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Truck shop cops $50k fine

Truck shop Flexi Buy has been fined $50,000 by the Auckland District Court with a further $3408 awarded in damages to affected customers, in the first conviction of a mobile trader since the Commerce Commission’s investigation into the industry last year. Read More

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City booms but wages low

Aerial of Tauranga City.

Economic growth in Tauranga has outstripped the national average on almost every indicator a new report shows. However, incomes have continued to lag behind — with one business leader saying “our low wage reputation is not really something we should be proud of”. Read More

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Help at hand as school expenses mount

Back to school uniform purchase. Ashleigh Keach, 13, Karla Keach, and Brooke Keach, 10. Photo/George Novak

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Support Resources Stretched

Annamarie Angus says the Tauranga Moana Nightshelter was at capacity last month.

A number of Bay social agencies are stretching their resources and helping more clients than they are funded for – a situation that has come hard on the heels of an extremely busy holiday period.

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