Convention centre breakdown forecast

The convention centre has cost nearly $85 million for planning and land acquisition.

Exits plans in play months before convention centre partnership breakdown.

Otago sails full

Port Otago's container trade was slightly down, offset by property income.

Port Otago's property income and rising values offset slightly lower cargo volume.

Multimillion-dollar claims rejected

Mainzeal construction headquarters, Victoria St, Auckland

Liquidators of collapsed firm Mainzeal have rejected more than $36 million worth of claims made by out-of-pocket creditors.

Big lift for NZCU

NZCU has built a relationship with Filipinos  who make up a large part of the workers rebuilding Christchurch.

A South Island credit union is targeting younger people in a marketing push into northern centres

Central Plains Water scheme to proceed

Stage one of the Central Plains Water irrigation scheme taking water from the Rakaia River.

Central Plains Water scheme will go ahead, with 1000 extra jobs promised each year.

Big donor wants more bang for its buck

The New Brighton Community Trust Gardens received one of the $20m worth of grants from the Rata Foundation, which has ...

The Rata Foundation's $20.2m in grants to South Island worthy causes covered less than half the applications it received.

EQC boss quits

Earthquake Commission chief executive Ian Simpson is leaving to become the chief executive of GNS Science.

Ian Simpson would admit some things "could have been done better" during his tenure, his boss says.

Last months at Re:Start

Christchurch's Re:Start mall is unlikely to still be trading by next winter, the trust's chairman says.

New tenants ahead of Christmas trading, but Christchurch container mall's unlikely to be open next winter.

Rent cut for 'labour of love'

The historic Gough Chambers in Worcester Boulevard remains vacant.

Owners slash rent and offer rent-free period in bid to attract tenants to Christchurch heritage building.

Shabby carpark conundrum

The area of proposed redevelopment in Queenstown looking from Stanley St towards Shotover St.

 There's a lack of space in central Queenstown, which makes the Stanley St car park very valuable, fueling fierce debate.

$150 bid for Little Garden video

The auction for the New World seedling kits closes on Wednesday.

These popular little pots set a high water mark for supermarket promotions, expert says.

$150m Johnsonville revamp

The redeveloped Johnsonville Shopping Centre will cost more than $150m and include space for 120 retailers, a cinema and ...

Tenants feared the shopping centre was dying a slow death but 'game-changing' plans are back on track.

Investors win $45m case

Singaporean investors in Queenstown development have Court of Appeal victory.

Singaporean investors in Queenstown development have Court of Appeal victory.

Stadium plans up in the air

An early artist's impression of the proposed covered stadium to be built in Christchurch's city centre.

Cold water continues to be poured on Christchurch's stadium anchor project.

Hospital parking woes worsen

Temporary car parking around near Christchurch Hospital on the site of the planned metro sports facility.

Battle for hospital car parking about to worsen as city rebuild intensifies.

Support for LVR exemptions

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People approaching point where they need subsidies to live in Auckland, mortgage adviser says.

Spreydon Lodge to be revamped

The Christchurch City Council agreed to waive the development contributions for those wanting to turn Spreydon Lodge ...

A developer will spend $1.3 million creating a cafe in Christchurch's historic Spreydon Lodge.

Charges over Nurofen

The maker of Nurofen has co-operated with the investigation and intends to plead guilty to the charges.

Consumer watchdog alleges Reckitt Benckiser misled the public about its Nurofen specific pain range products.

Sick, elderly still waiting

Gerry Brownlee says he still has confidence in EQC and Southern Response.

Years on, Canterbury homeowners with cancer and other serious conditions haven't had quake claims settled.

Quarries appeal panel's decision

A group of Canterbury quarries wanting to dig deeper into the ground had their bid rejected by an independent hearings ...

Two Canterbury quarry owners have appealed a decision rejecting their plans to dig deeper.

Business 'wrecked' by fraud

Concut owner Steve Duff says the court did not have the full facts in sentencing a fraudulent employee.

Concrete firm's boss disillusioned by sentence for employee who stole more than $100,000.

Spending spike and central Christchurch workforce rises

Christchurch retail and hospitality spending is 34 per cent higher than before the earthquakes.

Spending in Christchurch's shops, eateries and hotels has jumped nearly 5 per cent in the past year as the rebuild ramps up.

Big list at port

A downturn in cargo volumes hit Lyttelton's 2016 profit.

The after effects of the earthquakes and dairy downturn have hit Lyttelton

How Maori will rebuilt Christchurch look?

Tui Falwasser, left, Aroha Reriti-Crofts, and Debbie Tikao, of the Matapopere Trust, at carved Maori sayings at the ...

Rebuilt central Christchurch will be a much more Maori place than the pre-quake city, thanks to a Trust weaving iwi influences into the anchor projects.

Boxer wants Q-town women to feel safe

Boxer Linda Coultrip wants women to know how to get away from the assault with professional military self defense classes.

"I want to run it until we have no one to keep running it for."

Freshly minted marketing wins gallery video

Christchurch's Mint Design says it pays to treat every client like Nana.

Property syndication coming

The redeveloped ex-Deloitte building at 32 Oxford Tce being sold into a syndication.

Christchurch developer Richard Diver is selling two buildings which will be offered to investors in a syndicated package

Kiwis casual with contracts

Homewowners are being warned no contract can mean trouble if problems arise on site.

Homeowners skipping written contracts warned to take the "she'll be right" approach at their own peril.

How to make a city 'edgy'

George Parker on the stage set for the Free Theatre's production of Franz Kafka's Amerika, in the Gymnasium building, ...

OPINION: Christchurch's performing arts precinct needs to include space for alternative work if the city truly wants to be 'edgy'.

Historic vicarage for sale

The old St Luke's vicarage in central Christchurch is for sale.

One of Christchurch's oldest houses is up for sale for the first time since it was built in 1868.

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