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Tourist swarms worry Kiwis

Kiwis see the economic benefits of tourism, but have concerns about overcrowding, road accidents and traffic congestion.

Almost one in five Kiwis feel we are attracting too many overseas visitors.

All clear - except one

The building on the corner of Lyndey Pl South, Porirua, is the only building in the city to be closed off after the ...

Porirua's buildings came off pretty much unscathed in the recent earthquake.

Swipe payments for freedom campers

The KiwiCamp ablution block ensures councils get payback from freedom campers.

A truck stop owner has designed an ablution block with a payment app for freedom campers.

Die, mall, die

Last minute Christmas shopping at Westfield St Lukes shopping mall.

Customers are seriously falling out of love with the mall - is there any way to lure them back?

Hospice defends apartments plan video

A 3D view of Mary Potter Hospice Foundation's proposed apartment complex in the Wellington suburb of Newtown.

Mary Potter boss says it has "gone out of its way" to gain Newtown residents' support.

New home for elderly

Thelma Coster, 87, (in the wheelchair), May Pickford, 82, Irene Pickford,62 and  Peter Fox, 83, will have to find a new ...

Petone resthome residents need new home.

From hot metal to hot food

Wellington Press Hall developer Maurice Clark and First Retail Group managing director Chris Wilkinson charge their ...

People will soon be enjoying a meal where Wellington papers once rolled off the presses.

Forced to pay rent

It isn't yet known how long the demolition to the car park and cinema complex would take.

Some retailers in the cordoned-off area of Queensgate Shopping Centre have no idea how long it will be until they can return and are still having to pay rent.

Fee-free office listings

Fee-free Trade Me listings for businesses looking for new offices after quake.

Free Trade Me listings for businesses looking for new offices following 7.8 magnitude quake.

Half-billion revamp for Wellington

The development would be a joint venture between the Port Nicholson Block Development Trust and The Wellington Company.

Hotel, brewery and hundreds of new homes hinted at in new plans.

Freebie labour blatant in NZ

Accommodation businesses  are in the gun for expoiting travellers by "paying" them with beds and Wi-Fi instead of wages.

Investigation finds paying of workers with beds, food and Wi-Fi is rife in NZ, particularly in accommodation industry.

California here we come

Movie moguls Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh are expanding their Miramar movie empire with a deal to buy the California ...

Peter Jackson's Miramar movie empire expands with garden centre deal.

Special quake powers for Wellington

Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee said while most Wellington landlords appeared to be cooperating with ...

Council can now force Wellington landlords to have buildings assessed and share the results.

Is this the vinyl countdown? video

071216.Sport.KEVIN STENT/Fairfax NZ. Death Ray Records owner Apa Hutt fears he may have to shut up shop if he can't get ...

Capital record store put out plea for secondhand vinyl in an effort to stay afloat.

Poll shows public don't expect crash

More than half the survey picked house prices to continue rising for the next few months.

Housing bubble? What housing bubble? Public concern low, says poll.

Quake closes chunk of CBD

Demolition began on Monday for 61 Molesworth St, a disused office building

Large-scale game of musical chairs is underway in Wellington with 16 buildings closed and 50 tenants affected by quake.

Stranded Kaikoura rentals rescued

Tomorrow's third rental vehicle convoy from Kaikoura has been postponed by the threat of bad weather.

More than 100 volunteers pitch in to get abandoned tourists' vehicles out of quake-hit town.

Bluebridge ferry sold

Bluebridge ferry Straitsman is now owned by funds managed by Champ Private Equity Group.

Ferry operator Strait Shipping and Freight Lines - both founded by transport industry legend Jim Barker - have been sold.

Rock pubs ch-ch-changing

Dunedin's Captain Cook Tavern, affectionately known as The Cook by music lovers, has been refurbished into a gastro pub.

They nurtured our most beloved bands - now they're office blocks and restaurants.

Best Ugly Bagels expands

MasterChef New Zealand judge Al Brown is opening a new Best Ugly Bagels store at Wellington Airport.

Al Brown's signature bagels take to the skies, with a new shop opening at Wellington Airport.

Electing the unelected PM

Bill English, then National Party leader, receives a kiss from wife Mary on election night in 2002, the party's worst ...

With John Key stepping down, just 30 people could determine New Zealand's next Prime Minister.

Shop at home pleads mayor

Mayor Ray Wallace is urging Lower Hutt residents to shop locally.

Do your Christmas shopping in Lower Hutt.

Parking relief for Hutt

Parking in Lower Hutt is at a premium with a security guard directing drivers to available space in the Queensgate Mall.

Lower Hutt parking building could re-open before Christmas.

Apple still keen on car race

Apple is urging regulators not to impose too many restrictions on testing of self-driving cars.

Apple wades into self-driving car debate as it declares it is excited about the potential for automated transportation.

Classic car records fall video

The record-breaking 1955 Jaguar XK 140 Fixed Head Coupe, which fetched $258,750.

A collection of 30 classic cars owned by Wellington businessman Roy Savage fetch $1.5m at auction. 

Mall demolition ASAP

Heavy equipment lined up to demolish part of the Queensgate Mall carpark.

Queensgate's quake-hit parts could go as soon as Sunday, as Lower Hutt's mayor begs shoppers not to walk away.

After the boom, an opening video

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Generic. Wellington city living building Mt Victoria houses villa homes.

Wellington's property market was once in the stratosphere, but is it still in orbit?

Getting in on the ground floor

The Z Energy Harbour City station, where the interest on two ground leases are for sale.

How to get a bite of a prominent Wellington service station.

Quake delays building sales

Wellington's market "is still in good health," says Bayleys' Mark Sherlock.

A big purchase falls through but post-quake opportunities are expected in the capital.

DoC staff leave capital office video

Offices have been closed at Nokia House, on Manners St in central Wellington, 18 days after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

Conservation department moves staff out of celebrated Wellington CBD office while quake assessment is done.

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