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Heartland confidence rebounds

Rural regions braced themselves for tough times late last year, but are feeling happier now.

Overbridge to open in late-2016

Work has begun on a $30m overpass aimed at speeding up access from south-western suburbs to Christchurch's city centre.

Groynes Park questions

Top liquidator is director of a company itself subject to liquidation actions, which is working on Harewood subdivision.

International arrivals grow 15pc

Christchurch Airport international passenger numbers grew 15 per cent in February.

Christchurch is no 'war zone'

Deputy mayor Vicki Buck says the city's "construction site" look reflects it rebirth.

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RATE
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Euro 0.696
British Pound 0.508
Hong Kong Dollar 5.871
Japanese Yen 90.180
Singapore Dollar 1.037
US Dollar 0.757

Price as at 4:10 am, 28 Mar

Council supports racecourse subdivision

The 600-home subdivision at Riccarton Racecourse has moved a step closer.

February busy for house sales

February was a busy month for house sales in Canterbury and Westland.

200 new homes under $450k

Leaky home a $145k nightmare

2015 a 'year of momentum'

Canterbury is one-quarter of the way to recovery, with 2015 "a year of momentum" say city leaders.

EQC billing for excess payments

Quake-hit homeowners will soon start receiving a bill for excess payments on their EQC repairs.

Port locals stunned by 'secret' plan

Christchurch is no 'war zone'

Overbridge to open in late-2016

Work has begun on a $30m overpass aimed at speeding up access from south-western suburbs to Christchurch's city centre.