Business & Markets

Positive forecast for Zespri growers

Zespri has released its final forecast for the 2023/24 season with record per tray returns forecast for Green, Organic Green, SunGold and RubyRed Kiwifruit.... Read More

Eftpos tipping puts pressure on customers

A roll out of new, upgraded EFTPOS machines have been posing the awkward "tipping" question to customers on a brightly lit screen, hard to ignore. The machines... Read More

Partnership to grow methane emissions knowledge

A New Zealand/Ireland joint research programme starting this month aims to better understand methane emissions from pasture-based farm systems. The four-year... Read More

Māori landowners set to benefit from $40K grant

‘Discovery tours' will be organised for joint Māori landowners in the Bay this year to showcase low carbon land use options and help ignite the Māori... Read More

Logging truck gridlock paralyses businesses

Anger is boiling over this week as Mount Maunganui businesses impacted by long lines of logging trucks blocking their driveways are threatening action, following... Read More

Expo provides insights to dairy workforce trends

People Expo events are back, providing dairy farmers with unique opportunities to better understand workforce dynamics, and ideas on actions they can take to... Read More

Intriguing collisions ahead for annual foodie fest

Organisers of the award-winning Flavours of Plenty Festival say foodie fans should expect the unexpected when they start choosing from the nearly 50 events in... Read More

Youth detained in Greerton following disruption

Police have detained a group of youths following a public disturbance in Greerton Village on Tuesday afternoon. Police say that they attended the scene of... Read More

Fish to fund a fire brigade!

Bay of Plenty anglers are invited to hook into a fishing competition this Friday and Saturday that boosts the coffers of one of Katikati's most deserving community... Read More

Study shows many of us want to work from home

New research from InternetNZ shows 52 per cent of New Zealanders, who can work at home using the Internet, want to do it more regularly. The research, which... Read More

Unite together for the Love Grace Handbag Appeal

BNZ have spent the last four years successfully running the annual appeal and collected several thousand bags, filled with essentials to donate to women that... Read More

Watermelon: It’s a sweet deal for shoppers

As summer hits its stride, New Zealanders are in for a delightful surprise as watermelons are in abundance this week, offering unbeatable prices that won't... Read More