Judges wowed by New Zealand Food Awards entries

Press Release – Massey University

With a record number of entries in this years New Zealand Food Awards, the celebrity judges say they continue to be amazed by what is happening in the food scene. Read more »

Michael Hill forks out $30.3 million to end NZ tax battle

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Listed jewellery retailer Michael Hill International is paying out $30.3 million to the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department to settle a long-running tax battle over the transfer of the groups intellectual property … Read more »

Mitre 10 launches online video channel

Press Release – Mitre 10

In true DIY spirit, New Zealands largest home improvement retailer, Mitre 10, is making a world-first move today by launching its own video streaming channel, with man of the moment world champion rower Eric Murray anchoring the channels … Read more »

New Zealand Avocado’s Biggest Season Ever

Press Release – NZ Avacado

TAURANGA, 17 August 2016: Theres only one fruit with enough star power to attract a high profile crowd and shine at its own official season launch party New Zealands amazing avocado. Read more »

Pumpkin Patch seeks flexibility from banks

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Pumpkin Patch has maintained its earnings guidance for the year ended July 31, and said it had seen a “pleasing second half performance”, though it’s still considering further restructuring and is looking for more “flexibility” … Read more »

Programme for Free Range and Barn launches today

Press Release – Countdown Supermarket

17 August, 2016: Countdown has today launched an Egg Producer Programme to support free range and barn egg farmers to increase the supply available for Countdown stores and our customers. Read more »

Don’t expect much from cheap solar stick lights

Press Release – Consumer

Solar-powered garden lights might be easy to install you just stick them in the ground and cost nothing to run, but Consumer NZs test of 25 outdoor lights found the cheapest ones only put out pitiful amounts of light. Read more »

Top scientist appointed food safety director

Press Release – Massey University

Massey Universitys Professor Nigel French, a world leader in molecular epidemiology and public health research, has been appointed the inaugural director of the New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre. Read more »

UPDATE- Armed incidents in Christchurch

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A team of officers is now working through evidence and whether both crimes are linked. Read more »

Cult Wine Hits 500% Funding on Pledge Me

Press Release – Cult Wine

With 10 days to go, Cult Wine has just hit 500% of its goal, raising over $5000 on the crowd funding platform Pledge Me. The Cult Wine showroom will be opening in late August/early September and will be located at 13 Murphy St, Thorndon, Wellington. … Read more »

Bar managers urged to check their paperwork

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Monday, 15 August 2016) Dunedin bar managers are being urged to check their certificate or face bearing the cost of retraining. Read more »

ASB Auckland Marathon hooks John West as new sponsor

Press Release – John West

Leading seafood brand John West New Zealand has joined as a sponsor of the ASB Auckland Marathon. Read more »

Attempted aggravated robbery in Palmerston North

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are investigating an attempted aggravated robbery at a pawn-broking business in Palmerston North. Read more »

Positive Consumer Spending Welcomed by Retailers

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ, the trade association representing over two thirds of total retail spend in New Zealand, has welcomed news that consumer spending in New Zealand has increased over the June 2015 quarter, after the release of the latest Retail Trade Statistics. Read more »

NZ retail sales volumes rise at fastest pace in a decade

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand second-quarter retail sales volumes rose at the fastest pace in close to a decade, beating economist expectations. Read more »

Retail spending hums along in June

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Robust spending in most of the retail trade industries has boosted total sales for the June 2016 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. A strong increase this quarter follows a more subdued rise in the March 2016 quarter. Read more »

Countdown’s July grocery prices drop by 1.9%

Press Release – Countdown Supermarket

11 August 2016: Prices in Countdowns basket of 100 were 1.9 per cent lower in July versus the same time last year, and three per cent lower than the same time two years ago (July 2014). Read more »

Two Kiwi kids land dream job

Press Release – The Warehouse

High res image and videos for publication (TBC): Winning audition clips. Kyle (6) and Ayla (10) land roles as official Toy Testers for The Warehouse. Read more »

NZ annual food prices slide 1.3% in July

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 11 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand annual food prices fell in July, as weaker dairy prices weighed on the grocery segment. Read more »

Cost of dairy products continues to fall

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Food prices decreased 1.3 percent in the year to July 2016, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows a decrease of 0.5 percent in the year to June 2016. Read more »

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