Urgent solutions needed for NZ agritech

New Zealand’s agri sector is facing challenges that require urgent solutions, says the inaugural executive director of the new Agritech New Zealand organisation Peter Wren-Hilton.  AgritechNZ, as a major part of the NZTech alliance, will launch...... Read More

PM to appear as hologram

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will set a world first as she attends and opens Techweek, in Tauranga, in holographic form.  The prime minister will be the world’s first national leader to undertake an official engagement as a hologram, says...... Read More

Technology to make NZ rivers cleaner

Technology will soon help make New Zealand’s farms more productive while also making lakes and rivers cleaner, says NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller. As a nation Kiwis keep talking about how important clean rivers and lakes are and the damage...... Read More

Higher standards for Bay vehicle repairs

  New standards will be introduced by the country’s largest body of panel beaters to cope with increasing numbers of EVs, hybrids and vehicles equipped with advanced safety technology on Bay of Plenty roads. According to Ministry of Transport...... Read More

Te Ata Film Forum big success

Bay of Plenty Film hosted the Te Ata Bay of Plenty Film Forum recently at the Otamarakau Marae, near Pikowai. The forum included workshops, panels, and keynote messages from film industry leaders, attracting over 70 attendees. There were mostly directors,...... Read More

hp48Hour Film kicks off

Enthusiastic teams from the Bay of Plenty will be out filming this weekend, with the hope of winning regional and national prizes in this year’s hp48Hour film challenge.Twelve local teams from Opotiki, Rotorua, Te Puke and Tauranga are competing,...... Read More

Apple packer ripe for global launch

Help is on the way for an industry beset by labour shortages when Kiwi company Jenkins Freshpac officially launches its hi-tech automated robotic apple packer into the New Zealand and international market this month.  Jenkins Freshpac Systems, a...... Read More

Superyacht repairs a first for precinct

  The superyacht No Comment became the first real commissioning trial for the Tauranga Marine Precinct’s new Cimolai vessel hoist this week. The Cimolai hoist has a posted 350 tonne capacity and the 47 metre No Comment weighed in at 311 tonnes...... Read More

First electric boat launched in Tauranga

New Zealand’s first purpose designed and built fully electric boat is in the water in Tauranga after a design and built process that’s taken about two years. Using Tesla car batteries to drive an electric motor has produced a boat that is...... Read More

Thousands powerless in Pyes Pa

Thousands of people are without power in the Pyes Pa area. Powerco reports that 2387 properties are affected by this afternoon’s outage. The supply went down around 2pm and is expected to be restored around 6.30pm. According to Powerco, a site...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should schools be able to fine parents for parking illegally?

Yes, schools should have the right to fine those putting children in danger.
No, it should be left for police to handle.