Great South Basin area open to oil and gas permits

A large chunk of the Great South Basin extending up to the Canterbury Basin has been included in the Government's 2015 block offerings for oil and gas exploration.

Liquefaction concern delays Waikiwi Tavern project

Plans for the new Waikiwi Tavern are running into delays with liquefaction potential meaning changes are needed to the new building's foundations.  

Designers choose New Zealand-made

NZ products 'unique', says designer

Customers are now looking for the New Zealand-made tag when buying boutique clothes, New Zealand designer Jon Dyball says.

Forbes takes reins as Chamber of Commerce Southland president

Businesswoman Carla Forbes is the first female president of Southland Chamber of Commerce.

Disrupted technology could usher in artificial milk and beef

Would you buy artificial milk or beef if the price was right?

Fonterra decision to slash dividend shocks Southland farmers

Southland farmers left "shocked and disappointed" by Fonterra's decision to slash its forecast dividend.

Southland tourism in need of a boost

Invercargill's latest tourist figures are nothing to celebrate, a holiday park owner says.

Bella Kai struggled against supermarkets - manager

Bella Kai struggled to compete with the buying power of the major supermarkets, manager Annmarie Tinnock says.

Speedy introduction to business

A bell every five minutes introduced business students to Southland employers yesterday.

Dairy winner to mix with top business leaders

Milne to milk knowledge of industry leaders

Dairy Woman of the Year award winner Katie Milne is preparing to rub shoulders with some of the best minds in business.

Bella Kai set to close at end of March

Lorneville foodstore and cafe Bella Kai has announced it will close on March 29.

Southland economy performing strongly - Wheeler

Southland is doing well at a national level says Reserve Bank governor.

Alliance a global business with Southland heart

David Surveyor looks at Alliance Group as a global business with its heart in Southland.

Bathurst gains permit for new 658ha mining area near Nightcaps

A coal company has secured a permit to mine an additional 4.2 million tonnes of coal near Nightcaps.

SBS strikes up alliance with North Island-based fund manager

An SBS Bank subsidiary has bought 50 per cent of Staples Rodway Asset Management.

Office Products Depot snaps up Office Shop customers and staff

There's not many times a business closing story has a happy ending.

SBS Bank 'makes noise' in mortgage market

SBS aims to stir the New Zealand market with a "game-changing" fixed five-year home loan interest rate, its boss says.

Nearly $50,000 claimed in Winton rest home liquidation

Two companies in liquidation after the closure of Winton Home owe nearly $50,000, report shows.

Bathurst Resources amends Southland permit deal

Aussie miner will pay for part of New Brighton Collieries in Ohai coal sale revenue.

Tom the Pom brews up bronze

A crafty Tapanui brewer called Tom the Pom is making waves in the beer world.

Retail complex and supermarket vision for business park

A retail complex and supermarket are part of the vision for an Invercargill business park.

Tough competition in Golden Lamb Awards

Will Southland farmer Don Morrison take out the coveted Golden Lamb Awards title again?

Council looks to capitalise on free trade

The Invercargill City Council will look to further capitalise on a free trade agreement with Taiwan.

Mataura briquette plant could be sold, dismantled

Southland's mothballed Mataura briquette plant is on the market, its Australian-based owners say.

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.
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