31 January 2014 The owners of a Bay of Plenty tissue paper factory are unveiling a $60 million expansion at the site today, securing more than 200 jobs. The newly-expanded SCA Kawerau tissue site was to be officially opened by Prime Minister John Key this afternoon. Peter Diplaris, president of SCA Hygiene Australasia, said the […]
Excitement is building and planning is well underway for celebrations to mark Kawerau’s 60th birthday at the end of this month. Birthday celebrations are being held throughout the weekend of 29 and 30 March 2014. Events include a birthday dinner and show at the Kawerau Cosmopolitan Club, an open mike session to hear local stories
The provincial real estate market is on the upturn after experiencing a sluggish few years, says the new owner of Harcourts Whakatane Glenn Austin. Mr Austin, who already owns Harcourts Rotorua and also recently purchased Harcourts Kawerau, says business confidence is at an all-time high, people feel secure in their jobs and the economy, and
Aussie company to dig for gold south of Kawerau 9 May 2014 A new gold explorer has been welcomed into New Zealand, with Epithermal Gold being granted a five year permit. The exploration permit covers 33 square kilometres on the central North Island volcanic plateau, south of Kawerau, and was awarded to Silver City NZ
Seniors well represented in Kawerau submissions 27 May 2014 AN outdoor gym to help elderly residents exercise was one submission considered by Kawerau District Council recently. Measures to accommodate Kawerau’s older residents were discussed during a council meeting last week, when submissions were heard on the town’s draft annual plan. Seniors United to Promote Age-Friendly
Geothermal firm seeks Dutch help 28 May 2014 A Maori-owned geothermal business in Bay of Plenty is contracting one of the world’s top universities in the Netherlands to help it expand. Ngati Tuwharetoa ki Kawerau Geothermal Assets Ltd will bring in the Wageningen Institute to help it build a business-case for a geothermal powered greenhouse
Kicking the habit in Kawerau 29 May 2014 Campbell Live congratulates the forestry town of Kawerau, in the Bay of Plenty – a community with one of the highest rates in the country for Maori smokers. Thanks to the WERO Challenge, – which is run nationwide – Kawerau is slowly turning smokefree. Wero in the
Norske goes cloud for ERP 29 May 2014 Giant newsprint producer Norske Skog Australasia will shell out millions of dollars over five years to transition from a legacy enterprise resource planning system to one that’s cloud based. Read full story in The Australian – Technology News.
Te Kaea Interview – Kawerau Medical Centre 29 May 2014 The new Kawerau Medical Centre opens its doors on Friday 30th May, with a new approach for healthcare in Kawerau by aiming to replicate what Dr Lance O’Sullivan has done to improve healthcare in Northland. See full story on Maori TV clip here.
6 June 2014 THE offices of Kawerau’s new radio station Galaxy FM were filled with visitors for the official opening of the town’s new broadcaster yesterday afternoon. Organisers were expecting a good turnout during the launch party between 2pm to 10pm. Chief executive and breakfast show host Grant Reid said the launch of Galaxy FM