Gas Leak causes major disruption in Tauranga CBD

Workmen accidentally drilling through a gas pipe forced evacuation of businesses in the Tauranga CBD today. One of the busiest streets in the City, The Strand, was blocked off from Wharf Street through to Hamilton Street for more than four hours as...... Read More

Workplace deaths down, but not enough

The number of workplace deaths dropped last year but the government's safety agency says it's still too high. Forty two workers died in accidents in 2018, down from 50 in 2017 and in 2016. The agriculture sector had the highest number with...... Read More

Rare beachfront section on the market in the Mount

One of the last remaining undeveloped beachfront sections at Mount Maunganui in Tauranga has been placed on the market for sale. The 1583 square metre block of land at 313 Oceanbeach Road is one of only two sections along the beach which have no homes...... Read More

Let’s take workplace stress seriously

  The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the skies are blue, but instead of lazing in a hammock or going for a swim, you’re back at work – or maybe you didn’t get a break in the first place.   Many Kiwis are already...... Read More

Inner city safety campaign working in Rotorua

A reduction in anti-social and criminal behaviour in Rotorua’s CBD has resulted from a tougher line in policing the area. Stung late last year by pointed comments from business leaders, the Rotorua Lakes Council and local police joined forces...... Read More

Housing, petrol prices blamed for income shortfall

High house prices and more expensive petrol and dairy products could be why some people feel like their wages don't meet the cost of living, says an economist. The Council of Trade Unions surveyed its members and found that 70 percent of respondents...... Read More

Pak’n Save Tauranga’s mince being recalled

A food recall is being issued for a specific batch of mince sold at Pak'n Save on Cameron Road. The brand NZ Premium Beef mince is being recalled as the product may contain foreign matter (small black plastic pieces), says a statement...... Read More

Wages falling behind cost of living

A Council of Trade Unions survey shows 71 per cent of nearly 1200 workers say their income has fallen behind their expenses. However, this follows news of the economy having grown by 2.6 per cent in the past year. The council's president, Richard...... Read More

Majestic Princess in port today

A cruise ship with a majestic nature is in port today, as passengers disembark to enjoy a sunny day at the Mount with a refreshing breeze. The Majestic Princess arrived from Wellington earlier this morning and is due to head to Auckland at 4.30pm. The...... Read More

When the urge is just too strong

“I would love to keep her.” But he’s letting her go. He’s lawyer Bill Holland. She’s his legal secretary – a star performer. “In this company we encourage good people to progress, hopefully within the office. “Because...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Do you think the rise in tax will deter people from smoking?

Yes, it will be too expensive.
No, if people want to smoke, they will find a way to pay for it.
Depends on the person's available income.