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Kiwifruit to milk for Bay’s McBride

Zespri’s retiring chairman Peter McBride has made the step from one large primary producer to another with his election in November to the Fonterra...

Trustpower reports six month profit of $65 million

Trustpower’s half year result came in at $64.9 million, down on the equivalent period last year, but up on 2016. The company has revised...

Yamaha ups investment in BOP’s Robotics Plus

Yamaha Motor Co has made a follow-up investment in Bay of Plenty agri-automation company Robotics Plus, bringing its total funding commitment to US$10 million...

Harvest relief in form of extra RSE workers

The head of the country’s largest post-harvest kiwifruit operation and orchard business has welcomed the increase in the number of workers on the Recognised...

Strong growth story from Priority One at AGM

The Western Bay economic story has been one of growth over the past year Priority One chief executive Nigel Tutt told attendees at the...

Zespri share buy-back in play

Zespri’s steps to strengthen the company’s share allocation to better reflect growers’ production proportions have started to take effect. In late October, Zespri closed off...

Jenkins Freshpac’s innovative approach wins top award

Jenkins Freshpac Systems walked off with the top accolade at this year’s Westpac Tauranga Business Awards, which had an overriding focus on innovation, reinforcing...

Hydrographers recognise Bay man’s 30-plus year career

Greg Cox’s decades-long career in hydrography was acknowledged by international peers at the Australasian Hydrographic Society’s HYDRO18 Conference in November. The Mount Maunganui-based hydrographic survey...

Red Stag development selected as gluelam showcase

Clearwater Quays Apartments, part of the Red Stag group of vertically integrated wood processing and development businesses, has been selected to showcase the use...

Jellicoe’s father and son team take out Te Puke awards

Jellicoe Industrial Park, run by John and Warren Dohnt, took out the Supreme Award at this year’s Te Puke Business Excellence Awards. John Dohnt said...

Franchising still a solid route to new business ownership

New Zealand has more franchises and franchise outlets for its population size than any other country in the world. And despite some setbacks to...

Property People Awards celebrate Bay strengths

The Bay of Plenty Property Council’s recent first-ever Property People Awards drew a vibrant 240-plus crowd at the sold-out event, held at Mills Reef...

Te Puia win rewards community involvement

Hawkins Construction was the main contractor involved in the redevelopment of the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute at Te Puia. The goal...

UK’s SmartSpace acquires Bay’s SwipedOn for $11 million

Tauranga-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company SwipedOn, which developed an innovative worksite visitor management solution, has been acquired by UK AIM-listed SmartSpace Software Plc for $11...

First avo crop China bound

Five years of visits and close relationship-building with Chinese authorities has culminated in the first shipment of Bay of Plenty grown avocados heading to...

WorkSafe case could set precedent

A health and safety consultant has described a recent Tauranga District Court ruling on a WorkSafe prosecution under the new Health and Safety at...

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