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 »

Licencees Please District Licensing Unit

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police District Licensing Unit (DLU) have reported a pleasing result following a weekend of Controlled Purchase Operations. A Controlled Purchase Operation is used to test a licenced premise on its integrity when presented with a minor trying … Read more »

Ardbeg distillery launches 2014 limited edition

Press Release – Ardbeg

Ardbeg, four-time winner of the Worlds Best Scotch Whisky award, will launch its highly anticipated Limited Edition, Ardbeg Auriverdes on Ardbeg Day at their latest Ardbeg Embassy opening, Regional Wines & Spirits in Wellington. Read more »

New Zealand Shut for Easter

Press Release – Hospitality New Zealand

A national survey this week of Hospitality establishments shows that just over half are planning to close on Good Friday and over a third plan to close on Easter Sunday. Read more »

Northland Controlled Purchase Operation

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police and the Northland District Health Board are very disappointed with the results of an alcohol controlled purchase operation conducted in licensed premises in the Mid North last Friday (April 11). Read more »

Taxpayers’ Union Welcomes Key’s Rejection of ‘Fat Tax’

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is welcoming Prime Minister John Keys rejection of fat and sugar taxes ahead of this year’s election. Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Union, says: Read more »

Waikato HomeXPO a Win Win for Home Owners and Businesses

Press Release – Waikato HomeXPO

Thousands of home owners were treated to a fantastic array of inspiration, innovation and renovation ideas and products at the three day Waikato HomeXPO. More than 11,000 visitors to the second boutique HomeXPO, part of the revamped New Waikato Show held … Read more »

Gull New Zealand Unaffected by Refining NZ Shutdown

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

Auckland, 16 April 14 – Following calls from commercial fuel buyers Gull New Zealand confirmed that it was totally unaffected by the shutdown at Refining NZ. Gull sources fuel independently for its customers and the companys growing North Island network … Read more »

Reduction in liquor licence fees for some Rotorua cafes

Press Release – Rotorua District Council

News Release Wednesday 16 April 2014 Reduction in liquor licence fees for some Rotorua cafes Rotorua District Council is to reduce liquor licence fees for cafes not open for evening trade. The decision was made at this mornings [16 April 2014] meeting … Read more »

Awards to recognise NZ’s most successful ‘mumtrepreneurs’

Press Release – Fly Buys

Bringing up children is one of lifes great challenges; another is starting a business. Some adventurous Kiwi women choose to do both, launching their own business while raising a family. Read more »

Emirates Airline A380 Now Taking Off at the Dubai Mall

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

Emirates Airline has brought a public A380 flight simulator and an official airline merchandise store to the worlds most visited mall destination, The Dubai Mall. Read more »

Armstrong Expands Into Auckland Market

Press Release – Armstrong Motors

Leading New Zealand motor vehicle retailer Armstrong Motor Group makes its Auckland debut with the acquisition of two high profile Toyota dealerships. New Zealand owned and operated Armstrong Motor Group has this month taken ownership of Great North … Read more »

It ain’t over ’til it’s over—winning back customers

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

It aint over til its overwinning back customers A sales firm inevitably loses customers no matter how well it is doingbut is it worth trying to win them back? A recent study by Dr Annie Liu from Victoria University of Wellington and Mark … Read more »

New Zealand’s First Masterclass for Home Winemakers?

Press Release – makewine.co.nz

Wine enthusiasts, as well as new and seasoned home winemakers, can learn the secrets of the profession from veteran vintner Justin Oliver. Read more »

A Refreshed No-Surcharge App has been launched

Press Release – LittleMonkey

With more and more people wanting to dine out over public holidays but being put off by the 15-20% surcharges implemented at some restaurants, bars and caf’sLittleMonkey developed a No-Surcharge app which was a huge success. The app has had great feedback … Read more »

More Choice to Food And Coffee Loving Aucklanders

Press Release – Salt and Pepper PR

The Coffee Club Brings More Choice to Food And Coffee Loving Aucklanders with the Opening of the Coffee Club Mission Bay Read more »

Hamilton Hairdressers, The Engine Room launch shopping app

Press Release – The Engine Room

To celebrate their new on-line shopping app, The Engine Room was host to a bevy of local businesses and a whos who of the Hamilton social scene on Friday night. Developed by Hamilton-based MediaPA, it allows customers to shop via a businesses … Read more »

Goodhew: 2014 Heart Foundation Forum

Speech – New Zealand Government

I congratulate the Heart Foundation for bringing together the Heart Foundation community both volunteers and paid staff under one roof. The Heart Foundation has a significant volunteer workforce whose work is integral to the achievements of the Foundation. … Read more »

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