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The site where the bulk of the Christchurch railway station used to stand is now up for sale.

The former site of Christchurch's landmark railway station is on the market.

Chch mountainbike park seeks extra investors

Canada-based Jay Fry is one of those behind a $25 million proposed Christchurch Adventure Park.

A multimillion-dollar Port Hills mountainbike park is expected to open in October 2016

Deadline looms for bus interchange

The Christchurch bus exchange construction is in full flight.

The company building the Christchurch Bus Interchange is boosting its workforce as the deadline to complete stage one looms.

Windflow shareholder ups stake

Geoff Henderson of Windflow Technology

Windflow Technology's elusive key shareholder David Iles, has jumped to a 42 per cent holding in the struggling manufacturer.

Rebuild programme 'at full capacity'

Tower Insurance appears to be closing its rebuild programme

Tower Insurance appears to be cash-settling its remaining customers after closing its rebuild programme.

Christchurch executives quit

Mercer Group CEO Rodger Shepherd at the company's Riccarton production line in Christchurch, pictured with director Paul Smart.

The two top executives of a Christchurch stainless steel manufacturer announce their intentions to depart.

Chch jet engine centre to get more work

Visitors at a test facility within the Christchurch Engine Centre

An aircraft engine servicing company part-owned by Air New Zealand secures extra work.

'No slumlord problem'

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Property investors hit back at claims that Christchurch has a "squalid" rental market.

Fletcher cuts contractors

Fletcher Construction will scale back its workforce for home repairs from next month.

Major downsizing of the Fletcher-managed earthquake home repair programme will not slow progress in its final phase, the company says.

Canterbury sees migration gains

An Emirates Airbus A380 lands in Christchurch.

The migration boom has hit yet another record high.

Small business growth on the up

Hayley Dudd, owner of Recycle Boutique Christchurch, is looking to open another store

The market is improving for New Zealand small business - but owners are still cautious about expansion and further investment.

Christchurch consent process 'bananas'

Antony Gough is among the developers complaining, saying "pedantic" and overly cautious Council rules slowed work on his central city river-side development, The Terrace.

Christchurch developers say "ludicrous" rules are delaying the city's rebuild.

Re:Start mall may stay another 10 years

Christchurch's Re:Start Mall may have its stay extended.

Christchurch's pop-up mall might become a permanent fixture of the central city.

Demand for Enable's broadband up

Steve Fuller, chief executive of ultrafast broadband cable provider Enable

Demand for emerging online television and movie services is helping drive customers to Enable's fibre. 

Sanford breeding mussels 'like sheep or cattle'

Mussel spat on show

Seafood harvester Sanford is breeding mussels like farmed sheep or cattle to produce millions of spawn for a steadier future.

Hospitality industry unsure about Anzac trading laws

Mark McGuinness, owner of the Belgian Beer Cafe Torenhof

Dining out on a public holiday often means forking out more for a meal but this weekend consumers could get stung twice with surcharges.

Rent-a-desk offices to open

Collect founder Lara Marshall says shared offices are available in Sydney and Hong Kong, but not previously in Christchurch.

Office workers will soon be able to hire a desk for $30-a-day at a shared office space in central Christchurch.

Millions lost in 'GFC' fallout

Kawarau Falls Station under construction in 2009.

Asian investors hit for $36 million in decade-long civil dispute in Queenstown.

Bird buildup worries Christchurch airport

A Canada Goose in the Avon River. They are part of a growing pest bird problem for Christchurch International Airport.

The number and variety of pest birds on airport flight paths is increasing, Christchurch Airport has told city planners.

Retailer Kathmandu weighs on SI index

Scott McClay, a partner at Deloitte New Zealand

A South Island index of 31 listed companies declined in the first three months of the year.

Convention centre location a 'mistake'

Canadian urban experimentalist Charles Montgomery says cities where people can walk and cycle help foster happiness.

Putting a convention centre in the city centre risks "killing street life", says a Canadian author.

LPC container volumes continue to hold up

Peter Davie, chief executive of Lyttelton Port of Christchurch.

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch container volumes grow slightly.

Dieter Adam named NZMEA chief exec

Tom Thomson, president of the NZ Manufacturers and Employers Association, announces new CEO.

NZ Manufacturers and Exporters Association appoints new chief executive.

Tower ups Canty rebuild reinsurance cover

David Hancock, chief executive of Tower Insurance at the office in central Auckland.

Tower has increased its Canterbury reinsurance cover for rebuild work.

Sanford closes plant video

Production has stopped at the seafood company's plant in Riccarton.

Mussel processor shuts Christchurch plant at a cost of more than $2m in exit pay, cutting 232 jobs.

Is investor confidence waning in Chch?

The view across Cathedral Square is still marred by rubble, and the partially demolished BNZ building - abandoned by developers Christo Ltd.

Cracks seem to be showing in development of the central city.

'Shoddy' repairs leave wonky floor

Sam Thompson's Woolston house looks fine but 'shoddy' EQC repair work is hidden within the foundations.

Sam Thompson regrets signing off his house repairs with a wonky floor, including a chair leg nailed in as support.

'China doesn't need us. We need China'

Students Xinzhou No 1 Middle School crowd around to get their photo with Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel in Wuhan, China.

With the council facing a $1.2b budget black hole, was the mayor's trip to China an "unnecessary junket" or valuable relationship-building?

Jump in house sales

ACC agents have asked about a number of recent, high-grossing transactions, according to one property agent.

Real estate sales in Canterbury are at their highest level since mid-2013.

Will $50 million fix it?

Quake-hit Lancaster Park could be fixed for less than $50m, the council's insurer says.

The city council's insurer is claiming it has advice that quake-damaged Lancaster Park can be restored for less than $50 million.

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