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Student hostels selling for millions

University students.

 A portfolio of three Wellington halls of residence, including two leased by Victoria University of Wellington, is up for grabs with an estimated worth of $44 million.

Nori win for Wellington

Nori merchandise has already been created and is on sale in Korea, and its creators expect the show to be sold around ...

Capital's sound expertise forms company to win work during gaps between international blockbusters.

Cubicles apartment called 'unliveable' gallery

The apartment features two 'loft bedrooms' and two bedrooms on the lower floor.

Wellington loft with makeshift cubicles as bedrooms labelled "unlivable" by students and health experts.

Brewery lines up Lyall Bay move

ParrotDog.

Wellington craft beer producer ParrotDog is shifting its home base.

Stick men want more pay

Activists dressed as Pak n Save stick men protest outside the Porirua Store on Parumoana St. First Union say they are ...

Union asking for Porirua Pak 'n Save workers to have parity with other Wellington supermarkets

Beach owner selling slice of Fiji video

Michael Garnham is trying to sell the largest part of a Fijian island for $28.95 million.

Michael Garnham is selling part of Fiji island, following the sale of a pristine Abel Tasman beach, as debt grows.

More luxury in Wellington

The new Sofitel hotel in Wellington caters both both corporate and leisure travellers.

For the first time in 15 years, an international five-star hotel opens in Wellington.

A population strategy please

Economist Shamubeel Eaqub

OPINION: There are two broad issues with immigration.

$2m sale stymies rival

New World pays twice the price for land earmarked for development by rival supermarket chain, Countdown.

New World pays twice the price for land earmarked for development by another supermarket.

Refurbished Tawa bar for sale

Artists impressions show four shops in Tawa being converted into a restaurant.

Tawa

Pop-up shops could save Wainui mall

Margaret Willard is hoping her hand-made beads will prove a hit in a pop-up shop opening in Wainuiomata. Trisha Manhire ...

 Councillor promotes pop-up shops for Wainuiomata Mall.

From Pokemon Go to bovine laptops - no bull

Mike O'Donnell

OPINION: How will this game change the way business meets the needs of consumers?

One house, 26 bidders, $516,000

The four-bedroom house in Tireti Rd, Titahi Bay, had a rateable value of $350,000.

It was a four-bedroom house in Porirua, without a garage. But it was hot property.

The return of Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton is set to lecture post-graduate students.

Boss of Cera who quit following sexual harassment investigation set to lecture post-graduate students.

War on the dollar

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler

Borrowers could benefit but imports would be more expensive as central bank begins "attack" on the strong New Zealand dollar.

No winter blues for tourists

Efforts to get tourists to visit year round are paying off with more than ever coming in winter.

Winter weather isn't deterring tourists, who continued to arrive in record numbers in June.

'We'll be the perfect neighbours'

Jenni Mason and Millie Watson.
Jenni Mason is the manager for First Five Childcare Centre, she is appealing to the ...

Jenni Mason has an interesting problem in the current housing crisis - she needs land, not a house.

Tourist loo fund too late video

Councils say it will be a push for them to meet a  six month deadline to build toilets and other tourist facilities.

South Island towns flooded by tourists are worried they won't get new toilets built in time for summer.

Office glut spawns new hotel video

Alex Cassels is turning unused office space into a new mid-range hotel on Lambton Quay.

Silver lining of high office vacancy in Wellington CBD was the chance to develop a new central city hotel.

The beginning of the end?

New lending restrictions from the Reserve Bank will require almost all residential property investors to have deposits ...

If property investors don't have a 40 per cent deposit, Westpac isn't interested in doing a deal.

Ruling: Chow sleepovers not favouritism

John Chow, left, and Michael Chow said they were disappointed the case arose "because we take pride in CGML's reputation ...

Millionaires invited some staff for a sleepover but not others - and that's landed them in hot water.

Levin housing market 'on fire'

Demand for houses is outstripping supply in Levin.

Real estate agents are 'desperate' for houses as sales jump by 44 per cent.

Business booming at The Waterfront

Ricardo Reis at the Waterfront Bar.

A revamp since new owners took over last year has seen patronage figures rise.

Anger over empty Hutt shops

Taste Amazing has bucked the trend of empty buildings in the Hutt CBD. It opened this week in a building that had been ...

Confusion over rules for turning empty Hutt shops into cafes frustrates real estate agent..

Keeping it between boss and worker

Former editor-in-chief of The Daily Telegraph Sir Max Hastings says of Boris Johnson: "If this charlatan and sexual ...

OPINION: What does one one of Boris Johnson's former employers have to say about the new British foreign secretary's character?

Bars slam police tactics

Publican Nick Mills, who owns Siglo, Bettys, Public and Spruce Goose says police are forcing a one-way door policy on ...

Bar owners accuse Wellington police of trying to change booze laws "by force".

Warehouse to leave Wainui

The Warehouse is pressing forward with its plan to close its Wainuiomata store next February.

Wainuiomata Mall's biggest tenant has confirmed will close its store in February.

Thieves target tradies' tools

Police are warning contractors and tradespeople to keep valuable tools and equipment secure.

Hold on to your hammers: there's been a big spike in thefts of Wellington tradies' tools.

Reserve Bank move no solution

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler has given banks little time to prepare for new lending restrictions.

OPINION: The central bank is adding new lending restrictions, but it is not trying to solve the problem.

New Chair for NZ Festival

Kerry Prendergast is passing on the flame as the NZ Festival executive chair.

As Kerry Prendergast moves on, the NZ Festival announces its next big boss.

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