Mount app helps ‘drop’ brand new car for charity

Mount Maunganui tech company DROPIT will embark on a New Zealand first this weekend when it drops the retail price of a brand new Suzuki Vitara Turbo to zero at a Vodafone Warriors match. As part of this Sunday’s ‘The Great Vodafone Warriors...... Read More

Seafood industry told to ’start looking at itself’

Seafood companies are being told to take responsibility for the treatment of foreign crews catching fish for them. Labour Inspectorate national manager Stu Lumsden said there were concerns that the industry was still neglecting its obligations despite...... Read More

Reports of Te Puke shop fire

Reports are coming in about a shop fire in Te Puke. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says it's happened at a shop on the corner of Palmer Place. "Fire trucks are at the scene now." SunLive is working on getting more information. At...... Read More

Businesses suffer as ’lifeline’ roads cut

Businesses in the Coromandel have been feeling the pinch after stormy weather closed the roads in the area. They say regular road closures, bad weather, and slips mean visitors are staying away. The peninsula was cut off at the weekend after slips...... Read More

Economic impact of riding in Rotorua quantified

People who ride in Rotorua’s Whakarewarewa forest contribute between $30m and $50m in spending annually to the local economy, according to a new study. Between 2.5 per cent and 5 per cent of the total spend in the district is by visitors and...... Read More

EziBuy comes to Tauranga

EziBuy, the New Zealand based, Australasian multi-channel retail success story, has opened its doors to a brand new store at Tauranga Crossing. This site is the newest store for EziBuy in New Zealand since its fifth store opened in 2014 at Sylvia...... Read More

US warms to kiwifruit, UK market hard to crack

A non-traditional market warming up to New Zealand’s Zespri-branded kiwifruit is the United States – with chief executive Dan Mathieson predicting volumes heading there this season to jump by at least two million trays. Dan says Zespri’s...... Read More

TradeMe rejects one in four police info requests

New Zealand's fifth biggest website - TradeMe - says it has turned down a quarter of police requests for information in the last year. The site received 1348 inquiries in the year to the end of June - mainly related to stolen goods, drugs and non-delivery...... Read More

Takeaway prices on the rise

Higher prices for takeaway foods and restaurant meals pushed the food price index up 0.2 per cent in the year to June 2018, says Stats NZ. Prices for restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food increased 3.0 per cent. Lunch meals (up 3.8 per cent) led the...... Read More

Banks come through financial stress testing

The main retail trading banks received a pass mark after coming through tests to assess how they would cope with a major economic downturn. The tests, carried out by the Reserve Bank last year, posed scenarios to the country's four largest banks,...... Read More

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