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Pandemic inspires New Zealand software product uptake

Leading New Zealand fresh produce software provider Radfords, which has its base in Tauranga, has overcome some initial global pandemic-related challenges to realign how it engages with global fresh produce businesses. These are showing...
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Road Science wins NZ Workplace Safety Award

Working on New Zealand roads is now a whole lot safer thanks to Tauranga firm Road Science, which has devised a way to substantially reduce the time their staff spend standing in the road...
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Norse Skog Kawerau Mill closure update

Norske Skog’s recent announcement that it would be selling the Tasman Mill’s assets and stopping production by the end of the month didn’t come as a surprise to the workers at the mill, or...

FMM appoints new CEO

First Mortgage Managers (FMM), manager of First Mortgage Trust (FMT), has announced Paul Bendall as the new chief executive officer. Paul joined First Mortgage Trust in August 2020 as general manager and has more than...

The Urban Task Force questions Commissioners

The Urban Task Force for Tauranga was formed earlier this year specifically to represent the local property sector in order to provide strong, informed leadership to our local authorities. “Overall, our membership of property developers,...
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ZESPRI marks record season in 2020-21

Increased sales, the ongoing expansion of Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit production and great quality fruit underpinned by strong international demand have delivered a record result for Zespri’s 2020/21 season, returning record per tray returns across...

Charity Art Auction: Raising funds for 3 special causes

Tauranga Metal Artist, Ninette Kruger collaborated with New Zealand artists Anna Mollekin & Totaea Rendell to create Art For a Cause, raising funds for charitable organization by auctioning exclusive metal art. Upcoming Charity Art Auction:...

Trustpower sells retail sector to Mercury for $441m

Power generator and retailer Mercury NZ plans to buy the retail business of Tauranga stalwart Trustpower once it gets various permissions sorted, including Commerce Commission approval. The businesses have entered into a binding agreement conditional...

Leading kiwifruit companies to amalgamate

Seeka Limited and Opotiki Packing and Cool Storage Limited are to join via amalgamation, the companies said in a statement. This transaction will see Seeka expand further to be operational in all of New Zealand’s...
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Goodman Fielder launches new sustainability campaign

Goodman Fielder has launched ‘Better Together’, an ambitious new sustainability strategy designed to help embed sustainability across the company’s business, culture, brands and products. Developed to support global efforts to deliver the UN 2030 Sustainable...
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$40m Kiwifruit Packhouse & Coolstore boost planned For Te Puke

Te Puke’s economy is heading for a $40 million cash injection as DMS Progrowers Ltd has unveiled plans to double the size of its existing local operation – the biggest single investment the company...

Tauranga private equity firm Oriens Capital successfully raises second fund

Private equity investor Oriens Capital has raised its second fund after reaching the targeted $80 million. The fund is now accepting over subscriptions and is on target to raise $100m at close. Following the successful...

Gala spectacular set to hit Tauranga for six

“A star-studded, entertainment spectacular” is how this year’s Tauranga Gala Dinner is being described. Back for its ninth year, the 2021 edition will be held on Friday 16 July at Trustpower Arena to an...

Much to do to get Tauranga back on-track

Sacking an elected council and appointing commissioners to run a council’s governance functions is quite a rare event. Essentially, that situation only arises if there are significant issues within a group of elected members,...
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PMG to acquire Bethlehem Town Centre and property in Wellington

PMG Property Funds Management Limited (PMG), with conservative bank borrowings, is acquiring an industrial property at 11-13 Gough Street in Seaview, Wellington, and the high-profile Bethlehem Town Centre in Bethlehem, Tauranga for an estimated...
Award winners: Left to right: Ally Armstrong, Eruera Keepa (Hīkina Consultants), Stacey Main, Shae Skellern, Meg Jones, Monty Morrison (Te Arawa representative), Julie McGlashen, Jacky James.

Shine strike Gold at PRINZ Awards

Award winning Bay of Plenty strategic communications consultancy, The Shine Collective, struck gold again recently at the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ) Awards for its work with Te Arawa Covid Response Hub,...

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