Opotiki set for population increase

A study presented at the Opotiki District Council recently has revealed an expected population increase for the region. A quiet paper titled ‘Opotiki District Population and Rateable Assessment Projections' presented at the council recently... Read More

Action needed to reduce food wastage

New research has found that while New Zealanders have a positive attitude towards reducing food wastage, an eighth of the food we buy each week is wasted. The research, commissioned by RaboDirect New Zealand, found that despite 79 per cent of New Zealanders... Read More

Controversial Cherry Ripe gets the flick

As stacks of Roses chocolates boxes are raised in supermarkets across the country ahead of Christmas, shoppers may notice a major difference. Cadbury has axed the controversial Cherry Ripe from its Roses collection. The flavour has been replaced... Read More

New service has jobseeker health in mind

Helping Western Bay residents find and keep jobs while they work through health concerns is the goal behind a new partnership agreement. A memorandum of understanding between the Western Bay of Plenty Primary Health Organisation and employment organisation... Read More

Bayfair Kiwibank drops postal services

The Kiwibank at Bayfair will no longer be providing postal services, as the branch adopts a standalone model similar to that of Kiwibank branches in Hamilton and the Auckland CBD. The changes will occur once NZ Post finds a new business to partner with. Until... Read More

The rebirth of Tauranga Airport

NZ8260 was on approach to Tauranga when a wee mite called Kristie burst into the terminal and made a beeline for the automatic doors to the observation area. She pulled up short, and disappointed. “Closed indefinitely,” says the sign on the... Read More

Ground breaking at Papamoa development

 A long awaited Papamoa retail and residential development is getting underway with a soil turning ceremony on the site at the corner of Domain and Papamoa Beach Roads today. The development of the 7356m2 vacant lot between Papamoa Beach Road and... Read More

New business on demolished council site

As the demolition crew tidies up the site of the former city council administration building, plans are emerging for the multi-faceted business venture that will occupy the site while its ultimate fate is decided. For the next 18 months to two years,... Read More

Tracking honey through the supply chain

A Tauranga company has spent seven years developing a unique platform to safeguard the more than 800,000 hives in New Zealand, and satisfy overseas market access requirements, with its globally unique software. ApiTrak, which launches this month,... Read More

New container terminal an ‘opportunity’

The development of a Kawerau container terminal has taken another leap forward with the announcement of the terminal's preferred operator – international port logistics company, ISO Ltd. A container terminal in Kawerau has been identified... Read More

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On the ’Bird Walk’, Katikati looking over the Uretara stream to the Kaimai ranges. Photo: Glenice McDonald.

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