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Steel audit top of agenda

Steel fabrication is an essential element in Christchurch's central city rebuild.

A Christchurch-based steel fabricator says it has a four-step auditing system

Women-only gyms split 'amicable'

The national franchise for Configure Express says it was “mutually beneficial to part ways” with four Wellington gyms.

National chain says split will be "mutually beneficial" but neither side say why it's happening.

Former glory for band rotunda?

The Christchurch City Council wants to restore the Edmonds band rotunda to its former glory. It is pictured here in the ...

A $1.2 million restoration of Christchurch's Edmonds band rotunda could see it returned to its former glory.

Canterbury's new home boom

The Christchurch rebuild is contributing to the large number of new housing consents in Canterbury.

Canterbury's housing market is still in a post-earthquake boom, with consents outstripping the rest of the country.

Christchurch's housing woes video

Median house prices in Christchurch reached $450,000 in April 2016 – the highest on record.

Rising prices overall have been compounded by the legacy of the earthquakes. How do we fix it?

Hope for Solid Energy sale video

Solid Energy is selling its Stockton mine fleet, for delivery to Christchurch from mid April to mid May.

The coal industry is on the up after a long decline, which may give a boost to the sale of the coal-miner's assets.

Christchurch building firms go bust

Approximately 160 building-related Christchurch companies have collapsed since January 2015, records indicate.

More than 60 construction-related companies have been liquidated this year, owing about $40m.

SuchCrowd head to Melbourne

SuchCrowd co-founders, from left,Tin Htoo Aung, Jacob Manning and Abbe Hyde, will start operating their business, which ...

Crowdsourcing entertainment platform SuchCrowd is starting up in Melbourne.

IRD building comeback

The former IRD building, on the corner Madras and Cashel streets.

The earthquake-damaged central Christchurch building will likely be repaired and used for offices or education.

Hutt project manager wins big

Rodney Verhoeven, of Hawkins, took out the top award for his work on the Walter Nash Centre.

Rodney Verhoeven, of Hawkins, took out the top award for his work on the Walter Nash Centre.

Henderson hangs on

Dave Henderson fresh from sentencing on tax charges in the Christchurch District Court last year.

Bankrupt Dave Henderson won't quit his penthouse apartment, despite a court order.

Charming the Chinese

Shorter kayak tours in the Abel Tasman National Park is an example of attempts to cater for the needs of Chinese tourists.

Kayak guides are encouraging Chinese visitors who cannot swim and have a fear of the sea to have a go.

Kelford Cams revs up

Tony Gault the owner of Kelford Cams is pictured in the workshop with an example of one of the camshaft products.

A Christchurch company re-engineers cars for speed and power

'Shame Westpac' video

Waikanae residents protest the planned Westpac bank branch closure.

Protesters turn out to let the bank know their feelings about planned branch closures.

'Save our bank'

Ruby Grant,9, Poppy Geary,10, and Gracie Hellwrich,10, from St Joseph's School Fairlie send a message to Westpac.

The chant 'save our bank' rang out around Fairlie as residents protested the potential closure of the town's bank.

Big restructure at Martin Jetpack

Martin Jetpack chief executive Peter Coker is taking on a new role as vice president global community of innovators ...

Martin Jetpack has switched senior executives, laid off staff, and farewelled two directors

NZ Post profit up, letters drop

AUCKLAND, AUCKLAND - APRIL 06:  New Lynn Kiwibank and Postshop on April 6, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand ...

Postal service reports a $141m profit and parcel growth, but posties are delivering fewer letters.

Animal testing rejected

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Kiwi cosmetics firms angry they can't export to China unless they get their products tested on animals.

No progress for CMT investors

SOL Square in Christchurch is one of the properties at the heart of legal disputes involving Canterbury Mortgage Trust.

Legal and management fees are eroding returns to Canterbury Mortgage Trust investors

Fancy a rickshaw tour around Queenstown?

Sam Clark, 22, imported rickshaws from Denmark for guided tours around Queenstown.

Young businessman starts up tours on "Rolls-Royce of rickshaws" around Queenstown.

Johnny Barr's to shut - 'heartbreaking'

Queenstown Johnny Barr's workers Christina Mclaughlin, 23, and Jack O'Hara, 25, have found new jobs. The popular ...

Milkshakes and soups will be replaced by donuts as Johnny Barr's closes.

New brooms turning SLI around

US-based SLI chief executive Chris Brennan who was appointed last year.

SLI remains confident after making sweeping management changes

Countdown opens more stores

Countdown Rangiora customer Beth Watts and her children Aiden and Kirsty at the supermarket's opening day in 2012.

Its Aussie parent is struggling, but the NZ supermarket operator is still expanding.

Apple harvester Scales steady

Scales managing director Andy Borland (pictured) says apple volumes are four years ahead of target.

The Scales apple harvest hit a record but earnings were relatively steady

Ebos on growth and profit roll

Ebos chief executive Patrick Davies has delivered a $123 million profit.

Christchurch-based Ebos has become a major player in the Australasian health products business

Shops help visually impaired

Thomas Bryan from the Blind Foundation, left, and CQ Hotels Wellington general manager Olivier Lacoua, in the Cuba St ...

Wellington retailers introduce iBeacons so visitors who can't see can get around without asking for help.

City risks becoming 'beige dystopia'

Christchurch's city centre risks becoming a "beige dystopia", Johnny Moore writes.

OPINION: Are we rebuilding the city centre we dreamed of?

Meridian Energy to pay special dividend

Meridian boss Mark Binns says shareholders will be paid a special dividend.

Meridian Energy sells more power at higher prices in New Zealand and Australia.

Christchurch section sales soar

Construction at the Two Roads subdivision at Woodend, north of Christchurch.

Real estate agents say buyers are jumping at the chance to nab higher-priced properties.

Liquidators recover some of Arena's $9M

Arena director Jimmie McNicoll faces probes by the Serious Fraud Office and Financial Markets Authority.

The wind up of Arena continues as SFO probes director McNicholl

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