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
School holidays don’t have to be expensive; in fact, if you use our imagination you’ll find plenty of activities that won’t break the bank. Try some of these if you run out of inspiration:
Budgeting: Tauranga Budget Advisory Service co-ordinator Diane Bruin, left, and educator Debbie Green.
“Living on a low income is very difficult. We could all do it for a week, but month in and month out, everyday life is stressful and difficult,” a local budget advisor says. Read More
In the year to November 2015 food prices decreased 0.2 percent, influenced by lower prices for grocery foods, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read More
Some Bay beneficiaries have had their benefits cut after going overseas without letting officials know. Photo / FIle
More than 1800 Bay of Plenty people had their benefits cut last financial year for travelling overseas without letting officials know. Read More
Endless Loan: Early childhood teacher Sammy Attwell is still paying off her $29,000 student loan.
The Western Bay’s student loan debt grew by more than $200 million in the last five years – and experts say the debt will have huge consequences for students.
Inland Revenue figures show The Western Bay of Plenty’s student loan debt rose more than $200 million over the past five years, to $672 million at June 30. Read More