Solving suburban issues study

Tauranga City Council is being asked to spend $350,000 investigating planning issues arising in Welcome Bay and Ohauiti. These suburbs were planned in the 1990s, and development of them is now substantially complete. Their current population is about... Read More

Prospecting upsets locals

Prospecting operations on Mt Karangahake began this week, despite strong opposition from the Karangahake community.   Locals out bushwalking in the Karangahake Gorge were shocked to discover a locked gate blocking the path of their usual walking... Read More

Foodstuffs ditch microbeads from shelves

New World, Pak'N'Save and Four Square have announced that they will be microbead free from July 1 – a whole year ahead before the compulsory ban is enforced. The announcement comes in time for World Oceans Day today. Scientific research... Read More

ATM masquerades as phone box

A bright red 1938 telephone box has been transformed into a money machine and installed in Tairua's main street this week in what is likely to be the most unusual ATM in the country. The telephone box-money machine is the brainchild of Gavin Morris,... Read More

Zespri’s China sales strategy ‘thriving’

Kiwifruit marketing giant Zespri won the supreme China Business Award and Exporter of the Year at the HSBC New Zealand-China Trade Association business awards on Wednesday. For more than a decade Zespri has been exporting fruit to China, but the past... Read More

Rotorua economy continues to perform

This year looks set to be another good one for the Rotorua district, according to the latest Infometrics quarterly economic report. The just-released report for the March 2017 quarter shows the Rotorua economy has continued to perform well. Mayor Steve... Read More

Tauranga among ‘poisonous ports’

The Maritime Union is calling on what they describe as ‘poisonous ports' to stop releasing methyl bromide emissions into the air. Tauranga is among the ports the union says need to change, after the Port of Auckland decided to fully recapture... Read More

Contractor named for $30M project

HEB Construction and Tonkin & Taylor are the preferred contractors for the multi-million dollar Opotiki Harbour construction project the Opotiki District Council has announced. “It has been an intense process as both tenderers worked hard to come... Read More

Kmart announces NZ online shopping

In case you haven't already heard, Kmart has announced online shopping for New Zealand. A few months ago Kmart announced that it would be opening an online store for New Zealand. launched overnight. Now Kiwi's have the... Read More

High stakes at LINKT Casino evening

All you young professionals out there - leave the suit at home, but bring your a-game this Wednesday. LINKT Young People in Business is kicking off its winter event season and inviting young businessmen and women, aged 18-39, to their popular Casino... Read More

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