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Thursday 9 September 2010

Bay Joins Canty Clean Up
Photo: Wikipedia/Schwede66Bay of Plenty residents have joined in the big clean up of quake-ridden Canterbury. The region's Civil Defence expert Terry Wynyard arrived yesterday to assist the City and District councils in the recovery operation. And Bay of Plenty Police is preparing to deploy additional police staff if required. Mr Wynyard says the centre of the city is a mess - a timely reminder for Tauranga to be prepared for ‘the big one’. He says flooding five years ago was a big wake up call for the city and we need to be prepared for the worst.

New Supermarket Ready to Open Doors
Tauranga's first supermarket that offers a fuel site for customers is just days away from opening. Pak'n'Save in Papamoa will open to the public on Tuesday, and is employing one hundred and seventy people from the local community. Owner-operator Rob McGregor says to celebrate they're donating a massive 20 thousand dollars to the local surf life saving club. He says the new Pak'n'Save is much brighter, and more pleasant for customers.

Natural Dairy Sets Up Shop
It's all go for a 20 million dollar dairy processing plant in Tauranga. Natural Dairy is yet to successfully purchase all 20 Crafar Farms, but appears to be going ahead with plans to set up the plant, outside of the city. There's reports a property along Maleme Street which was previously advertised as a fully operational MAF approved meat processing plant, is being refurbished. And spokesman Bill Ralston has confirmed yesterday's announcement they're scaling back on setting up a billion dollar dairy business in New Zealand, won't affect construction of the plant. He says it is all on target and is predicting it'll be a matter of months before it will be built.

Te Puke Crash: Woman Faces Eight Charges
A 35 year old Auckland woman is due in court today for allegedly failing to restrain five children before a devastating car crash in July. The children, one as young as four months old, were found strewn across the road near Te Puke and were described as ‘dead animals’ but members of the public. An eleven year old girl was in a coma for a week in Starship hospital, before undergoing brain surgery. The woman faces eight charges in the Tauranga District Court.

Comvita in Business Awards Finals
Comvita has become a finalist in this year's New Zealand International Business Awards. The natural health company is competing against four others for the award that recognises new approaches businesses are taking for international success.

Posted: Thu 09 Sep 2010

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