Five workplace deaths

Taranaki man Christopher Corlett, 34, was spreading fertiliser and lost control in wet conditions off Port Levy Rd, near Purau in Banks Peninsula.

Canterbury's workplace fatality rate is the highest in the country, with five deaths in 2015.

Pizzacarto takes on Drexels' food philosophy video

Mobile pizza business Pizzacarto is something of a Christchurch institution. Pictured, owner Digby Whitlock with counter identity, Lizzie Vallance.

Earthquake re-settlers Digby Whitlock and Kath McLeod are carrying on a pop-up pizza platform founded years before the food truck revolution.

CrownCo promises rebuild dreams

Ross Butler, establishment chairman of the new company to oversee Government-led anchor projects in Christchurch's central city.

The man overseeing Christchurch's anchor projects promises to deliver on people's "dreams and aspirations".

HNZ completes 5000 repairs

Reg Fulton is delighted with his repaired and renovated state house in Bryndwr, Christchurch.

Reg Fulton home of 26 years has been given a new lease of life, much like himself.

Food bar staff worked 70-hr weeks

Taste of Egypt has to pay the workers $68,000 and also to pay a penalty of $20,000.

Taste of Egypt staff were overworked, underpaid by $65,000 and spied on with cameras.

Ngai Tahu rejects ECan democracy

Water rights protest outside Environment Canterbury in 2010, after the Government sacked elected regional councillors and replaced them with commissioners.

Ngai Tahu opposes a return to full democratic regional council elections.

Disabilities a side-issue for service station staff

Workbridge is a specialist employment agency that helps people with disabilities find jobs, like Gary Franklin (left) who works at Z Shirley in Christchurch with manager Abbin Peter.

Staff employed at Z service stations around Canterbury are drawing attention to the working lives of the disabled.

Deadline for convention centre?

An artist's impression by Plenary Conventions New Zealand showing the group's vision for the convention centre precinct.

The Government won't say if it has imposed a deadline on Christchurch's convention centre negotiations.

Naveya & Sloane's sparkling success

Alex Bunnett and Rachel Sloane want to rival the very best in the world of luxury jewellery.

Diamonds and personalised service are Naveya & Sloane's best friends when it comes to fast growth.

'Take a lead on electric vehicles'

Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck, who wants the council to underwrite the leasing of private rental properties to homeless people.

Christchurch needs to lead on environmental issues such as electric vehicles, cycleways and cleaning the Heathcote.

Rent falls affect west, not east

Rents has fallen in many parts of Christchurch.

Christchurch's falling rents are mainly in the north and west side of town, new figures show.

Shorter, heavier trucks safer

Protranz owner Gerald Daldry says changing the load limits for heavy trucks would lead to fewer dangerous trailers on roads.

Heavier trucks without trailers could make roads safer and less frustrating, a technology innovator says.

Kiwi Regional Air axes Queenstown flights

Kiwi Regional Air purchased one SAAB 340A for about $2 million.

One month after launching Kiwi Air is already abandoning a route.

Is a booming population good?

Net migration to New Zealand is running at record levels, driven in large part by Kiwis coming home from Australia.

New Zealand's population is growing at the fastest rate in 40 years, but could this create growing pains?

Hellers to expand products

Former Hellers managing director Nick Harris, right, has sold part of his stake to Rangatira Investments, which now has 62.5 per cent.
Hellers founding director Todd Heller, left, is keeping his shareholding.

NZ's biggest bacon, ham and small goods maker plans to sell more semi-ready meals.

Developers rally for funding

An artist's impression of the winning design of the Breathe Urban Village competition.

The would-be developers behind a central city residential development are rallying to secure funding.

Builders lose out to quake cash video

Lana Ogilvie with 10-month son Archie Lana and finance Aaron Gordon hope to be back in the family home on Hilltop Lane, Mt Pleasant by March 2016. Their insured rebuild has cost more than $1m - about $300,000 more than their first assessment. Builders DJ Hewitt have the job but have lost other work.

Canterbury building companies are wincing as homeowners take cash settlements instead of rebuilding.

Doors to mega store open

Mitre 10 Mega owner Jason Smith is delighted with the new Queenstown store.

Mitre 10 MEGA is the latest big box retail store in open in Queenstown.

Truck cameras protect cyclists video

Driver, Morgan Robb, has a good view to his right and now also his left using a Protranz camera

A Christchurch construction firm has installed cameras on its heavy vehicles to cut the number of cyclist and pedestrian accidents.

Mapping boosts fraud detection power

Insurers using a new web mapping system will be able to instantly check claim histories

Insurers checking for fraud have been given "instant" access to claim records.

Court throws out $6.5m insurance offer

92 Lichfield St housed Mu Premium Steakhouse before the earthquakes.

The bankrupt developer's attempt to revive a quake-damaged central Christchurch building has helped scupper its insurance payout.

Warner's Hotel could rise again

An artist's impression of planned rebuild of Warner's Hotel in central Christchurch. The ornate veranda is missing in this version of the plan, but could be retained.

A replica Warner's Hotel could be built in Christchurch's Cathedral Square if new plans are approved.

Rocket Lab launch site on hold

Rocket Lab chief executive Peter Beck says Kaitorete Spit is still the company's preferred launch site.

Banks Peninsula site ditched for North Island spot as a priority launch site for revolutionary rockets.

Good news for retail precinct

The new ASB building planned for the corner of Cashel and High streets, in The Crossing development.

Major tenant announced for city's retail precinct, while another developer makes his building bigger to meet demand.

Crown calls time on residential project

An artist's impression of the winning design of the Breathe Urban Village competition.

Major residential development in central Christchurch falls through after months of delays and silence.

Don't fancy chopping your veg? video

New World Te Rapa's produce manager, Mehul Patel says his pre-cut vegetables section offers convenience to customers.

What do you think of New World's newest offering - bulk bins of pre-cut vegetables?

Kathmandu says sorry for CEO pay blunder video

Kathmandu chief executive Xavier Simonet, whose incentive performance scheme was miscalculated, says the company has "re-set the clock" on its sales strategy

Kathmandu should have realised its performance incentive scheme target for a boss was faulty, chairman David Kirk says.

Higgins set for South Island expansion

Roading firm Higgins plans to expand its operations in the South Island.

Higgins is taking a first major step into competition for Canterbury road-building and infrastructure contracts.

New peek at heritage project gallery

The McKenzie and Willis  development in the Christchurch's Innovation Precinct will feature laneways and a public square.

New artists' impressions give glimpses of how Christchurch's McKenzie and Willis redevelopment will look.

Softer house prices won't hurt sales: Ryman

Ryman has four villages under construction and more are planned.

Ryman plots new villages as cashflows hit record levels.

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