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Bay of Plenty exporters that are “flying high” in their respective industries have been celebrated at the 2016 Bay of Plenty ExportNZ awards last night. ASB Baypark Stadium Lounge was decked out in a 1950s theme and took guests back in time...

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Do you have a favourite Te Puke business and reckon they deserve some kudos for the great service or product they provide? Well here's your chance. The Te Puke Economic Development Group is calling for nominations for the 2016 Te Puke Business...

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It's been a record breaking season for Seeka Kiwifruit Industries with the company processing 30.8 million trays in New Zealand during 2016, up 16.6 per cent on last year. Seeka has now completed its kiwifruit packing operations and is heading...

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Chris Clement is the 2016 Bay of Plenty Young Grower of the Year, winning the title in Tauranga last night after a day-long event which tested competitors' practical and technical skills. The 29-year-old technical operator with Apata Group Limited...

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Kiwifruit growers have shown confidence in the new gold variety by over-subscribing to Zespri's tender process and bidding up to $200,000 a hectare for the right to grow more of the fruit. Three times as many hectares as on offer were applied for...

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The regeneration of Tauranga's central business district continues to gather momentum – with the new six storey commercial and retail complex, on the corner of Cameron Road and Third Avenue now taking shape. Construction work is up to the...

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Bay of Plenty tourism is about to get the once over by a multi-award winning international tourism consultant. Professor Terry Stevens arrives in Rotorua this weekend and will provide rare insight into global best practise for destination development. Multi-award...

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Rule changes recommended by the Tauranga City Council will allow more mobile traders to operate in some parks, while introducing a blanket ban in others. The latest changes to the council Mobile Shops Policy, which is now out for public consultation,...

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Ports of Auckland Ltd. Has been fined $49,980 and ordered to pay $12,000 in reparations after one of its employees fell nearly three metres off an unguarded edge of a hatch lid in 2014. The stevedore was working aboard the container ship Spirit of Independence...

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A Bay of Plenty tourist attraction has been given the tick of approval by international travellers winning the Grand Pacific Tours High Distinction award. Grand Pacific Tours are New Zealand's coach holiday specialists bringing about 5500 travellers...

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Pety Times ? By Daniel Hines. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz