Nervous tourists hire chauffeurs video

Christchurch-based chauffeur Robin Adams acts as both taxi driver and guide for overseas visitors. "I mother them all the way around."

Tourists too scared to take to the wheel, or wanting a more relaxing holiday, are paying to be chauffeur-driven around NZ.

Increase in domestic manufacturing sales makes up for weaker exports

Dieter Adam, chief executive of the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association, said a relatively strong domestic economy was making up for uncertainty in the global economy.

A survey of manufacturing in December showed an increase in domestic sales almost made up for a 10.76 per cent drop in export sales.

New hotel for central city

The new hotel will have nearly 50 tourist apartments, plus private apartments for sale.

A collapsed scheme to build plush $2 million apartments in central Christchurch has been rescued.

Metro Sport Facility tenders considered

A concept drawing of the Metro Sports Facility.

Six companies express interest in project managing construction of Christchurch's $300 million Metro Sports Facility.

Trucks and machinery in demand

Turners' sales of big civil construction machinery have been strong enough for it to justify a new standalone division

The Canterbury rebuild and a surge of overseas interest have lifted truck and machinery sales.

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New hotel for central city

The new hotel will have nearly 50 tourist apartments, plus private apartments for sale.

A collapsed scheme to build plush $2 million apartments in central Christchurch has been rescued.

Tudor House for sale

Century-old Tudor-style building opposite the Avon River in central Christchurch is up for sale.

Threatened mansion for sale as-is

Housing market slow and steady

The Rebuild

New hotel for central city

The new hotel will have nearly 50 tourist apartments, plus private apartments for sale.

A collapsed scheme to build plush $2 million apartments in central Christchurch has been rescued.

Metro Sport Facility tenders considered

A concept drawing of the Metro Sports Facility.

Six companies express interest in project managing construction of Christchurch's $300 million Metro Sports Facility.

'You don't give up paradise'

A panel found sea level rise "significantly limits" potential for long term land use in the red-zoned areas of Pines Beach and Kairaki, pictured.

Two Canterbury red-zone stayer strongholds have been deemed "not feasible" for future development.

Uninsured red zoners file new claim

Grant Cameron, lawyer for the Quake Outcasts, says his clients were "gutted" by a revised offer for their uninsured red-zoned land.

An ongoing dispute between Christchurch's Quake Outcasts and the Government is heading back to court.

Talking about regeneration

Andre Lovatt is a young-looking 40-year-old who is playing an ever greater role in the Christchurch rebuild.

Regenerate Christchurch chair Andre Lovatt wants to be a team player not a rebuild tsar.

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