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New home for hotel

Grand Chancellor site Christchurch's tallest building pre-quake, the Hotel Grand Chancellor will not be rebuilt in its old spot.

Strong debut for Genesis

Genesis Shares in Genesis Energy have traded as high as $1.83 on the NZX, well above their $1.55 issue price.

Moths, beetles rid farm of ragwort

A ragwort plume moth. Once covered in ragwort, a Manawatu farm is now almost free of the stock-threatening weed thanks to the introduction of moths and beetles.

Rendering plant up and running

Southland Times photo The Alliance Group has finished commissioning its $25 million rendering plant.

Big plans for farm

Hereford beef cattle The new owners of Taranaki's landmark Onetai Station want to realise its potential as a beef and sheep farm.

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Singapore Dollar 1.077
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Price as at 8:10 pm, 19 Apr

Large slip shuts mine

Macraes Goldmine New Zealand's largest gold mine has been shut down after heavy rain caused a massive slip.

Minister bursts bubble

The Government is playing down predictions published by powerful US magazine Forbes that New Zealand is on the path to economic disaster.

Serepisos assets to go

Warehouse more than simply red