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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Tauriko – Positioned for further growth

Tauriko Business Estate continues to experience high growth and demand, says Bryce Donne, Director of Element IMF, which has been developing the site since its...

Avo prospects positive for new season

Prospects for the Bay of Plenty’s new avocado season are looking positive, with export volumes forecast to rise and strong prices buoyed by lighter...

Mark Cairns to step down from port role next year

Long-serving Port of Tauranga chief executive Mark Cairns has given notice that he will retire in June 2021. “I think 15 years as a CEO...

Acorn Foundation distributions increase 50% this year

The Acorn Foundation recently announced a record $1.75M in distributions for the past year, up more than 50% over the previous year. With the Acorn...

Acorn’s financial self-sufficiency means more money for local charities

The significant growth in Acorn Foundation distributions over the past year to more than $1.7 million has been driven primarily by the resettlements of...

Trustpower Baypark – looking ahead

After lockdown Trustpower Baypark kicked back into life with a number of events occurring before we entered Level 2 again. A few successful large...

Bay iwi refinery to extract value from hort waste

A refinery to distill high value bioactive molecules will be built in Bay of Plenty in conjunction with iwi-owned Te Awanui Huka Pak to...

Rabobank report identifies need for new kiwifruit capital

The strong surge in kiwifruit volumes in coming years is bringing a need for more capital to be invested in the post-harvest sector and...

Design and construction that stands the test of time

Locally owned family business Hawes Building Solutions is celebrating 20 years in business this year. Known for their quality workmanship and excellent service, the...

September/October issue OUT NOW!

Read now In this issue of Bay of Plenty Business News, the Cover Story: Kiwifruit in the Bay - Covid’s impact on seasonal workers. The Kiwifruit sector...

Covid’s impact on seasonal workers

The latest Covid outbreak has only heightened uncertainty around labour supply for the kiwifruit sector, with both Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) and backpacker staff...

Coresteel completes new Tauranga Motor Company premises

Tauranga Motor Company’s decision to go ahead with creating its new premises at 100 Hewletts Rd, on the Maru Street corner, reflects the company’s...

Rotorua manufacturer moves into hand sanitisers

Rotorua’s Damar Industries has launched a brand of hand sanitisers and related sanitising products and aims to produce up to a million litres a...

100 tonnes of kiwifruit donated to local communities

One hundred tonnes of Bay-grown kiwifruit is being distributed by the industry to food rescue organisations around the country this season, Zespri chief executive...

National’s past leaders in the Bay

The Bay of Plenty has had the unusual experience in recent weeks of seeing Western Bay MP Todd Muller unseat Tauranga colleague Simon Bridges...

Westpac Tauranga Business Awards to go ahead in 2020

The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards celebration will be returning this year – with a twist and a few changes reflecting the impact...