Articles Categorized: Business

Mazda makes community commitment

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THE official opening of Mazda’s new location on Commerce Street helped raise $3872 for Whakatane Kiwi Trust, thanks to matching funds from franchise owner Nicholson…

Bike Barn fined for misleading pricing

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BIKE Retail Group and Bikes International, joint operators of Bike Barn in New Zealand, were fined $800,000 in the Auckland District Court last month. The…

Record net annual migration continues

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IN the year to February 2017, 71,300 more migrants arrived in New Zealand than left. Statistics NZ said yesterday this equalled the previous annual record,…

Taxi trims service hours

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WHAKATANE’S only taxi company has changed its hours of operation following reduced demand for its services in the early mornings and late evening on weekdays.…

Consumer confidence on a high

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NEW Zealand consumer confidence has reached new heights with the country feeling the highest level of optimism in three years, according to the latest Mastercard…

Radio technology boost

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THE merging of radio technology with a digital backbone and services is about to offer serious advantages to anyone who uses radio communications in the…

Imposter’s strategy unknown

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A MAN in Whakatane claiming to be both a former engineer with Toyota’s hybrid programme and a real estate investor has a history of being…

Easter trade progress inconsistent

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SINCE councils were given the responsibility in September 2016 to decide whether retailers can trade on Easter Sunday, some have acted faster than others. Rotorua…

Aucklanders the biggest spenders

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TOURISM spending in the Bay of Plenty for 2016 is estimated at $1.7 billion, up seven percent on the previous year. Whakatane and Kawerau’s combined…

Chicken Little approach

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THE Commerce Com-mission says poultry producers Inghams and Tegel misled customers about chicken size by including stuffing and marinade in the weight of their chickens.…