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
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
Back to school uniform purchase. Ashleigh Keach, 13, Karla Keach, and Brooke Keach, 10. Photo/George Novak
The average rent in the Bay has soared by more than 8 per cent over the past 12 months and industry leaders say it has been created by “the perfect storm” as demand continues to outstrip supply.
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.
Bay shoppers went on a spending frenzy worth more than $368 million last month – the biggest increase in spending in the country.
Nicki Goodwin, Tauranga Community Foodbank manager, and chairman Alan Plunkett surrounded by food items donated by the community.
In just six weeks, more than $110,000 has been raised for the Tauranga Community Foodbank by the people of Tauranga. Read More