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
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
A survey has found more than half of Kiwis are turning to takeaways because of cost but a nutritionist says families can still prepare healthy meals that are affordable. Read More
Up to 96 per cent of GP clinics nationwide will offer free check-ups to under-13 year-olds under a Government policy which kicks off today.
A severe rental shortage in Tauranga has created “a lottery” type situation with one property receiving 100 inquiries – and the situation was only likely to get worse, experts warn.
Te Tuinga Whanau Support Services Trust social services manager Pikiteora Russell (left) talks with social worker Gena Young. Photo/John Borren
More people are battling poverty and seeking help as the cost of living continues to rise in Tauranga, social agencies say.
Salvation Army Tauranga community ministries manager Davina Plummer said it was dealing with families that only had $25 a week per person for food.
Pak’nSave is still the cheapest place to buy your groceries, with the cut price giant maintaining the cost of the same 20 items for the past five years. Read More
Nikki McAllister works full-time, supports her sons, is actively applying for rental properties, but cannot secure a home for her family.
Thousands of Bay tenants could be in for a shock as experts predict rents will continue to rise this year as demand for rental properties soars.
Trade Me figures show there was a 30 per cent drop in the rentals advertised on its site in 2014 and Ross Stanway, chief executive of Realty Services, which operates Bayleys and Eves, said demand was higher than supply for good rental properties.