Trustpower CEO faces up to TECT trustees

Trustpower chief executive Vince Hawksworth has told TECT trustees their consultation process is ‘flawed and lacks credibility' in the final round of verbal submissions on the proposal, held Monday. TECT trustees have spent four days at the... Read More

Tauranga phone stores raided

Several telecommunications stores were broken into in the Tauranga CBD and Bayfair on Sunday night, with a number of phones stolen. Bayfair Shopping Centre confirms the centre was broken into while closed overnight. “The offenders gained entry... Read More

Growing a ‘billion-dollar industry’

Growing marijuana has turned from a cause for conviction to a well-paid job for locals of a destitute town north of Gisborne. In a rundown woolshed in Ruatoria, 17 of them laugh over reggae music. Some are as young as 18. Some have been to prison. Soon,... Read More

Kiwifruit industry to gain from CPTPP

Zespri welcomes the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Chile, with the New Zealand kiwifruit industry set to benefit significantly from the agreement. The CPTPP will create significant value... Read More

New travel lift under assembly

The key piece of machinery for the Tauranga Marine Precinct, the largest travel lift in the country, is undergoing assembly on the precinct's new hardstanding. Describing it as a $2 million jig saw puzzle, project director Phil Wardale says a team... Read More

Cuts in tertiary staff proposed

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is commencing a formal consultation with unions and staff in regards to a proposed reduction in its staffing numbers. Keri-Anne Tane, Executive Director People, Engagement and Capability, says the decision had not... Read More

Bay suffers midwife crisis

After years of unfair pay and increasing demands for midwives, Tauranga is described as being in “crisis mode”, with many women desperately looking for a midwife as soon they find out they are pregnant. Papamoa midwife Cara Kellett says Bay... Read More

Council acquires strategies for property

The Whakatane District Council-owned Harbour Fund has purchased the leaseholder's interest on two strategically-significant CBD properties at 58 The Strand and 31 Quay Street. The properties are fully-tenanted and provide a strong investment return... Read More

Sorting Tauranga’s glass recycling issue

A Tauranga woman has come up with a solution to help with Tauranga's glass recycling issues. Annmarie Lawler is the woman behind Class Glass, a new kerbside recycling service which collects glass recycling. The new service is a response to Waste... Read More

Council evicts property owners

UPDATED: 5.15pm:Tauranga City Council is in the process of evicting property owners from 13 houses at The Lakes because it claims they are endangered by Cyclone Hola, expected to arrive late Monday. In total there are 21 properties involved partially... Read More

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