Omicron: accommodation sector remains resilient

The domestic accommodation sector remains buoyant as Kiwis prepare for the spread of Omicron, according to new data.  Latest figures from Bachcare,... Read More

Larger ports eyed as freight prices rise

Exporters should consider moving cargo to major North Island ports, such as the Port of Tauranga, rather than waiting for a ship to arrive at smaller... Read More

Global facility part of $18m+ building consents

The second stage of a new multi-million-dollar hydraulics and engineering facility planned for Rotorua is under way. Rotorua Lakes Council issued two... Read More

What‘s on - council open day, sport, art

Good morning and welcome to Saturday. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa tatou, ka koa hoki ki reira. MetService are forecasting a mainly fine... Read More

Giant community garage sale today in Papamoa

If you’re going to hold a garage sale, why not rope in more than a dozen neighbours to do likewise and make a big day of it? That’s the... Read More

Annual food price increase the highest in a decade

Annual food prices were 4.5 per cent higher in December 2021 than they were in December 2020, Stats NZ says. This is the biggest annual increase since... Read More

Petrol prices near all-time highs

Petrol prices are near all-time highs after a brief dip over the holiday period, and could be headed for $3 this year. According to fuel price app Gaspy,... Read More

Card spending continues to increase

The busy Christmas period combined with easing Covid-19 restrictions helped to increase card spending in December 2021, Stats NZ says. After adjusting... Read More

Fire extinguished at Te Puke property

A fire at a property on Te Puke Quarry Rd was quickly extinguished on Wednesday afternoon. "We were notified of the fire at 2.52pm," says... Read More

Parklets now serving liquor

Alcohol can now be served at two of the temporary seating platforms situated on car parks outside eateries on The Strand in a Bay of Plenty town. Town... Read More

Kiwis urged to pay off debts

Cutting your credit card might be the best financial resolution you make this year. While most New Year resolutions involved health and fitness goals,... Read More

Stockpiling in preparation for Omicron outbreak

People could see themselves with less beer and less money to save on big ticket items like televisions if an Omicron outbreak disrupts supply chains.... Read More

Staying cool through Covid

The largest packhouse and coolstore in New Zealand has been completed on time and budget despite the challenges posed by Covid-19. Mount Pack & Cool’s... Read More

What‘s on - festival, carboot sale, markets

Good morning and welcome to Saturday. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa tatou, ka koa hoki ki reira. MetService are forecasting a partly cloudy... Read More

Financial boost expected from weekend events

Three high-profile events taking place next weekend are expected to attract more than 12,000 people to Tauranga and contribute more than $700k to regional... Read More