Cawthron Institute welcomes proposal to ban microbeads

Press Release – Cawthron Institute

The Cawthron Institute has welcomed todays announcement by the Minister for the Environment to ban the sale of personal care products containing plastic microbeads. Read more »

NZ food prices dip in December

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand food prices fell in December, with vegetables, meat and dairy cheaper, although fruit became more expensive in the first official month of summer. Read more »

Back to school burden

Press Release – Postie Plus Group Ltd

As families emerge from the Christmas period with lighter wallets and tighter budgets, the thought of preparing for a new school year can be overwhelming for many. Read more »

Karaka to Showcase the Cream of the Australasian Sire Crop

Press Release – NZ Bloodstock

2016 Premier Sale Topper – Lot 455, Frankel x Our Echezeaux. All of the biggest names in New Zealand and Australias sire ranks will be represented in force at the upcoming 2017 National Yearling Sales Series at Karaka. Read more »

Vegetable prices fall for fourth consecutive month

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Vegetable prices fell for the fourth consecutive month in December, led by cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Time for a New Year’s good turn – drop gift card expiry date

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

14 January 2017 Time for a New Years good turn drop gift card expiry dates Read more »

UPDATE: NZ have ‘frugal Christmas’ with retail spending down

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand seasonally adjusted retail spending on electronic cards eased more than expected despite the Christmas holiday. Read more »

Hospitality spending on cards exceeds $1 billion in December

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand seasonally adjusted retail spending on electronic cards eased in December although actual retail spending reached the highest-ever monthly figure as the tourism boom continued. Read more »

Science Deadline: Alcohol ads, record year for climate

Column – Science Media Centre

TV sport prime time for booze New research adds to a call to ban alcohol marketing and sponsorship from sports. Read more »

Key deadline for Veritas on future of Nosh supermarkets

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 13 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland-based Veritas Investments said on Friday it is still working through the process ahead of a deadline to present a plan for its unprofitable Nosh supermarket business to ANZ Bank New Zealand. Read more »

Record month for card spending

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Retail spending using electronic cards reached the highest-ever monthly figure in December 2016, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Bayleys 80s Bash 2K17

Press Release – Pitch Perfect Promotions

Bayleys in the North and Mix 98.2 in conjunction with Pitch Perfect Promotions bring you the MEGA Bayleys 80s Bash 2K17! Read more »

Quality Pedigrees Abound at Karaka 2017

Press Release – NZ Bloodstock

Quality Pedigrees Abound at Karaka 2017 Full-brother to G1 winner Lucia Valentina (NZ) (Savabeel) to be offered at Karaka 2017. Read more »

Rise of the Conscious Consumer

Press Release – Fair Trade Association

Three out of every four Kiwis are likely to pay more for organic, sustainable and ethically produced products than they were in 2015, with Fairtrade and the Eco Store recognised as leading sustainable brands in New Zealand. Read more »

Trade Me Motor’s most popular listings of 2016

Press Release – Trade Me Limited

Below is the list of the top ten most popular Trade Me Motors listings of 2016. These are based on the number of Trade Me members who have viewed and watchlisted these vehicles. Please let me know if you have any questions or want any further information. … Read more »

Collaboration with Google on a Uconnect System Concept

Press Release – Fiat Chrysler NZ Limited

Fiat Chrysler and Google are using Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas to demonstrate a seamless integration of the award-winning Uconnect 8.4-inch connected vehicle system featuring Android, the worlds most popular open-source operating … Read more »

Ford kicks off the year with a 5 star rating

Press Release – New Zealand Automobile Association

The New Zealand SUV market has grown to include another 5 star ANCAP safety rated vehicle with the addition of the new Ford Escape. Read more »

New Zealand’s summer shopping habits revealed

Press Release – Countdown

4 January 2017: As the heat begins to soar around the country, New Zealanders begin stocking up on the summer essentials; sunscreen, insect repellent, ice cream, and sausages. Countdown stores have been getting ready for months to prepare for the … Read more »

Spending momentum maintained

Press Release – Paymark

The spending momentum of the last four years was maintained through the busy pre-Christmas period of 2016. Underlying spending growth through Paymark was 6.6% between December 2015 and December 2016. The value of transactions for the month totaled $5,936.8 … Read more »

Make 2017 the Year of E-Fairness, Says Retail NZ

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ is calling on the Government to make one of its 2017 priorities the closure of a tax loophole that allows foreign retailers not to pay their fair share of tax when selling low value goods to New Zealanders. Read more »

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