Electric cars a benefit for business

Ross Brown bought his first electric car in 2015 and has recently upgraded to a newer model, saying it makes a positive difference to his daily routine.... Read More

Murupara to get new ATM thanks to Westpac

Westpac New Zealand has announced they will reinstall an ATM in the Bay of Plenty town Murupara, replacing a machine which was stolen on June 3. The... Read More

Million dollar refurbishment for Rotorua to start

Earthquake strengthening work is expected to start later this year on Rotorua's Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre. The centre, rated at... Read More

New mall anticipates one millionth visitor in July

The new mall at the Bay of Plenty’s premier retail destination is expecting to attract its one millionth customer this July, a month which will... Read More

Continued growth for WBOP and Tauranga city

Both Tauranga city and the Western Bay have seen continued growth in construction activity during the first six months of 2019, according to a report... Read More

First home buyers snap up outer city properties

New Zealand’s property market remains quiet, although first home buyers remain very busy, particularly on the outskirts of New Zealand’s... Read More

Townhouses boost monthly consents to 45-year high

Townhouses helped drive the number of new homes consented to the highest level since 1974, Stats NZ say. A total of 3,687 new homes were consented in... Read More

Tauranga photographer wins highly regarded award

Award-winning Tauranga photographer Justin Aitken has done it again. He has become the 2019 winner of the Wedding In-camera Artistry award at this year’s... Read More

Discussing tourism around NZ

  Tourism businesses around New Zealand are being invited to discuss the big challenges and opportunities facing them and their regions.   Starting... Read More

ACT:repeal plastic bag ban, introduce cleanup levy

ACT Party leader David Seymour says ACT would repeal the ban on single-use plastic bags and introduce a small levy to help clean up international waterways. “The... Read More

Single-use plastic shopping bags ban kicks in

The ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, which takes effect on July 1, is a step towards healthier oceans and giving nature a hand, says Associate... Read More

Primary sector drives increase in May exports

Exports remained at high levels in May, driven by increases in primary sector exports including dairy, fruit, and fish says Stats NZ. In May 2019,... Read More

Hair today, gone tomorrow

An Australian social enterprise that rescues hair and beauty salon waste is now combing its way through Tauranga salons. Rodney Wayne Bethlehem is... Read More

Trustpower staff plant nearly 2000 trees on Mauao

Trustpower staff joined forces recently to plant almost 2,000 new, native trees and plant species around the historically grazed skirt of Mauao. The... Read More

BOP playcentre gets share of Mazda funding

New sensory equipment for a special school, therapy horses and Maori performing arts costumes were among the 33 grants from the latest round of Mazda... Read More