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Police warn retailers to watch out for counterfeit bank notes

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  • April 1, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Police warn retailers to watch out for counterfeit bank notes

The offenders have been going into shops and supermarkets, buying a small item using a large denomination note and then taking the legitimate cash as change.

Senior sergeant of the Wellington district command centre, Simon King, says retailers should be vigilant and watch out for counterfeit notes, especially over Easter weekend.

He says if retailers are suspicious about the cash being used in their shops, they should take the follow steps: consider refusing to accept the note, take down a description of the person offering it, record the number plate and description of the vehicle used by the person, and then call the police.

He also notes retailers should consider their own safety before dealing with people.

Further information about identifying counterfeit notes can be found on the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s website here

Tips include checking out the windows, which is the see-through part to the note, make sure there’s not any blotches, as the legitimate polymer notes are waterproof and even try to tear the note, as counterfeits tend to be paper, not tough polymer.

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My feet and I are begging Ziera to pull through

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  • October 4, 2019
  • Sarah Dunn
My feet and I are begging Ziera to pull through

New Zealand heritage footwear retailer Ziera has gone into voluntary receivership. NZ Retail and The Register editor and associate publisher Sarah Dunn considers its place in the market and what needs to happen for it to return to form.

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Genoapay enjoys strong growth in New Zealand

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  • October 3, 2019
  • The Register team
Genoapay enjoys strong growth in New Zealand

As buy now pay later services continue to grow in popularity, Latitude Financial has announced that its digital payments platform Genoapay has partnered with 26 merchants.

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Hallenstein Glassons posts $29m profit for the year

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  • October 3, 2019
  • Radio New Zealand
Hallenstein Glassons posts $29m profit for the year

Hallenstein Glassons has had a modest lift in sales and profits, helped by growth in Australia and online sales.

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Five things companies should consider before they scale up

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  • October 3, 2019
  • Ben Kepes
Five things companies should consider before they scale up

Ben Kepes is a technology analyst, commentator and consultant. His commentary has been widely published in such outlets as Forbes, Wired and The Guardian, while he has also been an investor in a large number of early-stage technology start-ups across three continents and has had successful exits to listed and privately held companies in Canada, the US, and the UK. He currently sits on the boards of a number of non-profit, privately held and listed companies in New Zealand and the UK and has won a number of accolades, including being a recipient of the Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award in 2016. Here, he shares five things companies should consider before they scale up.

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Countdown celebrates its top suppliers

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  • October 3, 2019
  • The Register team
Countdown celebrates its top suppliers

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  • October 3, 2019
  • The Register team
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The latest issue of NZ Retail magazine should be in subscribers’ hands now. Themed around celebrations, it includes a bumper 20-page feature sharing the stories of our Gem Retail Hotlist winners.

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