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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Looking ahead to 2021

What an interesting 2020 we have had world-wide. I’m sure we all appreciate looking forward to 2021 and Trustpower Baypark is no exception. Bay Dreams Bay...

New tourist options driven by domestic visitors

Rotorua Adventure Park Velocity Valley has decided to go ahead and launch its latest adrenaline-pumping ride in December, said sales and marketing manager Debbie...

Equity markets surged as year-end approached

Investment market update (for the quarter ended 30 Nov, 2020) After three months or so of global equity markets generally bouncing sideways, they surged in...

Payroll indicators from business

A key issue for all local business in 2021 will be payroll costs. Remuneration specialists Strategic Pay recently released their November Remuneration and Business...

New chair for Priority One

The December AGM saw chairman Brett Hewlett, who has served for five years, resign and his role taken by former deputy chair Simon Clarke. Nigel...

Recovery stronger than expected – but uncertainties remain

Given the unprecedented year the Bay business community has been through and the problems that are still affecting us globally as a result of...

Small business employment improves post lockdown

The number of jobs in small businesses across New Zealand grew 1.4 percent during October and were now above pre-crisis levels, according to global...

From the editor January 2021

I have been obsessed by the surreal saga of Donald Trump’s ongoing meltdown as he attempts to shut out the reality that he will...

January 2021 OUT NOW!

READ THE JANUARY ISSUE INSIDE - ROUGH ROAD TO RECOVERY Welcome to our digital New Year issue of Bay of Plenty Business News. As noted in our...

Embracing new ways to work – Suburban desk talk

The way we access and use workplaces was already undergoing change prior to the pandemic outbreak, but the global health crisis has accelerated some...

Welcome to summer!

Summer is just around the corner and so is the sizzling line-up of Summer events at Trustpower Baypark. Bring People Dancing is about connecting people...

December 2020 OUT NOW!

READ DECEMBER 2020 Bay's Businesses celebrate fightback from Covid-19 at Westpac Awards! In this month's and final issue for 2020 you can check out our full...

Bay’s Businesses celebrate fightback from Covid-19 at Westpac Awards

Heilala Vanilla was named Business of the Year at the recent Westpac Tauranga Business Awards 2020. The Te Puna-based manufacturer and exporter of high-end vanilla...

Heilala Vanilla wins new-look Westpac Business Awards

Heilala Vanilla won the Business of the Year Award at the recent Westpac Tauranga Business Awards 2020, which were reconfigured to take into account...

Rotorua business awards celebrate resilience

Leading businesses were acknowledged for their resilience and hard work throughout the Covid-19-disrupted year at this year’s Rotorua Westpac Business Awards. Rotorua Business Chamber Chief...

New kiwifruit investment fund kicks off

A new investment fund targeting SunGold kiwifruit orchards is rapidly approaching its initial subscription target as assorted investors, growers and institutions are drawn to...