An inaccessible city

Mike Yardley is sceptical that major changes to Christchurch's Durham St will create "improved traffic flow".

OPINION: Otakaro's "An Accessible City" project is so painfully slow-going, that a passing glacier could out-pace it.

Terraced homes tough sell

For sale signs promote lakeside terraced homes at Pegasus, north of Christchurch.

Terraced homes sitting empty as Christchurch buyers shy away from high-density living.

Local rebranding for WestCity by Ozzie owners

Westfield WestCity in Henderson, Auckland is about to undergo a brand facelift under its new owner but the theme will ...

Management staff at WestCity mall await plans of new owners as Colliers beds down new contract.

Thieves prosper from lax job screening

Michael Hempseed is a Christchurch behaviour expert and managing director of specialist human resources company Employee ...

Failure to properly screen employees is leaving businesses at risk of theft by light fingered staff.

More money needed?

Southern Response chief executive Peter Jensen.

Southern Response may need millions of dollars more in Government funding after the company updated its budget.

Is charity Christchurch's future? video


One of the main rebuild problems is: Who's going to pay - ratepayers or taxpayers? But what if there was a way to get money without money from either?

Eyesores still blot central Christchurch

24022017 News Photo: Iain McGregor/FairfaxNZ
Neglected eyesore buildings in central Christchurch, 6 years on from the ...

Is six years long enough for owners of quake-damaged buildings to sort them out?

Church's $320m not for cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral has been sitting derelict in the city centre for more than six years.

The Anglican diocese has the money to restore Christ Church cathedral but can't use it.

Rates discount to end?

Rockfall risk, as on this Sumner street, is one of the reasons homeowners have qualified for rates remissions.

A likely end to a quake rates-discount scheme will see some homeowners' rates rises jump by more than 50 per cent.

Third 'winter' for Kaikoura

Whale Watch is still running less than a quarter of the trips it would normally at this time of year.

Kaikoura businesses are desperate for an extension to the wage subsidy that has kept them afloat since the November earthquake.

Blaze battlers offered discounts, rugby tickets

Firefighters' efforts battling the Port Hills blazes will be rewarded with a donation by Smiths City.

Smiths City will donate to firefighters who will also enjoy a free ticket and drink at the BNZ Crusaders match against the Brumbies.

Retirement village dementia care takes off

Summerset chief executive Julian Cook with the manager of the company's New Plymouth village, Wayne Mackay.

Summerset's rapid expansion now includes dementia care centres.

Stinky water turns off tourists

Overseas visitors are not impressed to find warning signs like this one at Canterbury's Coes Ford.

Overseas visitors expecting pristine countryside are being put off by NZ's pollution.

Meth danger can be measured

This house is undergoing decontamination for methamphetamine.

Meth-tainted houses may be quite safe depending on the level of contamination.

kin2kin turns one

The kin2kin family app celebrates its first birthday.

Founder Hamish McGregor says Wanaka community support is behind huge growth of family app.

The Terrace project progressing

Building activity is back under way at The Terrace.

Property investor Antony Gough is busy building The Terrace development again, and says this time there will be no stopping him.

Insurance halt after fires

Fires burn in the Port Hills above Christchurch, looking westward from Sign of the Takahe.

Port Hills fires prompt insurers to temporarily stop writing policies for new business in some areas of Christchurch.

Vbase pulls out of gardens cafe

The Ilex cafe at the Botanic Gardens in Christchurch will soon have a new manager.

A private operator will soon take over the Ilex cafe and function centre at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

Asset sale potential alarms Minto

Talks over ownership of the architecture award-winning bus interchange are still going on between Crown company Otakaro ...

Fears Christchurch's bus interchange may be sold off as long-term ownership remains undecided.

Crying over lousy milk season

New Westland Milk Products chief executive is leading a major restructure of the underperforming cooperative.

It's crunch time for Westland Milk as it tries to restore financial fortunes with a sweeping restructure.

Units for Qtown workers proposed

Artist's impression of what 40 one- bedroom temporary units for workers at Queenstown Country Club will look like, ...

40 temporary units in Queenstown to accommodate retirement village builders have been proposed.

Great southern job growth

A tourism surge and building boom accounted for most of the job creation in the Queenstown Lakes District over the March ...

A boom in tourists and building made Queenstown Lakes the place to find a job last year.

Sam Neill's Cadbury protest

Sam Neill is asking all Kiwis and Australians to boycott Cadbury products.

Dunedin's his home town, and he wants Kiwis and Australians to boycott the chocolate-maker's products.

Ebos outgrows home roots

The fluctuating Kiwi dollar is affecting profits of companies exporting goods and services overseas.

Ebos started life as a small Christchurch business but is now taking on the world with its pharmacy and pet food products.

New Qtown road opening soon

Stage one of the Eastern Access Road (Hawthorne Dr) should be open before winter.

It's hoped one of Queenstown's several roading initiatives, the Eastern Access Road, will ease traffic congestion.

Bishop worried over fundraising

Victoria Matthews, Bishop of Christchurch, and Moka Ritchie, a trustee of Church Property Trustees, photographed on Sunday.

Anglican leaders want taxpayers to foot the bill if the money for the $100m Christ Church Cathedral restoration can't be raised, sources say.

Christchurch from the air gallery

The Hagley Oval cricket ground opened in September 2013.

Christchurch is transforming as anchor projects get under way .

Chch's new central city emerging

The International Market has plans to reopen in Tuam St, Christchurch.

New cafes, shops and markets, along the reopening of old favourites, will mark year seven of the Christchurch rebuild.

Rebuild plans to bear fruit in 2017

An aerial view of the proposed Christchurch convention centre site, bottom left.

The "physical proof" of Christchurch's post-earthquake rebuild will be revealed this year, Otakaro says.

Part payouts for Western Pacific customers

Lisle Hood, whose companies were forced to sell property in Poplar Lane after the collapse of their insurer.

Customers of collapsed insurance company Western Pacific are to get their first payout on six-year-old Christchurch earthquake claims.

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