Anzac Day Mondayisation - what does it mean?

The Mondayisation of Anzac Day has left a few businesses scratching their heads. Anzac Day is one of just three-and-a-half days a year when almost all... Read More

Apprenticeship numbers jump in 2020

The number of apprentices continues to grow, with people from across the community signing up for careers in the trades according to enrolment data. Tertiary... Read More

World‘s most advanced AI system installed

New Zealand’s most powerful supercomputer for artificial intelligence applications has been installed at the University of Waikato as part of its... Read More

Auckland airport bus upgrade

Transport Minister Michael Wood today marked the completion of upgrades to State Highway 20B which will give passengers quick electric bus trips to and... Read More

BOP annual salary hits all-time high

Average annual salary in the Bay of Plenty has hit an all-time high in the first quarter of this year, according to a report from TradeMe Jobs. It is... Read More

Help on the way for NZ‘s timber shortage

The opening of a new wood processing plant in Rotorua in a few weeks will help alleviate New Zealand’s timber shortage, says Red Stag group CEO,... Read More

Your caffeine hit can help burn fat - Study

It’s great news for coffee-loving New Zealanders who enjoy exercising, a cup of Joe can help burn fat. A new study from the University of Granada... Read More

Whakatane Mill to close in June

Major Bay of Plenty employer Whakatane Mill has decided to proceed to close its doors. It employs just over 210 staff and has produced paper and packaging... Read More

Bay of Plenty’s kiwifruit harvest begins

The kiwifruit harvest has now begun in the Bay of Plenty with picking taking place from Opotiki to Katikati over the coming days. The 2021 season is... Read More

Quarantine-free travel to New Zealand from Niue

Passengers from Niue can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand on Wednesday March 24. The announcement has been made by Prime Minister Jacinda... Read More

More than $300m returned to Covid-hit travellers

More than $352 million of refunds and credits has been returned to New Zealanders who had overseas travel cancelled due to Covid-19 The Government’s... Read More

Free training programme for Rotorua businesses

  Rotorua businesses and non-profits have benefited from a free business training programme.   The next course will start in March and... Read More

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