Annual food price increase the highest in a decade

Annual food prices were 4.5 per cent higher in December 2021 than they were in December 2020, Stats NZ says. This is the biggest annual increase since... Read More

Petrol prices near all-time highs

Petrol prices are near all-time highs after a brief dip over the holiday period, and could be headed for $3 this year. According to fuel price app Gaspy,... Read More

Card spending continues to increase

The busy Christmas period combined with easing Covid-19 restrictions helped to increase card spending in December 2021, Stats NZ says. After adjusting... Read More

Fire extinguished at Te Puke property

A fire at a property on Te Puke Quarry Rd was quickly extinguished on Wednesday afternoon. "We were notified of the fire at 2.52pm," says... Read More

Parklets now serving liquor

Alcohol can now be served at two of the temporary seating platforms situated on car parks outside eateries on The Strand in a Bay of Plenty town. Town... Read More

Kiwis urged to pay off debts

Cutting your credit card might be the best financial resolution you make this year. While most New Year resolutions involved health and fitness goals,... Read More

Stockpiling in preparation for Omicron outbreak

People could see themselves with less beer and less money to save on big ticket items like televisions if an Omicron outbreak disrupts supply chains.... Read More

Staying cool through Covid

The largest packhouse and coolstore in New Zealand has been completed on time and budget despite the challenges posed by Covid-19. Mount Pack & Cool’s... Read More

What‘s on - festival, carboot sale, markets

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 partly cloudy... Read More

Financial boost expected from weekend events

Three high-profile events taking place next weekend are expected to attract more than 12,000 people to Tauranga and contribute more than $700k to regional... Read More

Tauranga cider best in New Zealand

  Last year saw a bat crowned New Zealand bird of the year and just like the long-tailed bat, a Tauranga based cider maker has broken the mold... Read More

No cruises but passenger ship returns to Tauranga

Passenger vessels arriving at Mount Maunganui and Tauranga have become a rarity in the post-pandemic era but one such ship will be hitching up in the... Read More

Cyber security professionals in high demand

Cyber security professionals are in high demand globally and New Zealand companies are struggling to find people with the right skills.   NZTech... Read More

The soft luxury of mohair

Michael Woodward’s father John Woodward was one of the pioneers of Angora goat farming in the late 1970s. Now, the Waikato dairy farmer sees a... Read More

Fonterra revises milk collection forecast

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited have this week revised the forecast for its 2021/22 New Zealand milk collections. The forecast is now 1500 million... Read More