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

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

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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