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Residents blame council for flooding

Southshore's estuary frontage at the weekend.

Southshore residents are angry that a lack of flood protection allowed homes in their seaside suburb to flood in last week's storm.

Fletcher woes a warning?

Analysts say the exit of former chief executive Mark Adamson gives Fletcher Buildling a chance to rethink its direction.

Are Fletcher Building's problems its own or a warning for the industry?

Living wage won't include contractors

The Christchurch City Council will on Thursday decide whether to adopt a living wage for all directly-employed workers.

The Christchurch City Council is considering introducing a living wage for its employees, but its contractors and subsidiary companies will be exempt.

On the level foundations

Chris Colenso of ABO Piers. When the stainless steel pile is installed it also includes a top plate to allow for house ...

A lightweight piling and re-levelling system has potential but gaining widespread acceptance from the building sector is proving a hurdle.

Consent for The Heights housing subdivision pending

Sold: many of The Heights sections have been sold ahead of subdivision resource consent.

Universal Developments has applied for a 135 lot subdivision in Wanaka.

Angel investors lifeblood of startups

Angel investors can give startups a leg up.

Angel investors have formed a partnership with government seed funders.

Theatre group looks for a new home

The Mill Theatre building in Addington is no longer home to Riccarton Players, which has sold the building so it can be ...

The Riccarton Players community theatre group is looking for a new home after selling its former base.

Facelift for historic mill video

Structural engineer Michael King is the new owner of Addington's historic Wood Brothers Mill, which he is redeveloping.

Offices, restaurants, apartments and a multi-purpose theatre planned for forgotten heritage gem.

Nelson's Monaco lawsuit still live 10 years later

The Grand Mecure Nelson Monaco.

Investors in Nelson's Grand Mercure Monaco resort are still pursuing the developer after 10 years.

The Christchurch convention centre's rocky road

Looming bulk: Placing the convention centre off Cathedral Sq meant spending a lot more just to make it look good.

After three years of delay, a deal to build Christchurch a new convention centre should be about to be signed. But why do some still think it misconceived?

Millions spent on parking misery

It's fair to say Wilson Parking's become notorious in Christchurch since the earthquakes.

It's fair to say that Wilson Parking has become notorious in Christchurch since the earthquakes.

Fletcher makes frame assurances

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says she gets "frustrated" by claims the east frame is on track.

Fletcher Building has given assurances Christchurch's East Frame anchor project won't be affected by another profit downgrade.

Ngaio Marsh Theatre under way

The new Ngaio Marsh Theatre will be open to students and the wider community in 2019.

Start of $28m build realises a six-year dream for University of Canterbury Students' Association.

New hotels on the radar

The hotel chain behind Christchurch's recently opened Crowne Plaza Hotel is expected to announce its plans for Auckland ...

A major hotel chain is looking at building half a dozen new hotels in Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown.

Irrigation scheme 'a win, win'

Dairy Creek Ltd director Tim O'Sullivan, Pioneer Energy chief executive Fraser Jonker and Pioneer Energy project manager ...

A $10m irrigation scheme near Alexandra, Central Otago, is going to deliver water to about 1800 hectares of barren land.

Suggestions for flood-prone red zone

University of California, Berkeley, associate professor of landscape architecture, environmental planning and urban ...

A visiting landscaping expert encourages Christchurch to experiment with its coastal areas.

Backpacker calls city 'desolate' video

Australian backpacker Katie Brennan has visited Christchurch's Re:Start Mall and white chair memorial, but said the city ...

Young tourist says it's "a bit depressing" in Christchurch, as hostels battle city's bad "rep".

Retirement villages up their game

Men sheds have been introduced to Ryman Healthcare retirement villages and have been described as a 'runaway success'.

Cafes, creches, electric cars - the new model for retirement villages has baby boomers firmly in its sights.

Unfair dismissal costs $10k

A former roofing company employee was dismissed unfairly and awarded more than $10,000. (FILE PHOTO)

A man claimed he was pushed and called names before being unfairly dismissed from his job.

The road stealing the workers

More than 1300 workers are involved in the earthquake repairs to SH1.

They don't want to work in the local town anymore - as their heads are turned by the promises of higher wages and more hours on the road.

Truck company fined after crash

The truck drove down a bank near Ward, Marlborough, after the steering shaft detached.

The truck veered across the road, down a bank and into a swamp because its steering shaft was incorrectly installed.

$30m east frame opens next year video

The space will have paved and grassed areas, 312 trees, two table tennis tables, a basketball half court and 32 benches.

A big $30 million east frame public space will open early next year But where are the planned houses?

Parking, shops to help theatre?

Court Theatre chief executive Philip Aldridge says the theatre must return to the city centre.

Steering group favoured only "seed money" for new Court Theatre, saying it could raise revenue through car parking and leasing shop space.

Council turning attention to eyesores

An abandoned derelict house in central Christchurch.

The Christchurch City Council is going after residential landlords it believes are holding up the city's rebuild.

Vero wins big costs award over quake claim

Kirsteen Britten at the 2015 New Zealand Classic Motorcycles on Haven Road show with the late John Britten's V-Twin 1100 ...

Vero has won costs after a fight through the the High, Appeal and Supreme Courts.

Expansion to cost car parks

An artist's impression of an expanded Tower Junction shopping centre in Christchurch.

Finding a car park at Christchurch's Tower Junction shopping centre will get tougher as more shops are built.

Tech talk: Wanaka post-Gigatown

Wanaka technology entrepreneurs Tony O'Regan of Wanaka App, Hamish McGregor of kin2kin, Stuart Bale of WillNotice and ...

Wanaka is on track to be everything it said it could be after its 2014 Gigatown competition loss.

High fashion returns to CBD

Benny Castles, designer and director at World.

World and Plume, which lost their High St shops in the quakes, will reopen in the McKenzie and Willis precinct by Christmas.

Space to share in Methodist archive building

A view of the Methodist head office in Papanui showing the Neil Dawson sculpture.

Methodist Church staff are in new post-quake premises, and there will room to let in a planned complementary archives building.

City Court Theatre too pricey - report

Court Theatre chief executive Philip Aldridge says the theatre must return to the city centre.

A new Court Theatre in central Christchurch would be too expensive and should be dropped from the performing arts precinct, a leaked report says.

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