CPI up on higher petrol and construction prices

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.4 percent in the June 2016 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows a 0.2 percent rise in the March 2016 quarter. Read more »

NZ consumer prices rise 0.4% in second quarter

Article – BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand consumer prices rose less than expected in the June quarter as cheaper meat and domestic airfares offset a recovery in petrol prices, adding pressure on the Reserve Bank ahead of its unscheduled economic update on Thursday. … Read more »

The Christchurch Hangi House opens its doors to the public

Press Release – Christchurch Hangi House

The Christchurch Hangi House has opened its doors to the public having moved into their new commercial kitchen in Hillsborough, Christchurch after completing their intensive 15 week of commercial Hangi trials. Read more »

Canterbury’s largest trade show supports the rebuild

Press Release – Make Lemonade

More than 2500 building, construction, architecture and design professionals will gather at Canterburys largest biennial trade show next month to review the latest industry innovations and gain essential knowledge from world leaders. Read more »

Spending effect of All Blacks

Press Release – Paymark EFTPOS

The fans came and went but did they spend more money? The spending effect of the All Blacks-Wales tests was mixed in the three regions that hosted a test. Read more »

NZ food prices rise in June led by seasonal gains in vegs

Article – BusinessDesk

July 13 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand food prices rose in June, led by seasonal gains for vegetables. Read more »

Cheddar cheese prices at eight-year low

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Food prices decreased 0.5 percent in the year to June 2016, influenced by lower grocery food prices (down 2.3 percent), Statistics New Zealand said today. Compared with June 2015, cheese prices were down 9.5 percent, fresh milk was down 3.9 percent, … Read more »

Countdown creates new customer-facing jobs

Press Release – Countdown Supermarket

13 July, 2016: Countdown is investing in 600 new roles across the country to provide customers with more face-to-face service, including help with food choices and product advice. The move is aimed at boosting personalised service in-store by putting more … Read more »

Koha café concept a hit in Naenae

Press Release – Hutt City Council

A community project offering affordable healthy lunches in the Lower Hutt suburb of Taita has become so popular it has expanded to neighbouring Naenae where it has also been embraced. Read more »

Card spending up across all industries in June

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Retail spending rose 1.2 percent in June 2016 compared with May 2016, when adjusted for seasonal effects, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows a 0.3 percent fall in May. Read more »

Countdown’s June grocery prices drop by 1.2%

Press Release – Countdown

11 July 2016: Newly released data shows Countdown prices were 1.2 per cent lower in June versus the same time last year. Read more »

NZ plastic card spending rises 1.2% in June

Article – BusinessDesk

July 11 (BusinessDesk) – Spending on credit and debit cards in New Zealand rose in June, led by increased spending on durable goods. Read more »

Dominion Road Dining Guide campaign launches

Press Release – Method Design and Communications

Dominion Road Dining Guide campaign launches 11 July 2016 This week the Dominion Road Business Association is launching a campaign to showcase the diversity of food available on Auckland’s iconic strip with a series of menu guides involving famous … Read more »

Sold – Landmark Coatesville mansion

Press Release – Barfoot and Thompson

Exclusive listing agency Barfoot & Thompson has confirmed that the landmark mansion in Coatesville one of New Zealands most distinguished and opulent properties has been sold. Read more »

New Zealand’s Largest Fitness and Health Event Begins Today!

Press Release – NZ Fitness Expo

Ready, set Expo! The 2016 NZ Fitness Expo begins today at Aucklands ASB Showgrounds, shining a spotlight on all aspects of fitness, health and nutrition. Read more »

Fraud complaints involving cell phones

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Hawke’s Bay Police are investigating a series of fraud complaints involving offenders offering to sell cell phones, generally a Samsung Galaxy. Read more »

Robins Return Thanks to Boost from Local Business

Press Release – Chalkydigits

Six years ago, Christchurch-based clothing company Chalkydigits sponsored the relocation of a small group of South Island robins to predator-free Chalky Island in Fiordland. Chalkydigits recently returned to monitor the robins progress. Read more »

New farmers’ market to be added to Rotorua’s weekends

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

A new Sunday market showcasing local produce is to be launched in Rotorua later this year, building on the success of the citys other markets. Read more »

Merino Kids Expand Their Flock!

Press Release – Merino Kids

Iconic A-list childrens sleepwear brand, Merino Kids, has been scouting locations throughout New Zealand and are excited to announce that they will be expanding their flock into the Auckland-based ecostore in Freemans Bay. Not only will this enable … Read more »

The Warehouse offers a forum to donate to Te Puea Marae

Press Release – The Warehouse

To support the good work Te Puea Marae is doing to help Kiwi families in need, The Warehouse has launched a page on its website enabling customers to donate items to the Marae, and will also match customers purchases one for one. Read more »

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