Jobs in high demand, wages rising to match

The red hot labour market is set to deliver another record low unemployment rate and the strongest lift in wages in more than a decade. Official numbers... Read More

Career expo showcases opportunities

Tertiary to trades training opportunities, as well as careers in the region’s leading businesses, will all be on show at the annual Canvas Tauranga... Read More

BOP workforce plan calls for equity in workforce

The first Regional Workforce Plan for the Bay of Plenty launched on Friday at Whareroa Marae, and showcases the planning required for a more highly skilled... Read More

NZ borders open to cruiseships, tourists, students

New Zealand’s international border will be fully open from 11.59pm today. This means cruise ships and recreational yachts are able to arrive at... Read More

Te Puke student’s horticulture passion rewarded

Despite experiencing the PSA outbreak first-hand growing up, Animal and Plant Health scholarship winner Sarah Wilson says deciding to study horticulture... Read More

Toi Ohomai culinary arts student takes top spot

  Olive Ona is sharpening her knives and prepping for her toughest competition yet.   The Toi Ohomai Culinary Arts student was crowned the... Read More

Ōmokoroa luxury retirement village in the works

One of New Zealand’s finest retirement villages will soon be built in Ōmokoroa and is expected to attract retirees from all over the North Island. Luxury... Read More

Have your say on the Forest Amendments Bill

The public is invited to have a say on the Legal Harvest Assurance Bill and learn about the implications for importers and exporters. The Forests (Legal... Read More

NZTech growing as fast as the tech sector

NZTech is the not-for-profit that has been bringing together and representing New Zealand’s technology ecosystem. Over the past few years it has... Read More

Col‘s Butchery wins silver medal

Col’s Butchery & Deli in Mount Maunganui has won a silver medal for their Boneless Ham in the 100% New Zealand Bacon and Ham Awards. The medal... Read More

Restaurants launch accreditation programme

Hospitality businesses committed to improving their practices and increasing their impact now have a new certification programme. HospoCred will reward... Read More

Tauranga MP wants agreement between port and iwi

Tauranga's new MP is calling on the Port of Tauranga and local iwi to come to an agreement on how the port can expand. Sam Uffindell wants the expansion... Read More

Okere Falls Store café smokes competition

The North Island has finally snagged bragging rights to the country’s best toasted sandwich, with a Bay of Plenty café winning the 2022... Read More

Tradies urged to secure and label tools properly

  Police are urging tradies and DIY enthusiasts to secure and label their work tools.   Theft from vehicles are reported frequently. "Police... Read More

Bay culinary pop-up cooks up double success

Tauranga pop-up restaurant Kitchen Takeover scooped two major gongs at the New Zealand Events Association awards in Hastings last night. The edible-adventure... Read More