Baz Mantis - a musician helping musicians

I first met Baz Mantis when Marilyn Collins-Smith beamed happily at me last October, Baz beside her. Dressed up ‘fab’ they were on their... Read More

What‘s on - Santa parade, Messiah, Kiwi Christmas

Kia ora and welcome to Saturday. Kotahi tekau ma waru nga po i mua o te Kirihimete. Expect cloudy periods today with a possible evening shower or thunderstorm,... Read More

Officials split over prescription-only advice

After two years of debate, health officials are finally recommending that drugs containing codeine should only be available with a doctor's prescription. Doctors... Read More

Port of Tauranga Chair wins prestigious award

Port of Tauranga Limited’s David Pilkington has been named Chairperson of the Year in the Deloitte Top 200 Business Awards.   David joined... Read More

Former Maketu Pies owners owe millions

  Employees of the former company that owned Maketu Pies are owed more than $170,000 in wages, holiday pay, time in lieu and redundancy claims.   According... Read More

BOP company in receivership, 500 jobs on the line

Wood processing firm Claymark Group is in receivership.  The company, which employs about 510 people, had been set for sale to the New... Read More

Zespri to commercialise red kiwifruit  

Kiwifruit consumers in some of Zespri’s key markets will soon be able to enjoy Zespri Red Kiwifruit following a decision from the Zespri Board... Read More

Insurance contracts to be easier and fairer

New Zealand consumers will have greater certainty about their insurance cover when they need to make claims as a result of proposed government changes. “Insurance... Read More

House price national average passes $700k

The housing market is picking up again, with a shortage of listings and low-interest rates driving up values. The average national value increased 3.3... Read More

Export lamb and beef prices at highest-ever levels

Export lamb and beef prices reached new highs in the September 2019 quarter, while forestry products fell sharply, Stats NZ says. “Both meat and... Read More

New laws means less bang for your buck

Weekend sales have rolled over into Cyber Monday but new tax laws that came into force yesterday means overseas goods purchased online will be more expensive.... Read More

NEMA replaces Civil Defence emergency management

The new National Emergency Management Agency has become operational from today. All of the existing functions and staff of the Ministry of Civil Defence... Read More

More heatwaves on the way for summer

It kicks off with a windy start, as December is forecast to be blustery, particularly for the Western parts of the South Island which could get stormy. Niwa... Read More

What‘s on - music, markets and giant rock hunt

Kia ora and welcome to Sunday. Me whai wa ki te noho tahi me to whanau me o hoa. Today we are expecting some cloudy periods with occasional showers... Read More

Shoppers return following Bayfair evacuation

2.15pm Retailers and shop assistants have now returned to their shops inside the Bayfair Shopping Centre following a fire alarm sounding about 1.45pm... Read More