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Kiwis had a cracker of a Guy Fawkes

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  • November 11, 2015
  • Ben Matthews
Kiwis had a cracker of a Guy Fawkes

Bad Boy Fireworks started in 2005 with a few street-side stores. It now span the entire country. The company says it strive to push the limits in design and sound. Its parent company, Universal Pyrotechnics Limited, is well known for spectacular displays, including the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Products range from the starter pack – ideal for a young family; the nitro pack – a medium range pack for beginner thrill seekers; to the explosive pack – for those that want to show off.

Boom Brothers make two trips each year to China where staff handpick the fireworks. The company talks to the manufactures to make sure the fireworks are at their highest quality. Boom Brother says it aims to bring the best to its customers at an affordable price. It has a large range of products, including smaller fireworks suitable for kids. If someone’s looking for a bigger bang, Boom Brothers says its bigger fireworks are ‘darker’ and more military-like.

Laws around fireworks sales mean they can only be sold between November 2 and November 5. Fireworks can only be sold to a person over 18, and must be tested for safety before being sold to the public. A store must have an approved handler present if it’s stocking more than 500kg of fireworks, and a store must make sure the fireworks is in a hazard substance location if it stocks more than 1000kg. For a store to stock up on more than 10,000kg it must get a test certificate. 

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Pak'nSave wins August's Ad Impact Award

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  • September 12, 2019
  • StopPress Team
Pak'nSave wins August's Ad Impact Award

August was an amazing month for advertising and choosing a winner of the Colmar Brunton Ad Impact Award was a difficult task. This month, the honour goes to PAK’nSAVE with their latest advertisement ‘Saveyest Country’, which uses their classic stick man to show how New Zealanders are saving, not just at PAK’nSAVE.

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Spark’s new concept store at Westfield Newmarket

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  • September 12, 2019
  • Sarah Dunn
Spark’s new concept store at Westfield Newmarket

When Westfield Newmarket opened, telecommunications company Spark took the opportunity to launch a new concept store which prioritised innovative technology and an immersive retail experience.

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Kathmandu becomes Australia and New Zealand’s largest B Corp business

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  • September 11, 2019
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Kathmandu becomes Australia and New Zealand’s largest B Corp business

Listed outdoor goods retailer Kathmandu has secured B Corp accreditation, making it the largest business of its kind to have done so in Australia and New Zealand.

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Chinese ecommerce retailer Aomaijia shows it’s serious about Australasia

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One of China’s fastest-growing ecommerce businesses, Aomaijia, has launched its first Australasian offices in Sydney. This will enable it to source products from Australia and New Zealand to sell to its 30 million Chinese shoppers.

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