Student apartments for city

Construction of a multi-storey student accommodation complex just along Durham Street from the university site is expected to be completed in time for the opening of the campus in 2020. Resource consent for the complex, to be located at 145 and 153 Durham... Read More

Mazda backlash over TV programme

Concerns of dairy farmers about the way their industry was portrayed in TVNZ's Sunday programme “The Price of Milk” have been made known to its producers and the TVNZ executive by the show's sponsor Mazda NZ. Some farmers were... Read More

AgriSea wins bee research grant

Paeroa-based bio-stimulant company AgriSea NZ Seaweed Ltd has been awarded a $74,000 project grant from Callaghan Innovation for research and development of its bioactive products and the nutritional needs of honey bees. General manager Tane Bradley... Read More

Growers urged to ask for help

New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc is urging anyone feeling the stress of Cyclone Debbie's heavy rain and flooding to call the Bay of Plenty Rural Support Trust. “Over the coming days, grower health and safety will remain top of mind. This... Read More

Ngati Awa buy White Island Tours

Ngati Awa Group Holdings Ltd – the commercial arm of Te Runanga o Ngati Awa – is buying iconic Whakatane tour operator White Island Tours Ltd, which has been operating out of Whakatane for more than 25 years. White Island Tours holds an exclusive... Read More

Exporters awards entries now open

Bay of Plenty exporters are invited to share their successes with the rest of New Zealand in entering the 2017 Bay of Plenty Export Awards. ExportNZ is wanting to hear how exporters have triumphed over adversity to build a successful business within... Read More

Getting real and dreaming big

The Business Women's Network, an arm of the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce, is again presenting the biennial Craigs Investment Partners and Cooney Lees Morgan Regional Business Women's Conference. The conference will be held on May 19-20 at... Read More

Weather hampers Zespri shipping schedule

While recent heavy rain has caused some disruption to Zespri's planned harvest and shipping, industry efforts meant two ships were able to be loaded in week 12. As a result, Zespri together with TKL, have been required to re-schedule loading windows... Read More

Phoenix redesign endorsed

Mount Maunganui's on again off again urban plaza plan for the Phoenix carpark is on again with the City Transformation Committee recommending the council adopt a plan that keeps some of the Phoenix carpark parks. The plan to turn the down town... Read More

Under a different sort of canopy

Zespri CEO Lain Jager will be familiarizing himself with a canopy different to what he is used to dealing with on Monday – when he parachutes from an aircraft in Tauranga. The jump is to raise funds for the Graeme Dingle Foundation, which supports... Read More



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