Alcohol harm figures speak for themselves

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Figures released yesterday by Police Minister Anne Tolley show targeted interventions can work quickly and effectively to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol, says Alcohol Healthwatch. Read more »

Public warned to be wary of cheap designer sunglasses

Press Release – New Zealand Police

On Monday the 14th April at about 1.30am the Silverdale branch of OPSM glasses was the target of a ‘smash and grab’ style burglary. Read more »

Demand Pushes Wool Up

Press Release – New Zealand Wool Services

New Zealand Wool Services International Limiteds General Manager, Mr John Dawson reports that increased demand with seasonal limited availability and clients operating on a hand to mouth basis, combined to lift the market with finer wool types sought … Read more »

Women’s Refuge launches recycled designer boutique

Press Release – Women’s Refuge

Womens Refuge launches a flagship boutique, Yellow Belle, in Takapuna stocked with high-end designer garments donated by women and designers from throughout New Zealand. A stylish recycled designer clothing boutique whose profits will help women … Read more »

Mad Millie’s Latest Creation – Kefir Kit

Press Release – Mad Millie

Jumped on the homemade and healthy bandwagon and dont know where to start? Well, Mad Millie can help you there with all of their do-it-yourself kits, but particularly with the newest edition the Kefir Kit. Read more »

Retail/Hospitality Setting Pace In 2014

Press Release – MYOB

Retail and hospitality businesses expecting higher revenue in 2014 Wages growth likely in sector Read more »

Food Safety Assurance Advisory Council established

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye said today a Food Safety and Assurance Advisory Council is being set up to provide independent advice to the government on issues relating to food safety. Read more »

McDonald’s NZ annual sales rise 5.8%

Article – BusinessDesk

McDonalds NZ lifts annual sales by 5.8% in year of Georgie Pie relaunch Read more »

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch – The 8th Continent

Press Release – SodaStream

Planning a mid winter get away? Why not head to The Secret Continent, or at least check it out to see if its your kind of thing. Theres no doubt that youre going to be surprised. Read more »

Winter F.A.W.C! 2014 tickets on sale

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Tourism

Winter F.A.W.C! dates have been announced for June 2014 with tickets going on sale to the general public tomorrow , Wednesday 23rd at 12 noon. Read more »

Charity Fundraiser a big success

Press Release – Mainstreet Wanganui

Mainstreet Wanganui kicked off Easter with a bang when Wanganuis CBD retailers celebrated by staying open late on Thursday 17 April and combined late night shopping with a charity fundraiser that saw Victoria Avenue buzzing. The inaugural Mr Whanganui … Read more »

Warehouse shares jump to 6-wk high after Craigs’ buy rating

Article – BusinessDesk

April 22 (BusinessDesk) Shares in Warehouse Group, New Zealands largest publicly listed retailer, rose to a six-week high after the stock was upgraded to buy at brokerage Craigs Investment Partners. Read more »

Rio Tinto Wins 2013 Roger, Sky City Casino 2nd, Chorus 3rd

Press Release – Campaign Against Foreign Control Of Aotearoa

The seven finalists for the 2013 Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand were: ANZ, Chorus, IAG Insurance Group, Imperial Tobacco, Rio Tinto, Sky City Casino and Talent 2 . Read more »

Power prices soar on the eve of winter

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

On the eve of winter as New Zealanders are turning on their heaters, power prices have soared sky high, Labours Energy spokesperson David Shearer says. Read more »

Families before commerce at Easter

Press Release – First Union

Families before commerce at Easter The retail workers union has hit back at critics of New Zealand’s modest Easter trading restrictions. “Some things are more important than going to the mall, and for just three and a half days each year we put community … Read more »

Businesses need to respect workers this Easter

Press Release – Green Party

Businesses need to respect workers this Easter Businesses intent on flouting Easter shopping laws should face stiff penalties, Green Party industrial relations spokesperson Denise Roche said today. This Easter, at least one major garden centre chain intends … Read more »

Easter trading laws archaic, in need of overhaul

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Press release: ACT New Zealand Easter trading laws are outdated and in need of a major overhaul, said ACT leader Jamie Whyte today. Read more »

Community detention for pokie theft

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

A 67-year-old former company director, convicted of stealing pokie machine profits, was today sentenced to six months community detention, 160 hours of community work and ordered to make reparation of $6,000. Read more »

Creamy tasting dairy-free chocolate arrives

Press Release – British High Commission

Dairy-free chocolate from UK company Moo Free is now available in New Zealand. With dairy being one of the most common food allergies in New Zealand, the introduction of a great tasting dairy free chocolate will be exciting news for many households. Read more »

Dick Smith slows NZ sales decline in Q3

Article – BusinessDesk

April 17 (BusinessDesk) Dick Smith Holdings, the electronics retailer that went public last December, says it slowed the rate of sales decline at its New Zealand stores after shifting some support functions to Australia and outsourcing deliveries. Read more »

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