Tauranga Crossing dining precinct fully leased

The new two-level dining precinct at what will be Tauranga’s largest shopping centre has been fully leased almost half a year before its completion.  Eighteen new eateries and restaurants will open when the second stage of Tauranga Crossing...... Read More

NZTA CEO resigns

New Zealand Transport Agency chief executive Fergus Gammie has resigned. He announced his resignation today after months of mounting pressure over the agency's failure to enforce road safety regulations. He said in a statement he was proud of...... Read More

Air NZ, unions begin urgent talks as strike looms

Urgent talks begin today between Air New Zealand and aviation engineers' unions to try to avert strike action planned in the run-up to Christmas. The Aviation and Marine Engineers Association (AMEA) and E tū have announced their members would...... Read More

Greenpeace takes a swing over river pollution

Greenpeace has launched a new campaign to ban synthetic nitrogen fertiliser and save New Zealand’s rivers. They have launched the campaign in billboard style, with the wording taking aim at company’s Ravensdown and Ballance. Greenpeace...... Read More

Downtown Tauranga scores 8/10

Downtown Tauranga is more than an okay place to muddle around and find interesting things to do – just ask the cruise ship tourists. Cruise ship passengers visiting Tauranga’s CBD have rated it eight out of ten for the quality of the experience....... Read More

Mural the first to go in building demolition

The mural that once stood with the storage building on Dive Crescent is no longer. The mural was created back in March 2017, and was dubbed ‘Messenger’, a mural with a strong connection to the location and its history. The demolition...... Read More

Another crop of young fruit growers

The hunt is on once more for the Bay’s best young fruit growers. To be eligible for the Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower competition, entrants must be under 30 and employed full time in the fruit industry for three years. Andrew Dawson, of the...... Read More

Strikes planned for Air NZ busiest day of the year

Unions representing Air New Zealand's aircraft maintenance engineers, aircraft logistics and related staff have served notice of a planned strike four days out from Christmas – on the airline's busiest travel day of the year. The Aviation...... Read More

An early Christmas for sick Bay of Plenty children

Christmas has come early for children and youth receiving care in Bay of Plenty hospitals. Tauranga and Whakatane hospitals are some of 21 across New Zealand who will have its wish list come true thanks to the success of the 2018 Countdown’s...... Read More

Sanford’s sale potentially affecting Tauranga jobs

New Zealand seafood company Sanford has announced it now has an unconditional agreement to sell its Tauranga based pelagic business to local company Pelco NZ Ltd. The assets included are three purse seine fishing vessels, processing equipment and pelagic...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Do you think free parking in the CBD on Saturdays will bring more business to retailers?

No it’s going to add to the parking problems
Yes and it should be extended throughout the week