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Bay of Plenty has the lowest unemployment rate in the North Island, according to the latest figures released by Statistics New Zealand today. The figures showed nationally unemployment rates increased to 5.7 per cent in the March 2016 quarter (from a...

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Tauranga-based Craigs Investment Partners has been formally warned by the Financial Markets Authority of not sufficiently investigating a client's background under money laundering regulations. The warning against one of the country's largest...

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Tourism Bay of Plenty has announced former 2IC and head of marketing Kristin Dunne as the organisation's new CEO. Assuming the leadership role on Monday, Kristin's appointment comes after a rigorous selection process following parting CEO...

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Rotorua businessman and television personality Tamati Coffey has waded into the fight over bottled New Zealand water being sold overseas. Over the weekend Tamati launched an online petition calling on the Government to pass urgent legislation to enable...

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Former Tauranga Port chairman John Parker has been appointed to the Primary Growth Partnership's Independent Investment Advisory Panel. Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says Mr Parker will take over as the chairman on May 1, from Joanna Perry...

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Some of region's best young fruit growers will converge on Tauranga to put their skills to the test. Mills Reef Winery will be playing host to the Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower Competition on June 22. Last year's winner, Craig Ward at...

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The Mauao Area Wildlife Trust will be relaunched and renamed as the Western Bay Wildlife Trust today. The Trust chairperson Julia Graham says due to overwhelming support from local communities, and the need for conservation strategies in other areas beyond...

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According to Statistics New Zealand the annual trade balance is in deficit by more than $3 billion and it's the largest the country has seen in seven years. The report says as of March 2016, the annual trade balance was a deficit of $3.8 billion,...

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Gamblers in the Tauranga, Western Bay of Plenty, Whakatane and Rotorua districts fed some $15.7 million into pub and club gaming machines from January to March of this year. According to the latest figures from the Department of Internal Affairs, Bay...

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Zespri has found that there is “no risk to consumer health” after concerns of grease being found on some of its kiwifruit tray liners. Around 1.7 million trays were put on hold earlier this month because of the potential contamination. The...

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Autumn beauty. By Tracy Hardy. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz