Fonterra elections voting closes soon

Fonterra Shareholders' Council chairman Duncan Coull is urging the co-operative's farmer Shareholders to get behind the new elections process. With voting in Fonterra's Directors' and Shareholders' Council elections closing... Read More

Zespri wins top 200 award

Mount Maunganui-based kiwifruit marketer Zespri won the 2016 Deloitte Top 200 business award for Most Improved Performance at a black tie dinner in Auckland last night. The recognition follows a record-breaking harvest season and market performance for... Read More

Italian growers visit Kiwi orchards

The techniques used by New Zealand kiwifruit orchardists have come under close scrutiny this week, from a group of 15 Italian growers and post-harvest technicians in the country on a fact-finding tour. The orchardists, who grow SunGold fruit for Zespri,... Read More

Discipline key to surviving asset bubble

A Tauranga investment expert is cautioning investors – and the public – to be wary of a “time of pain” once interest rates begin to rise. James Clague says historical low-level interest rates come with repercussions in the investment... Read More

Cake for 20,000 in Papamoa

Instead of speeches they had cake. The official opening of the Papamoa Plaza food court was non-traditional and for the community, says plaza manager David Hill. “The opening was all about the community so there was no speeches, specifically no... Read More

Best Santa Parade yet

Papamoa's third annual Santa parade today is being described as its biggest and best yet. A crowd well spread out along the whole kilometer of the route along Dickson road cheered and waved as the floats, and participants made their way to the... Read More

Armitage to be transformed

There are exciting changes ahead for the Hotel Armitage and Conference Centre as it undergoes a transformation. Primeproperty Group bought the Tauranga landmark in April and Hotel Manager Gary Dickman is keen for the challenge of extensively refurbishing... Read More

The Bethlehem Gorilla is back

First it was bad news. The one metre tall Bethlehem gorilla was gone. Stolen. In broad daylight, about 5pm on Friday, September 9, from the top of the container at Bethlehem's Palmers Garden Centre where he usually perches, surveying the passing... Read More

Whats on: Santa parade and Star Jam

Morning Sunners, today the fat man in the red suit makes a pre-Christmas daylight appearance with a lead role at the Papamoa Santa Parade in Dickson Road from noon. The parade winds up at the Papamoa Plaza about an hour later, but the fun continues. ... Read More

Bay sees biggest jobs growth

Job vacancies in the Bay of Plenty increased by 29 per cent in the year to October 2016, according to figures released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). The growth is more than that in Auckland and Wellington combined over... Read More

Opinion Poll

What do you think of the forthcoming Wairoa cycle bridge?

Love it! Great addition to the city
Bit of a waste of money
I can take it or leave it
New things scare me

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