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

Bayfair’s first $115m development milestone

  Bayfair Shopping Centre recently celebrated its $115 million development project hitting a major milestone with the completion of Countdown’s new roof.   The centre celebrated with a roof shout with the centre management team, Hayden...... Read More

Te Puke company expands into South Island

Te Puke company Flare Fires is to begin manufacturing fires in Cromwell. Flare Fires has been operating in Te Puke for more than nine years with its solid masonry fire factory hidden in behind the Station Road industrial area. The company is no secret,...... Read More

Tauranga Crossing amongst nation’s ‘hottest’

Tauranga Crossing has been named as one of the nation’s ‘hottest’ up and coming businesses, after taking home the title of People’s Choice Award for Hottest Retail Development at The 2018 Retail Hot List Awards. The company...... Read More

Calls to submit on proposed visitor levy

Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick says the Government’s proposed international visitor levy will be of major interest locally and she is encouraging local sectors to have their say. “Rotorua is a premium tourism destination and this will no...... Read More

Cleaning up the kiwifruit industry

  “Kiwifruit picking – why on earth would you?”   A seasoned picker and pruner is slamming the industry which has employed him for 35 years. And which, for the first time in 14 years, officially declared a seasonal labour...... Read More

Payment delays may affect airport

A delay in Ministry of Transport payments for Whakatane Airport operating losses and approved capital works projects, together with a potential lack of funding for future projects, may impact on airport maintenance and upgrading plans. The Ministry...... Read More

Peters: ’Heads should roll’ at Fonterra

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has swung in behind his MP Shane Jones, joining him in savaging Fonterra and its chairperson. Mr Jones - who is Regional Development Minister - yesterday attacked the dairy giant, saying it needed to be restructured...... Read More

Hundreds of jobs on the line at Spark

Hundreds of jobs are likely to go as telecommunications company Spark reorganises its back office to save costs. About 1900 people in the company, or 40 percent of Spark's workforce, are currently considering new employment contracts as part of the...... Read More




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