Former Judge to probe Bella Vista case

Tauranga City Council has today announced that former High Court Judge, Paul Heath will undertake a thorough investigation into Council's role in the Bella Vista buildings on Lakes Boulevard and Aneta Way. Paul Heath was appointed as a Judge of... Read More

Tauranga apprentice impresses

Tauranga building apprentice Cameron Diack has won the regional final of the New Zealand Certified Builders Carpentry Apprentice Challenge. Diack, who is apprenticed to Jones Builders, had eight hours to construct a 1.5-metre high children's castle... Read More

New seats bring enjoyment back

A Tauranga couple who took a public stand last year against inadequate seating for wheelchair patrons and their companions at Event Cinemas Tauranga finally got to sit together at the movies in style last week. Merle and Dion Seeling approached The Weekend... Read More

Signs highlight gateway to White Island

Visitors travelling into Whakatane along Landing Road will now have no doubt they're in the right place to begin their White Island/Whakaari experience.  Whakatāne District Council has installed the first in a series of NZ Transport Agency... Read More

Chamber opposed to TCC rates proposal

The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce has slammed Tauranga City Council over its proposed changes to the rating system, accusing the council of potentially breaching its own policies. Chamber CEO Stan Gregec says a one-month window for the community to express... Read More

Takeover on the cards for Comvita

Bay of Plenty honey company Comvita is being eyed up by a third party interested in acquiring ‘all or substantially all' of the company's shares, the board announced today. The news comes after the latest estimates on the value of its... Read More

Zespri boss to jump out of comfort zone

One of Zespri's high flyers will start his working week next week in an intrepid way.  Chief supply chain officer Blair Hamill will be jumping out of a plane, and right out of his comfort zone – he confesses to not really liking heights.  It... Read More

Bella Vista Homes director speaks out

One minute's drive from a fenced-off construction site filled with empty homes, the developer responsible sits in a million dollar mansion with his back to hilltop views. The luxury property is a far cry from the cramped Chinese... Read More

Living wage employers scarce in Tauranga

There is a real danger that Tauranga will fall behind and become known for its low wages if employers don't join the growing movement to pay their staff a living wage, says the E Tu union. The 2018 New Zealand Living Wage rate increased to $20.55... Read More

Dealing with the ‘pop up’ beggars

They arrive in Greerton early in the mornings, change into their shabby begging clothes and sit down around town with their hands out. Tommy Wilson called them ‘pop-up beggars' other's call them gangsters and feral beggars. They're... Read More



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