Fishing groups rally over lost rights

  The reaction to three ‘no take’ fishing zones near Motiti Island has been significant to say the least.   In the five weeks... Read More

Urbanites upskill for career in dairy

With large numbers of people losing their jobs because of COVID-19, Dairy NZ has launched a publicity campaign to encourage people to consider changing... Read More

Better protection for NZ assets after COVID-19

Key New Zealand assets will be better protected from being sold to overseas owners if it is contrary to the national interest, with the passage of the... Read More

National announces cash incentive for new hires

The National Party has announced a cash payment scheme for business that hire new staff. The scheme will provide a $10,000 cash payment to businesses... Read More

Todd Muller returns to his roots at Apata

Packing and stacking kiwifruit is a potential backup plan for the National Party leader’s semi-retirement. Todd Muller has been offered a position... Read More

Trustpower posts $97.6m profit for year

  Trustpower says it has made solid progress in a challenging year.   The electricity company profit after tax for the 2020 financial year... Read More

Taupo tourist operators hopeful

Taupō tourist operators have appreciated the first week of more open trading under Alert level 2 and are looking ahead with cautious optimism. Operations... Read More

Mainstreets launch Buy Local video series

Tauranga businesses will now feature in a series of videos as part of the Buy Local Buy Tauranga campaign. The first of the ‘Buy Local. Buy Tauranga’... Read More

Tauranga families to receive food parcel surprise

A textile production business will give Tauranga Foodbank clients a reason to smile this winter, as they prepare to print about 500 fabric board games... Read More

PSA fight helps kiwifruit company through pandemic

Confronted with the challenge of harvesting 15 million trays of class one kiwifruit during a global pandemic, one Bay of Plenty company has discovered... Read More

Nearly $1m given to support BOP businesses

Nearly $1 million worth of business support vouchers have been distributed to businesses across the Bay of Plenty region during Alert Levels 3 and 4. The... Read More

Retail spending in New Zealand dives

Consumer spending fell through the floor as the economy went into lockdown and is expected to be subdued for the foreseeable future. Retail sales volumes... Read More

Macandmor at your door

The Macandmor Art Space collective has closed its doors but can still park a picture at an afficionado’s front door. “We’ve made the... Read More

Dairy farmers preparing for drop in milk prices

Dairy farmers are preparing to tighten their purse strings with milk prices likely to drop next year. Yesterday Fonterra announced it is forecasting... Read More

Potato prices reach all time high in April

Rising prices for potatoes, soft drinks (large bottles), capsicums, and fresh eggs saw overall food prices up 1.0 per cent in April 2020, Stats NZ said... Read More