Auckland and Wellington Accommodation Get Lions’ Share

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

11 August 2017 – The Lions rugby tour drove strong increases in international guest nights in June 2017, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Lower Fruit Prices Bittersweet Due to High Vegetable Prices

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

11 August 2017 – Fruit prices fell 5.2 percent in July 2017, contributing to a 0.2 percent fall in food prices, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

No nutritional benefits of milk in light-proof bottles

Press Release – Consumer

Despite claims light-proofed containers protect the vitamins in milk, Consumer NZ testing reveals theres little difference in nutrient content between major milk brands. Read more »

Sanitarium must be allowed to protect its brand

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

Sanitarium must be allowed to protect its brand Sanitarium, like any other trademark holder, has little choice but to protect its brand, says NZ Food and Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich. Read more »

NZ retail spending dips in July; less spent on petrol

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand retail spending on electronic cards dipped in July, with lower fuel and hospitality spending. Read more »

Labour’s Water Tax Means $18 Cabbages

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says it has information proving how hard working Kiwi families will be seriously affected by Labours proposed tax on commercial water use. Read more »

Fuel Spending Drops in July

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

10 August 2017 – Drivers are spending less on fuel as prices fall, Stats NZ said today. Card spending on fuel was down 4.9 percent in July 2017 compared with the same month last year. Read more »

Ponsonby Central joins online food delivery revolution

Press Release – Ponsonby Central

Central Auckland foodie destination, Ponsonby Central, has launched home delivery to meet growing demand from people wanting a wide range of food delivered to their doors. Read more »

NZBC Calls for Balance in Debate over Water Use

Press Release – NZ Beverage Council

Tuesday 8 August – NZBC calls for balance in the debate over water use The New Zealand Beverage Council (NZBC) is calling for balance in the discussion about water bottling and fresh water use generally. Read more »

Trade Me shares sink near six-month low

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 8 (BusinessDesk) – Trade Me Group shares fell near a six-month low after two research houses downgraded their rating for the online retail platform’s stock. Read more »

Smart Trampoline Achieves 30 Million Jumps

Press Release – Springfree Trampoline

Smart Trampoline Achieves 30 Million Jumps Christchurch-based Springfree Trampoline have just hit a record milestone, with customers jumping more than 30 million times on their Smart Trampolines. Read more »

Pic’s Peanut Butter earns a cluster of 1-star accolades

Press Release – Pic’s Peanut Butter

Pics Peanut Butter earns a cluster of 1-star accolades at UKs Great Taste awards Read more »

New voucher app could save Kiwis thousands

Press Release – Goody

New Zealanders are able to save up to $10,000 in entertainment and services, thanks to a just-launched voucher app from loyalty programme provider, Goody. Read more »

Duty-free products aren’t always cheaper, Consumer NZ finds

Press Release – Consumer NZ

A survey of 33 duty-free items finds only 10 are cheaper at duty-free stores than other retailers. Read more »

Logic Street Scene new website launch

Press Release – Logic Street Scene

After months of hard work by the team, we were super excited to announce the launch of our new website in June. Go and check it out at: We have had a great response from our clients and wanting to share it with others in … Read more »

Unavoidable olive oil price rises on the horizon

Press Release – William Aitken and Co

The price of olive oil is set to rise in the coming months and its unavoidable due to poor Mediterranean harvests creating an international shortfall, says Sam Aitken, managing director of William Aitken & Co importer of market leader Lupi … Read more »

Train Station Kiosk Leasing on Track for Business Operators

Press Release – Bayley’s Real Estate

Retail kiosk opportunities located at three stations on Aucklands busy commuter rail network have been placed on the market for lease, seeking high quality food and beverage operators. Read more »

Staples ANZ Rebrands As Winc

Press Release – Staples International

Auckland, 7 August 2017 – Today Staples Australia & New Zealand announced a new challenger brand, identity and transformation plan to the market. This announcement comes after Platinum Equity purchased the Australia and New Zealand business from … Read more »

Macca’s gives option of a book or toy with Happy Meal

Press Release – McDonald’s

Would you like a book with that? Maccas gives option of a book or toy with Happy Meal Books are now a permanent option on the Happy Meal menu. Following a successful trial in 2016, McDonalds is giving Kiwi families the choice between a book or … Read more »

HELL commits to coeliac safety

Press Release – Hell Pizza

To ensure its customers can order and enjoy their gluten-free pizza with confidence, HELL has invested in new equipment and training for each of its 70 stores across the country meeting the strict guidelines required for accreditation under Coeliac … Read more »

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