Grand opening for 51 The Strand

What once was a pile of an old building at 51 The Strand, now stands a new modern structure. The previous building housed a range of businesses including William Lamberts Restaurants and Oyster Saloon in the 1880s, The Peoples Refreshment Rooms and...... Read More

New GST rules to level playing field - Labour

Overseas companies selling goods online into New Zealand will soon be required to collect GST in the same way as domestic retailers. Speaking at the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand tax conference, Stuart Nash says new rules would be...... Read More

Plans for an eco-friendly village in Pukehina

Public submissions are now open for the Matuku Moana development in Pukehina. The development aims to be the most sustainable and ecologically friendly nature reserve and eco village in the South Pacific. Matuku Moana, if it gets the green light,...... Read More

POT sees strong cargo growth in first quarter

Port of Tauranga is reporting its first quarter trade volumes grew 8.3 per cent on the same period last year. From 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018, the Port handled more than 6.6 million tonnes of cargo. The increase was driven by log exports, which...... Read More

YouTube experiencing outage world wide

UPDATE 4.02pm: YouTube is back up and running after users around the world reported having issues with the site. More than 2,000 reports were made during the time the site was down. Team YouTube has tweeted saying the site is back up and running. "Thanks...... Read More

Kiwis wouldn’t mind robot workmates - survey

Most Kiwis would be comfortable with robot colleagues and believe artificial intelligence will change the workplace, according to a recent Trade Me Jobs survey. Head of Trade Me Jobs Jeremy Wade says approximately 800 New Zealanders took part in the...... Read More

Petrol pushes annual inflation to 1.9 per cent

The consumers price index increased 1.9 per cent in the September 2018 year, driven by higher petrol prices, Stats NZ says. This follows a 1.5 per cent annual inflation rate for the June 2018 year. For the September 2018 quarter, the inflation rate...... Read More

Fuel costs prompts a look at alternative transport

As the cost of fuel has reached new heights, one of New Zealand’s leading vehicle leasing and finance companies has seen an increase in enquiries from businesses looking to adopt EVs on their fleets. Driveline CEO Lance Manins says...... Read More

Te Puke Post Office may be staying where it is

The Te Puke Post Office may be saved as negotiations are underway with NZ Post. The Te Puke Centre Working Group are in negotiations with New Zealand Post to become the operators of postal and bill-pay services in Te Puke. Discussions are also taking...... Read More

Electric Kiwi backing kiwi

Independent Kiwi power company Electric Kiwi has partnered with the Whakatāne Kiwi Trust to protect Kiwi birds in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. The company has become a gold sponsor of the trust, and has also pledged to donate a further $100 for every...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What is the issue with SH2?

Unsafe drivers
The road needs improving
Trucks not giving way
Not enough opportunities to pass safely