Survey: BOP people positive about the economy

  Bay of Plenty households are the most optimistic in New Zealand when it comes to the economy according to a new survey.   A net 28 per... Read More

Van catches on fire at port

A van at the Port of Tauranga caught on fire this afternoon and was quickly extinguished by fire fighters. The van reportedly caught fire around 12.45pm. ... Read More

Brandon Stone and the Bay Explorer

It was skipper Brandon Stone’s tip to a passenger enjoying a trip out with him on his boat ‘Bay Explorer’ that resulted in the overjoyed... Read More

American university group aids conservation effort

A values-driven tourism group from the University of Delaware got stuck into Bay of Plenty conservation efforts this week. The American university group... Read More

What‘s on - trucks, planes, trains and sprint cars

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday. He whakaaturanga rangi i te rangi i tenei ra. Expect a mainly fine day apart from morning cloud and the chance of an... Read More

Doing great things in the name of accessibility

Nominations are now open for the Inaugural Access Alliance People’s Choice Accessibility Awards for Business. The Access Alliance is calling for... Read More

Supermarket giants eye Tauranga CBD

There’s a fresh round of speculation over a proposed metro-style CBD supermarket for Tauranga. But this time, it seems it is more than conjecture.... Read More

Kiwifruit prices hit record high

Kiwifruit prices reached an all-time high in December 2019, with prices for seasonal fruit and vegetables also up, Stats NZ say. “Kiwifruit prices... Read More

Employer held to task again, this time in the BOP

A Hawke’s Bay based horticulture employer, who breached labour laws in 2015, has again been penalised by the Employment Relations Authority, this... Read More

Tips to kick-start your New Year investment

Most New Zealanders want to be better with money, but many of us are unsure where to start. “The new year is a great time to take stock of your... Read More

Avocado growers prepared in case of summer drought

Avocado growers are confident they will be able to cope in the event of a summer drought. Forecasters from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric... Read More

‘Pantomime Powhiri’ leads to cultural investment

Maori tourism providers in Tauranga are seeing a silver lining to Princess Cruise's embarrassing ‘Pantomime Powhiri’ incident. The... Read More

What‘s on - beach hockey, music, cricket

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday. Kia noho taraiwa haumaru. Kia pai te one me te whanau. Expect some morning cloud, followed by a generally fine day. Cloud... Read More

Whakatane ‘open for business’

Whakatane District Council and Tourism Bay of Plenty are encouraging visitors to explore all that Whakatane and the Bay of Plenty has to offer and support... Read More

What cost a carpark?

“Progress - it’s all about progress,” says a philosophical Bram van Berkel, apartment owner and manager of the Quest Apartments in... Read More