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Lawyers' firm may face big claim

Gavel A company owned by South Island lawyers may face a claim of millions of dollars over failed property loans.

Maruia Springs resort for sale

Rock pool at Maruia Springs The Maruia Springs Thermal Resort on the Lewis Pass has been put up for sale.

Ready for $5 coffee?

coffee, Al Keating If the prospect of a price rise has you spluttering into your latte, here is how to keep the cost down.

Rolleston needs boutique shops

Anna Stringer Two-thirds of Selwyn's $415m a year spend leaves the district with Hornby Pak n Save the main benefactor.

Brits in push for rebuild role

Vicki Treadell, British High Commissioner British High Commissioner offers UK study tour for Christchurch rebuild officials.

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New Moorhouse Ave complex nears finish

Paul Kelly's Moorhouse Ave development The last businesses are about to move into a new block-long redevelopment by car-dealer-turned-investor Paul Kelly.

Quake focus in award entries

Growing awareness of seismic issues has been noticeable in entries for this year's awards by the Property Council.

Region's farm sales top national stats

$1b needed for affordable homes

What do you want in a new library?

Halifax library A new library is a place for the community to meet. It needs space and good acoustics, but does it need books?

Brits in push for rebuild role

British High Commissioner offers UK study tour for Christchurch rebuild officials.

HNZ quake repairs below target

Arts precinct plans may shrink

No gold-rush economy

Recruitment firm Tradestaff's advertising message says Christchurch is "desperate" for workers.

Hay hits the road

feed strap Trucks full of fresh straw from the paddocks of Canterbury are heading north to feed hungry stock in drought-stricken North Island.

Farm supply giants to merge

Co-op giants Farmlands and CRT have the go ahead to merge into what will be a $200 billion business.

Farmers 'more vulnerable' to suicide

Merino in combat zones

Field Days event kicks off

Hundreds of tractors and other heavy agricultural machines will be put through their paces at the Lincoln University farm until Friday.

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.