BOP Four Square robbed at knifepoint

Police are on the hunt for any information about an armed robbery in the Bay of Plenty. A man armed with a knife entered the Four Square on Church Street in Opotiki around 9.15am on Saturday. A police spokesperson says he stole cash and cigarettes. “There...... Read More

Port of Tauranga posts strong financial start

Port of Tauranga is reporting a strong start to the 2019 financial year, with increased cargo volumes contributing to a 4 per cent increase in Group Net Profit After Tax to $49 million. Transhipment volumes, where containers are transferred from one...... Read More

MPI says China’s not holding up our exports

The Ministry for Primary Industries says New Zealand's primary products are continuing to clear the border in China as usual. This follows recent reports suggesting delays. There is scrutiny on China for signs of retaliation against exporters...... Read More

Early childhood centre opens in Papamoa

Tauranga is where it all began for early childhood centre operator BestStart’s. Now 22-years-later it’s opened another one centre, this time in Papamoa. BestStart Coast Boulevard Early Childhood Centre will be licensed for 100 children. That...... Read More

The Good Opportunity Shop at the Mount turns 30

Despite being stuck in between a sex shop and a bar in its early days, St Andrews The Good Opportunity Shop at Mt Maunganui, has survived and is turning 30. A few of the volunteers who were at the inception of the Op Shop are still manning the counter,...... Read More

A hairy adventure

Thousands of strands of hair were once chopped off and disposed of, destined to spend their last days in a bottomless landfill. Now, a Tauranga hair salon has given your forgotten hair clippings a new lease of life, by becoming completely sustainable. Hair...... Read More

Cadbury’s owner is now shrinking lolly packets

The blows keep coming for Kiwi sweet lovers from Cadbury owner Mondelez. ​Now the food giant is slashing the size of many popular Pascall packets of lollies. Jet Planes, Wine Gums, Jubes have been cut by 25 per cent - from 240g packets to 180g packets. Mint...... Read More

Older renters cutting food to cover costs

Elderly people are skimping on food and doctors' visits to pay for skyrocketing accommodation costs, a study has found. A Victoria University study published today found poorer health in elderly New Zealanders living in rentals, compared with those...... Read More

Tauranga Crossing announces new retailers

Developers of New Zealand-owned retail development Tauranga Crossing have announced the next group of retailers opening alongside international fashion retailer H&M in April 2019. Some of New Zealand’s most popular women’s fashion brands...... Read More

Second Business Bites event focuses on people

Its first Business Bites event was so successful, Evolve Hauraki is serving up seconds. This time the topic is how to hire the right people, and keep them. Council Economic Development Committee Chair Ross Harris says the topic was chosen because...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should the speed on SH2, between Katikati and Bethlehem, be reduced to 80km/h?