Awards for 'intriguing and beautiful' designs gallery

Nic Curragh, of Objects Ltd, won a regional awards for his work on Springbank Downs House.

Glamorous new houses, clever rebuilds, a historic worker's cottage and a suburban church honoured at Canterbury architectural awards.

Christchurch taxi drivers unite against Uber

Taxi drivers upset with lack of regulation around Uber are organising a protest on Monday. Jaspinder Singh, left, GS ...

Drivers will lobby for "an equal playing field and safety for customers".

The underground anchor project

The Enable network is about 60 per cent complete, with 2000kms of lines laid. There's about 1300kms to go and the ...

 One of Christchurch City Council's biggest investments since the earthquakes is in ultra fast broadband.

New glass factory for Christchurch video

Stake Glass South Island sales manager Stephen Ottley says its $10 million factory is set to expand by the end of the ...

A new Christchurch glass-fabricator is catching the city's rising demand for the city's shimmering new office blocks.

Living wage earners wait for increase

Christchurch City Council moves to introduce a minimum living wage of $19.80 for all staff have become "a bit stuck", ...

Christchurch City Council living wage workers wait their turn for pay increase behind big earners.

Business boom beckons for firms

Peter Townsend, CEO of the Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce, told Timaru business leaders the Christchurch ...

Timaru business owners have been reminded about opportunities being generated by the Christchurch rebuild.

Retiring head of CCHL defends council companies

Newly retired Christchurch City Holdings chief executive Bob Lineham says the council's commercial assets have made a ...

The man who oversaw the payment of $1.2 billion in dividends to Christchurch ratepayers defends local government ownership of commercial assets.

Progress on $72m hospital building

An artist's impression of the new outpatients building at Christchurch Hospital.

Government signs off on contract for Christchurch's new $72m outpatient facility.

Professor wins Women in Governance top prize

Professor Judy McGregor recently finished a study revealing New Zealand had regressed in issues like child poverty and ...

Judy McGregor is a former journalist, current AUT professor and long-time human rights advocate.

The importance of a fine yarn

Kiwi motorcycle racing legend Burt Munro, portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in the film "The World's Fastest Indian", was a ...

OPINION: Publishing is undergoing massive change, but there will always be a need for storytellers.

Energy efficient Christchurch

Community Energy Action has installed insulation in more than 20,000 Christchurch homes.

OPINION: Christchurch is harnessing the earthquake rebuild to become an energy efficient city.

High St stoush 'closed-shop behaviour'

The strip of High St shops to be redeveloped that is at the centre of a legal stoush.

OPINION: Developers need to drop the court proceedings over High St shops and stop playing silly.

Surge of new hotels expected

Hoteliers Sarin Group have been holding off on their plans to build a new hotel in Gloucester St, pictured here second left.

Firm plans for Christchurch's new Convention Centre expected to stimulate construction in city's heart.

$2.5m for flood-prone homes

A Flockton Basin resident wanders down a deserted and flooded Harrison St in 2014.

Christchurch City Council will buy seven Flockton properties that cannot be protected from flooding.

A dog's best friend

Geoff Bowers has devoted his life to dogs.

When former British special forces sergeant Geoff Bowers joined the police, he was given two choices: guns or dogs.

More funds for drought regions

At the beginning of 2015, Greta Valley sheep and beef farmer David Meares was selling off lambs as a drought loomed. ...

Eastern South Island gets extra $88,000 as region reels from impact of second year without significant rain.

Third Kiwi winery goes public video

Marlborough Wine Estates sells wine through its O:Tu and Music Bay brands.

The company is listing with a focus on growing in the Chinese market.

CO winery boosts export reach with NZ Trade and Enterprise help

Archangel Wines in Central Otago is opening its doors in December to a new wine lounge and function space that will ...

Archangel Wines had an ambitious, but simple goal when it was established in 2003 - to produce the best wine possible.

Big indoor sports boost

Celebration Lions Sports Trust manager Corey Watkinson amid stacks of timber flooring for the two basketball courts in ...

A $5 million multi-purpose sports centre with NZ's first 200-metre full circumference running track is about to roll off the blocks.

'The stakes are very big'

Christchurch investor and property developer Shaun Stockman.

Neighbour goes into bat for $50m McKenzie and Willis development, calling "knee-jerk" court action bad for city.

Politics in uncertain times

Protesters gathered in Trafalgar Square, London on Tuesday to demonstrate against the EU referendum result.

OPINION: What's the bet that in a few months' time, the only people who care about Brexit are the Poms?

Crown goes it alone on convention centre

The new Christchurch Convention Centre design.

Work will start on Christchurch's new convention centre in October after the collapse of a Government-private sector deal.

Bic clicks into 60th year video

Bic Oceania marketing manager Laura Grufas and OfficeMax NZ general manager Kevin Obern are confident Bic's appeal will ...

Kiwis have been clicking, chewing, chucking and of course, writing with Bic pens for 60 years.

Bid for Jamie Oliver leaves big debt

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is no longer opening a restaurant in Wellington.

They tried to bring the celebrity chef's restaurant to NZ. Now they owe the landlord "hundreds of thousands".

Homeowners increasingly confident

About 68 per cent of homeowners expect median residential house prices to rise in New Zealand's four main centres.

Kiwis across the country expect house prices to climb, survey shows.

Revision cuts unemployment

A job board at Work and Income's Timaru office. Changes in calculations mean New Zealand's unemployment rate has fallen ...

With the stroke of a pen, the number of people unemployed in New Zealand dropped by 12,000.

New chairman for CCHL

Jeremy Smith will become chair designate of Christchurch City Holdings Ltd before taking over as chairman in 2017.

The company managing $1.5 billion of assets for the Christchurch City Council is about to undergo a double change in leadership.

Call to end commissions abuse

Partners Life managing director Naomi Ballantyne is urging Government action to force insurance advisers to justify ...

Government told to act to regulate insurance advisers to protect consumers.

Secret lives of life insurance advisers

By doing nothing, you could make $90,000 a month.

One adviser earned 10 free trips from insurers in four years. He's about to be visited by the Financial Markets Authority.

Five pitfalls of switching insurer

A new insurer may not cover pre-existing conditions.

Moving from one life insurer to another brings five big risks, the Financial Markets Authority warns.

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