Posts tagged "Bay of Plenty"

Labour inspectors visiting Bay of Plenty kiwifruit businesses as harvest peaks

[01 May/Stuff NZ] Labour inspectors are visiting Bay of Plenty kiwifruit orchards this week to make sure workers are being paid at least the minimum wage as well as looking to see employers are keeping accurate and complete records displaying their compliance. Inspectors are from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Labour Inspectorate Regional...

Three people arrested after avocado heists

[3 August/The Country] Three people were arrested due to avocados being stolen from orchards in the Bay of Plenty. Police alleged that one was the organised receiver who purchased the fruit from the two who stole it. A 63 year old was due to appear in court later this month. Two others from Tauranga would...

Northland’s simmering summer is Taranaki’s scorched earth: ASB regional scorecard

 [7 June/NZ Herald] Northland’s summer outperformed the rest of the country, and it climbed to the top of the latest ASB Regional Economic Scorecard. It measures regional performance in terms of growth across 11 measures. ASB Chief Economics, Nick Tuffley, said strong growth across all the measures had been key to Northland’s success. He added...

Massive 98 hectare kiwifruit property on the market

[18 March/NZ Herald] A large kiwifruit orchard comprised of three mid to large blocks of land in the Bay of Plenty was for sale by Bayley’s. The orchard portfolio came with an option to buy 677,720 Zespri shares. Bayley’s Managing Director, Mike Bayley, said it was rare to see a portfolio that large on the...

Crayfish fishing ban wanted in Hauraki, Bay of Plenty

[11 February/Radio NZ] An environmental group is arguing for a ban on commercial crayfishing in the Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty. A recent proposal to halve the quota in these areas will be considered by the Ministry for Primary Industries in April. Over the past 60 years, stocks have dropped up to 95 percent...

Bay of Plenty business fined $12,000 for employment breaches

[8 February/Stuff] A kiwifruit business in the Bay of Plenty has been fined $12,000 for breaching a number of employment law minimum standards. A Labour Inspectorate investigation found that Ahead, a kiwifruit orchard labour hire business, failed to provide staff with individual employment agreements, pay holiday entitlements and to keep full and accurate time, wage...