Recalled berries may contain metal

  Traces of metal found in a berry product has forced the manufacturing company to issue a voluntary recall. FFOWCS Williams LTD has issued a recall on Orchard Gold Divine Duo Mixed Berries, with a batch number of 1711131 and best before date of... Read More

Brewers lured onto supermarket shelves

Entries for the New World Beer & Cider Awards are being sought in a competition that offers small breweries the opportunity to make the leap into the supermarket chillers. It's not the competition for the super talented home brewer, as each entry... Read More

First avocado shipment arrives safely

MPI has announced the first airfreighted consignment of fresh New Zealand avocados has arrived safely into China. This follows agreement and signing of a protocol on phytosanitary requirements between New Zealand and China last November, and a technical... Read More

People focus in dairy women’s conference

Finding the right people for their business and finding the time to manage them once employed are among the big issues facing dairy farmers, which is why this year's Dairy Women's Network Conference has a strong focus on human resources. “The... Read More

Stuff and NZME to appeal ruling

NZME and Stuff have announced they will seek leave to appeal a High Court ruling that upheld a Commerce Commission block on their proposed merger. The High Court in December upheld a Commerce Commission ruling in May not to clear... Read More

Stepping back from Summerhill

Cloie and David Blackley have officially stepped back as trustees of the Summerhill Charitable Trust which administers the expansive 404 hectare greenspace high in the Papamoa hills. And the couple says retirement from the trust won't impact public... Read More

Consideration for the TECT cheque

An end could be in sight for the TECT cheque for local Trustpower customers, and opinion in the community is divided over the issue. TECT trustees recently put forward a proposal to consumers offering an initial $2500 pay out, plus five more years of... Read More

Last chance to vote on water bottling

Campaigners in the Eastern Bay of Plenty are appealing for locals to make their submissions against a potential water bottling operation in the region. Save our Water Otakiri spokesperson, Maureen Fraser says locals need to stand against it. “The... Read More

Car down bank near Apata

One person is in a moderate condition after a vehicle went over a bank near Whakamarama this morning. A police media spokesperson says the incident happened at about 7am. "This crash it was reported to emergency services just after 7am and involved one... Read More

Coffee caravan shakes up youth work

A social initiative aiming to get young people into the workforce has been launched in Rotorua. Shake Up gives young people hands-on experience working in a mobile food caravan, with the aim of giving them the skills needed to kick-start their entry... Read More



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