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The future of new kiwifruit variety Zespri Sweet Green is unclear, with growers struggling to produce commercial volumes and consumers failing to distinguish it from conventional Hayward Green. Zespri CEO Lain Jager says the company is committed to marketing...

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Carter Holt Harvey's appeal against having to appear in court over the leaky schools case has failed in the Court of Appeal, which has ruled the arguments put forward are better explored at trial. An estimated $44 million is spent repairing leaky...

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A Tauranga insurance brokers company is searching out talented, passionate and determined Kiwis who are ready to ‘do their thing and own their tomorrow' by applying for a 2015 scholarship. Tauranga windsurfer Coral Headey received a $5000...

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Things are finally looking up for an arrested grain ship in the Port of Tauranga and the unpaid crew on board. Union intervention has obtained some of the missing back-pay, and the repatriation of some of the men stranded on board for more than a month...

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The Reserve Bank has announced it has cut the official cash rate from 3.25 per cent down to 3.0 per cent today. Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler says the move is warranted by the softening in the economic outlook and low inflation, and at this point,...

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Zespri's 16th annual general meeting at the Mount yesterday will go down as one of the shortest and least controversial in the company's history, thanks to increasing grower returns and an optimistic market outlook. There was no discussion...

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Today is expected to be the final day of the private Council of Trade Unions prosecution of Whakatane-based logging company Puketi Logging in Tauranga's District Court over the death of an employee. Eramiha Eruera Pairama, 19, was killed when he...

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Four interested parties are in the process of gathering information to guide a purchasing decision on the Mid-City block in Tauranga. The prospective buyers, two from Tauranga and one each from Hawkes Bay and Auckland, include a developer looking at the...

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It's looking like Tauranga will have to compete with Rotorua for Jetstar flights. Tauranga and Rotorua are just a handful of cities, including Napier, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Nelson and Invercargill, which have been identified...

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Pessimists overwhelmingly outnumber optimists in Federated Farmers' new-season July 2015 Farm Confidence Survey, which has moved further into negative territory for both the economy in general and farm profitability. “The long term outlook...

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