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New Zealand food co buys Sara Lee
3 September 2021
Having recently acquired the fast-growing New Zealand family owned Original Foods Baking Co the New Zealand Investment firm, The South Island Office Limited (SIO) has announced that it has agreed to acquire iconic Australian desserts and baked goods brand Sara Lee from McCain Foods in Australia and New Zealand. The announcement from SIO investor group  said that it will create and grow the region’s leading frozen bakery products company, as it brings together two great baking comp...
Adelaide proving to be very successful dive site
3 September 2021
It was 13th April 2011 and 18,000 people lined the headland from The Skillion at Terrigal to North Avoca and the beach at North Avoca. After a long and arduous fight by a handful of local activists to stop it a team of explosives experts detonated the charges and the former warship HMAS Adelaide creating one of the most successful dive sites on the NSW coast. In the ten years since thousands of divers from Sydney, Canberra and elsewhere including overseas have made the trip to Terrigal to d...
Old Mardi Farm DA lodged
3 September 2021
Its been on the cards for over twenty years but the vision of local businessman Laurie Denton to develop the Old Mardi Farm property at 414 Old Maitland Road,  Mardi (west of the Expressway) could now come off following a partnership deal with the Stevens Group. The plan is to subdivide five lots with over 100 hectares dedicated as a stewardship site for the protection of environmentally sensitive lands. The remaining land will be developed as a community titled estate based around spa...
Hughes' vision for The Quarters Forresters Beach
3 September 2021
Well known local business couple Warren and Donna Hughes will open their new business venture at Forresters Beach in October brining a new life to the old Forresters Beach Resort. Since buying the property in March this year the couple have spent millions creating a new coastal Hamptons style experience along a new name – The Quarters. The Quarters will comprise four areas all working as one: Accommodation, Conferences, events and weddings, Restaurant and bar, Wellbeing, Terranova Tou...
GSC looking for Executive Director Central Coast Precinct
3 September 2021
The Greater Sydney Commission (GSC), a statuary planning authority reporting to the NSW Premier on the future of Greater Sydney is advertising for a Executive Director – Central Coast Precinct. This follows an announcement in October 2020 by the Premier that this would be a first-of-its-kind strategy for the GSC to bring new businesses and jobs to the region (see CCBR October 2020). Almost twelve months later no announcement has been made by the Premier as to a Central Coast Strategy....

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