Backpackers working for a free bed instead of wages are doing everything from cleaning backpacker lodges to picking up horse poo as volunteer labour comes under scrutiny.
Six Countdown stores to close as Australian parent company undergoes major restructure.
Christchurch developers cramming poorly-designed apartments into small spaces are frustrating potential buyers wanting central city living.
Young Kiwi businesswoman tackles beauty industry's rubbish problem.
Christchurch needs to become an "edgy 21st century city" to attract its share of the tourism boom.
Insurance dispute over a luxury Christchurch mansion owned by Golden Homes director is destined for the courtroom.
After a long wait the serious talk about the future of the Avon residential red zone has begun. But does the broken land have to tell its own story?
Fine wine regions around the world have them, now Bannockburn in Central Otago does too.
Taxpayers will stump up about $50k for the working party considering the fate of the derelict Christ Church Cathedral.
OPINION: There are two broad issues with immigration.
Christchurch man says unrepaired earthquake damage scuppered the sale of his rental property.
Some Stonewood Homes creditors may be forced to return money so other creditors are paid.
Contractors repairing the roof of Christchurch's historic Sign of the Kiwi building discovered a hidden message.
OPINION: How will this game change the way business meets the needs of consumers?
OPINION: "NZ's newest city is described as a place with opportunities to grow, connect and find balance."
Boss of Cera who quit following sexual harassment investigation set to lecture post-graduate students.
Borrowers could benefit but imports would be more expensive as central bank begins "attack" on the strong New Zealand dollar.
''Our guys have got to feed families like everyone else, but they still try and do the right thing.''
Winter weather isn't deterring tourists, who continued to arrive in record numbers in June.
South Island towns flooded by tourists are worried they won't get new toilets built in time for summer.
Council considers ferries and a "park and ride" bus system as potential public transport options.
Mike Pero might be made to learn the real estate business after a disciplinary body upheld a complaint about his company.
Quake-damaged Christchurch hotel will be fixed and former staff may be offered their jobs back.
New financing rules aimed at curbing the runaway Auckland housing market are unfair on the rest of the country, a Canterbury property investor says.
Confusion around whether to observe the Southland Anniversary Day or Otago Anniversary Day in Queenstown has been ongoing for years.
"It will be a lovely little twist on the food experience.'' - general manager Steve Bradley
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Otakaro's new $6 million plan stays true to the 1980's design of the central Christchurch square.
OPINION: The central bank is adding new lending restrictions, but it is not trying to solve the problem.
Internet services have been down for residents in two Christchurch suburbs affected since Monday.