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The New Zealand Defence Force have confirmed that Mercer New Zealand has been awarded the investment management contract for its superannuation funds. The current $355M NZDF Superannuation Scheme is one of the largest remaining stand-alone schemes in...

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Proposed changes to the National Environmental Standard for telecommunications is expected to save network operators up to $1 million. Communications Minister Amy Adams and Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith launched the discussion document this week,...

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Measures to prevent Queensland fruit fly becoming established in New Zealand are underway on both sides of the Tasman, says Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy, who visited Tauranga yesterday. Nathan is working with Australian officials on import...

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The average asking price of homes for sale in New Zealand during February was $511,421 according to the latest monthly data – but the Western Bay of Plenty is still over five per cent behind 2007's market peak. It marks the first time that...

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Seeka Kiwifruit Industries Ltd is back on a growth trajectory, both in size and profitability, says CEO Michael Franks. The company has announced a net, after-tax profit of $3.17 million - up 38 per cent on the previous year's $2.3 million - in...

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Submissions regarding the eventual fate of the city council-owned Miro Street block at Mount Maunganui close today. Tauranga City Council is seeking public feedback on the site which include Mount Maunganui Library, the head offices of Zespri and vacant...

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Positive business confidence in the Western Bay of Plenty is poised to continue with a number of high profile projects beginning to take shape, according to the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce. Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Dave Burnett....

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Tauranga Airport has a new player on the domestic flight circuit, with Kiwi Regional Airlines unveiling plans for regular, six-day-a-week flights between Tauranga and Palmerston North. Kiwi Regional Airlines say while it still needs to get certification,...

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The adult minimum wage will increase from $14.25 to $14.75 an hour from April 1. The starting-out and training hourly minimum will increase by 40 cents to $11.80 an hour, and remains set at 80 per cent of the adult minimum wage. The minimum wage is set...

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Staff at Shanton in Fraser Cove are among 70 people working for the fashion outlet to lose their jobs after the company opted for voluntary administration. The loss of 17 stores comes as the company looks to restructure following the announcement this...

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