Kiwis take to technology to beat the Christmas rush

Press Release – Colmar Brunton

With the Christmas shopping rush in its final week, new research confirms that Kiwis are increasingly more reliant on technology to shop and are even becoming less resistant to the idea of contactless payment using a mobile phone. Read more »

Christmas Night Market turn out hits record high

Press Release – Hastings City Business Association

Last night saw record numbers of around 5000 people pouring in to Hastings CBD for the last Night Market of 2014. Read more »

Robbery in Hamilton

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Hamilton Police are appealing for information after an 18 year old Indian male was seriously assaulted and robbed last night at about 9.30 pm on Wairere Drive, Hamilton near to Ruakura Road and the Marist Rugby Club. Read more »

Christchurch spending continues to grow

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Christchurch’s growth in retail and hospitality spending continues to outpace that at the national level, Statistics New Zealand said today. For Christchurch city, after seasonal fluctuations are removed, retail and hospitality sales increased 1.2 … Read more »

Toyshops competing for toys online market share

Press Release – FIRST digital

FIRST, a leading digital marketing agency specialised in conversion rate optimisation, Analytics, Search and Digital Strategy, has just released a new industry report showing how visible toy stores are within Googles Search Engine. Read more »

Mr Rental Wellington Gives Away Summer’s Hottest Prize

Press Release – Mr Rental

Summer is here and Mr Rental is determined to see the great Kiwi backyard barbie come out of hibernation. Mr Rental Wellington is proud to provide a summer BBQ bundle to local winning customer Janine Daniels so she can fire up the grill again. Read more »

TravelPharm takes off at Queenstown Airport

Press Release – Queenstown Airport

TravelPharm takes off at Queenstown Airport A new travel pharmacy at Queenstown Airport will give travellers easy access to over-the-counter pharmacy and healthcare items, beauty products and travel necessities. Located between Paper Plus bookstore and … Read more »

‘Made in Hawkes Bay’ Launches Online

Press Release – Made in Hawke’s Bay

A brand new website featuring Hawkes Bay products is generating interest throughout New Zealand. Read more »

Restaurant, bar and grocer to open in Lake Hayes Estate

Press Release – Scope Media

Much-anticipated Queenstown restaurant Graz is expected to turn heads with its unique, innovative food and drink offering when it opens its doors this weekend. Graz a stylish restaurant, boutique bar and separate grocer at Lake Hayes Estate … Read more »

Hamilton Gardens’ Chickens Put to Work

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Eggs laid by Hamilton Gardens two resident chickens are being used for an exclusive range of products launched in the new Gardens shop. The newly refurbished store now sells products inspired by the Gardens with lemon curd blended with eggs … Read more »

Goldstar Heat Pumps Expands in Tauranga

Press Release – Duoplus

Tauranga is now being offered New Zealands favourite air as Goldstar Heat Pumps expands to their region. The number one distributor and installer of Fujitsu New Zealands favourite air, has committed to help Tauranga residents cope with … Read more »

Cashless consumers clock up record Christmas sales

Press Release – Lassoo media

Savvy Kiwis traded more than $2 million in a seven hour Christmas shopping frenzy but not a single cash dollar changed hands. The $5,000-a-minute, no-cash spending spree may sound like an impossibility, but that was the impressive result of the … Read more »

Beef + Lamb New Zealand join forces with McDonald’s

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand has partnered with McDonalds New Zealand to support the quick service restaurant companys quest to serve sustainable beef to its customers. Read more »

Controlled Purchase Operation brings encouraging results

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

A Controlled Purchase Operation (CPO) was conducted by Northland Police and Northland District Health Board over the weekend. The operation audited 16 Off-Licensed premises in the eastern beach locations from Oakura in the north to Waipu in the south. Read more »

Big decisions need better analytics for happier holidays

Press Release – PwC

Showrooming and mobile search. Digital cross-sell. Omnichannel integration. In the lead up to Christmas, are retailers making the most of the silly season? It seems businesses can no longer rely on historical shopping behaviours as consumers increasingly … Read more »

Pulse Boosted by Major New Deal with Mojo Coffee

Press Release – Netball Central Zone

One of the most exciting partnerships in the history of the Pulse, is how CEO Carolyn Young describes the announcement of iconic New Zealand based coffee company Mojo as the teams naming rights sponsor. Read more »

Kiwis dream of digital mining, snowmen & smartphones

Press Release – Trademe

Christmas 2014 will see Kiwis sharing pictures and stories about their presents online using their new phones and tablets, before heading outside in their Frozen costumes for a BBQ and a bounce on the new trampoline, according to Trade Mes annual list … Read more »

Glueboard traps prohibited from 2015

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is asking members of the public to be on the lookout for any glueboard rodent traps being used or sold next year. From 1 January 2015, the sale and use of glueboard traps which are sticky boards used to monitor … Read more »

Gull Gifts Kiwis Lower Petrol Prices

Press Release – Gull Petroleum

Christmas has come early at Gull with pump prices dropping 10 cents per litre, commencing at 7am on Wednesday 17th December and running through to midday Thursday 18th December. Read more »

Fixing GST Loophole Will Help Reduce Deficit – Retail NZ

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ is advising the Government that it will get closer to a fiscal surplus by closing a loophole that gives foreign retailers the ability to sell to New Zealanders without paying GST and duty. Read more »

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