OPINION: In my view, if your children are mature enough at that age, I see no harm in it.
Peak kiwifruit season and global congestion and reduced capacity are affecting Tauranga.
Trades lobby to have apprenticeship employer incentives extended.
Some painters, decorators and fencers are willing to take up the work at a cut-price rate.
'Probably about 70 per cent of interviewees don't show up. It's just unbelievable.'
Businesses say the immigration delays are 'incredibly frustrating'.
G3 kiwifruit licences have sold for a median average of $550,000 per canopy hectare.
Cost of freight has more than doubled since Covid and some firms paying more than that.
At the moment any good tradespeople are worth their weight in gold.
'There are headhunters from Australia racing around New Zealand trying to steal people.'
Being a CEO is a 24-7 and 365-day-a-year job
'People don't have to save anymore, if they want it, they buy it.'
The rising cost of accommodation, food and power continues to outstrip household income.
Westpac's June regional roundup shows Bay has a bright outlook.
Landlords can lease properties to the Government through a Community Housing Provider.
'Counsellors had been a lifesaver for many people...'
PMG said the purchase aligned with its game plan to buy quality commercial properties.
The decision on whether to sit tight or refix a mortgage can involve tricky equations.
'There is strong hiring intent across all sectors,' says Economic Development interim CEO.
Sylvia Kim has not seen her father for more than two years.
'We are at the mercy of the Government's decisions ...'
OPINION: I did not scream and shout or make a scene but I ruined their day
Air New Zealand has also revealed imported cargo from the US and Asia had jumped 30 %.
'Everyone wants to make some money out of their lifestyle block.'
People deserve to be paid their worth but that was easier said than done, some bosses say.
'We end up taking on more than we can handle and ... it can spiral out of control.'
The housing crisis is now 'eating into middle-class NZ' and is causing trauma.
Great tenants who love their homes beg landlord not to sell - and she hasn't.
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.
Discrimination was a 'huge problem': Workbridge head Jonathan Mosen.
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.
There are jobs going at sawmills across the Bay including Rotorua and Te Puke now.
The Government is looking at incentive schemes to encourage people towards electric cars.
Rotorua companies had pivoted to make the most of every opportunity.
The upcoming kiwifruit season is expected to set another record.
The Bay of Plenty will need about 20,000 seasonal kiwifruit workers.
Meeting on homelessness, social disorder and crime Rotorua on hold Alert Level 1 returns.
Schools feel all students need to feel valued, included, safe and respected.
Building association chief: "I hope they are actually training them up'
2020 was a real mixed bag from an economic perspective in Rotorua.