National promises $4.5bn in tax cuts

National's promising a short-term package of tax cuts - worth more than $4.5 billion - to kick start the economy. Leader Judith Collins and finance... Read More

LIVE: Ardern on GDP

The economy has shrunk by a record amount and fell into its first recession in a decade as it was battered by the government's moves to eliminate... Read More

NZ officially in first recession in a decade

The New Zealand economy contracted a record 12.2 per cent in the three months ended June, leading to the first recession in a decade. Official numbers... Read More

Tauranga restaurant vies for People’s Choice Award

  Tauranga restaurant Mumbai Masala has been nominated in the People’s Choice category in the Menulog Restaurant Awards.   Owner of... Read More

What‘s on - markets, paintball, tennis and music

Good morning and welcome to Sunday. Nau mai ki te Ratapu. Kia pai to ra. There’s plenty to go and do today, with a fine day ahead and some southerlies... Read More

Tourism providers share insights with students

Strengthening industry connections and enabling students to learn from the best has been a key driver of the Toi Ohomai tourism industry connect sessions. Rotorua’s... Read More

Rotorua sculpture flown into place

Te Ahi Tupua - The Eternal Fire - has been flown into place in Rotorua this morning. The $743,000 12m high 3D printed sculpture was flown in two parts... Read More

Sanford announces resignation of CEO

  After seven years leading NZ seafood company Sanford Limited, chief executive Volker Kuntzsch will be stepping down.   Sanford Chair Sir... Read More

New East Coast marine facility

      Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has today announced the Government is supporting the creation of new marine infrastructure... Read More

Explore our big blue backyard this spring

  Not everyone in Tauranga owns or has access to a boat, yet locals are being urged to get out on the water and experience our magnificent marine... Read More

Caution urged when applying for jobs online

  Job seekers are being urged to be cautious when applying for new employment following a raft of online recruitment scams.   The organisation... Read More

Help to get Kiwi travellers’ cash back

New Zealanders who have money locked up offshore due to cancelled travel plans as a result of COVID-19 are set to benefit from a new Government scheme... Read More

LIVE: PM visits Tauranga‘s Historic Village

Small businesses are at the centre of Labour’s plan for economic recovery with a raft of further measures to support SMEs to respond, recover... Read More

Kiwifruit growers dig deep for food banks

Kiwifruit growers across the eastern and western Bay of Plenty are digging deep to help support local food banks. “There is unprecedented demand... Read More

The rapid rise of riverbugs

  So you’ve tried kayaking, rafting and stand up paddle boarding – but have you ever floated downstream on an inflatable riverbug?   The... Read More