Banks come through financial stress testing

The main retail trading banks received a pass mark after coming through tests to assess how they would cope with a major economic downturn. The tests, carried out by the Reserve Bank last year, posed scenarios to the country's four largest banks,...... Read More

Demolition work begins on Farmers’ corner

The redevelopment of Tauranga’s iconic Farmers’ corner has begun, with local workers starting the demolition of two buildings on the site. Around 20 workers sub-contracted to Hawkins will spend the next four weeks removing the structures...... Read More

Time-lapse of Tauranga Crossing build

  A time-lapse video has been released, showing the construction for what is set to be one of the country’s largest retail complexes.  Tauranga Crossing is currently in its second phase of development and is set to open in April 2019....... Read More

SunLive’s Rosalie has big new responsibilities

She’s an institution around Tauranga. You will know her. Because Rosalie’s voice is the one that comes up with the sun each morning on the SunLive’s weather report. But there’s more to Rosalie. Now her academic background is...... Read More

Robot to bring accurate data to kiwifruit orchards

A battery-powered fully-autonomous robot system, which can scan kiwifruit orchards and offer growers a full picture of their crop via accurate data, was drawing the interest of many in the horticultural industry at Fieldays. The robot is the brainchild...... Read More

IRD Tauranga employees walk off the job

It's been 22 years since Inland Revenue employees undertook industrial action, but that all changed today when Tauranga workers walked off the job. Rallies are being held in towns and cities across New Zealand, including Tauranga, while other groups...... Read More

Inland Revenue and MBIE PSA members to strike

Tauranga PSA members at Inland Revenue and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment are some of many who will be taking strike action next week. The strike sees PSA members demanding fair pay and modest, across-the-board pay increases. It’s...... Read More

Softening of building consents may be a quirk

The value of building consents issued in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty softened markedly last month. Following an outstanding month for Tauranga City Council in May, with the second highest value of consents ever recorded at $113 million,...... Read More

Whakatāne iwi appeal water bottling consents

A Whakatāne iwi is asking for the Environment Court to decline a Chinese owned company the consents to 1.1 billion litres of water for bottling. Last month, the government gave approval for Creswell New Zealand - owned by Chinese company Nongfu Spring...... Read More

Bank employee blows whistle on sales tactics

A bank employee has blown the whistle on what she calls "morally disgusting" sales tactics being pushed by her bank. She told RNZ about income protection insurance being sold to an elderly person, who because they were getting a pension, would...... Read More

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