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Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith is pointing to the ongoing building boom as proof the government plan to tackle housing is working. During the year 2398 homes were consented in the Bay of Plenty in July, up 52 per cent. Building and Housing...

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Cruise ship visitors to the Bay of Plenty last season numbered 164,300 – a 10 per cent increase on the last year's figures. The season not only boasted an increase in visitors, due to larger ships to the region, but also saw a 12 per cent...

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Tauranga Marine Model and Engineering Club has won the Supreme Award at the 2016 Trustpower Tauranga Community Awards. The Awards were announced and presented at a function at the Mount Maunganui Golf Club on Monday night. Representative of the Tauranga...

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A 3d perspective of the $10 million development coming to the recently cleared lots on the corner of Willow and Harington Streets has been released. The three storey office block incorporating a ground floor café is already 40 per cent leased,...

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Event Cinemas has announced plans to open an additional Cinema in Tauranga. Siteworks are now underwaywith teams of professionals working hard to bring the Tauranga Crossing Event Cinema to life at The Crossing's Tauriko site. An aerial view of...

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New Zealand's fledgling sheep milk industry has received a significant boost with approval of the business case for a new Primary Growth Partnership programme between the Ministry for Primary Industries and Spring Sheep Milk Co.  Spring Sheep...

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Coromandel Marine Farmers Association's plans to expand Sugarloaf Wharf by been put on hold for at least six months, says the Thames-Coromandel District Council. CoroMFA spokesperson Gilbert James says that due to an appeal about the zoning of the...

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The future is here – and it's brought pizza. Domino's Pizza has announced its joined forces with unmanned aerial vehicle leader Flirtey to launch the first commercial drone delivery service in the world right her in little ol'...

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Seeka Kiwifruit Industries has made a net profit after tax of $7.1m for the six months to June 30, up 92 per cent on the $3.7 million reported in the previous corresponding period. The company has also announced an increased dividend of $0.10 per share,...

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The hot streak continues for the Bay with the region's number one overall rank including number one in house prices, retail sales, guest nights and consumer confidence, according to the ASB Regional Economic Scorecard. “The key drivers of...

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