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CCHL defends cost for port shares

Lyttelton Port Christchurch City Holdings likely had to pay a "significant premium" to Port Otago for shares it held in Lyttelton Port Company, an independent report says.

Fonterra's big leap of faith

Chalkie OPINION: The $700m investment in China's Beingmate relies on some heroic assumptions, writes Chalkie.

Eight southern pubs on market

drinking One of the South Island's biggest hospitality and gambling groups has put its entire portfolio of eight bars and restaurants up for sale.

Tourists boost room rates

Hotel room, Christchurch A return of tourists to the country over the past year has seen the average price of a night in a hotel rise to $157 a person.

Jetstar over bumpy NZ start

Jetstar New Zealand was attracting more business customers, thanks to its improved standards of reliability, the company says.

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Kiwi house prices really bite

Wellington property NZ's house prices among the most overvalued in the world and keep getting worse, report says.

Parties wooing first home buyers

Press reporter Georgina Stylianou looks at election offerings for first time buyers like her.

Tiny home at a tiny price

Consents at six-year-high

SOL Square set to return

Poplar Lane After years in limbo, precinct will be redeveloped to add more office and hospitality space to city centre.

Business tourism on the up

Christchurch convention organisers are upbeat that business tourism will remain on the front foot.

Essays reflect on rebuild

Thousands devalued

Church's rise warms hearts

The $5.5m repair of Christchurch's Knox Presbyterian Church is a "vision of hope for the city", parishioners say.

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.