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$10m incentive fund almost spent

A fund encouraging developers to build residential units within Christchurch's four avenues is almost all gone.

Rebuild reviewer appointed

Independent reviewer to look into rebuild work and costs related to Christchurch's quake-damaged horizontal infrastructure.

SFF allowed meat discharge

Silver Fern Farms granted consent to discharge into Waimakariri river, after commissioners placed "little weight" on petition by thousands.

Fonterra's in tight corner

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Top homes of 2014

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Ups and downs of a doer-upper

Constantly hearing the views of others is mostly helpful, but sometimes it makes you want to live in a tent.

Heated industrial property market cooling

Heritage manor for sale

Rebuild reviewer appointed

Independent reviewer to look into rebuild work and costs related to Christchurch's quake-damaged horizontal infrastructure.

Knox Church organ played again

Sound of music rings out from Bealey Ave church's 110-year-old organ for the first time in years.

Desperate in EQC limbo

Scirt 'on top of the world'

$10m incentive fund almost spent

A fund encouraging developers to build residential units within Christchurch's four avenues is almost all gone.

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.