Gold fever triples Talisman value

New Talisman Gold Mines Limited's announcement of the gold finds in the Karangahake Gorge has resulted in the company share value increasing nearly $20 million over the last year. The company value is now more than $30 million, says managing director... Read More

Apprentice impresses judges

When Tiarn Ririnui began working for his father as a joinery apprentice, his dad Barry thought he had two left hands. But the prizes collected by Tiarn at the recent NZ Master Joiner awards show that even as an apprentice Tiarn's work is outstanding. At... Read More

The day Ramona won our hearts

It was like pre-history crashing head-long into the digital age. A dinosaur-looking bearded dragon with its scaly front legs draped, femme fatale-like, across a computer keyboard in The Weekend Sun's IT support office. A lizard from one age hanging... Read More

Opportunity for Maori businesses

The Tauranga Maori Business Association is hosting a Maori business networking event tonight, with Minister for Maori Development Te Ururoa Flavell as a special guest. Ao Pakihi – ‘Dawn of a New Business' is taking place at Bay of... Read More

Research project helps Bay economy

A community research project will determine what community issues need to be prioritised in the Western Bay. The 2017 Vital Signs survey, conducted by Key Research, will send out invitation letters to locals randomly selected from the electoral roll,... Read More

Selling off Whakatane waterfront

The Whakatane District Council is seeking community feedback on a proposal to sell off some leasehold land in the town centre. The Council owns 131 perpetually renewable leasehold properties within the town centre, most of which are harbour endowment... Read More

Kiwifruit employment breaches unveiled

A Labour Inspectorate operation targeting the kiwifruit industry in Bay of Plenty has found the majority of labour hire contractors are breaching their obligations as employers. Inspectors carried out audits on 62 labour contracting companies and interviewed... Read More

Tasman Tempest costs upgraded to $62m

The storm that packed a month of rain into 24 hours has resulted in insured costs of $61.7m the Insurance Council of New Zealand reported today. The storm dubbed the Tasman Tempest hit Auckland and the Coromandel over 7 to 12 March 2017 with the township... Read More

Athenree holiday hospitality tops

Old-fashioned hospitality is alive and well at the Athrenree Hot Springs & Holiday Park with the popular local holiday spot named as one of five national finalists in the Holiday Parks New Zealand 2017 Spirit of Hospitality Award. The holiday park is... Read More

Medical centre goes on the market

The land and buildings housing one of the biggest provincial private medical centres in the Bay of Plenty has been placed on the market for sale. The 1529m2 medical complex at 4 Clive Road in Katikati houses five healthcare professional operations, including... Read More



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Silhouetted sunrise on July 14th. Photo: Janet Hetherington

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