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Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Technology can be a fast-paced environment, but Tauranga woman Clare Swallow says the digital world is nothing to be afraid of. The 31-year-old's positive approach to the technological age has earned her one of 10 spots in the Westpac Millennial...

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Fair Go is turning up the heat on a Tauranga businessman and his company tonight. Gordon Harcourt, reporter for the TVNZ consumer watchdog show, stood outside the businessman's flash waterside apartment at Sulphur Point and harangued him through...

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Tauranga Farmer's Market will be abuzz tomorrow, with stallholders flying home the message to visitors of how important bees are to the creation of produce at their stalls. Market manager Trixie Allen says stallholders are getting behind September's...

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A Tauranga childcare centre manager was justifiably sacked for ‘liking' a derogatory Facebook post about her employer, according to the Employment Relations Authority. Rachel Blylevens was dismissed by her employer, Kidicorp, in May after...

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Immigration New Zealand is investigating a potential case of exploitation involving Fijian workers in the Bay of Plenty. A group of Fijians lured to the Bay to work on kiwifruit orchards claim they have been underpaid and forced to sleep on floors during...

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Tauranga's Mr Whippy believes he will be at a loss of about $4500 when the AIMS Games winds up, after losing his contract with the annual event. Mr Whippy, aka Ross Killoh, says the bottom has fallen out of sales since Fonterra elbowed him from...

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Maori business leaders and representatives from across the country will head to Tauranga for a national hui focussing on learning and sharing next week. The bi-annual Te Hekenga National Maori Business Networks Conference is at ASB Baypark from September...

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News kiwifruit marketer Zespri is seeking to lease a section of vacant land in Miro Street has prompted the Te Puke Economic Development Group for Zespri to offer an alternative. The group's managing director Mark Boyle says Te Puke is the ideal...

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A unique $3.5 million high performance sports centre is taking shape in Bethlehem with All Blacks' conditioning coach Dr Nick Gill set to take charge. Construction of the 2500m2 two storey Aspire Centre began in August and is expected to be completed...

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Ross Killoh isn't moved to tears easily. But mention Tip Top and the Tauranga Mr Whippy starts talking of “disloyalty” and “betrayal”, and just about cries. It's because the big ice-cream corporate from Auckland has...

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A Royal Spoonbill on the Wairau Lagoon. Photo by Will Parsons.
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