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High dollar weighing on transcribers

Money, cash, New Zealand dollar

Local transcription firm feels the pain of a strong dollar bite as the New Zealand exchange rate strengthens.

Chch Twitter experts nab US contract

hendricksen.strap

The All Blacks are among the big names clamouring to work with tech firm Shuttlerock.

In their words: Q and As

Peter Townsend

Canterbury's business leaders reflect on the business landscape in the region.

Earthquake recovery a daily reality for health system

David Rutherford and David Meates

Despite ongoing challenges, the Canterbury District Health Board has many exciting redevelopment projects planned, focusing on making services better for patients.

Extreme downsizing foretaste of growth for legal firm

Buddle Findlay partner Rachel Dunningham

When it comes to extreme downsizing, Buddle Findlay is in a league of its own.

Relocated jeweller awaits Arts Centre return

Rowena Watson

Beadz Unlimited owner, Rowena Watson, appreciates fine jewellery and encourages Cantabrians to embrace their arts heritage.

Payroll experts give clients peace of mind

Ezypay staff

Earthquakes and big snows can't stop the dedicated staff at Ezypay from ensuring their clients' employees get paid on time.

'It was gone, gone, gone'

rosling

Element 17 director Steve Rosling is seeing Christchurch's business sector pick up and he is trying to ensure his firm rides the rebuild wave successfully.

Interactivity the major focus

truescape

Truescape had to abandon its leased premises in Golder House in Kilmore St, which was inside the cordoned-off central city red zone after the February earthquake.

Hairy Lemon 30 per cent ahead

hairy lemon

Quick thinking and an iPhone helped save Hairy Lemon after the February quake set off fire sprinklers in the office.

Red zone offers a 'fillip'

cavell

Law firm Cavell Leitch's 80 staff are comfortably settled in ground floor offices at Hazeldean Business Park.

Momentum is building for KPMG

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KPMG's Christchurch staff worked from their kitchen tables for the first 10 days after the February quake.

Aucom 'hangs on' to revenue

aucom

Industrial power control company AuCom Electronics is in the final stages of negotiating a major project for water supply to Istanbul.

Shift successful for McKenzie & Willis

mckensie

Family-run business McKenzie & Willis has been a Christchurch institution since 1913.

'It can only get better'

cheesemonger

For four months Cheesemongers Sarah and Martin Aspinwall traded out of their garage and a temperature-controlled van.

The trip of a lifetime starts at House of Travel

House of Travel team

Whether you are looking to get away for a week or a year, House of Travel can plan an exciting itinerary designed specifically for you.

Retailer's disaster plan actioned

smiths city

Smiths City's Colombo St car-park building collapsed in the February quake but fortunately no staff or customers were injured.

EPL 'back up above the parapet'

elastomer

Elastomer Products (EPL) Bromley factory was badly damaged in the February quake, but staff and their families pitched in to keep the business running.

Powering the region into the future

 Joshua Bull

Orion's ability to supply power throughout Canterbury was severely tested by the region's earthquakes but its response has won international acclaim.

Furniture phoenix thriving in competitive environment

Brent and Mark Lewis

Recovering from a devastating fire which totally destroyed its Manchester St factory in 1985 is testimony to the resilience of well-known Christchurch furniture manufacturer and retailer DA Lewis.

People power to the fore at award-winning dealership

Alistair Hazeldine

Severe earthquake damage which will see Cockram Nissan having to demolish and rebuild its entire dealership complex has not prevented the well-known Christchurch car retailer from picking up the Nissan New Zealand Dealer of the Year award.

Reputation drives local glass company's growth

Darrin Kaan

So many glass windows and doors were damaged by the February quake that Christchurch Glass was kept busy seven days a week for nearly two months on emergency repairs.

Vehicle leasing firm ready for rebuild demand

FleetPartners

Trans-Tasman vehicle leasing company FleetPartners has had to relocate twice since February 2011 but remains committed to the Canterbury region.

Learning how to love your internet

Mark Petrie

What would we do without the internet? For some, life without knowledge at their fingertips isn't worth thinking about. For others, the mere thought of going online is a struggle.

Rebuilding is priority for Christchurch construction company

New World, Ilam

It is likely most people in Christchurch would have driven or walked past a building constructed by the Armitage Williams team.

Allan McLean's giving continues

Holly Lea

More than 100 years after Allan McLean's death, The McLean Institute is still fulfilling the charitable wishes outlined in his will.

Locally funded research, far-reaching benefits

MRI scanning

Cantabrians and indeed people throughout the world are benefitting from research undertaken right here in Christchurch and funded entirely through donations.

A century of caring for people

Nurse Maude community services

A founding and enduring principle of Nurse Maude is that the needs of patients and clients are met with high-quality services provided by skilled and compassionate staff.

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