Christchurch entrepreneurs win inaugural #MyBizQuest

Press Release – Quest Apartment Hotels

Two philanthropic young Kiwis have taken out top honours in the inaugural 2016 #MyBizQuest competition, winning a $10,000 business mentoring package for their newly established business, Little Yellow Bird (LYB). Read more »

Z Energy cleared to acquire Chevron subject to divestments

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has cleared Z Energy Limiteds application to acquire 100% of the shares in Chevron New Zealand, the owner of the Caltex and Challenge brands in New Zealand. Read more »

Final call to merchants to upgrade terminals

Press Release – Paymark

As the end of April rapidly approaches, Paymark is reminding those few remaining retail merchants to upgrade those EFTPOS terminals still running Version 6.0 software, as it will cease to function fromApril 30. Read more »

Goats Jumping From Strength to Strength

Press Release – Jumping Goat

Boutique Auckland brand Jumping Goat has been capitalising on the boom of craft liquor over the last 2 years, and the horizon looks to be even brighter with the investment of a large Australian liquor distributor in recent months. Read more »

Fletcher Distribution spreads NZ ‘learnings’ to Australia

Article – BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) – Fletcher Buildings Distribution division is spending A$10 million to expand its Australian bathroom and plumbing supplies chain Tradelink by 60 branches, based on lessons learnt from the turnaround of its New Zealand-based … Read more »

Food retailers need to consider school students

Press Release – University of Auckland

Food retailers near schools may need to consider ways to reduce childrens exposure to unhealthy foods before and after school. Thats the conclusion from the first nationwide spatial analysis of retail food environments around schools in New Zealand. Read more »

Up your veggie intake – switch bread for more veggies!

Press Release – Sustainable Business Network

Those of us looking for a healthy lunch option should check out Real Eating Awesome Living , a Coromandel business that has just won the backing of some of the countrys top foodies. Read more »

Young Wellington businesswoman gets top foodie backing

Press Release – Sustainable Business Network

Vicky Ha could take the fast food market by storm after some of the countrys top experts swung in behind her business. Read more »

Kumara Fusion founder puts ambitious plans in place

Press Release – Kumara Fusion


Lower-end retailers forced out of CBD

Press Release – Colliers

Convenience stores, discount outlets and souvenir shops are disappearing from Aucklands CBD as an increase in rental rates see larger national and international chains secure inner-city premises Read more »

Police operation on sale of alcohol to minors disappoints

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are disappointed by the illegal sale of alcohol to minors in an operation in Auckland City District last night. Read more »

Countdown recognised as Good Business Egg

Press Release – Countdown

22 April 2016: Countdown has been recognised as a Good Business Egg, winning the Health and Wellbeing category at last nights Business and Community Shares (BACS) annual awards. Read more »

Amway Incentive Travel Welcomed

Press Release – Direct Selling Association

Garth Wyllie, Executive Director of the Direct Selling Association of New Zealand welcomed today the news that Amway would be bringing 10,000 top achieving salespeople from China to Queenstown in 2018. Mr Wyllie said Direct Selling Companies such … Read more »

New World Beer & Cider Awards winners start selling out

Press Release – New World Beer and Cider Awards

Shoppers have been quick to snap up brews that won top honours in the New World Beer & Cider Awards, with three Gold Medal winners now close to selling out. Read more »

Changes to Food Licensing Fees And Charges

Press Release – Stratford District Council

The Food Act 2014 came into effect on 1 March 2016. Stratford District Council heard and considered submissions to its Food Act 2014 Fees and Charges, at the Policy and Services Committee Meeting on Tuesday 12 April. Two submissions were received. Read more »

Analysis: Deposit scheme would cost NZ $75 million a year

Press Release – The Packaging Forum

New economic analysis says the net cost of introducing a 10 cents charge on beverage containers would cost New Zealand $75 million a year. [Headline] Read more »

Fabulous Dresses to take you from Autumn to Winter

Press Release – Ezibuy

New Zealand clothing company EziBuy has launched their latest autumn/winter womens clothing collections with a focus on this seasons hero garment the dress. Read more »

Bars getting a boost from low alcohol beers

Press Release – Hospitality New Zealand

Kiwis are developing a real thirst for low alcohol beer and thats putting pressure on bars, cafs and restaurants to meet growing demand. Hospitality New Zealand president Adam Cunningham said low alcohol beer was increasingly becoming the drink of choice … Read more »

Countdown to go plastic shopping bag free on Waiheke Island

Press Release – Countdown Supermarket

18 April 2016: Countdown has today announced it will be going plastic shopping bag free on Waiheke Island from 23 May 2016. Read more »

AA, Smartfuel Reduction on Price at Pump by 10c/l Today

Press Release – BP New Zealand

BP announced a one-day deal across its national network today, offering 10 cents per litre off the pump price for AA and AA Smartfuel cardholders when they swipe their registered card at BP. Read more »

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