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A Matua woman who utilised a high seas holiday cruise to gather Tauranga tourism data has uncovered what she believes to be a litany of lost marketing opportunities for the Bay of Plenty. “I hate to say it,” says Wendy Napier-Walker. “But...

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Zespri's record forecast for green and organic green kiwifruit is fantastic news and a well-deserved reward for hard working growers, says Te Puke organic grower Dennis Robinson. Today Zespri announced per-hectare returns for green growers of $52,987...

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The dairy industry's continuing growth is borne out by the latest statistics which show the country now has 6.7 million dairy cattle. That's an increase of four per cent from 2013, according to figures released today by Statistics New Zealand. New...

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Western Bay of Plenty roadside traders look set to have a new set of simplified rules in time for summer, with council expected to adopt the bylaw this week. Council are currently in the process of compiling the necessary paperwork ahead of Thursday's...

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Mills Reef Winery in Tauranga is being squeezed off its site by urban sprawl, but it is determined to maintain business as usual. Directors of the multi-award winning winery have accepted that future growth will be constrained on the site now the city...

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Protect Karangahake met with a Department of Conversation representative this week to voice their concerns over planned mining in the gorge. Gathering at the Hauraki District Council, the group pleaded with the department to remember the values it was...

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Fonterra's board did the right thing in recalling whey product it believed was contaminated with a bacteria that could cause botulism. That's the view of Bay of Plenty Fonterra farmer Steve Baily after today's final report from an independent...

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Soils in the Tauranga region are extremely dry for this time of year and need sustained rain over several weeks to return to normal. That is the warning coming from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, who have suggested that without...

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Amalgamation will be the talk of the town this Friday. At least that's what's on Stephen Town's lips as he returns to the city for a speech to fellow business leaders and the city's citizens. The former Tauranga City Council chief...

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Tariffs are costing every kiwifruit grower $29,000 each season, but a new report shows tariffs imposed by other countries on New Zealand products are dropping. The study says fruit and vegetable exporters paid an estimated NZ$181 million in tariffs to...

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Clouds over Tauranga. By Graham Woodhead. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. photos@thesun.co.nz