hundreds of extra forestry workers will be needed in Southland and Otago in coming years
OPINION: GST has been with us since 1986 and, on most accounts, is a relatively straightforward tax.
WORK TO RULE
OPINION: The Human Rights Act provides that it is unlawful to discriminate against people on several bases, including sexual orientation, gender and age.
John Key says the increases would be greater under a Labour Government.
A team of four Chinese authorities will soon be auditing some of New Zealand's biggest infant formula manufacturers.
The Reserve Bank may lift official interest rates as much as five times this year, according to a Westpac forecast.
'Wine tourism is hugely important'
New research into wine tourism highlights the opportunities for Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes and the need for greater collaboration to capitalise on the growing market, regional tourism bosses say.
While Clutha Valley farmers David and Christine Benny always enjoyed roses it was financial necessity that saw them become award winning rose breeders.
A senior AgResearch scientist says sheep and beef farms may get some spinoff from the record dairy price announced by Fonterra.
Trail of debt left by prominent chef Martin Bosley cost creditors almost $600,000.
Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) is defending its turf, announcing it will develop a more than $20 million inland port at Rolleston.
Exporters to Russia are disappointed by news that free trade talks with that country have been put on the backburner.
Environment Southland has enacted new dairy farming regulations aimed at protecting water quality.
OPINION: In my practice, I deal with many disputes that arise out of contract milking type arrangements.
The multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters may sound boring, and probably it is to most people. But, it may have great significance for some New Zealand taxpayers.
A rare sight in Maniototo
Charolais cattle are thriving in Paerau Valley. Reporter Diane Bishop went along to a recent Charolais open day at Glen Ayr Station, which faces harsh winters and dry summers.
Small employee numbers mean staff's willingness to work hard and as a team is essential to small business success.
Banks finally send out strong, green shoots but need shielding from "frost of regulatory reform", KPMG says.
Rising milk flows are set to offset farmer concerns as parts of dairying New Zealand enter drought-like conditions.
Losing bidder Infratil is surprised Chinese firm paid $950m for NZ's largest waste-management business.
Early wedding gift just simply the best
Winton sharemilkers Steve Henderson and Tracy Heale have received the best early wedding present they could wish for.
The red ink continues to flow at Solid Energy with the state-coalminer positing a $40.9 million after-tax loss for the half-year and warning of a drawn-out recovery.
Aus business spending plans show biggest fall since financial crisis in a sign the economy is slowing.
A wet spring for the third year in a row has driven rabbit numbers down in many areas of Canterbury.
Cycling Southland has lost money for the past three years, including a $123,213 loss last year.
Investigation launched into Christchurch construction firm which allegedly underpaid two migrants.
Mum of two Sam Jones thinks Government money should go to child care, not paid parental leave.
The political crisis is causing anxiety among crews on three large factory trawlers working for Nelson-based Sealord.
The $140 million interim profit is an increase of 40 per cent on the same period last year.
Dairy giants increases forecast farmgate milk price by 35 cents to a record $8.65 per kg of milk solids.
Locals fight Victoria St eatery over licence
Popular Christchurch restaurant is preparing for battle after nearby neighbours objected to their liquor licence.
Two Aussie lads have made the back-breaking job of vaccinating, drenching and mouthing ewes a whole lot easier.
Farmers with woolly sheep could be being fleeced of better growth rates compared with their shorn counterparts.
Feeders frustrate and foil pests
Tauranga man Mark Kirkham's chook feeders will outsmart even the cleverest rat.
New bank Heartland New Zealand is looking at several possible purchases in its growth strategy.
Fonterra insider trading probe by NZX following complaint from a Kiwi fund manager in Canada is closed despite ongoing concerns.
The company is blaming local lines companies for the average 2.6 per cent power bill jump.
Rollout of Kiwibank's new core banking system could become a "nightmare", warns a business consultant.