In the lead-up to this year's local body elections, the race for the mayor's seat of Western Bay of Plenty comes down to three very different contenders. Reporter Kiri Gillespie shares a coffee with current mayor Garry Webber to find out how his first tenure has been, why he thinks people should return him to the seat and how his influence as a young man helped shape a key part of the kiwifruit industry.

By 1960, Garry Webber's family-owned New Zealand's largest tomato greenhouse when they bought 1.6 ha of land at Matua.

The son of a fruit and produce

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