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Barkers support Movember: It’s more than just a Mo

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  • December 7, 2017
  • Findlay Buchanan
Barkers support Movember: It’s more than just a Mo

Movember is over and the bristly moustaches seen on upper lips nationwide have long disappeared down the sink. However, Barkers has now harnessed its Christmas shopping rush for good as it teams up with the Movember Foundation for a second crack at fundraising for men’s health.

Over the month of December 2017, the new initiative will see $1 from every Barkers transaction go towards the Movember Foundation to support men’s health.

Barkers is trying to address the significant issue of mental health during a time when it’s easy to  be distracted by the trivial elements of Christmas. However, ignoring mental health statistics isn’t quite as simple. Over the last 14 years, The Movember Foundation have raised one billion dollars for research and support into mental health, suicide, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

 According to The Movember Foundation’s data, the state of New Zealand’s mental health needs all the support it can get.

  • One in seven kiwis will experience depression before they are 24 years old.
  • One in eight men will experience depression.
  • One in five women will experience depression.
  • Over 600 New Zealanders take their lives each year.
  • Three out of four people who take their lives are male.

December represents Barkers’ biggest sales period of the year and the company has estimated it will raise tens of thousands of dollars for the Movember Foundation. Barkers will also be auctioning off an Ultimate Barkers Pack worth over $5,000, with all proceeds going to the Movember Foundation.

A statement from Barkers makes its intention clear: “This is not a sales driver, rather it’s a chance to do some good and share the traditional spoils of Christmas with Kiwi men who need mental health support.”

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Fit-Out: Retreat to the Wine Cave

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  • December 15, 2017
  • Sarah Dunn
Fit-Out: Retreat to the Wine Cave

A wine retail outlet like no other opened in Auckland’s Newmarket in October. The Wine Cave is intended to create a subterranean-feeling, luxurious atmosphere that showcases high-end wine to its best effect.

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Amazon is coming

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  • December 15, 2017
  • Greg Harford
Amazon is coming

If there's one word that strikes fear into the heart of many Kiwi retailers, it's "Amazon". This massive global business has enormous scale; a turnover nearly two and a half times that of the entire New Zealand retail sector; and a share price of nearly NZD$1,400.

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Back in Time: Kowtow

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  • December 15, 2017
Back in Time: Kowtow

Created in 2007 by Gosia Piatek, Kowtow launched from a small home-based dream to one of New Zealand’s most respected ethical brands as it celebrates its first decade in business.

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