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Opotiki mayor wins excellence award

The Eastern Bay was the only region in the Bay to pick up an award in the annual LGNZ Excellence Awards in Wellington in...

Faris moving on from Locus Research

After four years with Locus Research, chief executive Daniel Faris is leaving Tauranga to take up a new role in Auckland with Tax Traders...

Focus on growth for Rotorua, says CEO

Steps being taken by the Rotorua Lakes Council to deliver on developmental opportunities for the region have been given a resounding thumbs up from...

Purpose Capital Impact Fund officially launched

The fund is targeting around $30 million to invest in socially responsible ventures. (see Bay of Plenty Business News, May-June 2019) The fund – said...

PlantTech a big boost for Bay Agritech

Priority One and the University of Waikato have joined forces with eight leading exporters to form a unique collaboration aimed at accelerating innovation. PlantTech has...

PlantTech’s founders and funding

Bluelab Bluelab, formerly NZ Hydroponics International, has more than 30 years’ experience in the manufacture and export of hand-held meters and control equipment for measuring...

Sir Paul Adams’ contribution to community recognised

Paul Adams – the founder of the city’s biggest land developer Carrus Corp – has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for...

Chamber launches this year’s Westpac Tauranga Awards

In late May, the Tauranga Chamber launched this year’s Westpac Tauranga Business Awards. This key event for local businesses will be held on Friday,...

ExportNZ Bay of Plenty Awards finalists announced

The finalists in the 29th ExportNZ Bay of Plenty Awards have been announced, from an excellent  crop of entries received across a broad range...

Jenkins Freshpac picks up industry awards

Jenkins Freshpac Systems have just won a prestigious Pride in Print industry award and been named finalists in a second category. The 136-year-old company, which...

Comvita chief executive to step down

Scott Coulter, Comvita’s chief executive for the past four years, and has been with the company for 16 years, will step down this September. Former...

Italian expert praises NZ stink bug approach

A visiting Italian biosecurity expert has praised New Zealand’s efforts to deal with a stink bug incursion before it happens, putting this country “on...

Zespri operating revenue exceeds $3 billion

Strong growth in volume and value across all kiwifruit categories in the completed season has resulted in Zespri reporting operating revenue from global sales...

Improving productivity

“We are finding these machines offer us a compact footprint. And while it is early days, productivity is promising.” He and Apata Group chief executive...

Low interest rates can build growth, says Kiwibank’s economist

Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr made a strong case during a recent presentation in Tauranga for the government to take advantage of historically low...

Small Business Tauranga forges ahead

Small Business Tauranga will be holding a forum in late June hosted by Bakertilly Staples Rodway, which is expected to get an update on...

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