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

New Action Plan for the future

A refreshed Action Plan is expected to put Bay of Plenty in an economically-stable place as the region grows. The Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Action Plan was launched by economic development minister Simon Bridges and primary industries minister Nathan Guy... Read More

Gorge closure hits highway business

The closure of the Waioeka Gorge due to a slip has caused hardship for business owners in 'blink-and-you'll-miss-it' Matawai. Hard Drive Café owner Tracy Gebert usually gets by thanks to people stopping on their way through. However,... Read More

Income inequality in Tauranga

An organisation is encouraging Tauranga to discuss what income inequality may look like to the community. SociaLink, with the support of Priority One, will be holding a Closing the Gap event where speakers will discuss their opinion on income inequality... Read More

Job market slipping in Bay

Jobs in the Bay of Plenty's biggest employment sector have dipped 15 per cent on last year according to an analysis of Trade Me Jobs. “There are signs the Bay of Plenty may be slowing down a little, with listings up only 9 per cent year-on-year,”... Read More

Trustpower retorts survey results

Tauranga-based Trustpower has batted off the damning results of a Consumer New Zealand customer survey by producing the positive results of its own internal survey. “Obviously our people strive to provide excellent customer service,” says... Read More

Trustpower ‘underwhelming’ – survey

Tauranga-based Trustpower is one of the powercos found by a Consumer NZ customer survey to be providing a less than satisfactory service. Just 45 percent of customers are satisfied with the service provided by the country's big five power companies. Consumer... Read More

Reserve preferred choice for supermarket

An expanded village centre is the public choice for the location of a proposed Welcome Bay supermarket, according to public consultation figures gathered by the Tauranga City Council. With a choice of three council owned sites; Owens Reserve near the... Read More

Tourist numbers impress Coromandel MP

Coromandel MP Scott Simpson says he is ‘delighted' with the recent release of the region's peak population statistics, which point to an impressive achievement in tourist numbers. Nearly half a million unique individual visitors... Read More



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Silhouetted sunrise on July 14th. Photo: Janet Hetherington

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