Prime Minister celebrates Opotiki’s success

A major milestone in Opotiki's history has been marked with a visit from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Construction is due to start on the town's... Read More

NZ forestry waste could create biofuel industry

The New Zealand Forest Service is laying the foundations for a new biofuels industry, that could turn forestry waste into a potential billion-dollar... Read More

Quest Mount construction to go ahead

The construction of the Quest apartment hotel in Mount Maunganui is going ahead with a new construction company, after a year of setbacks due to Covid-19. The... Read More

Greater role for a public forestry service

A greater role for a public forestry service has been outlined by the Forestry Minister, to drive the focus on regional economic development, skills... Read More

What‘s on - hikoi, hospitality and gems

Good morning and welcome to Sunday. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa tatou, ka koa hoki ki reira. The weather today is forecast to be fine... Read More

What‘s on - gem and mineral show and pop classics

Good morning and welcome to Saturday. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa tatou, ka koa hoki ki reira. The weather today is forecast to be fine... Read More

Fruit picking incentive attracts just 339 people

An incentive scheme intended to attract unemployed people to plug the worker shortage in the horticulture sector by offering an $1000 incentive payment... Read More

The Home Show is back

The Tauranga Home Show is proud to return to Trustpower Arena Baypark on May 7-9 for its huge 22nd show.  With more than 325 exhibitors spread... Read More

Fishery posts $1m revenue increase

  A Maori-led fisheries company based in Rotorua has posted an increase in total revenue of $1 million   Te Arawa Fisheries shared their... Read More

Rotorua Airport nominated for prestigious award

Rotorua Airport’s innovative terminal redevelopment has been nominated in New Zealand’s most prestigious property awards for 2021. Hosted... Read More

Top art excites at Tauranga Original Art Expo

The art on display this weekend in the Tauranga Original Art Expo has excited local Tauranga buyers who are after a purchase of quality art from some... Read More

NZ is rubbish at recycling 11 products‘ packaging

The results are in and it seems New Zealand's clean green image isn’t so squeaky clean when it comes to recycling packaging from some chocolate,... Read More

What‘s on - Anzac Day services, petanque, markets

Good morning and welcome to Anzac Day. Ko te ra tenei i hanga e te Ariki. Ka koa tatou, ka koa hoki ki reira. The MetService is forecasting some morning... Read More

A dress to remember

Despite being a regular op shopper Lollie Rhodes never expected to find her perfect wedding dress at one. When walking past the window of the St Vincent... Read More

Anzac Day Mondayisation - what does it mean?

The Mondayisation of Anzac Day has left a few businesses scratching their heads. Anzac Day is one of just three-and-a-half days a year when almost all... Read More