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Kiwifruit looking to a record harvest for 2021

The kiwifruit sector is poised to break records this season, with an estimated crop volume of 177.5 million trays putting it ahead of estimates made only three years ago. The February estimate for this season’s...

Tauranga’s complete package

Trustpower Baypark is Tauranga’s Premier Venue for conferences, meetings, entertainment and exhibitions. It offers a complete package in one convenient location that features state of the art meeting rooms, in-house catering, audio visual services,...

Te Whare Nui o Tuteata – Scion’s unique new wooden building

Crown Research Institute Scion has recently completed its new wooden building at its main campus in Rotorua, named by local iwi Te Whare Nui o Tuteata Scion chief executive officer Dr Julian Elder says Te...

Transformational change for Tauranga

Bay of Plenty Business News is running a series in which we ask prominent Bay personalities for their views on business and life in the Bay – what’s good, what’s bad and what their...

Whakatane Mill likely to close

A worker at one of Whakatāne’s biggest employers has warned at least half of the 200 people being made redundant will struggle to find work. The Whakatāne Mill confirmed this week it will close at the...

Government announces new housing curbs

The recent surge in new housing prices has triggered a response from the Labour Government. But the new policies, which aim to shift the balance of the market more in favour of first-time buyers,...
Tauranga Harbour at Night

Tauranga Port reports improved profits despite disruptions

New Zealand’s largest port and international freight gateway Tauranga Port in late February reported increased profitability for the first six months of the 2021 financial year, despite volatile cargo volumes and the and congestion...
Madagascar – the Musical

Perfectly positioned as Tauranga’s premier venue

Trustpower Baypark has hit the ground running in 2021 with a busy calendar leading into the second quarter of the year. Speedway The speedway season is wrapping up with three more race nights - 6 March...

New Appointments March 2021

BBN’s guide to new people and new roles across business in the Bay. To feature in New Appointments email us at new.appointments@bopbusinessnews.co.nz Brett Yeatman Brett Yeatman recently joined forces with Brian Gillett from BGT Developments as...
Kiwifruit vines

Growers settle on lower payment

The chief executive of the country’s largest kiwifruit operator has welcomed an out-of-court settlement with the Crown for Psa losses - with some mixed feelings. Earlier in February, the Crown settled for $40 million with...

March 2021 OUT NOW!

We look at the development boom that is currently underway in the Bay of Plenty.

The perfect mix of city and coast at your doorstep

Set to further enhance Tauranga’s growing inner-city, Vantage is a new premium mixed-use, seven storey development at 359 Cameron Road. The enviable location will provide access to the best of Tauranga and showcase sweeping...
PICMI creator and accidental orchardist Genevieve Griffin-George holding a lapop

New app takes headaches out of harvest

An employment app born out of a family accident is poised to make life easier for orchardists seeking staff over this season’s busy kiwifruit harvest. Marlborough woman Genevieve Griffin-George has already had strong uptake on...

Opportunities going fast in booming Tauriko

It’s no surprise that the remaining options for securing a position in Tauriko Business Estate are moving fast. One key element is recent government action on industrial and commercial properties, with proposed imminent changes to...

Leading property developers join forces to advocate for positive change

The abrupt sacking of the Tauranga City Council has created major ructions in the local electoral system and more are likely to emerge. The Council recently announced the official appointment of the four commissioners who...
Young girl holding half a kiwifruit

Kiwifruit growers come together for foodbank drive

New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc (NZKGI) is encouraging its members to pitch in and donate to the most vulnerable through The Foodbank Project, a joint partnership of Countdown, The Salvation Army and Lucid. The drive...