Students share start-up plans

While most of us enjoyed a long hot summer at the beach, a group of Toi Ohomai and University of Waikato students have devoted their entire holidays to try and turn their ‘start-up' ideas into business ventures. The eight students, who all... Read More

Fraud victims to contact police

Police is appealing for information regarding failed agreements for the purchase or sale of motor vehicles. The appeal for information comes after the arrest of a man from Thames, Waikato on Wednesday.  The man is currently facing a number of dishonesty... Read More

Car dealers versus the stink bug

Tauranga MP and National Party leadership prospect Simon Bridge's has been called on to tackle the nasty brown marmorated stink bug. The bug has spread to the United States and Europe from Asia. They're hard to see, hard to kill, travel far... Read More

The global plan for kiwifruit

A vanguard of 20 Italian Zespri kiwifruit growers have arrived in Tauranga to tap into local knowledge and expertise. The group are the first of a number of ‘technical tour' groups that will bring 120 people from Korea, Japan, China, France... Read More

Massive retail complex up for sale

Land and buildings housing a “fashionable” mix of retail and commercial tenancies, along with a variety of marketing orientated businesses, have been placed on the market for sale. The property at 185 – 187 Maunganui Road in Mount Maunganui,... Read More

Future leaders at young growers comp

Six of the region's top young horticulturalists went head-to-head today in a series of events at this year's Te Puke A&P Show, as part of the 2018 Young Grower of the Year competition. The day-long event was the first round in the contest... Read More

Beggar bylaw being fast-tracked

A bylaw banning begging on Tauranga streets is being fast tracked, after two shops in Greerton Village reportedly had their windows smashed on Thursday night by homeless people fighting. The decision was made Friday afternoon at a meeting involving more... Read More

Call for better tourism planning

A call for the city council to get a better grip on tourism management is being made by Tourism Bay of Plenty CEO Kristin Dunne. “We will have 100,000 more visitors coming through the port next season,” says Kristin. “We are going from... Read More

Housing rules shakeout talk

A shake out of some historic impediments to urban re-development in Tauranga is being promised as part of the process the draft Tauranga Urban Strategy through the system. Approved by the council on January 31, it will take about two years before the... Read More

TEC to potentially close Bay office

Young people in the Bay of Plenty, particularly Maori and Pasefika, are at risk of missing out on vital career advice as Tertiary Education Commission considers closing its regional offices. The Commission, which took over the functions of Careers New... Read More



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