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Mitre 10 and Air New Zealand Airpoints collaborate on new way to spend

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  • October 10, 2018
  • Julia Steel
Mitre 10 and Air New Zealand Airpoints collaborate on new way to spend

Mitre 10 customers can now spend Air New Zealand Airpoints Dollars instore nationwide and online. The collaboration comes after a trial period in Auckland proved the alternate form of payment could work.

The initiative allows customers to spend Airpoints Dollars on part of or the entirety of purchases $75 and over, not including gift cards.

The partnership is the first time that the 2.9 million members of the Air New Zealand Airpoints loyalty programme have been able to spend their earnings instore.

Mitre 10 general manager marketing Jules Lloyd-Jones said the retailer, which has allowed customers to earn Airpoints Dollars for years, was excited to pave the way for a new payment choice.

“We are chuffed to be the first New Zealand retailer to welcome Kiwis to spend [Airpoints Dollars] with us.

“We are continually investing to enhance our customer experience, especially as shoppers increasingly look for more personalised and diverse ways of purchasing the things they love.”

The concept was successfully trialled at Mitre 10s in Browns Bay and Whangaparaoa, and Mitre 10 Megas in Albany, Glenfield and Warkworth.

Mitre 10 customers receive one Airpoints Dollar per $115 spent when they swipe their card at checkout.

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Amazon tax to take effect from October 2019

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  • October 19, 2018
  • The Register team
Amazon tax to take effect from October 2019

The Government has confirmed its proposed changes to GST on goods purchased online from overseas will come into effect in a year’s time.

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‘China’s Apple’ retailer Xiaomi is opening its first Mi store in New Zealand

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  • October 19, 2018
  • Sarah Dunn
‘China’s Apple’ retailer Xiaomi is opening its first Mi store in New Zealand

Xiaomi’s Mi store will open in early November, and will represent the Chinese smartphone maker’s first official presence in the Kiwi market.

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Remembering the first wave of designer rental

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  • October 18, 2018
  • Jai Breitnauer
Remembering the first wave of designer rental

Designer clothing rental isn’t new, says journalist Jai Breitnauer, so why is it so big right now?

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  • October 18, 2018
  • Jai Breitnauer
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American giant Sears has filed for bankruptcy

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  • October 17, 2018
  • Jai Breitnauer
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  • October 17, 2018
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