Comvita forecasts $10m profit loss

Comvita is warning the New Zealand Stock exchange an originally forecast $17m profit this year is being drastically cut back to $5m-$7m, because of bad weather. “The honey season has progressed to a point where we have enough evidence to suggest... Read More

Tauranga internationally unaffordable

An international survey of housing affordability ranks Tauranga among the top unaffordable cities in the world for house prices. Housing in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Melbourne and Honolulu is more affordable than Tauranga, according to the Demographia... Read More

Matapihi trust buys Hawke's Bay orchard

Matapihi based Ngai Tukairangi Trust has paid $40.2 million for a Hawke's Bay kiwifruit orchard in what is believed to be a record price for any horticultural land. “We are fielding quite a bit of interest,” says Trustee Neil Te Kani. “It's... Read More

Snapping up some great prizes

The prize of a return trip to London, Paris, New York or Rome has enticed hundreds of budding and professional photographers to enter the Bay's inaugural large scale photographic exhibition. Competition entries for the TrustPower Photographic Exhibition... Read More

$600,000 to buy a home

Prospective homebuyers may have to find up to $600,000 to get into a home in Tauranga. That's the new median price for a house in the city, according to figures released by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand. Buyers looking in Mount Maunganui... Read More

Park outlook for new café

The Brunel Group is looking for a café or restaurant operator for the ground floor of their Willow street project named ‘The Reserve'. “It's a very good opportunity for somebody with a food operation – a café... Read More

Photo scam pops up in the Bay

A photography agency which operated out of Bayfair has been slammed by the Privacy Commission for unauthorised use of children's images. Expression Sessions set up a stall in Bayfair Shopping Centre in 2014, offering free photo shoots for children,... Read More

Prices of greens falling

Vegetable prices fell for the fourth consecutive month in December, led by cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. "This seasonal movement is expected as we move through summer – December has been the cheapest month for these kinds of vegetable for... Read More

Waiting for an angel’s blessing

“I am going through a divorce and will find myself in a position that could have a devastating effect.” It was an email to SunLive– a plaintive appeal for help or an ad for a business opportunity, but probably both. Andrew Matthews... Read More

A city of two councils

Tauranga ratepayers face the prospect of forever paying for two separate council buildings in the same city, unless some way is found to get the two talking. Tauranga City Councillor Larry Baldock is currently preparing for the first city transformation... Read More



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