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Wellington Region

Australia looking to get back on track in HK

Australia are hoping to get their world series campaign back on track after disappointing results in the last two events.

Thursday, 22 March, 2012, 12:00am

Museum Hotel, Wellington

What is it? It could be an art gallery but the arrival of a bellboy assures us that it's definitely a hotel. Owner Chris Parkin wanted to share his love of New Zealand art with visitors, something he's achieved with theatrical flair at his hotel, on Wellington's waterfront.

23 May 2010 - 12:00am


New Zealand's artists and designers are often overshadowed by their country's natural beauty but there's just as much variety in the cities as there is in the wilds.

26 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Sign in Chinese, a first for NZ, pays tribute to migrant community

Perhaps it is a sign of Beijing's rising influence. A public street in New Zealand has been given a Chinese name for the first time in the land of the kiwi.

The New Zealand Herald reported that a street on the Kapiti coast carries a bilingual street sign in Chinese and English.

1 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Residential market forecast to remain flat

The residential market in Auckland and Wellington is expected to remain flat as property prices level out and prospective buyers become more selective.

26 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Post-election confidence evident in business districts

Sales of commercial and industrial properties have been strong in the Wellington and Christchurch central business districts during the first quarter as investors responded to a positive economic environment following last October's national election.

18 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Raising a temple to culture

In the heart of Wellington, close to where Maori war canoes welcomed British settlers on sailing ships 157 years ago, a building nears completion that will house the soul of the nation.

The aim of the enormous 36,000 square metres of display area is to tell New Zealanders of all backgrounds where they came from.

22 May 1997 - 12:00am

Central retail space nets $170m

TYCOON Lee Shau-kee and his son-in-law William Cheng Kai-man have paid $170 million for about 29,000 sq ft of retail space at Wellington Place in Central, sources say.

It is uncertain whether they bought the premises in a personal capacity or through their listed companies, Henderson Land Development and Magnificent Estates.

16 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Meter theft

WELLINGTON: Parking meter clerks Gordon James Stott, 58, and David Mitchell, 49, have both been sent to prison for 21/2 years for stealing NZ$836,000 (HK$4.2 million) from meters run by Wellington City Council.

6 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Activity slow after boom

ACTIVITY in New Zealand's housing market slowed at the beginning of this year following a buoyant 1994, according to property analysts.

Fears over rising interest rates led many potential New Zealand purchasers to adopt a wait-and-see attitude in the first six months of 1995, states a report published by international property consultants Colliers Jardine.

15 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Retail sales trigger more developments

DEVELOPERS in Australia and New Zealand are trying to keep up with the booming retail sector by placing new projects on the market, according to a property consultant.

22 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

House prices jump nearly 10 per cent over year

HOUSE prices in New Zealand rose by nearly 10 per cent during the past year and almost 15 per cent over two years, according to figures released by the Real Estate Institute.

However, the national increase in monthly median sales prices is not spread evenly around the country.

21 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Emperor makes property foray

THE Emperor Group is stepping up activity in the property market, and is negotiating with SEA Holdings to acquire a 23-storey, retail office building in Central.

The group plans to spend $1.1 billion to buy Wellington Square from real estate and investment company SEA, which reportedly paid $625.7 million for the building in the middle of last year.

17 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Pearl buys into Central

PEARL Oriental Holdings will take a 70 per cent stake in a property development project in Central for $283.5 million.

The project will comprise the development of a 3,375 sq ft site into a commercial building at 128-134 Wellington Street and 4 Peel Street.

Pearl Oriental intends to fund the acquisition by internal resources and bank borrowing.

23 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Meat supplier loses NZ$4.8m

WELLINGTON: Fortex, one of New Zealand's three biggest meat-processing companies, slumped to a net loss of NZ$4.8 million (about HK$20.6 million) in the year to August 31, from a profit of $9.1 million a year earlier.

The company blamed severe winter weather last year, which caused the first decline in numbers of lambs slaughtered in the company's history.

27 Oct 1993 - 12:00am