Today, Statistics New Zealand confirmed that residential building activity increased strongly in the September 2013 quarter in Canterbury.
In existing prices, residential building activity moved up by a seasonally adjusted 9.0 percent. Within this, Canterbury region grew by 20 percent which equates to an additional $73 million. Increase across the rest of the country was 6.2 percent ($89 million).
The Canterbury A&P Show which has seen more that 100,00 people over three days came to a close.
This show at the Canterbury Agricultural Park is the largest event of its kind.
The A&P show saw its largest crowd today for Canterbury Anniversary Day more than the last year's record numbers.
On the verge of the announcement that Synlait Dairy Farms in Canterbury is to be sold to the Chinese owner of the Crafar farms in the North Island, Spokesman Richard Prosser of Primary Industries said the deal was "economic madness".
as "This is not foreign investment, it is foreign takeover.
The job market looks better as more people get absorbed by the retail, nourishment and beverage, construction and hospitality sectors. The September quarter looked brighter as the unemployment rate dropped to 6.2 for every penny as compared to 6.4 in the June quarter.
About two years back, a major incident was about to take place in a Canterbury tunnel, which led to the collision of a coal train with a maintenance vehicle. This incident opened the eyes of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission, and they decided to step forward in improving the safety systems in New Zealand.
Till now, 28 cases of hepatitis-A have been detected in Ashburton. But it is now being suspected that the number of people suffering from the same can be much more.
In order to know more about the same, the Canterbury District Health Board has announced the vaccination programme. This vaccination programme will be focussing on pre-schoolers.
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