Port operations running after Tauranga blaze

The Port of Tauranga is back up and running after buildings went up in flames last Friday. Emergency Services were called to the port at 11.30am and on arrival, found a workshop and an office building ablaze. “Our container terminal was closed...... Read More

Earning $150k and still falling behind

Research from the Commission for Financial Capability shows a quarter of those they spoke to were from families with incomes between $100,000 and $150,000, and who also had high-interest loans from third-tier lenders, like pawnbrokers or mobile lending...... Read More

Vegetable prices shoot up in July

Higher prices for vegetables led food price inflation of 0.7 per cent in July 2018, Stats NZ says today. Vegetable prices rose 9.2 per cent in the month, with higher prices for fresh lettuce (up 77 per cent), tomatoes (up 30 per cent), and broccoli...... Read More

A fair slice for workers, or will it stall growth?

The business community warns of the threat to continued growth in the Bay of Plenty posed by proposed changes to industrial relations legislation. But the government says it’s about fairness for workers and restoring parity. “Workers have...... Read More

Science challenge creates biosecurity partnership

The BioHeritage National Science Challenge has joined an award-winning Port of Tauranga biosecurity partnership that is committed to biosecurity excellence. It is the third Flagship Site for the BioHeritage Challenge, with this collaboration being...... Read More

Tourists taking honey home by the trolley load

Tourists stocking up on mānuka honey by the trolley load are turning it into a quasi export, a Nelson honey producer says. Producers told a public meeting yesterday there was nothing to stop tourists buying local mānuka honey and taking it offshore,...... Read More

Kids appeal ups its stakes

Bay of Plenty residents will be digging deep into their pockets from this week on, to benefit children within their own communities. The Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal kicks off today for the 12th consecutive year, raising much needed money for children’s...... Read More

Avocado exports bring business to the Bay

Business could be about to boom for avocado growers in the Bay of Plenty. AVOCO, New Zealand’s largest avocado export group, is predicting a strong fruit set this spring. Because of it, it’s urging Bay of Plenty growers to consider the...... Read More

Bay of Plenty New World voted best in NZ

A number of Bay of Plenty supermarkets are bringing home the bragging rights, following Foodstuff’s annual co-op awards. The awards ceremony saw Brookfield New World gain one of the highest accolades, winning the award of New World Store of the...... Read More

Psa legal battle intensifies

The legal battle between some Kiwifruit growers and the Crown over the vine disease Psa has intensified. Both sides are now appealing an earlier ruling by the High Court over who was to blame for the costly outbreak. Psa came into this country in...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What do you think about businesses rejecting people’s job applications if they have tattoos?

I think it’s fine. Companies should be able to do what is right for their business.
They shouldn’t be able to discriminate someone for having tattoos.
I guess it depends where the tattoo is.