Pie Awards back on the menu

After an unscheduled year off, the largest and longest running food competition in New Zealand is back. Pie lovers around New Zealand were devastated... Read More

BOP showing economic activity resilience - report

A strong performance in Whakatane and Tauranga is driving economic resilience on the Bay of Plenty, according to the latest Infometrics’ report. Infometrics’... Read More

MP steps in to save Whakatane Board Mill

East Coast MP Kiri Allan says the imminent closure of the Whakatane Board Mill is “devastating” for the community and she will be arranging... Read More

Mill shutdown proposal puts 220 jobs on the line

  The announcement from Whakatane Board Mill’s Swiss owner, SIG, about the proposed closure of its BOP facility is being labelled a significant... Read More

Testing station to pay $503,000 after fatality

A Hamilton vehicle testing station has been ordered to pay half a million dollars in fines and reparations, including almost $280,000 to a bereaved family.   Two... Read More

Psa settlement prompts mixed emotion

The Crown and kiwifruit sector plaintiffs have reached an out-of-court settlement to bring the lengthy Psa saga to an end. The long-running litigation... Read More

Competition for the best hot cross buns in NZ

Have you had your first hot cross bun of the season yet?  Do you know where the best hot cross buns in New Zealand are baked? Easter is not far... Read More

Seasonal work scheme attracts 16 people

  A financial scheme set up to attract people to seasonal work is enticing 16 people to the Bay of Plenty region.   The New Zealand Seasonal... Read More

The Man She Weeps - an outworldly feature film

Writing a script during lockdown, securing funding, and then casting and filming has 18-year-old producer and director Samuel Tomaszyk and Paige Jessie... Read More

Government pays $40 million in Psa settlement

The Crown and kiwifruit sector plaintiffs have reached an out-of-court settlement to the long-running litigation arising from the 2010 incursion... Read More

Billion dollar milestone for regional economies

More than $176 million has been pumped into the Bay of Plenty from the Government to support economic development projects in the region. Economic and... Read More

Iwi appeals bottling plant decision

The fight to prevent a water bottling plant expansion near Whakatane is far from over with iwi seeking to appeal a recent High Court decision dismissing... Read More

New Zealand kiwiberry booming in the Bay of Plenty

The high summer temperatures and long hours of sunshine in the Bay of Plenty where the largest hectares of the NZ Kiwiberry are grown has meant that... Read More

Kiwifruit growers join Foodbank drive

Kiwifruit growers have been helping struggling Kiwis and are now extending their foodback drive across New Zealand. New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc.,... Read More

Recall of salads due to listeria risk

  New Zealand Food Safety  - NZFS -  is advising the public to return or dispose of specific batches of various ready-to-eat salads as... Read More