Banks 'reluctant' to force farm sales

Bill English says the Government has been in talks with banks about troubles facing the dairy sector.

12:05 PM  Banks will be reluctant to force indebted dairy farmers to sell up, Finance Minister predicts.

Secret work affairs risky

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Secret sex at work can lead to sexual harassment, potential blackmail and conflict of interest, expert says.

$25m more for quake claims

Southern Response chief executive Peter Rose says the landmark ruling will cost another $25m.

Supreme Court judgment is likely to sting Southern Response for millions more in earthquake claims costs.

More Coast jobs go with mine closure

Oceana Gold's mining pit near Reefton on the West Coast.

The West Coast is set to weather another round of job losses as a local gold mine plans to finish mining in October.

Protest over Sydenham 'dump'

About 50 people protest against plans for a waste transfer facility on Colombo St, in Sydenham.

A Christchurch community is protesting against a "rubbish dump" in Sydenham.

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Church buys league clubrooms

From post-match to prayers for the old Sydenham Rubgy League clubrooms in Christchurch.

From balls to bells – Sydenham rugby club's headquarters is to be converted into a church.

Posh pads costing Chch homeowners

The owners of Christchurch's poshest homes are paying nearly double the rates of their Auckland counterparts.

Hanmer motor lodge hits market

Queenstown site comes with hotel consent

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Protest over Sydenham 'dump'

About 50 people protest against plans for a waste transfer facility on Colombo St, in Sydenham.

A Christchurch community is protesting against a "rubbish dump" in Sydenham.

Calls for council-led recovery

Former mayor and architectural designer aim to "capture" Christchurch back from "Wellington's hands".

Recovery critic Barnaby Bennett believes the best way forward for Christchurch is a council-led recovery.

Eclectic bunch for quake recovery talk

City councillors, scholars and an ex-Cera employee call for a council-led earthquake recovery.

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