Business confidence amongst northern region firms is on the rise - despite some Rotorua firms having trouble finding suitable staff.
In 2010/11 it exported 30 million trays of gold compared with 13 million this year.
Brendan Manning tells how to reduce stress levels when shifting house
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Numerous vacant rental properties are forcing some Rotorua landlords to offer special incentives like supermarket vouchers to lure prospective tenants, a rental manager says.Join the conversation
Despite what some people might think, our mayor and the district councillor positions aren't overpaid. News coming out of the Rotorua District Council this week has struck a real chord with readers.Join the conversation
A neighbour with a garden hose was unable to douse a garage fire early this morning which killed a man. Three fire engines and a police vehicle attended the scene on Kaniere Road, just before the township, where firefighters quickly doused the blaze and found a man dead at the scene. The police cordoned off the site and there was no sign of anyone at the house. Neighbour Rex Keenan's first reaction was to leap over the fence and try to put the fire out, but to no avail. "The wife alerted us and we jumped the fence and tried to put it out with a garden hose. That was a waste of time. It was…
Looking for a new secret weapon for your small business? Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software could be the answer. It helps you: Win new clients or contracts Understand your customer Retain customers by giving them a better experience Decrease duplication and costly customer management. Imagine if every... More
Your phone has been for a swim. Your business contact information or vital sketches were on it and now it refuses to start. Owners carry their business lives around on their mobile phones and tablets. If the phone was lost or broken it would be at the very least a huge nuisance. At worst important business data could be lost. When it... More
Small businesses sometimes pay hundreds of dollars a month more than necessary for their telephony - thanks to inertia. Many have a mish-mash of telephony services. It's not uncommon for small businesses to cut costs significantly following a telecommunications health check, says Kelly Blomfield, business account manager at Telecom Hub... More
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