Business & Markets

Open banking: How to opt in - and out

Open banking is a new way to pay for items online - but how does it work? From 30 May, New Zealand's four major banks - ANZ, ASB, BNZ and Westpac - must... Read More

Families get their happily ever after

A Tauranga service Kidz Need Dadz is helping strengthen families across the Bay of Plenty. Unfortunately not all relationships or families get the happily... Read More

What to know about KiwiSaver hardship withdrawals

New Zealanders struggling with the cost of living have been tapping into their KiwiSaver accounts in greater numbers. Inland Revenue data shows that 3700... Read More

Unlocking New Zealand’s green energy future

A two-year research project has shed light on the promising opportunities for regional New Zealand to adopt short rotation forestry for bioenergy production. The... Read More

BOP regional energy report released

The Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority - EECA - has released its Bay of Plenty Regional Energy Transition Accelerator report. The culmination of... Read More

NZ Geothermal Week

NZ Geothermal Week is back and is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever before, with this year's theme firmly focused on helping New Zealand make the... Read More

Lotto player wins $1 million

One lucky Lotto player from Hamilton will be having a great day after winning $1 million with Lotto First Division in Saturday night's live Lotto draw. The... Read More

Hospitality sales up despite economic pressures

According to the Restaurant Association's latest quarterly update, the hospitality industry experienced a 4.2 per cent increase in sales over the fourth... Read More

Help keep our community warm!

Residents in nearly 100 Bay of Plenty homes were kept toasty and warm last year thanks to Sustainability Options, which provides free sustainable living advice in... Read More

Mice found: Millions of kiwifruit to be destroyed

Over a million trays of New Zealand kiwifruit that were onboard a ship with a mice problem will be destroyed. Mice were found on Zespri's first shipment... Read More

Business community shares desire to see vibrancy

'Improving”, 'potential”, 'stagnant”, and 'beautiful” are how some describe Rotorua in one word. The city's tourism organisation calls... Read More

Workplace horrors: WorkSafe airs industry concerns

Businesses have been forced to pay more than half a million dollars in health and safety cases in the past two months after workers had fingers amputated in... Read More