Petfood manufacturer wins BOP Award

Mount Maunganui based premium petfood manufacturer, Ziwi, has taken top honours at the 2018 Zespri BOP ExportNZ Awards. The company scooped the title of Best Medium to Large Business Exporter at the awards on Friday night, which, in their 28th year,...... Read More

Kiwifruit industry paints positive picture

“A great host and a great boss,” reads the hand-written note of gratitude from Vlad – a Ukrainian on a New Zealand kiwifruit picking experience. “You created an awesome place for people to work and live together. Thanks for the...... Read More

Coastguard Tauranga volunteer work recognised

Coastguard’s volunteers and the tireless work they do in New Zealand communities was recognised and celebrated this National Volunteer Week. From June 17-24, the theme of National Volunteer Week 2018 was “Volunteers, The Heart of our Community”...... Read More

Broken system for RMA rule-breakers

Assault, burglary or a breach of the Resource Management Act – all are criminal offences under New Zealand law. Yet the likelihood of being prosecuted for a RMA is less likely than the other crimes. The Resource Management Act 1991 promotes the...... Read More

Scam warning for ASB customers

ASB customers are being targeted in a "smishing" scam. They've been getting text messages claiming they've been locked out of their bank accounts, but it's really a ruse to get them to hand over their banking details. One...... Read More

The big reds pull out of Tauranga

“Fast, friendly, affordable” boasts the livery on the front of the big red double decker bus parked in Wharf Street. And soon, gone. From next month, Manabus will disappear from Wharf Street and from State Highway 2, to and from Auckland. ManaBus...... Read More

NZ marks milestone with EU trade negotiations

New Zealand and the European Union have formally launched negotiations for a trade agreement. The EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström said today was an important milestone in EU-New Zealand relations. She said the negotiations...... Read More

Mexico signals interest in supplying Australasia

Early moves by Mexico’s avocado producers to enter the Australasian market is a timely reminder about the benefits of supporting market development in Asia, says AVOCO. While success by Mexico to gain avocado market access to Australia and New...... Read More

Father’s ashes found among cottage cheese

They say you always find the thing you’re looking in the last place you’d ever look – and for one Oropi woman that place is the cottage cheese section of a local supermarket. Chelsea Campbell has been reunited with her lost pendant,...... Read More

Bunnings in $11m holiday payout

Hardware retailer Bunnings says it will pay more than $11 million to current and past staff members for miscalculating holiday pay. The Australian-owned firm said it has gone back and reviewed the way it implemented the Holidays Act and payments to 12,235...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should schools be able to fine parents for parking illegally?

Yes, schools should have the right to fine those putting children in danger.
No, it should be left for police to handle.