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Enforcement action has been taken against eight employers in the kiwifruit sector in the Opotiki area of the Bay of Plenty following an operation carried out last year by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). The Ministry's...

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Kiwifruit growers' incomes are not at risk because of police investigations into a Chinese company which imports Zespri kiwifruit. That's the belief of Neil Trebilco, president of New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc, who says Dalian Yidu imports...

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Kiwifruit marketer Zespri's short-term solution to office space shortage gets under way this week, with a temporary building set to give more than 50 staff new work spaces by April. Steel fences have been erected around a section of the Tauranga...

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A strong Kiwi dollar has seen motorists driving away imported Japanese cars at bargain prices - and one Tauranga car salesman predicts the trend to continue. Figures show the New Zealand dollar is now buying about 15 per cent more against the Japanese...

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Plans to expand and redevelop Bethlehem Town Centre will see the town's popular market moved to a new venue. Expansion plans are expected to be revealed over the next two or three months, meaning the community market – run by the Lions Club...

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Petrol prices have dropped another seven cents per litre in the last two days. The price of 91 octane has fallen below $1.80 nationwide for the first time since August 2010. Petrol prices are now below $1.80 for 91 octane. Z dropped prices by four cents...

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New Zealand property price growth paused in December, falling just under one per cent after reaching a record high in November. According to Trade Me Property, the average asking price across all property types for the three months to December was $504,300...

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The cost of petrol has fallen for the 20th time in a row following another drop in barrel prices. A further two cents has been cut off the price of a litre by Z Energy, with the decrease taking effect nationally. Z Energy have cut a further two cents...

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More than $23 million in housing consents received by Tauranga City Council last month will help fuel the city's construction industry in 2015. Consents for 67 new single dwellings, worth $23.85 million, made up the bulk of the $37.2 million in...

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Banking officials are predicting scam related complaints will increase this year prompting a banking ombudsman to put out a guide to help customers avoid getting caught up. Photo: file. Banking Ombudsman Deborah Battell says scams are not only increasing,...

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