Aussie Tax Office Coming for NZ Retailers: Time NZ Acted

Press Release – Retail NZ

13 April 2018 Aussie Tax Office Coming for Kiwi Retailers Time for NZ Govt Action New rules mean New Zealand online retailers need to register for Australian GST from 1 July if they sell to Aussie consumers, and Retail NZ has renewed its call for our … Read more »

NZ electronic card spending rebounds in March

Article – BusinessDesk

April 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand retail spending on electronic cards rebounded in March on the back of increased grocery and liquor spending. Read more »

Union launches ‘Worth It’ campaign to help retail workers

Press Release – First Union

Many retail workers in New Zealand currently survive on minimum wage rates and dont have enough hours of work to live on. Pay rates and work hours are so low that employers struggle to fill vacancies, and a pay crisis is already in effect as the average … Read more »

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition

Press Release – Spark NZ

Spark today announced it will offer iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition, the new generation of iPhone in a stunning red finish. Both phones sport a beautiful glass enclosure, now in red, with a matching aluminum band and a sleek … Read more »

Card spending on grocery and liquor strong

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Consumer spending on groceries and liquor rose at its fastest pace in more than seven years in the March 2018 quarter, up 2.2 percent, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Record rise in grocery and liquor spending

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Consumers spent more on grocery and liquor (consumables) in March 2018, as retail card spending in the industry rose a record $57 million (2.9 percent), Stats NZ said today. This follows a 0.7 percent fall in February 2018. Read more »

Pushpay annualised revenue growth stalls in March qtr

Article – BusinessDesk

April 11 (BusinessDesk) – Pushpay Holdings, said annualised committed monthly revenue fell 19 percent in the March quarter, marking the mobile payments app company’s first quarterly decline, which it blamed on seasonality and veering away from adding small … Read more »

Icebreaker sold for $288 mln to VF Corp

Article – BusinessDesk

April 9 (BusinessDesk) – Kiwi merino wool clothing maker Icebreaker Holdings was sold to US apparel giant VF Corp for $288 million in a competitive tender process, Overseas Investment Office documents show. Read more »

First Official All Blacks Store to open at Auckland Airport

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has announced today that New Zealand Rugby will open the countrys first Official All Blacks Store this month. Read more »

Christchurch Opening Brings Jobs And Doggie Delights

Press Release – Ziwi

Huge worldwide demand for premium natural pet food is behind Ziwis expansion into the South Island this week with the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Christchurch. Read more »

Workers get to keep their jobs at The Warehouse Kaikohe

Press Release – First Union

The union representing The Warehouse workers is thankful the company has re-negotiated with its landlord so will now stay open in Kaikohe. Read more »

NZ carpet maker Cavalier on growth path

Article – BusinessDesk

April 5 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand carpet maker Cavalier Corp is emerging from a tough period after an influx of cheaper synthetics forced it to restructure its business to compete. It has now streamlined its operations and with most of the … Read more »

Winona Capital ups Rodd & Gunn investment

Article – BusinessDesk

April 4 (BusinessDesk) – Winona Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm that invests in consumer brands, has put more capital into Rodd & Gunn New Zealand, saying it is “excited” to be supporting the unprofitable clothing chain … Read more »

Govt announces compulsory recall of 50,000 vehicles

Article – BusinessDesk

April 4 (BusinessDesk) – The government has announced a compulsory recall of 50,000 vehicles with Alpha-type Takata airbags, and praised the Motor Industry Association for pushing the issue for years despite government officials’ lack of interest. Read more »

Government acts to recall vehicles with airbag safety issues

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Government acts to recall vehicles with airbag safety issues 50,000 vehicles with Alpha-type Takata airbags are subject to a compulsory recall after Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Kris Faafoi today acted to protect New Zealand drivers and passengers … Read more »

MIA Welcomes Mandatory Recall for Takata Airbag Inflators

Press Release – Motor Industry Association

David Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of the MIA says the Takata airbag recall is unprecedented in scale, it is a massively large and complex logistical issue affecting new and used vehicles with two different types of Takata airbags. The alpha type … Read more »

Riskiest Takata airbags recall good for consumers

Press Release – Consumer

The compulsory recall of more than 50,000 vehicles fitted with potentially explosive Takata airbags will provide clarity for New Zealanders, Consumer NZ head of testing Paul Smith said today. Read more »

New vehicle registrations in March

Article – BusinessDesk

April 4 (BusinessDesk) – New car sales rose in March as demand for commercial vehicles underpinned a recovery from February’s decline when several cargo ships were turned away at the border on biosecurity grounds. Read more »

New Kiwi Site Ready to Topple Trade Me

Press Release – AllGoods

New Kiwi Site Ready to Topple Trade Me AllGoods , a new online marketplace offering a 100% free platform for regular users to buy and sell, announced on Saturday that they were ready to tackle the online giant Trade Me. After 2 years of preparation … Read more »

What big tobacco didn’t want you to read

Article – BusinessDesk

Philip Morris NZ’s redacted statement of claim: What big tobacco didn’t want you to read Read more »

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