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Company chased for $800,000

DIY, hammer, hammering, construction, roof, building, builder, roofer The Government is chasing a Chch company for $800,000 over allegedly defective and leaky school buildings.

Safety issues put brakes on firms

Lyttelton Port Two companies involved in the transfer of logs at Lyttelton Port have halted operations after officials raised concerns about the quality of their vehicles.

Synlait focused on future

Synlait Milk John Penno insists Synlait Milk is not just about his efforts.

Port takeover highlights confusion

Lyttelton Port Further work is needed on company valuations during takeovers, the New Zealand Shareholders Association says.

Taking hoki up a notch

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Call to increase help for housing

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Arthouse cinema a possibility

Town Hall Conservation and Performing Arts Precinct Project An arthouse cinema could be part of a proposed performing arts precinct.

Firms warned over migrant fees

Many employers are not aware migrant staff are paying off fees up to $13,000 to come to NZ.

Mt Pleasant rallies for pool

Knox rises from the rubble

Restaurant to replace Clocktower

The landmark Clocktower building in Hornby is being replaced by a national restaurant chain.

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.