Calls made to suspend Fonterra's GDT

Waikato Federated Farmers president Chris Lewis says a discussion needs to be had over whether the GDT should be temporarily suspended in the wake of falling dairy prices.

Another fall on Fonterra's GlobalDairyTrade prompts call to temporarily suspend the auction process.

Bill English takes easy ride on new chair lift

Deputy Prime Minister Bill English officially opened the quad chair lift at the Porters Ski Area in Canterbury on Wednesday. He was joined on the uphill journey by Uli Dinsenbacher, general manager of Porters Ski Area, left, operations manager Luke Armstrong and director Simon Harvey.

Porters Ski Area has opened its new chair lift

Top cop gets Cera job video

Former Canterbury district police commander Dave Cliff at Cera's offices in Christchurch, where he has been seconded to lead the authority's final phase.

A "well-respected" top cop has been seconded to lead Cera's final phase.

Canty unemployment up but manufacturing jobs grow

Manufacturing has taken over construction as the strongest contributor to national employment growth.

Canterbury remains a vital cog in the national employment equation.

Farming syndicates penalised under act

Allan Hubbard in 2011 at the time his business affairs were under investigation.

Two farming syndicates linked to deceased businessman Allan Hubbard have been penalised.

Construction jobs expected to nosedive

Westpac Banks research suggests Canterbury will lose thousands of construction jobs in the next few years.

About 14,000 Canterbury construction jobs could disappear in the next few years, Westpac warns.

New business park already half full

A new building under construction for Fliway in Waterloo Business Park, Christchurch.

More businesses have signed up to take space in the Waterloo Business Park on the outskirts of Christchurch.

Tax compliance 'abject failure'

Dave Henderson is facing an inquisition in the High Court at Christchurch.

Dave Henderson's tax compliance is an "abject failure", a court has heard.

Extra funds for sports facility

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The Government is pledging additional money to Christchurch's metro sports facility.

Classic cars skyrocket in value

A selection of MGA sports cars at the New Zealand Classic Car Show at Ellerslie Racecourse in February.

Soaring vintage and classic car values pose questions over insurance cover

House price plateau

Canterbury house values are still rising, but not by much.

House values in Christchurch are just keeping up with inflation as the housing market continues to plateau.

Coast town awaits Solid Energy decision

Dark clouds over Westport will continue with more uncertainty over the future of Solid Energy and its mines on the West Coast.

The Government has been warned not to sell the West Coast's Stockton Mine in a "fire sale".

Owners and workers in "headless chook" health and safety rush

Sarah O'Connell, owner of Christchurch health and safety consultancy TriEx

Business owners are in a "headless chooks" rush to get ready for new health and safety law.

Home repair risk in Canterbury

A house being constructed during the earlier days of the rebuild.

Warning that Christchurch's housing rebuild could be compromised as cash quake payouts increase.

Tourism Holdings strategic review complete

Grant Webster, chief executive of Tourism Holdings, with Maui and Britz campervans.

Tourism operator Tourism Holdings Ltd forecasting growth in net profit to at least $30 million in the 2019 financial year.

Waterway find delays river steps

Work on the Avon River precinct on Oxford Tce is being delayed after contractors discovered an ancient waterway.

An ancient waterway under Oxford Tce will delay construction of steps as part of the Avon River precinct.

Fine for contaminated container

A Christchurch company has been fined $16,750 for breaching the Biosecurity Act.

A Christchurch business has been fined more than $16,000 after dumping contaminated soil.

Solid Energy decision imminent

Liquidation for Solid Energy is not a "preferred option", John Key says.

State-owned company Solid Energy could know its fate within a matter of weeks, Key says.

Henderson's business affairs under court probe

Christchurch bankrupt Dave Henderson wants out of bankruptcy but must face a court probe first.

Christchurch bankrupt Dave Henderson wants out of bankruptcy but must face a court probe first.

Silent vigil for dead workers

Lyttelton Port workers Andrew Kelly and Ray Spain erect a cross for their colleague Brad Fletcher, who died at the port last year.

White crosses hammered into the ground to remember workers killed in the past five years.

Jetpacks to be made in China

Peter Coker, chief executive of Martin Aircraft

Jetpack flying machine company Martin Aircraft will have its flying machines produced in China.

Whittaker's tasty marketing

Whittaker's seems willing to collaborate with other brands to advance itself.

Whittaker's is an overnight success that's been over 100 years in the making.

AS Colour's Christchurch comeback

AS Colour will be opening a new Christchurch store, five years after the last one was destroyed. Pictured the Wellington store.

Lovers of the plain white tee will be celebrating the return of AS Colour to Christchurch.

Rural firms in ComCom's sights

The Commerce Commission said it was in talks with a third company, Rural Livestock.

Price fixing by PGG Wrightson and Elders NZ is alleged by the competition watchdog.

Sudima airport hotel opens new rooms

An artist's impression of the refashioned Sudima Christchurch Airport.

Sudima Christchurch Airport opens new rooms as part of a $25 million upgrade.

Celeb chef owes creditors $1.6m

Celebrity chef Jo Seagar's failed business owes creditors more than $1.6 million.

Chef Jo Seagar's defunct cooking school and cafe owes creditors more than $1.6 million.

Supreme homes claim building awards

This house at Clearwater in Christchurch has been named supreme new home winner at House of the Year Canterbury.

A modern house overlooking a golf course and a castle-style home are among the Canterbury House of the Year winners.

New Canterbury inland port offers more choice

The opening of Port of Tauranga's inland port Metroport, at Rolleston, 22 kilometres south of Christchurch with Transport Minister Simon Bridges attending.

New competition for import and exporting customers with Canterbury inland port.

Ngai Tahu property chief made money

Tony Sewell, chief executive of Ngai Tahu Property, beside a mural at the iwi's head office. "Tony has never been a shy person," says  kaiwhakahaere Sir Mark Solomon.

Tony Sewell will soon leave the Ngai Tahu waka, having headed its property work for 20 years plus.

Forklift crush victim paralysed

Ashburton woman Te Atatu Hemi, 42, was working at Talley's Frozen Foods in Ashburton when several bins, stacked on top of a forklift, fell on top of her leaving her a paraplegic. She is pictured at Burwood's Spinal Unit earlier this month after a visit from the All Blacks.

A Canterbury woman may never walk again after a workplace incident involving bins toppling off a forklift.

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