BOP top of the regions for GDP growth

The Bay of Plenty's increase in nominal GDP topped the regions for the second year in a row, say Stats NZ. All 15 regional economies in New Zealand recorded increases in nominal GDP for the year ended March 2017. The Bay of Plenty's economy... Read More

SunLive's top news- March 21

Long road to recovery after fatal crash Domestic incident sparks armed callout Body found near... Read More

TECT proposal withdrawn before vote

The controversial proposal by trustees to transform TECT into an entirely charitable trust by 2023 will not go ahead. Trustees have announced they will not be progressing with the proposal, or putting it to a consumer vote, after engaging in a ‘robust... Read More

Zespri shareholders vote for change

Zespri shareholders have voted to strengthen grower ownership and control of Zespri. The changes to Zespri's constitution were backed by more than 75 per cent of shareholders voting in a special meeting held on Wednesday March 14 in Mount Maunganui,... Read More

SunLive's top news- March 20

Medical event possible cause of crash Truck stops, blocking SH29 lane Tauranga families in limbo White... Read More

Shakeup begins for Mount carpark

Mount Maunganui's new urban green space development at 123-141 Maunganui Road is set to begin soon, providing a new space for people to enjoy by December 2018. It will feature grass areas to play and relax, native trees to provide shade and a flexible... Read More

‘Mammoth’ kiwifruit orchard for sale

One of New Zealand's biggest privately-owned kiwifruit orchard portfolios has been placed on the market for sale. The portfolio consists of three separate mid to large-sized productive blocks at Te Puke in the Bay of Plenty – the centre of... Read More

SunLive's top news stories- March 19

SunLive's top stories news:Plea for cigarette vending machines Driver blows five times legal limit Read More

Tourism enthusiast joins Skyline Rotorua

Playing a role in what makes Rotorua the tourism epicentre of the North Island is something Andrew Aitken has been passionate about for a long time. As Skyline Rotorua's new sales and marketing manager, Andrew is looking to continue the company's... Read More

Setting up for long-term success

Applications are open for subsidised business training programmes to help launch, grow and scale Rotorua businesses and non-profits. Central North Island business growth centre Firestation is looking for participants for three business training programmes... Read More

Opinion Poll

What are your thoughts on the council’s proposal to increase rates 40 per cent over the next three years?

Good, it will help pay to revitilise the city
Not good, rates are high enough now
I’m ok with an increase, but maybe not such a big one

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