Big Johns Rd site devlopment

The Environment Canterbury site, in red, on State Highway 1/Johns Rd in Christchurch. A proposed subdivision plan is marked.

A large block of vacant land on State Highway 1 near Christchurch Airport is to be developed for the first time.

Court rules in Tower's favor

Riverlaw homestead in Hillsborough, Christchurch before the earthquakes.

A man who under-insured his multi-million dollar Christchurch heritage home has lost a High Court battle with his insurer.

Airport gondola possibility for Queenstown

Queenstown's Skyline gondola could be joined by another running from Queenstown Airport into central Queenstown.

It's one idea being considered by the council to help ease traffic congestion.

'Elder abuse' by greedy kids

John Collyns executive director of the Retirement Villages Association.

Retirement Villages Association head says kids shouldn't override parents when it comes to cashing up the family home.

The sewing tour of the South

Sew Love creator Sarah Lancaster at The Commons in Christchurch.

Armed with sewing machines and secondhand fabrics, Sew Love is changing the way we think about consumerism.

$98m in quake cash grants

Delivering winter warmth to Christchurch: Red Cross Christchurch Recovery Team members Anna Brooke, left, and Simon Makker.

The Red Cross has distributed $98 million in cash grants for earthquake recovery in Canterbury since 2010.

Central Otago's business evolution

Lake Dunstan Pharmacy owner Jackie Hamilton, left, and manager Britta MacTaggart are looking forward to the stores ...

Housing is not the only boom as new businesses pop up and others expand.

Developers puzzle over IRD building

Otakaro wants developers to tender for the IRD building on the corner of Madras and Cashel Streets, Christchurch and ...

Otakaro hopes developers will come up with great ideas for its challenging IRD building.

Ngai Tahu offices open

The first stages of the King Edward Barracks development by Ngai Tahu are due to open.

Ngai Tahu's King Edward Barracks development set to bring thousands of people into Christchurch.

'Urgent' report on CCC service

A patch over a patch on Woolston's St John's St.

Christchurch City Council staff are producing an "urgent report" on what can be done to fix the city's failing maintenance levels.

Port at Clifford Bay raised again

Yealands Family Wines founder Peter Yealands has made a submission to the Marlborough District Council for a "pocket port".

Peter Yealands is considering developing port facilities at Clifford Bay to supplement Picton.

Door still open on Hunter Valley access

Queenstown lawyer Graeme Todd is the Lauers' advocate.

The lawyer for the US owners says they're still open to negotiations for access to the Station.

Marlborough paper moves to mornings

Sinead Boucher, group executive editor for Fairfax NZ.

The Fairfax publication will only print three days a week as more content goes online.

Dam consent, but no water

Foveran Deer Park is famous for its red deer auctions.

South Canterbury deer park is allowed to build a storage dam but can't get permits to fill it.

Mild headwinds ahead for property

Commercial property may be near its peak but has a long tail to run.

Property forecasters generally expects a bouyant year as the sector reaches its peak.

Room for both Cranford Basin and East Frame housing

Otakaro is worried the Cranford Basin proposal could detract from its east frame housing development, which would occupy ...

OPINION: Christchurch population growth means there is room for competing developments.

Progress on 380-home subdivision

The red line marks the boundaries of the McVicar land, left, and the smaller Christ's College site, right.

Land approved for a 380-home subdivision on the Christchurch Port Hills is being sold and the new owner is ready to start building sections.

Park to be deconstructed

The demolition of Lancaster Park will take a year to complete.

Work to deconstruct Lancaster Park will start in December and will take a year to complete.

C'mon over: new efforts to attract Chinese visitors

Chinese visitor numbers reached 409,000 last year and are forecast to hit the 1 million mark by 2022.

The welcome mat is out for more Chinese tourists with the announcement of extra flights from China and new visa rules to encourage repeat visits.

Port Hills deal mystifies mayor

Quake-damaged houses overhang Peacocks Gallop on the Port Hills.

Multimillion-dollar Port Hills red zone buyout deal a mystery, Christchurch mayor says.

Cranford plan 'undermines' east frame

The Christchurch City Council believes and on the edge of the Cranford Basin is suitable for residential development. It ...

Cranford Basin development plan under fire from Otakaro and Ngai Tahu.

Investors' record housing share

Wellington may be one of the few places where first-home buyers are toe-to toe with investors.

Investors are responsible for almost half of Auckland house sales.

"Fingerprinting" eggs prevents fraud

Egg samples tested at Oritain's Mosgiel laboratory will confirm whether the eggs genuinely came from free range producers.

A company's "fingerprinting" of free range eggs and other products is helping deter food fraud.

Meet and greet colleagues, clients

Hannah McKnight (left) of The Word Lab, and Dani Rius a life coach with DRR Consulting at BNZ's new co-working space ...

You don't have to be a customer to use BNZ's latest shared work space

White-collar meth use on rise

Crystal Methamphetamine

More professional jobseekers are using meth - and they're getting busted by pre-employment drug testing.

Meth fears over blown?

A meth test can cost between $3000 and $10,000.

Some property managers claim methamphetamine is too big a risk for first time landlords to manage on their own.

Chinese dollars sought for Brighton

Christchurch's New Brighton has been described as "one of the best coast development opportunities in a built up city ...

Christchurch's New Brighton is being touted to potential Chinese buyers as one of the best coastal city development opportunities in the world.

Edible park fundraising passes halfway

An artist's impression of the "edible park" orchard proposed for Christchurch.

Christchurch's Otakaro Orchard project has raised nearly $32,000, with seven days to go.

FMA's alleges no licence

Financial Markets Authority chief executive Rob Everett.

The Financial Markets Authority is coming down hard on people who don't have necessary licences.

Earthquake repair issues on the increase

The insurance ombudsman is dealing with increasing earthquake repair issues.

Insurance ombudsman dealing with higher numbers of earthquake repair-related claims.

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