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Changes to housing rules lauded

Clear building standards and bypassing resource consents will help central Christchurch housing affordability, earthquake recovery minister says.

Canterbury houses dearer

Canterbury homes are 12 per cent less affordable than a year ago as house price and interest rate rises outstrip wage rises.

Love thy neighbour?

Holiday puts renos on hold

Microhome eyes start-ups

A regeneration group hopes to retain Christchurch entrepreneurs and artists with its central-city microhouse.

City housing rules finalised

Developers of residential properties within four avenues must plant native tree for every 250sqm.

Rebuild workers under min wage

Heritage demolition?

7000 new homes in '14

2014 was Canterbury's busiest year for house construction, with 20 consents approved a day.

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.