Met Shop moves online

The Met Shop co-owner Terry McDavitt with Moana the Moa. The Wellington store is closing early next week but an online ...

After 26 year around Cuba St, weather and science instrument retailer shutting its doors.

Walnut Cottage to go, winery moves in

The pond and the bridge at Walnut Cottage cafe have been demolished to make way for a wine tasting area.

A heritage cafe will be turned into a "contemporary" wine restaurant near Queenstown.

Start access road now

Aerial view of Frankton Flats, Queenstown, with Remarkables Park in the foreground and the Frankton industrial area near ...

The stalled Eastern Access Road has added to traffic issues in Queenstown.

Rich tapestry of Wanaka business revealed

Wanaka artisan bakers, The People's Bread, Jeremy and Ruth Heath, are finalists in two categories of the inaugural ...

Twenty finalists in five categories for inaugural Ignite Wanaka business awards.

Big walkers spend up

A tramper celebrates reaching the Nelson Lakes on the Te Araroa Trail which takes five months to complete on average.

The Te Araroa Trail is proving a nice little earner for businesses along its 3000km length.

Deep south not on Anzco's horizon

Anzco chairman Sir Graeme Harrison.

Rumours Anzco might invest in Southland have been quashed.

600 new homes for Q'town?

The proposed special housing area site in Queenstown, Westlake.

A special housing area proposal could ease some of the stress on first home buyers.

Wanaka Airport lease proposed

The entrance to the Wanaka Airport.

Selling on open market an option but not being considered: council report

Shabby carpark conundrum

The area of proposed redevelopment in Queenstown looking from Stanley St towards Shotover St.

 There's a lack of space in central Queenstown, which makes the Stanley St car park very valuable, fueling fierce debate.

EasyLaw can help home buyers

Business owner and solicitor Emma Stanley.

An app produced in Southland for home buyers seeks to demystify property law.

Boxer wants Q-town women to feel safe

Boxer Linda Coultrip wants women to know how to get away from the assault with professional military self defense classes.

"I want to run it until we have no one to keep running it for."

Windsor 'a great wee area'

Windsor New World owners Sasha and Ashley Hunter have recently jumped ship from Winton New World.

New Windsor New World owners say they enjoy how 'proactive' the community is.

Citadel demolition under way

Foodstuffs NZ has purchased the Salvation Army Citadel on Tay St, in front of PAK'nSAVE. Ryal Bush Transport has started ...

The demolition of the Salvation Army Citadel is well underway after Foodstuffs bought the site this year.

Fastest growing companies revealed

New Zealand chef Michael Meredith, left, has teamed up with Auckland woman Lisa King to help feed hungry kids by ...

The regional winners and rising stars of this year's Deloitte Fast 50 have been announced.

Rising southern stars recognised

Blis chief executive Brian Watson has forecast the company will make its first profit next year.

Rising stars in the southern business world have been recognised in the 2016 Deloitte Fast 50.

Government "pulling plug" on small power stations

One the country's oldest generators, Roaring Meg, in Central Otago, is at risk of closing if the Electricity Authority's ...

Proposed electricity reforms will cause power costs to go up and local power stations to shut, industry players say.

Construction industry talks housing

Off site fabrication and new training methods are some of the solutions up for discussion at a major meeting of building ...

A who's who of the construction industry is gathering in Christchurch to come up with solutions for the housing crisis.

$261m meat deal gets OK

The proposed investment is now unconditional and is set to be completed on January 4 next year.

After almost a year's deliberation, Government says Shanghai Maling can buy half of Silver Fern Farms.

Wanaka debates Sticky Forest purchase

Queenstown mountainbiker Kate Fluker won the 2015 Queen of Sticky Forest crown in Wanaka.

Wanaka's mountainbike community is lobbying for council ownership of their favourite trails.

Wanaka bags and bees raise $5,500 for good cause

Plastic Bag Free Wanaka spokeswoman Anna van Riel is delighted that the group has met its crowdfunding target.

The money's in the bag and more sewers are needed to satisfy demand.

Zoological garden to get kids involved

Garston School students Thomas Baker, 5, and Loretta Steyn, 11, plant a native tree at Queenstown Zoological Gardens.

"I want to continue my dad's legacy." - Queenstown Zoological Garden owner Rachel Young.

Lake Wanaka Trust formed

Russell McGeorge is the chairman of the new Lake Wanaka Trust.

Better understanding of freshwater management and science sought by Wanaka water interest groups.

Florence Micoud's dream is for real

Scientist Dr Maggie Lawton and college librarian Florence Micoud at Otago Fish and Game's decommissioned Wanaka Hatchery ...

Community swings in behind Wanaka woman's vision for an ecological centre in Wanaka.

Wanaka sports lodge vision targets middle aged executives

Gavin and Jacquetta George plan to build passive energy commercial lodge in Wanaka.

Data chaos for insurance brokers

Customers are being warned to check that their insurance policies have not lapsed following a long running data glitch ...

Some New Zealand insurance brokers have been badly affected by a power outage which knocked out access to a U.K data centre almost three weeks ago.

No room in Queenstown

Ramada Hotel and Suites in Remarkables Park opened in Queenstown in June 2016.

An "unprecedented" tourism boom leads to critical shortage of hotel rooms.

Giant company invests in Dunedin studio

Dean Hall's gaming company Rocketwerkz is going from strength to strength.

Dunedin-based gaming studio wants to do what Sir Peter Jackson did with the film industry.

Drunk patrons means suspension

Lake Hayes Estate bar and restaurant Graze in Queenstown.

A bar will be forced to close after a drunk customer suffered a serious head injury.

Jucy joins fines campaign

Jucy chief executive Tim Alpe says freedom camping was a valuable contributor to the economy but it was important ...

Jucy has joined three other major campervan brands in helping authorities pursue illegal freedom camping fines.

Shops lobby for Easter trading

In August the Government handed councils the power to decide if shops can open on Easter Sunday.

Wellington retailers want Wellington City Council to create a policy on Easter trading and lead the way nationally.

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