New top tax rate for income earned over $180,000

The Government is putting in place a new top tax rate of 39 per cent on income earned over $180,000. “This will only affect the top two per cent... Read More

Raft of new privacy laws come into force

A raft of new privacy laws come into force today to better protect New Zealanders and their information. Under the Privacy Act 2020 businesses and organisations... Read More

Research reveals BOP business concerns

  New research shows that employment, specifically retaining and recruiting skilled staff, is the number-one concern of business owners in the... Read More

Racing Tauranga standing grand

Racing Tauranga is thrilled with the news they are runner-up in the 2019-20 NZTR Racing Club of the Year. “We competed against every racecourse... Read More

Ruatoria Pies thriving despite Covid-19

In the small East Coast town of Ruatoria, population about 750, one of the ways to make a crust is to run your own business. Which is exactly what the... Read More

New hospitality worker support service launches

  The Restaurant Association of New Zealand has launched a new worker support service named Tautoko Hāpai Ō.   The new service will ensure... Read More

What‘s on - Cricket, Oropi country market and art

Good morning and welcome to Sunday. Kia ora. Kia ngahau me o whanau me o hoa. There will be cloud increasing during the day. Rain and northwesterlies... Read More

Support for farmers beefed up ahead of La Niña

Further funding for feed support services and new animal welfare coordinators will help farmers who continue to feel the effects of an extended drought,... Read More

BOP real estate shine at 2020 REINZ Awards

  Bay of Plenty real estate agencies took out two awards at the 2020 REINZ Awards for Excellence – the real estate profession’s annual... Read More

What‘s on - festival, marathon, laser light show

  Good morning and welcome to Saturday. Kia ora. Kia ngahau me o whanau me o hoa.   The forecast today is for a fine day with southwesterlies... Read More

Project to probe large-scale spirulina production

Spirulina farming could form the backbone of a new primary industries sector worth more than $100 million a year – on the back of a significant... Read More

A yarn with Tauranga knitting royalty

You don’t see an awful lot of bikers wearing a hand knitted jumper these days - even if it does have the iconic Harley Davidson logo and name emblazoned... Read More

Person arrested at Bayfair after stealing

  A person has been arrested following an incident of stealing at Bayfair.   Police received a report at 6.25pm that a person had their... Read More

What’s on – festival, triathlon, arts and music

Good morning and welcome to Sunday. Kia ora. Kia ngahau me o whanau me o hoa. The forecast today is for a generally fine day, apart from a morning shower... Read More

Longstanding newspaper names to go?

Some of the country’s historic newspaper names could vanish in a new three-year strategy unveiled by media company NZME. NZME owns the New Zealand... Read More