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McDonald's launches high-tech straw

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  • February 16, 2017
  • Erin McKenzie
McDonald's launches high-tech straw

In a ‘Special Event’ Facebook Live video, similar to an Apple announcement, McDonald's has announced a new Chocolate Shamrock shake and a game-changing straw to match.

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A day in the life of a retail assistant- the good, the bad and the just plain yuck

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  • February 14, 2017
  • Bri Tither
A day in the life of a retail assistant- the good, the bad and the just plain yuck

According to statistics released by Service IQ, the retail industry has grown from 259,000 people in 2012, to nearly 300,000 people today. This huge percentage of the population is responsible for keeping our retail industry up and running, performing a multitude of tasks with tolerance and a positive attitude. Bella Pierce is a gorgeous 21 year old working in one of Auckland’s on-trend high fashion stores. We sat down with her to find out a little bit more about what it really takes to be a retail assistant.

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Silliest Valentine’s Day cards

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  • February 8, 2017
  • Bri Tither
Silliest Valentine’s Day cards

Valentine's Day, which falls on February 14, is almost upon us. It's a day dedicated to people expressing their love and affection for another person - usually in the form of cards, flowers and other romantic gifts. Card and gift giving is a serious business, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Whether you’re a mushy romantic or seriously cynical, there is an underlying pressure to celebrate this Hallmark holiday. For all the pessimistic non believers out there who treat this holiday like a joke, we have gathered some of the funniest and silliest Valentine’s Day cards we can find for your personal entertainment. We guarantee they will make that tacky necklace you received from your ex a few years ago seem awesome.

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Revenge of the 90s

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  • November 22, 2016
  • Jessica-Belle Greer
Revenge of the 90s

Although some things are best left in the 90s (like those dangerous, pink blow up chairs) some of the Clueless generation’s products have nudged their way back into stores. Here are the ones that still sell.

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Student-made John Lewis look alike ad wins hearts

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  • November 9, 2016
  • StopPress Team
Student-made John Lewis look alike ad wins hearts

There's been a buzz on the internet over the last few days as the highly anticipated John Lewis Christmas ad appeared to have launched. However, the 86-second story about a snowman was not the work of the UK retailer, instead it was produced by a student as part of their A-Levels.

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Zara's putting its best foot forward

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  • November 3, 2016
Zara's putting its best foot forward

The launch of Zara was one of the most-anticipated retail events of 2016. For the launch day on October 6, it chose to showcase these futuristic garments in its main window. If you've got or seen a great store or mall display, why not show it off on The Register? Just email a picture and a short explanation of the store to editor@theregister.co.nz

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The 2016 pop culture Halloween costumes that should get in the sea

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  • October 13, 2016
  • Elly Strang
The 2016 pop culture Halloween costumes that should get in the sea

Halloween is just around the corner, which means companies have begun selling their creepiest wares, get-ups and decorations. However, with this rampant roll-out of products, there's bound to be some bad decisions made. So, what are the most tasteless costumes on offer in 2016? The Register investigates.

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Even Richie McCaw pumps and buys his own gas

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  • September 29, 2016
  • The Register team
Even Richie McCaw pumps and buys his own gas

It's a tough life for a former All Blacks captain. The much-loved ambassador of New Zealand's national game was just trying to buy his gas and a drink in peace, when an enthusiastic fan popped up with a camera and began filming in the store. The clip has since been viewed almost 200,000 times.

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Durex releases 'savoury' eggplant condom flavour

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  • September 8, 2016
  • Elly Strang
Durex releases 'savoury' eggplant condom flavour

Some notoriously loved or hated foods may act as aphrodisiacs (oysters, anyone?) but last time we checked, we didn't think an eggplant was one of them. However, this didn't stop condom brand Durex from rolling out eggplant-flavoured protection.

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Cards Against Humanity founders launch mean fortune cookies

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  • August 26, 2016
  • Elly Strang
Cards Against Humanity founders launch mean fortune cookies

The makers of controversial card game, Cards Against Humanity, are back it again with the cheeky (and often offensive) behaviour. They've released a set of mean fortune cookies that can be bought online, featuring messages of a similar vein to that in the card game.

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