The housing crisis is now 'eating into middle-class NZ' and is causing trauma.
Struggling to survive, sleeping in cars and children going to school hungry.
The former K-Mart manager who started off as a store greeter says it was a scary move.
The booming creative sector can benefit the Bay but targeted NZ-wide support is needed.
Sea freight prices have jumped and businesses say imports are being delayed by months.
Flights to Aussie are expected to reach more than 300 a week in July.
Experts are urging people to check their KiwiSaver fees to get the best value for money.
Documents reveal raft of allegations.
Demand is outstripping supply for timber at the moment.
The industry crying out for New Zealanders to fill jobs.
'It was hard for people with disabilities to get work.'
Discrimination was a 'huge problem': Workbridge head Jonathan Mosen.
Royal Caribbean has announced its new Australasian 2022/23 season.
The Bay hospitality industry needs us to open our wallets
"Hardest bit of Covid is seeing my very successful travel business dissolve into nothing."
Toi Ohomai international student revenue drops by $10 million.
The Government is looking at incentive schemes to encourage people towards electric cars.
''Flexibility and agility'' would determine future success of businesses.
The upcoming kiwifruit season is expected to set another record.
The Bay of Plenty will need about 20,000 seasonal kiwifruit workers.
Schools feel all students need to feel valued, included, safe and respected.
Building association chief: "I hope they are actually training them up'
The median rent in Tauranga was $550 a week last month.
Historically low interest rates means buying is cheaper than renting.
One company expected this year could be its biggest ever.
The Bay of Plenty is a hotspot for cannabis cultivation.
Employers are having to offer packages to attract and keep tradies.
Demand continues to outstrip supply in the rental market.
Customers are starting to notice gaps on shelves which could drive up prices.
The Bay accommodation sector says coming months are likely to be tough.
Demand is outstripping supply in the Tauranga and Rotorua property market.
NZ Bus says drivers have been the targets of assaults, robberies and abusive language.
COMMENT: The kiwifruit sector is booming, but it still faces various challenges to face.
About 200,000 people across the country get food poisoning struck every year.
Rents in the Bay of Plenty continue to soar.
November and December have been busy months for the Port of Tauranga.
The Tenancy Tribunal has dealt with hundreds of Bay of Plenty complaints this year.
Retailers are also expecting a flurry of activity in the final lead-up to Christmas.
Business owners and retail staff are often on the receiving ends of threats.
Job listings in the Bay of Plenty have jumped.
A lack of properties is driving rent ever higher - if you can find one
''I have received mixed feedback with respect to returning expats.''
Teachers, professionals, labourers, midwives, nurses and managers have returned home.
The city has working poor who were living in cars, under hedges and couch surfing.
The kiwifruit industry is keen to recruit more New Zealanders.
"You fight and argue and when it's all over you make love and that's it."
Experts are predicting some goods will be in short supply.
Further interest rate drops and LVR restrictions could 'add petrol to the fire'.
There are still jobs up for grabs in the Bay of Plenty's booming dairy industry.
Two Christmas parades get the greenlight while another gets a makeover.
Some face closures but others believe Bay could cash in as a 'safe haven'.
Residents say a proposed highway interchange can't come soon enough.
Pāpāmoa is expected to accommodate 47 per cent of new Tauranga residents by 2028.
Domestic visitors are the Coastal Bay of Plenty's most significant market.
Opinion: My actions could have caused a tragedy for another family.
The iwi is helping its whānau get on the property ladder and into new homes.
Opinion: Watching someone you love die a slow death is not easy.
''Half of his brain was the normal grey colour and half of it was real black.''