Inflation hits highest level in a decade

Inflation has hit its highest level in a decade as consumer prices rose 2.2 per cent in the three months ended September, taking the annual rate to 4.9... Read More

Food prices rise for sixth consecutive month

Food prices rose 0.5 per cent in September 2021 compared with August 2021, mainly influenced by higher prices for grocery food and meat, poultry, and... Read More

What‘s on - art, open day and Super Saturday

Good morning and welcome to Super Saturday. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa tatou, ka koa hoki ki reira. MetService are forecasting a fine... Read More

Study monitors boomers in rural areas

Kiwifruit are budding and bird scaring devices are booming - for some people living in rural areas this makes spring a very annoying time of the... Read More

Tauranga software start-up raise $1.3 million

A Tauranga-based software start-up has raised $1.3 million for future growth. GoGenerosity gives businesses a way for customers to donate to their favourite... Read More

Card spending edges up as alert level changes

Retail card spending edged up 0.9 percent in September compared with August, as Covid-19 alert levels eased from level 3 to level 2, except... Read More

Countdown limits ibuprofen sales

Countdown supermarkets will limit the sale of ibuprofen and items containing ibuprofen to one pack per customer, following similar limitations on the... Read More

Katikati location of interest opens for one hour

Shortly after Pete Renwick opened his Hammer Hardware store in Katikati on Sunday, he had to close it again. Renwick’s store is one of six businesses... Read More

Countdown Katikati added to locations of interest

Katikati's only supermarket is now on the list of locations of interest, making a total of seven locations in the town visited by a person... Read More

Matt Chat: operating in a Covid-19 landscape

In this month's Matt Chat, the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce CEO provides his views on the months ahead and what this means for businesses operating... Read More

What‘s on - disco, art expo, vegan market

Good morning and welcome to Saturday. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa tatou, ka koa hoki ki reira. MetService are forecasting a fine day,... Read More

New Kiwifruit Breeding Centre launches in Te Puke

Healthier, better tasting and more sustainability-focused varieties are the goals of the new 50/50 joint venture Kiwifruit Breeding Centre that opens... Read More

More support for business available from today

The third round of the Resurgence Support Payment opened for applications this morning. “The RSP helps businesses with their fixed costs, such... Read More

New Western Bay business park works begin

The development of the Rangiuru Business Park, the Bay of Plenty’s newest Business Park has officially commenced. The land development site in... Read More

Bank raises mortgage rates after cash rate rise

The Reserve Bank has raised the official cash rate by 25 basis points to 0.5 per cent, ending an 18-month spell at the record-low rate of 0.25 per cent. ANZ,... Read More