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Zespri staff move into new Mount Maunganui head office
Zespri staff move into new Mount Maunganui head office
Zespri staff moved into the company's new head office in Mount Maunganui today following the completion of the first phase of the new office redevelopment.  The new three-level office next to Zespri's former headquarters on Maunganui Rd can accommodate 340...
Mismatch in job and those looking for work
Mismatch in job and those looking for work
A tighter labour market in Tauranga has meant businesses are finding it harder to access employees with the right skill set despite more people being available to work, experts say.  Tauranga business leaders say there appeared to be a "mismatch" between the jobs available and people...
Seasonal labour shortage declared in the Bay of Plenty
Seasonal labour shortage declared in the Bay of Plenty
The Ministry of Social Development has declared a seasonal labour shortage in the Bay of Plenty and is extending the seasonal labour shortage in Hawke's Bay.  In Bay of Plenty, the shortage is for a six-week period between April 15 and May...
Tauranga CBD gets 35 new car parks
Tauranga CBD gets 35 new car parks
Tauranga motorists will gain about 35 temporary car parks in the CBD from today.  Tauranga City Council will provide the new parks as an extension to the existing temporary car park on Dive Crescent.  Three car parks will be provided for larger...
Tauranga bands win top honours at National Youth Jazz contest
Tauranga bands win top honours at National Youth Jazz contest
Two Tauranga school bands have won top honours at the 42nd National Youth Jazz Competition over the weekend.  The two-day competition at the Baycourt Community & Arts Centre on April 5 and 6 involved 380 students from 21 schools performing in Big Band and Combo band...
Hundreds of shoppers file in to new Tauranga Crossing mall
Hundreds of shoppers file in to new Tauranga Crossing mall
About 50 staff danced a welcome to their customers this morning, after the city's newest mega mall opened.  People have lined up since 5am to get a first look at stage two of Tauranga...
Tauranga to host world gymnastics at Trustpower Baypark
Tauranga to host world gymnastics at Trustpower Baypark
The 2020 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships are coming to Tauranga.  They are set to be hosted April 17-19 next year at Trustpower Baypark.  The biennial event gathers the best of men's and women's artistic, rhythmic and trampoline gymnastics from the 21 eligible Pacific Rim...
Memorial Park to city waterfront pathway seeks public input
Memorial Park to city waterfront pathway seeks public input
Tauranga City Council is seeking feedback from the community on a possible coastal pathway connecting Memorial Park and the City Centre via The Strand.  The proposed pathway has been identified as a key connection in city centre strategies and walking and cycling plans, the council said in a...
Tauranga leaders all aboard passenger rail investigation
Tauranga leaders all aboard passenger rail investigation
The viability of a passenger rail service in Tauranga is being investigated.  The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is leading an investigation into both passenger and freight rail in the Bay of Plenty, including looking at the viability of a rapid passenger rail system in...
Vietnamese scholarship students to study at Bay of Plenty schools
Vietnamese scholarship students to study at Bay of Plenty schools
Two Vietnamese students will head to two Bay of Plenty schools as some of the first recipients of a new government-led scholarship programme.  The New Zealand Schools Scholarship is the first of its kind exclusively offered to Vietnamese students and Rotorua's John Paul College and Mount...
New pedestrian bridge links The Lakes and Tauriko
New pedestrian bridge links The Lakes and Tauriko
State Highway 36 through The Lakes will be closed Wednesday night as a new overbridge is lifted into place.  The new bridge is intended to allow people walking and biking between The Lakes and Tauranga Crossing to cross...
Scholarships for uni students to study harbour water
Scholarships for uni students to study harbour water
Two University of Waikato students have each been awarded $5000 to research coastal waters in the Bay of Plenty.  Megan Ranapia and Georgina Flowers are the latest recipients of BayTrust Bruce Cronin Scholarships which are administered by Universities New Zealand and awarded to postgraduate...
Kiwifruit growers and All Black talk personal wellbeing
Kiwifruit growers and All Black talk personal wellbeing
Talking about personal wellbeing was on the agenda when a group of lucky kiwifruit industry members met with an All Black to discuss mental health and self-care.  All Black lock and Crusaders captain Sam Whitelock spoke to a group of kiwifruit growers and industry members about the importance...
Rescue food festival gives food for thought
Rescue food festival gives food for thought
A festival to celebrate food destined for the dumpster was held on Saturday.  Ian Mikkelsen from Robert Harris was among the many people taking part in the Food for Thought: Rescued Food Festival at Our Place in the Tauranga...
Cinema announces new complex at Tauranga Crossing
Cinema announces new complex at Tauranga Crossing
EVENT Cinemas Tauranga Crossing has announced its complex will officially open next Thursday with six big screens.  It will be the largest cinema complex in the Bay of Plenty region and will include the first VMAX screen outside of Auckland featuring a massive 24m wide by 10m high...
Kinetic sculpture installed at Tauranga Crossing
Kinetic sculpture installed at Tauranga Crossing
A kinetic sculpture created by world renowned Kiwi artist Phil Price has been installed at the Tauranga Crossing.  Price, regarded as the foremost kinetic sculptor of his generation, created the bespoke features, known as The Fernery, as part of the landscaped gardens and dining...
Partner in one of the Tauranga's top law firms steps down
Partner in one of the Tauranga's top law firms steps down
Well-known Tauranga lawyer Bill Holland is stepping down as a partner of Holland Beckett Law firm after 40 years in the role.  The 67-year-old joined Holland Beckett in 1976 at age 24 and became a partner in 1979 after his late father William Sydney Holland, also known as Bill, passed the...
Kiwifruit industry pumps $108 million into Bay of Plenty pack houses
Kiwifruit industry pumps $108 million into Bay of Plenty pack houses
More than $108 million has been pumped into kiwifruit cool stores and infrastructure in the Western Bay and 160 new growers have joined the ranks as the industry continues to break records.  The news comes hard on the heels of Zespri's forecast that sales for the 2018/19 season could reach...
Auditions for Tarnished Frocks and Divas this weekend
Auditions for Tarnished Frocks and Divas this weekend
This weekend, your life could change for the better simply by turning up to Tauranga Boys' College gym.  If you are female and aged 40 or over, and ever fancied yourself on stage as a dancer, model, singer, or just a diva, then now is your chance as auditions are on Saturday and Sunday for...
Tauranga City Council budget out for feedback with 3.9pc rates increase
Tauranga City Council budget out for feedback with 3.9pc rates increase
Tauranga City Council has signed off its draft budget for the next year for consultation with a 3.9 per cent rates increase.  While councillors were pleased to see a controversial swimming/spa pool registration fee of $136 dropped, few had anything good to say about the council's long term...
Tauranga to host 2020 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships
Tauranga to host 2020 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships
Tauranga has secured hosting rights for the 2020 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships.  Gymnastics New Zealand announced today the event would take place April 17 to 19...
Hundreds of students gather across the city to strike for climate change
Hundreds of students gather across the city to strike for climate change
More than 400 children across the city gathered yesterday to make their voices heard in the strike over climate change.  Loud chants echoed throughout the central streets of Mount Maunganui and Tauranga, as passionate students and pupils as young as five were there for their...
Tauranga City Council budget out proposes 3.9pc rates increase
Tauranga City Council budget out proposes 3.9pc rates increase
Tauranga City Council has signed off its draft budget for the next year for consultation with a 3.9 per cent rates increase.  While councillors were pleased to see a controversial swimming/spa pool registration fee of $136 dropped, few had anything good to say about the council's long term...
Hundreds of international students welcomed to Tauranga
Hundreds of international students welcomed to Tauranga
Hundreds of international students have been officially welcomed to Tauranga this morning.  A total of 770 international students attended this morning's official mayoral welcome at the Holy Trinity...
Local expert artists unveil works for Awhina House
Local expert artists unveil works for Awhina House
Art created by expert artists specifically for Awhina House has been unveiled ahead of the opening of Tauranga's first women's homeless shelter.  On Sunday a majority of the 12 artists involved in the project met at the shelter to celebrate the completion of their creative projects for...
Pride Picnic a celebration of diversity
Pride Picnic a celebration of diversity
"Be yourself, everyone else is taken."  That was the motto of the inaugural Tauranga Moana Pride Picnic on Saturday, which aimed to raise the profile of Tauranga's LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer and intersex)...
Tauranga will host 2021 Men's World Teams Squash Championships
Tauranga will host 2021 Men's World Teams Squash Championships
With a successful junior world squash championship under its belt, Tauranga has secured another global event, being named as the host of the 2021 Men's World Teams Squash Championships.  The announcement comes just two years after running the much-lauded World Junior Squash Championships...
Total $58m issued in Tauranga building consents
Total $58m issued in Tauranga building consents
Tauranga City Council issued a total $58.1 million in building consents during February, new data shows.  Priority One's latest building consents report showed a surge of construction activity during the first two months of...
Prestigious awards on offer for Bay of Plenty retailers
Prestigious awards on offer for Bay of Plenty retailers
Retailers from across the Bay of Plenty region no matter how big or small are urged to enter the prestigious 2019 Retail New Zealand Awards.  In a written statement, Retail New Zealand's public affairs general manager Greg Harford, said the aim of the awards was to celebrate the "very...
Public invited to Trustpower National Community Awards
Public invited to Trustpower National Community Awards
The public is being invited to attend the Trustpower National Community Awards to hear volunteers share their stories.  The awards celebrate volunteers and representatives and will feature representatives from the 26 voluntary groups named Supreme Winner at their regional Trustpower Community...
Tauranga Moana Pride Picnic a first for the city
Tauranga Moana Pride Picnic a first for the city
Tauranga's waterfront is set to be transformed into a colourful and vibrant hub on Saturday when a picnic celebrating diversity takes place.  The inaugural Tauranga Moana Pride Picnic is being held from 12pm to 3pm before a Pride Walk along The...
New stores, restaurants and 800-seat cinema to open at Tauranga Crossing
New stores, restaurants and 800-seat cinema to open at Tauranga Crossing
Brand new stores and restaurants, including an 800-seat cinema, will officially open next month as part of the grand opening of stage two of the $150 million Tauranga Crossing development.  A total of 45 new retailers and 17 restaurants and eateries will open in stage two of the enclosed mall...
Sustainable buildings a 'new era' in construction in Tauranga
Sustainable buildings a 'new era' in construction in Tauranga
Developers of some of Tauranga's newest commercial builds have invested millions of dollars in making their buildings sustainable as the city moves into a "new era" in construction, experts say.  Tauranga business leaders and environmental experts say while building...
Mount Maunganui named NZ’s best beach
Mount Maunganui named NZ’s best beach
Mount Maunganui’s Main Beach has been named New Zealand’s best beach by TripAdvisor’s 2019 Traveller’s Choice awards for the sixth consecutive time.  The rankings are generated by...
Surge in jobs hits business growth as Tauranga worker shortage bites
Surge in jobs hits business growth as Tauranga worker shortage bites
Some Tauranga employers believe their inability to find staff is hindering growth as job vacancies continue to soar.  Figures from the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment show job advertisements in the Bay of Plenty jumped by 4.8 per cent in the quarter to December and 15.1 per cent...
Local science students join hands-on physics experiment in Europe
Local science students join hands-on physics experiment in Europe
Tauranga science students will head to Europe next month to join in physics education research and get hands-on with two particle experiments.  Twelve students from both colleges will be among the first Kiwi participants in the hands-on physics teaching facility S'Cool Lab Plus at the...
New rescued food festival in the Bay
New rescued food festival in the Bay
Sustainability and community will be highlighted in a big way on March 23 when New Zealand's first rescued food festival will be hosted in downtown Tauranga.  The event is being held to raise awareness of waste and fundraise for local charities Good Neighbour and Te Aranui Youth...
Kiwifruit packhouse announces living wage
Kiwifruit packhouse announces living wage
A Bay of Plenty packhouse has revealed today it will pay a living wage to fulltime permanent staff - affecting more than 30 employees.  Apata, a kiwifruit and avocado post harvest company, announced its decision this...
Growing for Good grants helps kids' sustainability projects
Growing for Good grants helps kids' sustainability projects
Thirty schools, including three from the Bay of Plenty have been given the Growing for Good grant to lead sustainability initiatives in their schools.  In applying for the grant, operated by Countdown, schools were asked to reveal what project they wanted to be...
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