BOP farmers compete for national awards

The 33 finalists in the 2019 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards are preparing for the final round of judging.  The winners will be announced at... Read More

Yes or no to the ten day holiday over Easter?

The Easter holidays are upon us, and this year the public holidays fall nicely with ANZAC Day. If employees take annual leave on Tuesday 23, Wednesday... Read More

Cigarette price rise offsets cheaper petrol

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.1 per cent in the March 2019 quarter, due to higher prices for cigarettes, says Stats NZ. CPI inflation was also... Read More

Importer fined $20,000 for unsafe toys

A toy importer has been fined $20,000 for selling toys that were unsafe. Haiwing International Limited had previously pleaded guilty to two representative... Read More

Staff taking advantage of Easter holiday loophole

Some employees are making the most of an Easter holiday loophole that will see them with 10 days off work, but others say they'll be the ones picking... Read More

New workers help kiwifruit industry in BOP

Around 250 people have successfully applied to vary the conditions of their visitor visas to work in the labour shortage declaration in the Bay of Plenty... Read More

Farewell to the last cruise ship of the season

The last cruise ship of the season will disembark from the Port of Tauranga this evening. The Noordam will leave the harbour around 5.30pm, signalling... Read More

Obsession drives latest purchase for Shot Darts

A new piece of machinery has firmly positioned Katikati’s Shot Darts as a leader in the international darts industry. The recently purchased titanium... Read More

IRD to shut down services later this week

The tax system is about to close for a week as Inland Revenue implements its biggest changes in 20 years. Online services in myIR will be unavailable... Read More

Enquiries being made into Otumoetai robbery

  Enquiries are being made after a robbery at an Otumoetai address this evening.   A police spokesperson says they received a report about... Read More

Fruit picking industry scrambling

Jobless, retirees and backpackers are being encouraged to sign up to pick and pack the apple and kiwi harvests for the six to eight week season peak.... Read More

New $520m cable for NZ

A new US submarine internet cable will be built between New Zealand, Australia and the United States by the Southern Cross Cable company at a cost of... Read More

Petition for ambulance staff handed to parliament

New Zealand First’s Darroch Ball will accept a 14,000 strong petition in support of Ambulance Professional at parliament today. The handover... Read More

Zespri moves into new Mount Maunganui head office

Zespri staff have moved into the company’s new head office in Mount Maunganui following the completion of the first phase of the new office redevelopment. The... Read More

Business investment soars in the Hauraki District

Business investment in the Hauraki District has more than doubled in the last year, and people are spending more too. Latest figures show consent for... Read More