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31 July 2020

 
 

New online bookstore launches to meet growing demand

 
 

Bookety Book Books is the new indie online store set to launch mid-August, and with it comes the capability to service the growing demand to purchase local books online. Last year, 21.1 million books were sold in this country, and according to the recent Nielsen report book sales have increased annually by 6 percent. The […]

 
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  July 31, 2020
 
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Canterbury leads way in SMEs’ dramatic rise in turnover

 
 

Small businesses have seen a phenomenal rebound in revenue for June. The levels for last month are back to what they were this time last year, according to the latest data from the accounting software firm, Xero. New Zealand managing director Craig Hudson said it was a significant bounce, considering two months ago firms’ revenue was […]

 
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  July 30, 2020
 
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Some businesses struggling at new Commercial Bay shopping precinct

 
 

The country’s newest upmarket shopping mall is giving some shops a rent holiday to help soften Covid-19’s economic blow. Commercial Bay – a $1 billion development with more than 120 shops – occupies a city block in downtown Auckland. It opened last month – just as vacancy signs started appearing in shop windows along Queen […]

 
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  July 30, 2020
 
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Deadly Ponies goes vegan

 
 

Today Deadly Ponies debuts their most innovative collection yet, featuring coveted classics made from a vegan ‘cactus leather’. The organic material is made from the leaves of the nopal cactus, a byproduct of the pharmaceutical industry which is grown only using natural rainfall and the sun on a cactus plantation in Mexico. Two years in the making, […]

 
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  July 30, 2020
 
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Customers encouraged to BYO container

 
 

New Zealand ‘Food rescue app’ Foodprint is offering customers the option to BYO container (or ‘BYOC’) when placing a food takeaway order via its app. The goal is to normalise this behaviour amongst customers as BYOC reduces the impact of single use takeaway packaging on the environment. The Foodprint app was started to help fight food waste […]

 
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