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What's on Today: The gypsy fair at Memorial Park, 9am-5pm. A perfect day for the fair, a bit of cloud so it's not too hot while you check out the wares at New Zealand's largest travelling festival/market. Arts, crafts and interesting...

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Is your small business in need of a steer? Perhaps your business needs a hand up? Well The Chamber of Commerce says there's knowledge and a willingness to help in Tauranga. And that's why it's launching its Small Business Tauranga Group...

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Thailand offers strong potential for New Zealand kiwifruit, and the agreement between Zespri and T&G signed last week will help tap into that market. David Courtney, Zespri's General Manager - Government and External Relations, says with increasing...

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Two former rivals, Zespri and Turners & Growers have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding, confirming their intention to work together in future. Zespri Chairman Peter McBride and T&G Global Chairman Professor Klaus Josef Lutz signed the MOU early...

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Unemployment has fallen nationally to 5.3 per cent, the lowest since March 2009, according to the latest Household Labour Force Survey. However, Bay of Plenty sits equal with Northland as the third highest region for unemployment rates. The construction...

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The Bay of Plenty has broken the $500,000 ceiling in average asking price, with Waikato, Wellington, Canterbury and Central Otago also reaching new record highs. A number of regions across the country experienced new record highs in average asking price...

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Creative Tauranga plans to establish a new governance structure to better serve the local artistic and cultural sectors. This new governance structure comes after an independent strategic review of the creative charitable trust which was undertaken during...

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House building is through the roof – at its highest level since mid-2004. Latest building consent statistics tell us nearly 1700 houses, worth $1 billion nationally, were approved for construction. File photo. That was up $184 million or 22 per...

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Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today reduced its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2015/16 season from $4.60 per kgMS to $4.15 per kgMS. When combined with the earnings per share range of 45-55 cents, this means a total available for payout of...

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Tauranga City councillors are supporting Tourism Bay of Plenty's bid for investment in the city's tourist facilities. The draft annual plan, which will be going for public consultation, will include a proposal to pay $150,000 to revamp the...

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