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Curtis St redevelopment win

Karori homeowner Wayne Newman and other members of the Creswick Valley Residents Association have been fighting council re-zoning plans of the Curtis St site for years.

The controversial re-zoning of land on Curtis St and earthworks are set to go ahead, after the case was heard by the Environment Court.

Creativity fills banana void

Spotted at Countdown Newtown in Wellington: Banana bread posing as bananas.

With no bananas to fill the shelves, one Wellington supermarket got creative.

Goodman sells clutch of Chch sites

The DHL building, one of several up for sale in the Goodman-owned Glassworks industrial park in Hornby

Goodman Property Trust is selling five "blue chip" properties in Christchurch so it can reinvest elsewhere.

InternetNZ on the move

80 Willis St, part of the Singaporean-owned Grand Central complex.

Internet body moves to get its subsidiaries on same floor.

Kiwi drones crack into US airspace video

Altus business development manager Simon Morris with the company's Delta X8 drone.

A robust piece of Kiwi ingenuity is on threshold of cracking the US drone market.

Leaning tower gets approval

Resource consent has been given for a new control tower for Wellington Airport, which was designed to lean into the prevailing wind.

Wellington Airport's new control tower with a 12.5 degree lean has been granted resource consent.

Deka meets the wrecking ball video

An artist's impression of the old Deka site on the corner of Cuba and Dixon redeveloped by Willis Bond & Co. into a art and technology hub for Whitireia and WelTech campus students.

A retro landmark of Wellington's retail scene has met the wrecking ball.

PM launches post site revamp

Prime Minister John Key presses the ominous big red button, with Acting Hutt Mayor David Bassett looking on.

A retail and office development on a prime Petone site will involve hundreds of jobs.

Travel perks under the microscope

Wellington City Council is developing a travel policy for elected members visiting places such as San Francisco.

Wellington City Council wants more transparency about trips and gifts for elected members.

Petone Car Giant closed

Car Giant

Inland Revenue has applied to put Petone car yard, Car Giant into liquidation.

WCC records a $1.8m surplus

Celia Wade-Brown at the Wellington super-city announcement.

The Wellington City Council says job well done as it adopts its annual report for 2014-15.

Council takes hit on forestry

Log price slump hits Carterton District Council's harvest revenue.

Carterton District Council has lost nearly $10k on its forestry harvest.

Rod Petricevic gets parole

Former Bridgecorp director Rod Petricevic, who was sentenced for six-and-a-half years in 2012, has been granted parole.

Former Bridgecorp boss Rod Petricevic will be released from jail next month.


5 Disraeli St in Johnsonville, which sold recently at auction for $595,000

Property news from around the country.

Office rental market unfreezes

Wellington firms are not wasting any time if the right leasing opportunity comes up, says Colliers.

Capital's office market thaws, and an economist gives its housing market the thumbs-up.

Mail gives way to retail in Petone

What was once the Te Puni mail centre is about to be revamped into mixed use.

Changes are underway at the old Te Puni mail distribution centre in Petone.

Wellington couple's property passion

Chris Dugdale gets stuck into one of the ''charity'' houses in Trentham

A Wellington couple use their house-building skills to raise money for charity.

Travelodge expected to attract strong interest

The 132-room Travelodge in Wellington is up for sale

The 132 room, four star Travelodge Hotel in Wellington is for sale.

Old Bank space part of the charm

The clock that opens every hour to explain the history of Plimmer's Ark

One of Wellington's quirkiest workplaces is in an old bank.

Cocktail ketchup a new era

A Bloody Mary is one of the world's iconic cocktails.

 Kiwi sauce firm Huffman's is putting a kick into its business with the launch of a "Bloody Mary" ketchup next month.

Wellington gets vote of confidence

Wellington offered good opportunities for investors, first home buyers, and people looking to free up cash says an economist.

Wellington properties have been identified as having the best long-term value in the country.

Kirks chases $1.4m in card debt

From Sunday, Kirks will no longer accept green account cards as a method of payment.

Store warns debt collectors could be called in if money is not repaid by December 31.

Local investor buys Terrace block

125 The Terrace, which has just  been sold to a local investor for $65m.

A local investor has bought 125 The Terrace for $65 million.

Turn your home into a Showroom

Showroom owner Francesca Storey has seen her home-styling busiess flourish and expand outside Wellington.


A hundred days in, and rushed off his feet

From left, Kura Moeahu (Te Ati Awa), Chris Gosling and Taku Parai (Ngati Toa) at the sod turning ceremony for Cuba Central. The handle of the shovel was carved by Sam Hauwaho (whakairo tutor at Whitireia).

Chris Gosling has been chief executive of Whitireia and Wellington Institute of Technology for just 100 days.

O'Connor flicks the power to the consumer

Steve O'Connor: "We now have a really good technology and creative hub in Wellington, which means you can do world-class things here and live in a fantastic city."

Wellington businessman Steve O'Connor discusses craft beer, mountain biking and the weightless economy. 

Who's in the US and Canada?

WhosOnLocation chief operating officer Victoria Armstrong and chief executive Darren Whitaker-Barnett say there is a growing demand in the US for their account cloud-based tool.

A Wellington business has signed a partnership with a United States Wall Street company.

Private hospital ownership bid

Evolution Healthcare, which owns private surgical hospital Boulcott, is planning to acquire other Wellington hospitals.

The owner of private surgical hospital Boulcott Hospital plans a takeover of Austron, majority owner of Wellington hospitals Wakefield and Bowen.

Still working in old age a 'privilege' video

Shaun Johnson

They may be in their 60s, 70s, and even 80s, but these hardworking Kiwis have no plans to retire any time soon.

Good news for renters

Rents have stalled nationally for five months in a row, Trade Me says.

Welcome news for tenants as rent rises slow down.

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