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Zoe Hunter: Why we should roll out the red carpet for AIMS Games
The return of the AIMS Games will make for a truly memorable week. Bring on September
Zoe Hunter: We all need a bit of light in our lives
One headline stuck out like a beacon in the news this week.
First-home buyers trickle back to market as median house price falls
REINZ: The need for more housing had become urgent
'Mansion effect': Region's richest pay 163pc above Lake Tarawera's average
OneRoof's Property Rich List reveals where the wealthy buy in Rotorua
Out of the ashes: Green light for new $2m golf clubhouse
'We are expecting an influx of people when the new clubhouse is built' - club president
'Surge' of inquiry as first-home grant lifts, CCCFA changes looming
"It is perfect timing for first home buyers" - Praveen Bhati
'Exciting': New $2m 'upmarket backpackers' planned for Rotorua
It will include a manager's residence and guest lounge but no kitchen.
Revealed: Rotorua's first million-dollar metro suburb
The city's average property value was now just shy of hitting $800,000 - OneRoof
Zoe Hunter: My car got broken into. The thief was just a kid
OPINION: These kids are hurting themselves and their futures.
'It's my turn': 100-plus attend recruitment drive for $400m manufacturing plant
More than 100 people turned up to the open day at Youth Central to register their interest
'Well overdue': Eased funding criteria good news for first-home buyers
'The new caps are more realistic,' says Realty Group chief executive Heath Young.
'Record' sales: Tauranga's luxury house market running hot
Luxury market performing in complete contrast to the low-to-mid-range market.
'Inspiring': New business village helps Pasifika businesses prosper
The new village was established to support sustained growth in the Pacific business sector
Zoe Hunter: Why women should be paid the same as men
OPINION: I cannot believe that in 2022 we are even still talking about this subject.
What women want: 'You do the mahi and get paid accordingly'
Bay of Plenty businesswomen weigh in on the gender pay gap issue.
'Stunning turnaround': City bucks property slowdown
Rotorua is bouncing back from its "slump" after months of little growth - OneRoof
Zoe Hunter: Why it's important young people attend Anzac services
OPINION: Lest we forget. We will remember them.
Feeling fatigued? Here's how Bay bosses are managing stress before it boils over
Leaders are doing their best to get themselves and staff through the toughest of times.
Trend setter: City house prices defy trend to reach record $770k
It comes as agents report a dramatic shift to a buyer's market
Opinion: Plenty of driver licencing roadblocks holding up young people
OPINION: Learning to drive for the first time is hard enough.
'Eye-watering': Struggling families being priced out as rents soar
"The rising cost of living will be taking a toll on tenants"
'Life-changing' decisions: Why now is a good time to buy a business
"Any business making sustainable profit and hasn't been too affected by Covid is selling"
Thinking about a pay rise? Why now is a great time to ask
Employment experts give their tips on how to ask for a pay rise.
Zoe Hunter: Working from home is not good for my mental health
COMMENT: We can gain so much reward from our daily jobs but there's more to life than work
'Left in the hot seat': Employers grapple with new mandate rules
Vaccine mandates and passes will no longer be required from April 4
From food waste to bioenergy: The $30m-plus 'gamechanger'
Seven commercial building consents valued at $3,870,000 were issued last month,
'Powerful headwinds': Why consumer confidence in the Bay has hit a 30-year low
The index showed consumer confidence in the Bay dropped 8.4 points to 83.3 in March 2022
Employment lawyer Q&A: Navigating the mandate-free workplace
So can people who lost their jobs over the mandates get their jobs back?
Zoe Hunter: Lifting Covid rules great news - but there's a flip side
OPINION: Just because many mandates are being eased doesn't mean the virus disappears too.
'Something's got to give': Housing boom hits Rotorua's affordable suburbs
Rotorua's average property value has grown from $587,000 to $755,000 in the last two years
Zoe Hunter: Man, or woman, owning property is something to be proud of
COMMENT: Owning property is a big achievement for any person, male or female, to do solo
'They know what they want': Why women are making their mark on the property market
Meet the Bay of Plenty women who have made it on to the property ladder.
'Like breathing through a straw': I'm boosted but Covid hit hard - and isn't finished yet
OPINION: Covid can happen to anyone - it happened to me and it's awful.
'More choice for buyers': Four Bay towns reach price records but sales slide
REINZ: The Bay of Plenty has reached a new record of $960,000. Four other towns did too.
Zoe Hunter: Time for your OE? Why you shouldn't let Covid stop you
OPINION: The big OE can give young people independence, maturity, and confidence.
Zoe Hunter: My partner has Covid. I am ashamed at my first reaction
OPINION: In a time when life is so hectic, it is easy to be selfish.
'Heartbreaking': Ex-Rotorua resident lays blame on Putin, not Russians
'No one wants this,' says a woman who came here from Moscow as her hometown is attacked.
'It's the right time': Real estate chief on why he's stepped down
There are many reasons why Simon Anderson has bowed out - and it's not his health.
'Don't risk what you can't afford to lose': Local businesses test the global market
The Covid-19 pandemic has encouraged more local businesses to trade online
New Black Swan hotel owners ready for expected 'tourism boom'
The Princes Gate Hotel Group bought the Black Swan Boutique Hotel in December 2021
The Great Resignation: Bay employees turn down roles, quit jobs in search of more pay
"We have people turning down a role if the hourly rate is not high enough" - recruiter.
From the CEOs: What's in store for businesses in 2022
"We will see how personal matters impact work performance and vice versa" - Matt Cowley.
'Daunting': First home buyers face record high prices
Rotorua and Bay of Plenty median house prices hit a record high.
Comment: Banks want know what you're splashing out on
OPINION: Where is the line drawn when it comes to privacy and personal choice?
Shelf-stacker to supermarket owner: Meet the new face of Pak'nSave Rotorua
The 50-year-old is the newest owner of Pak'nSave Rotorua.
'Do not go into the water at all': Lifeguards on high alert after eruption
Beaches have been closed and multiple warnings issued, but people are swimming anyway.
'Unprecedented highs' see value of building consents soar
The biggest consent issued was nearly $29m for the new Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa.
Zoe Hunter: It's time to press the reset button with Omicron poised for attack
Opinion: We as a team of 5 million need to be fully armed and at the ready.
Rotorua's new median house price $680,000. What will it be in 2022?
How much will Rotorua's median house prices climb in the new year?
'Treat others as you expect to be treated': Bay retailers back Shop Nice campaign
"It really is that saying of treating others as you expect to be treated -" Retail NZ
'Traditionally one of the busiest days of the year': Rotorua retailers experience quieter Boxing Day
"It has traditionally been one of the busiest days of the year" - Atlantis Books
'The day we're really looking forward to': Rotorua retailers ready for busy Boxing Day
Turntables, books, and puzzles could be some of the presents under the tree this year.
'Incredible': Fordlands' property values jump 152% in 5yrs to $381,500
"All suburbs have a part to play in the property market" - Simon Anderson
'Luxury': First-home buyer shares journey onto property ladder
OneRoof report: Rotorua's current average property value was $755,000
'It's a whole new world': Female investors breaking sharemarket stereotypes
More women are keen on investing, experts say.
'Employers are having to be a bit more creative': Bay of Plenty wages soar in a 'war for talent'
In the Bay, skilled employees have more negotiating power because of the skills shortage.
'A huge honour': Mark Gibb's new role as Pukeroa Oruawhata Trust CEO
Mark Gibb has been in the role for just over a month.
Zoe Hunter: And I thought buying a first home last year was tough
OPINION: If it has four walls and a roof - it's worth it
'No sign of slowing down': Why Bay businesses are some of most adaptable in the country
The 2degrees Shaping Business Study revealed Bay one of most adaptable regions.
'Pain for first-home buyers': City's house prices up $115k in a year
The latest REINZ data showed the city's house price reached a record $695,000