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Red-zoners: Buy-out offers 'unfair'

Brooklands resident Jan Burney says there was insufficient information and her buy-out offer was unfair, echoing the ...

Lack of information and unfair offers were the "major problems" of the Government's buy-out process, a red-zone stayer says.

No EQC targets for Fletcher until 2015

EQC chief executive Ian Simpson, left, and Graham Darlow, Fletcher Construction chief executive, during a press ...

Fletcher Construction not set performance targets for quake-damaged Canterbury home repairs for more than four years.

Tiny new spaces for New Brighton

Five small-scale, playful installations – named 'Tiny Huts' – will pop-up in various locations in New Brighton's town ...

Design competition asks people to design five "tiny huts" to bring life to coastal suburb of New Brighton.

If you go to China to buy fireworks ... video

05112015 News Photo:Dean Kozanic/FairfaxNZ.  Annual fireworks display off the New Brighton pier for Guy Fawkes night.

Liuyang is where you will end up. It's an awful city. No foreign tourists ever visit. I love it.

May Wang guilty of fraud

May Wang, the businesswoman at the centre of a failed bid to buy the Crafar farms, has been found guilty of fraud ...

The failed bidders of Crafar farms convicted of fraud and money laundering.

'I'll believe it when I see it'

EQC have closed Mandy Fraser's claim, but have not repaired up to a 'when new' standard as they are legally required to do.

Homeowners expect a fight to have earthquake repairs reviewed and fixed to "when new" standard. Mandy Fraser is one of them.

Weldon's day in court looms

Mark Weldon in his days leading NZX.

Former NZX boss Mark Weldon faces days in the witness boss as long running battle finally heads to court.

World's fastest paddle board? video

Sam Loader surfing one of his Stand Up Paddleboards at Te Oka Bay on Banks Peninsula.

Sam Loader is building a super-sleek, standup paddle board. Watch it in action.

Lakeside station sold for $16.5m

The Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail runs along Lake Pukaki through the bottom edge of Guide Hill Station .

Hong Kong-based investors plan $5.6m tourism development on Guide Hill Station in Mackenzie country.

We want a clean, green garden city

The Botanic Gardens remain a gem in Christchurch's image as a Garden City.

With filthy rivers and a CBD of rubble, will Christchurch ever be a clean, green Garden City?

EQC agreement has major implications video

Alistair Cree is among those who have won an ongoing battle with EQC regarding earthquake repairs.

OPINION: The biggest issue facing EQC is the general feeling of mistrust over anything it says.

Will standards suffer? video

Christchurch apprentices Ben Ingledew (left) and Josh Scott say apprentices shouldn't be used as cheap labour to make up ...

More than 29,000 construction workers need to be recruited in three years as NZ building booms.

Cathedral plans out soon

The future of Christ Church Cathedral is yet to be revealed.

Long-awaited announcement expected soon on how the deadlock over Christ Church Cathedral will be broken.

Night of high fashion

This tiny model proves you're never too young for fashion.

Vibrant frocks, food and glasses of bubbles transform Christchurch mall into a fashionista's paradise.

Settlement 'sets the rules' video

Alistair Cree has been in dispute with EQC over repairing earthquake damage to 'when new' standard. His dispute is over ...

Homeowners hail "milestone" settlement that confirms EQC must pay for repairs to a "when new" standard.

'Landmark victory' for homeowners video

Earthquake claims were discussed at a public meeting at the Transitional Cathedral. Pictured from left are: lawyer ...

EQC must repair damaged homes to a "when new" condition. A lawyer says it could affect thousands of homeowners.

No popcorn at new cinema video

Cinema popcorn

Popcorn's "too distracting" for viewers, so wine and cheese dominate the menu instead.

Unease over Dampier Bay plan

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch has released a design guide for the future redevelopment of Dampier Bay, which could ...

Plan to develop Christchurch's Dampier Bay is being met with scepticism from the local community board.

Christchurch is unique

Tom Hooper, CEO at Canterbury Development Corporation.

OPINION: One of Christchurch's big challenges in 2016 will be ensuring the rest of the world understands our economy is unique.

The power of team work

Peter Townsend of the Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce: Christchurch is halfway.

OPINION: Canterbury has a golden opportunity; we need to make the most of it. It is up to all of us to be prepared.

Auckland housing affects us all

Auckland housing prices are bad for business, says Business NZ chief executive Kirk Hope.

OPINION:Land scarcity is not just a problem for would-be house buyers - it matters to business too.

Battle over LWR site

Lane Walker Rudkin Industries went bust in 2009.

Receivers for one of fraudster Ken Anderson's companies sue insurers of the LWR owner's former premises.

'Bad' tenants let off the hook

Tenants in this Hamilton flat damaged every room and left their rubbish behind.

Court decision "opens the door for tenants to do what the hell they like", landlords say.

Time for clothing 'cruelty code'?

Fashion designer Ingrid Starnes says keeping the process of making clothes in New Zealand means more control.

Cotton On gets a better rating than Karen Walker in latest Ethical Fashion Guide.

Trust's appeal dismissed

Former Act MP and current Dunedin City councillor Hilary Calvert was a trustee of the Frongopoulus Trust.

A trust involving a former ACT MP was found to have fraudulently concealed money from a liquidator.

'Flawed and wasteful'

An artist's impression of a public space within the south frame.

Senior property figures in Christchurch are expressing concern about the viability of the city's proposed south frame.

'An absolute nightmare'

EQC has apologised to Helen MacDonald and her family.

Helen and Josh MacDonald purchased their home in 2012. They thought it was repaired. It wasn't.

Another anchor project scrapped

An artist's impression of the Te Puna Ahurea cultural centre from the Christchurch blueprint.

It was one of the anchor projects for the Christchurch blueprint, so why has Ngai Tahu abandoned it?

Pier lucks out for Guy Fawkes

The annual fireworks display off the New Brighton pier for Guy Fawkes night.

Earthquake repairs put a halt on fireworks in New Brighton.

Volpara lists on ASX

Volpara Health Technologies chief executive, Dr Ralph Highnam, says listing on the ASX was a significant milestone for ...

Wellington-based med-tech company, Volpara​ Health Technologies, is listing on the Australian stock exchange to further its global growth.

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