Green light for Farmers’ corner redevelopment

Tauranga’s Farmers’ corner will be transformed into a CBD landmark following today’s announcement that resource consent has been obtained and an accelerated timeline set for construction. Elizabeth Properties Limited – part...... Read More

Zespri reports strong year

New Zealand's kiwifruit giant Zespri has reported a lift in earnings for the 2017-18 season, despite the volume of kiwifruit sold falling by 11 percent during that period. Production volumes suffered because of a cloudy summer, which deprived the...... Read More

Durham St hikoi for leaders

A site blessing by the city’s tangata whenua partners Ngāi Tamarāwaho and Ngāti Tapu took place in Durham Street this morning ahead of work starting next week on the $6.1m street upgrade. A gathering of local stakeholders including hapū representatives,...... Read More

Kiwifruit monthly exports soar to new high

Kiwifruit exports rose $197 million (82 per cent) in April 2018 compared with April 2017, to reach $438 million, says Stats NZ. This is a new high for any month. The rise in kiwifruit exports was the leading contributor to a $345 million rise (7.3...... Read More

Former Zespri CEO joins DMS Board as Director

Tauranga-based DMS, the leading kiwifruit and avocado orchard management and post-harvest operator, has announced the appointment of former Zespri International CEO Lain Jager as Board Director. Lain was previously CEO for Zespri International, a $2.3B...... Read More

Profit significantly up for Trustpower

Strong performance in both the retail and generation segments has contributed to a significant rise in profit for Trustpower for the year ended March 31, 2018. Trustpower added the most shareholder value of all its listed competitors in the period,...... Read More

Zespri increases value to growers

Zespri has delivered an increase in value to growers, despite a season in which the volume of New Zealand kiwifruit sold fell by 11 per cent. The total fruit and service payment to growers increased by six per cent to $1.47 billion. Zespri’s global...... Read More

Kiwifruit industry remains at a loss

The kiwifruit industry remains at a loss as to how to solve its self-described worker crisis. The seasonal labour shortage of 1200 pickers and packers that was announced three Mondays ago has now halved to 600, after widespread media coverage...... Read More

A 1/3 of BOP business leaders optimistic

It seems the most optimistic business leaders in New Zealand are young, female and or Maori. It’s just one of the standout findings of Westpac’s third survey of the mood and intent of more than 1200 business leaders across New Zealand. The...... Read More

A resounding ‘no’ to Maori wards

Western Bay of Plenty electors have issued a firm ‘no’ to their council after the overwhelming majority voted against the notion of establishing Maori wards for the Western Bay of Plenty District Council. The final vote was 78 per cent against...... Read More




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