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More million-dollar apartments for city

The Millbrook Apartments on Carlton Mill Rd will be rebuilt, but the homes will be larger.

Two new apartment towers offering million-dollar homes are to be built in Christchurch.

Bell Tea humming with Hummingbird

Bell Tea and Coffee Company boss Mark Hamilton says Bell and Hummingbird have complimentary expansion ambitions.

Bell Tea and Hummingbird coffee look to expand together.

Grand 1930s lodge for sale

Wedding and function centre Newbery Lodge, 15 Newbery St, Opawa Christchurch.

Owners of Christchurch's Newbery Lodge put the property on the market for the first time in 30 years.

For sale: Rare view of Aoraki Mt Cook

Aoraki Mt Cook Village is growing in popularity with tourists.

Couple fought for 20 years for consent to build hotel, now the property is for sale.

Trapped in a rural 'dead man's land' video

Christchurch rural blockholder David Wilson says it's unfair to allow more housing in places like Rangiora and West Melton, but limit it in Avonhead.

Christchurch landowners say a highway makeover and land zoning change has marooned them.

Christchuch values up in hills and eastern suburbs

House values.

Christchurch's fastest-rising house prices are in the city's eastern and hill suburbs.

What happens to your money if your bank fails?

Frustrated Greek bank customers wait to get into a branch after a three-week account freeze. The OBR is designed to avoid such lengthy freezes for Kiwis should a bank collapse here.

There are no easy solutions and when a bank goes under, somebody is going to lose money.

Employers ignoring labour inspector orders

Susan Hornsby-Geluk says employment cases are rising.

Legal action against employers for failing to meeting minimum employment standards is trending.

Capital gains as Auckland drops video

In Wellington, values are rising at a pace not seen since before the previous peak of 2007.

As Auckland house values drop for the first time in a year, Wellington prices are booming.

Smaller developers follow big guys' lead

Landlord Craig Nicholas visited Australia for design ideas for his Colombo St development.

 It is not just the big guys planning to build in Christchurch's emerging retail precinct.

EQC delays 'outrageous'

EQC's ongoing delays in determining whether properties are over-cap - five years after Canterbury's quakes - are "simply outrageous", Mike Yardley says.

OPINION: EQC's ongoing delays - five years after Canterbury's quakes - are "simply outrageous", Mike Yardley says.

Air NZ's $25m tech spend

A technology upgrade to Air New Zealand's ATR fleet will provide a more consistent service for customers, especially over winter.

Air New Zealand is spending large on advanced flight technology for its ATR fleet.

90-day trial basics

According to MYOB's 2015 Business Monitor, 63 per cent of small business owners surveyed employed new staff on a 90-day trial period in the 12 months to August 2015.

The 90-day trial is a great way for employers to test out an employee's fit but there are finer legal details that many people miss.

What to know about Australian GST

They are one of our closest neighbours but there are key differences between GST in New Zealand and GST in Australia.

Tax is a very real concern for everyone doing business in another country and it is no different when heading to Australia.

Merivale Fine Arts makes comeback in Geraldine

Don Goulter's Merivale Fine Arts re-located to Geraldine after the Canterbury earthquakes.

A former Merivale art dealer has re-opened his old Christchurch business in South Canterbury. Donald Goulter's outlook changed forever after a rare illness.

'Big changes for employers'

The Employment Standards Legislation Bill is designed to address growing concerns with enforcement of employment standards and employee protection.

Employment law reform: What do you need to know about the changes coming this year?

Nervous tourists hire chauffeurs video

Christchurch-based chauffeur Robin Adams acts as both taxi driver and guide for overseas visitors. "I mother them all the way around."

Tourists too scared to take to the wheel, or wanting a more relaxing holiday, are paying to be chauffeur-driven around NZ.

Increase in domestic manufacturing sales makes up for weaker exports

Dieter Adam, chief executive of the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association, said a relatively strong domestic economy was making up for uncertainty in the global economy.

A survey of manufacturing in December showed an increase in domestic sales almost made up for a 10.76 per cent drop in export sales.

New hotel for central city

The new hotel will have nearly 50 tourist apartments, plus private apartments for sale.

A collapsed scheme to build plush $2 million apartments in central Christchurch has been rescued.

Metro Sport Facility tenders considered

A concept drawing of the Metro Sports Facility.

Six companies express interest in project managing construction of Christchurch's $300 million Metro Sports Facility.

Trucks and machinery in demand

Turners' sales of big civil construction machinery have been strong enough for it to justify a new standalone division

The Canterbury rebuild and a surge of overseas interest have lifted truck and machinery sales.

Lawyers in short supply

The shortage of property lawyers, especially in Auckland, stems back to the property slowdown five years ago.

Shortage of commercial property lawyers to handle booming market.

'You don't give up paradise'

A panel found sea level rise "significantly limits" potential for long term land use in the red-zoned areas of Pines Beach and Kairaki, pictured.

Two Canterbury red-zone stayer strongholds have been deemed "not feasible" for future development.

Tourism agency appoints interim chief

Vic Allen has been appointed as the interim head of Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism (CCT).

Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism (CCT) has appointed a new interim chief executive.

Lyttelton Port doubles container capacity

The new Lyttelton Port Cashin Quay 2 has been built to help the port handle 30 years of growth as Lyttelton Port of Christchurch competes for shipping traffic and road freight.

Lyttelton port is about to open a new wharf that will double its container capacity.

Uninsured red zoners file new claim

Grant Cameron, lawyer for the Quake Outcasts, says his clients were "gutted" by a revised offer for their uninsured red-zoned land.

An ongoing dispute between Christchurch's Quake Outcasts and the Government is heading back to court.

Seagar's creditors left out of pocket

Jo Seagars cafe and cooking school in Oxford has closed and gone into liquidation.

Less than $50,000 remains for staff and creditors left out of pocket by celebrity chef Jo Seagar's failed cafe.

Talking about regeneration

Andre Lovatt is a young-looking 40-year-old who is playing an ever greater role in the Christchurch rebuild.

Regenerate Christchurch chair Andre Lovatt wants to be a team player not a rebuild tsar.

Canterbury tourism chief heads south

Tim Hunter has been appointed as the new CEO for tourism company Southern Discoveries

Experienced tourism professional Tim Hunter has been appointed chief executive at Southern Discoveries.

Tudor House for sale

Tudor House is owned by the Rata Foundation, previously known as the Canterbury Community Trust.

Century-old Tudor-style building opposite the Avon River in central Christchurch is up for sale.

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