Expansion plans for Wanaka backyard brewer

Wanaka brewer James Hay's new Popnpils beer is the fourth in his
B.Effects range.

Wanaka brewer produces another small drop in New Zealand's growing ocean of craft beer.

Taxing Times: Offshore GST provision

New GST calculations have come into play.


Work To Rule: $13k compo for nine days' work

The Employment Relations Authority was not impressed with Mr A's summary dismissal of Ms F.

An Auckland University student was awarded $13,000 after just nine days of employment, writes Mary-Jane Thomas.

"Powerful group'' to lead strategy gallery

Tracy Hicks

The team faces a tough assignment but is up to it, according to the region's Mayoral Forum.

Last drinks at Appleby Tavern

Former Appleby Tavern employees, from left, Carol Chin Poy, John McCann, Joann Grennell and Audrey McKelvey reminisce about the old days.

Former staff remember the Appleby Tavern's glory days before it closes on Wednesday.

Let the tills start ringing

Gore's retailers are open late tonight.

It's less than a month to Christmas but if you haven't started shopping yet don't stress.

Doors to mega store open

Mitre 10 Mega owner Jason Smith is delighted with the new Queenstown store.

Mitre 10 MEGA is the latest big box retail store in open in Queenstown.

Purser tops off award-winning year

Chanelle Purser won an award at the Enterprising Rural Women Award 2015

Gore retailer racks up another award.

Queenstown hotel sale a record-breaker

Novotel Queenstown has been sold by its US owners.

The 273-room hotel sale is the biggest deal for the decade in New Zealand.

Australian company running trips on Routeburn

Lake Harris on the Routeburn Track

Runners are taking their marks on the Great Walks.

Venus Pie Trap transformation

Barbara Morris outside her newly painted and renamed The Venus Pie Trap bakery, on the Clyde St roundabout, Invercargill.

An Invercargill bakery has undergone a radical makeover in a bid to drum up business.

Invercargill business a hit in Europe

Stormline employee Michelle Irvine with one of the company's durable aprons, which was made in the Invercargill workshop.

An Invercargill company is making waves in Europe and worldwide with its new outdoors clothing range.

H&J Smith clocks out

The well-known H&J Smith clocks on the Invercargill department store have been out for about two weeks.

The H&J Smith clocks in Invercargill are likely to be out of action for at least another week.

Seabird award for Talley's fleet boss

Seabird Smart Award winner Mike Black.

The joint winner of a seabird conservation award to the fishing industry says his father taught him to protect the natural world.

Satellite research ideas explored

The Awarua Satellite Ground Space Station, near Invercargill.

Southland could lead the way in satellite-enabled research in New Zealand, a regional development chief says.

Wine education academy to launch in NZ

Bruce McGechan is set to launch Wine Industry Sales Education (WISE) academy in Central Otago next Wednesday.

Kiwi cellar door staff cannot simply "pour and hope" model when selling wine, businessman says.

Southland Digital Strategy approved

A cell tower being erected by Smith Crane & Construction Ltd on the Liddel street railway line in 2011.

The Southland Digital Strategy has officially been approved.

Tourists crash open day parade gallery

Kate Crowe, 7, dressed up as an angel in the Winton Open Day parade on Sunday.

Winton Open Day and Country Marketers serves up entertainment of a different kind as tourists crash parade.

Slow season for Southland crops

Taste of Tisbury owner Cheryl Tilson says she might not have good-sized carrots in time for Christmas if the cold weather continues

Southland crops are behind schedule following a cold winter, causing concerns for farmers and produce growers.

Tractor sales bogged down

Although tractor sales are down in dairy regions, the viticulture industry is enjoying growth and might be a source of buyers.

Low dairy prices impact on tractor sales

Wanaka Wastebusters secure with small surplus

Wanaka Wastebusters yard guardian Chris Jacobsen, left, and yard supervisor Matt Plant,  receive a couch for recycling.

Wanaka Wastebusters' annual report reveals $1 million revenue, small surplus and secure future.

Southland property market on rise

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Southland property market volumes rose 17 per cent in October compared to the same month in 2014.

TradeQual celebrating 10th year of Southland awards

Power-lifter Sonia Manaena

Almost 90 Southland trade graduates will take the stage at Thursday night's TradeQual dinner.

Final Innov8 meeting

Invercargill City Councillor Rebecca Amundsen.

Innov8 Invercargill will look to the future at its final meeting for 2015 on Monday.

Wanaka's Wisp list launched

Wisp founder Gemma Thompson.

Christmas shopping Wisp list launched in Wanaka

More issues with new notes video

Matthew Sutton and Joel Maguire, both 16, with the updated New Zealand bank notes that arrived in Southland last week.

Brighter new bank notes are posing more problems with parking machines.

Few options for Agribusiness students

A sign outside the Agribusiness Training Ltd offices on Arena Ave, Invercargill.

Just three organisations in south authorised as alternative education providers for former Agribusiness Training Ltd students.

Queenstown's new craft beer bar

The Smith's Craft Beer House team, from left: Jen Ernst, Pascal Fillion and general manager Chris Dickson.

Queenstown is getting its first craft beer bar.

Talks on migrant employment

Greater opportunities in agribusiness and manufacturing would work wonders for Southland, a business leader says.

Employers seeking to attract migrants to Southland to gather in Invercargill on Wednesday.

Live blue cod exports on radar

Thomas Hildebrand is the first marine biologist to be employed by Ngai Tahu Seafood in Bluff

Ngai Tahu Seafoods is investigating the live export of blue cod from its Bluff base but says the project is in its early stages.

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