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.

Noel Leeming ready to open

Queenstown's Noel Leeming will open on December 16.

The doors of Queenstown's Noel Leeming are set to open in a week

Chinese marketers after pine oil

Two of Wilding & Co's partners, Michael Sly (left) and Mathurin Molgat, at the company's test still in Queenstown.

Three Queenstown pine oil entrepreneurs will host a 60-strong delegation of Chinese marketing experts later this week.

Proposed Wanaka lakeside development attracts scrutiny

A bridge over Waterfall Creek leads from Wanaka to Glendhu Bay.

Opposers say the combination of adverse effects from a proposed commercial lodge is unacceptable.

Cromwell restaurant and bar opening

Five Stags food and beverage manager George Tiko and bar manager Renee Paranihi are looking forward to the opening of ...

After six months of renovations, the Golden Gate Lodge has reinvented itself.

Bidding in NZ's hottest housing market video

The median sale price in October 2016 was $923,750 compared with $624,500 in October 2015.

A typical Queenstown house now sells for over $1m, so what's it like in an auction room there?

Tourist tax proposed

Ideas for raising money for tourist facilities could benefit  visitor hot spots such as Lake Tekapo.

Bed and border levies are proposed to help pay for toilets, car parks and other tourist facilities

Average Queenstown Lakes house value tops $1 million

Queenstown Bay.

Sales of multi-million dollar properties in the Queenstown Lakes have boosted the average property price to over $1 million for the first time.

Where is the centre of Queenstown?

The proposed Queenstown Central development as shown in a resource consent application.

"There's only one downtown Queenstown and we are it."Downtown QT manager Steve Wilde.

Plans for 'boutique' city arcade

Southland Regional Development Strategy governance group chair Tom Campbell stands in Cambridge Arcade. The arcade has ...

Plans for sparse Invercargill Arcade announced by regional strategy.

Govt funding 'absolutely stunning' video

Southland District Mayor Gary Tong, Te Puni Kokiri senior advisor Ross Paniora, Minister for Primary Industries Nathan ...

"The future of Southland with one voice is really positive."

Watchdog dismisses development

Developer Allan Dippie's house plans are being opposed.

An assessment says Allan Dippie's proposed new Wanaka house will have very low visual impact but the Upper Clutha Environmental Society says that is wrong.

Ground broken at Southern Dairy Hub

AgResearch chief executive Tom Richardson, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Southern Dairy Hub chairman ...

Southern farmers are being given credit for making the new Southern Dairy Hub a reality.

Solid Dunedin investment for sale

The well-located 360 Cumberland St has two solid tenants.

A Dunedin building poses possibilities for those wanting a solid, seismic rating.

Wanaka company wins with flax chair design

Wanaka husband and wife Alex Guichard and Monique Kelly have won three awards for their prototype, flax bio-composite, ...

Entrepreneurs Alex Guichard and Monique Kelly chose Wanaka's business hub over busy city life in France because it fitted with their dna. Now, their innovative flax chair has won three awards in four months.

'I could see my arm burning' video

The Remarkable Tortillas worker Daniel Figueroa, 19, will find out if he gets to keep his right arm after it was crushed ...

Trapped tortilla factory worker Daniel Figueroa screamed for 15 minutes before anyone heard.

Elderly homes seminar a success

Over 100 people attended a seminar on retirement homes in Queenstown on Friday.

Retirement villages not the only option for elderly people, expert says.

Factory reopens after arm crushed

A worker suffered a serious arm injury at Remarkables Tortillas in Queenstown on Wednesday.

Queenstown tortilla factory back to full production as worker who crushed his arm in horrific accident awaits third operation.

A lucrative "chore" for Central Otago peony growers

Coral Sunset.

When the chores are not a chore – Tarras couple's blooms impress the world's most discerning customers.

Hotspot 'well-placed' to handle growth

Former Queenstown resident Amanda Walak said she moved to Cromwell with her husband Steve and two young children Nixon, ...

Growth "nothing new" for Central Otago, but how it's managed is important, a new report says.

Forestry portfolio woos ethical investors

Forestry was a great investment for those with ethical concerns, McCallum said.

A large private forestry portfolio hits the market.

Central Otago property values skyrocket

Cromwell property values have skyrocketed by nearly 40 per cent over the past three years to $495,000.

Cromwell property values have skyrocketed by nearly 40 per cent over the past three years.

Company fined for worker's death

Rosco Contractors Limited is contracted to carry out earthworks at the Waikaia Gold goldmine.

A West Coast earthmoving company must pay $152,500 after a worker was killed at a northern Southland goldmine.

Wanaka optometrist expands into Queenstown

OCULA principal optometrist Danielle Ross and business partner John Winstone.

Businesswoman Danielle Ross has launched her new business brand, Ocula.

The Hospice Shop turns one

The Hospice Shop Alexandra volunteer Maureen McKewen is hoping people will get along and celebrate the store's one year ...

Pre-loved clothing store The Hospice Shop in Alexandra is marking its first birthday with a week of celebration.

Concerns for rural broadband

Venture Southland business and strategic projects general manager Steve Canny is frustrated with the government's plan ...

Venture Southland is concerned the government's plans for rural broadband are overly optimistic.

Central Otago a 'regional hotspot'

Wanaka appeals increasingly to New Zealanders as a more low-key and less expensive alternative than Queenstown to live ...

Central Otago is the seventh top growth area in New Zealand, according to an Infometrics economic report.

Dairy Hub consent discussed

A new dairy hub has been called an exception to normal commercial activity at a resource consent hearing.

New dairy hub called 'an exception to the norm' at city council resource consent hearing.

Six days, 1255 signatures

Todd Barclay's petition on Frankton traffic is gaining support from Queenstown residents.

Petition to ban cars parked on the side of the road near Queenstown Airport is gaining support.

Tourism fails northern outliers

Like other gateway centres, Christchurch does well out of international visitors who spent $815 million there in the ...

Tourism spending grows but in Taranaki, Manawatu, Hawke's Bay and Taupo, they're losing market share.

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