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Ebos looks further afield

Ebos chief executive, Patrick Davies. Ebos Group has bought Australian-based pet food company Black Hawk Premium Pet Care for $57.8 million, and says further acquisitions are on the horizon.

Internet maestro on next voyage

Seeby Woodhouse An entrepreneur who founded internet company Orcon and then sold it for $24 million is building another fast-growth internet business.

Carve-up an option for meat co-op

Abattoir Leading meat processor Silver Fern Farms could be about to bring in multiple investment partners from within NZ or overseas.

Tiny budget yields results

Andre Prassinos (L) and Dr Malik Hussain of Lincoln University looking at a BioBrew product. From a Motukarara garage to the finals of the 2014 Canterbury Champions awards, BioBrew has come a long way.

Heartland Bank vision a reality

heartland bank The "vision" of Heartland Bank is being realised, shareholders have been told.

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British Pound 0.487
Hong Kong Dollar 6.045
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Singapore Dollar 1.003
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House sales stats

House sold sign Month-by-month data on Christchurch house sales.

Efficient homes pricier say architects

New rules could add $15k to the cost of building, say architects. | Designer housing hampers industry

Record level seen for construction

New building rents near peak

Heritage champions rewarded

Christ's College Awards for Knox Church, Christ's College and Strange's Building help ease the sting of losing many of the city's icons.

A place of tranquility

Greening the Rubble has opened its largest garden so far.

Artists gloomy over city plans

Family feel to new central-city hotel

Compo no fix for flooding woes

"Throwing a few bob" to homeowners does not fix Christchurch's post-quake flooding, court hears.

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.