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Tauranga's $10 million marine precinct project is on time, on budget and about to decide on its major piece of infrastructure - a 200-plus tonne boat hoist. Four international suppliers have been shortlisted for the Marine Precinct vessel hoist/travel-lift...

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A workers' strike at fast food outlets across some of New Zealand's biggest CBDs could spread to regional centres such as Tauranga, as the row over zero-hour contracts comes to a head. McDonald's and Wendy's staff are striking...

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Kiwifruit post-harvest operators EastPack have suggested that increased investment in the sector will flow following a strong industry endorsement by growers via the Kiwifruit Industry Strategy Project referendum. The referendum's results show that...

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A Consumer NZ mystery shop of big-box retailers has found sales staff promoting extended warranties with misleading claims. Consumer chief executive Sue Chetwin says extended warranties had been a lucrative side-line for retailers, but the warranties...

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The Commerce Commission is warning businesses Saturday and Easter Sunday are not public holidays and businesses must not mislead customers when applying a surcharge. Commission general manager Kate Morrison says it's easy to think the four days...

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Thursday's council meeting to decide the fate of the Zespri site in Mount Maunganui has been cancelled, with the decision making process delayed while more information is collected for councillors. The eight-week delay, which was confirmed by Mayor...

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Tauriko residents opposed to an extended earthworks development knew the site was zoned for development when they bought their land, according to the developers' counsel. The Gargan Road land, on the plateau owned by the Tauriko Business Estate,...

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Quayside Holdings' six-monthly report shows the company made a net profit of $47.8 million for the first half of the financial year. The figures outline an increase of 13.5 per cent over the same period last year. The result was presented to the...

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Ballance Agri-Nutrients have taken full responsibility for the release of sulphur dioxide into the region's atmosphere in May last year. The fertiliser manufacturer have held their hands up after being fined $60,000 in Tauranga District Court following...

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Fertiliser manufacturer Ballance Agri-Nutrients has been fined $60,000 for a discharge of sulphur dioxide into the air during May last year. Bay of Plenty Regional Council prosecuted the company in Tauranga District Court for breaching the Resource Management...

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