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Exporters relish slide in dollar

5:00am Exporters are rubbing their hands as the dollar slides to a three-year low, but consumers may pay more for imported goods.

Land for anchor projects reduced

5:00am More than a fifth of the land earmarked for Crown acquisition is back in private hands.

Upbeat year for service sector

5:00am Services sector had its best run of expansion in seven years last year, ending the year on a solid note.

City playing catch up with hotels

5:00am New Chch hotel boosts city's room count to 5200 - but it's still almost a third below pre-quake room levels.

Pitfalls of owing Inland Revenue

5:00am OPINION: Do small-to-medium business owners have a strong sense of loyalty to their suppliers but less regard for the tax department?

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Love thy neighbour?

neighbour Before you buy, or rent, a new house you should spy on your neighbours. In a legal way, of course.

Holiday puts renos on hold

Saving all of our pennies for a week-long break means some tasks are just going to have to wait.

House sales stats

House prices flattening out

Heritage threatened

Christchurch may be on the verge of losing two of the last remaining Cecil Wood designed buildings.

Library a symbol of Kaiapoi's recovery

The opening of a bold new library is a symbol of Kaiapoi's recovery, writes PHILIP MATTHEWS .

263-room hotel coming

City faces glut of office space

Land for anchor projects reduced

More than a fifth of the land earmarked for Crown acquisition is back in private hands.

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.