2025 target set for rural broadband

Communications Minister Amy Adams announces new targets for rural broadband.

The Government has set a target of ensuring 99 per cent of Kiwis get 50Mbps broadband by 2025.

Foundry welcomes TPPA

AW Fraser managing director Gordon Sutherland, in the company's foundry area.

Canterbury manufacturers say the wishes of the dairy sector aren't everything.

Leaky units in court

Owners of units at Terrace Downs, near Windwhistle in Mid Canerbury, are unhappy with leaks in their buildings.

Owners of leaky units at Canterbury's Terrace Downs development head to court.

Merger ruling floors carpet-maker

New Zealand Wool Services International's Kaputone wool scouring plant at Belfast, Christchurch. The Commerce Commission is studying the value of the plant in a post-merger sale

The Commerce Commission has 'shifted the goalposts' in backing a merger in wool processing, carpet-maker Godfrey Hirst says

Wynyard announces senior appointment

Craig Richardson, Wynyard Group chief executive, has named Chris Stauber as part of his team.

Wynyard Group looks to enhance its product development efforts.

SCIRT under investigation for worker injury

Scirt says its injury rate is far lower than the construction industry's national average.

The organisation leading the rebuild of Christchurch's roads and infrastructure is being investigated by WorkSafe.

Top five at TEDx Christchurch

American Eric Liu says power is never granted, it must be claimed.

 OPINION: Will Harvie highlights the best bits of Saturday's sold-out TEDx Christchurch event.

Ngai Tahu net profit down

Ngai Tahu Holdings Corporation chief executive Mike Sang says the company's farming strategy has been diversified to reflect the dairy downturn.

Ngai Tahu Holdings Corporation's net profit falls, housing demand to fall.

Central city apartments flooding market post-quake

Two apartments in the Old Government Building, which houses the Heritage Hotel, are for sale.

Hundreds of central city apartments and townhouses are continuing to hit the market as Christchurch's CBD attempts to attract residents back into it. 

3-D software firm goes own way

ARANZ Geo chief executive Shaun Maloney

The chief promoter of a 3-D survey tool for the mining industry says he loves downturns - but tries to avoid strategic rabbit holes.

Crowdfunding great for craft beer

Rexbox ERG developer Philipp Schacht

Crowdfunding a boon for craft beer-makers, but others are still waiting for it to fire.

Bachcare making South Island inroads

Leslie Preston, originally from New York, is founder of New Zealand bach website Bachcare.

Bachcare started from Hahei on the Coromandel and has moved south.

Lyttelton and Port Otago vie for extra ship capacity

The New Era dredge in operation in New Zealand waters.

Rival South Island ports in Canterbury and Otago are spending up on harbour dredging

Wigram Skies - the family business video

Helen Campbell tends to the garden at her new Wigram Skies home.

Ngai Tahu's Wigram Skies subdivision has been a resounding success. Who lives there and what is the appeal?

PrimePort continues recovery

The port company's annual profit of $3.1m was a big jump on the previous year's surplus.

Timaru port posts a $1.3m dividend for the second year of its partnership with Port of Tauranga.

Live: TEDx 2015

US speaker and author Eric Liu is one of the international guests at TEDx Christchurch.

The sixth annual TEDxChristchurch event at the Isaac Theatre Royal will be livestreamed here from 10am Saturday.

Finding a cafe-bar niche

Simon Scarlett, left, and Jeremy Ferguson opened The Cuban restaurant and bar on St Asaph St recently. It serves Cuban street food and cigars.

Pickled pig ear, Cuban cigars, chipotle hollandaise sauce -- get your thing

Major conference lost to Auckland

An August 2014 artist's impression of what Christchurch's Convention Centre would look like.

Christchurch's first post-quake conference has been lost to Auckland because of delays around new convention centre. 

Figures show rebuild racing away

Work continues as the light fades on Antony Gough's Terrace development in central Christchurch.

Statistics New Zealand's latest non-residential consent figures show the Christchurch rebuild is racing ahead.

Telcos ring changes in Christchurch

Vodafone is building a $50 million South Island headquarters in the heart of the Christchurch Innovation Precinct.

Spark and Vodafone are both making inroads on their Christchurch relocation plans.

EQC changes tack on jack and pack stance

Jennifer Dalziel believes her house is still sinking into her TC3 land despite EQC repairing her foundations twice.

EQC has refused to revisit a homeowner's jack and pack repair, despite promises to address shoddy foundation work.

Digger pulled from mud gallery video

A sinkhole in Woolston caused problems for this digger this week.

A giant crane has freed a digger that sank in mud in a TC3 Christchurch property.

A diamond in the rough?

A paddock of Rape Seed near Ashburton
could form the bottom of a Canterbury agricultural 'diamond'.

Canterbury will be known as the world's hub for agribusiness if a group of renowned mid-Canterbury businessmen get their way.

Fast 50 southern winners get kudos

Dawn Ballagh for the fastest growing manufacturer, Good Honest Products, from Middleton in Christchurch.

Deloitte Fast 50 Canterbury and upper South Island companies show business is thriving in the region.

Residents to fight hazard information listing

Coastal Christchurch residents are fighting to have hazard information removed from their property titles.

Some Christchurch residents plan to mount a legal challenge to have details of flood and erosion risk removed from their property information.

Rebuilt home like 'heaven' video

Dot Boyd outside her new Aranui home after a battle with EQC.

Dot Boyd didn't think she would see her earthquake-damaged home of 65 years repaired before she died.

Mainfreight co-founder dies

Neil Graham is invested as an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit by Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae in 2013.

Neil Graham, the Christchurch philanthropist and co-founder of trucking giant Mainfreight, has died.

Christchurch rebuild consents rocket

North face of the planned University of Canterbury regional science and innovation centre.

A rich cluster of high value, non-residential projects has shot Canterbury's building market to record territory

Real estate firms target offshore Chinese

Large, expensive homes from Christchurch's western and northern suburbs are common in the Mandarin brochure.

Chinese buyers are eyeing Christchurch's property market as a cheaper alternative to Auckland.

Someone is listening, at last

Beach suburb dweller Warren Hawke is pleased with the decision removing coastal hazards from the district plan process.

Recent central and local government announcements show there may be a new spirit of cooperation in the air.

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