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Kiwi set to fly - yet again

NZ's newest airline announces direct routes from regional centres to Auckland, Queenstown and Hamilton.

Rosy results in apples trade

Scales Corporation beats prospectus forecasts, reporting an annual net profit of $18.4m as it continues to eye growth.

LPC volumes 'better than anticipated'

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch says first half freight volumes have been hit by an export-based partnership using rival PrimePort Timaru.

Groynes Park buyers angry

Buyers of sections at 400-home Groynes Park subdivision are frustrated at a lack of action.

Nod for Energy Mad

Energy-efficient light bulb manufacturer Energy Mad's shareholders approve capital raisings that will give SuperLife a controlling stake.

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Sydenham Swans selling up

It's the end of era for Sydenham Rugby League Club as it sells off the headquarters it has occupied for over 40 years.

Expert advice on quake claims

Insurance experts will offer advice to homeowners struggling with their earthquake claims at a meeting in Christchurch.

House sales stats

Stonewood hires heavy hitters

Dyers Pass Rd repairs under way

Dyers Pass Rd will be reduced to one-lane for up to six months on the Governor's Bay side of Cashmere Hill.

The future of housing is here

Housing NZ wants to make the new houses "tenure blind". It's the future look for many parts of Christchurch, and it may be coming to a street near you.

Investors lose confidence in Chch

Quakes' toll on insurers

Christchurch's 30 years of bad roads

Christchurch residents told "it ain’t going to be like it was" and to put up with damaged roads for another three decades.

New-tech heat plan for centre

Andre Lovatt Cool new technology will heat some of Christchurch's oldest buildings if tests under way now prove the concept is feasible.

Coffee and Jam sessions mark first birthday

A novel effort to bolster entrepreneurship in Canterbury celebrates its first birthday tomorrow.

Matchmaker to the arts

Charity seeks talent to fund

Cupboard never bare with hi-tech kit

A new workplace medical kit could end the days of depleted first aid cupboards.