Jamie Small

May 13, 2018

The famously bad Rangiora to Christchurch commute is… actually getting better

The rush-hour drive from Rangiora into Christchurch is bad enough to give Auckland a run for its money. But Jamie Small finds it's no longer a commute from hell.

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Mar 1, 2018

Christchurch's rollercoaster rental market

Earthquakes knocked houses down and rents went up. But it's a different story now in the garden city, Jamie Small finds.

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Feb 10, 2018

Could a technology boom revitalise the West Coast?

The Buller District is known for its isolation, rugged weather and the minerals taken from the land since gold was discovered there in 1860. Now, after a long economic decline, green shoots of growth are appearing, driven by a technology hub with a husband and wife team at the top.

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