Opotiki couple sustainable farming champions

Opotiki organic kiwifruit growers Mark and Catriona White have won a top award in a national farming contest. The Opotiki orchardists collected the sustainable farming and growing national ambassador prize at the Balance Farm Environment  Awards...... Read More

Help celebrate 50 years of Fieldays

Got a memory to share about Fieldays, or just want to chew the fat about farming life? Then you might want to join the Fieldays road trip in Te Puke this weekend. To celebrate its 50th anniversary Fieldays is on a road trip around New Zealand in the...... Read More

Mashing together of minds

Some of Tauranga’s best and brightest young minds will be “mashed together” with local entrepreneurs this weekend to try and solve problems in our community using entrepreneurial and technical skills. The annual Mashup event is now...... Read More

Bay rises up the economic ranks

Northland has rocketed to the top of the regional economic rankings on the back of free spending consumers in the ASB Bank's latest survey. The region, which was ranked seventh at the end of last year, knocked long time top performer, Tasman, into...... Read More

Airbnb rates in Tauranga investigated

  More than 1000 businesses renting out Tauranga rooms on Airbnb may be paying commercial rates in future. Tauranga City councillors are copying Auckland and are looking at rating properties, which rent out rooms over online platforms like Airbnb. Auckland’s...... Read More

Cameron Road first for intensification

Cameron road communities along the city’s spine from Greerton to the city centre may be the first to take part in the draft Tauranga Urban Strategy intended to intensify city living. City planning staff at the city Transformation Committee meeting...... Read More

Standalone Kiwibank branch for Tauranga

Kiwibank has announced plans to create a standalone Kiwibank branch in Tauranga, ending their partnership with New Zealand Post in the process. General Manager Retail Distribution Geoff Waller says they first introduced the standalone branch model...... Read More

Panel heaters being recalled

A number of panel heaters are being recalled due to fears the products may overheat and cause a fire. A warning listed on Consumer.org.nz says some panel heaters sold at The Warehouse, Mitre 10, Mitre 10 MEGA and through Goldair stockists could be...... Read More

Government’s Fair Pay Agreement work to begin

The Government’s work on establishing Fair Pay Agreements, helping design a collective bargaining system to lift wages and productivity in New Zealand, will be led by former Prime Minister the Rt Hon Jim Bolger. “The Government has a vision...... Read More

Bay tourism spend up seven per cent

  The latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates show tourism spend in the Bay of Plenty is up seven per cent, compared to last year. The statistics released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today show that tourism spend...... Read More

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