A marketing expert has warned the sale of Tip Top could see a repeat of the Dunedin Cadbury factory saga and would not make long-term financial sense.
You may know Nat Cheshire from Cheshire Architects as the designer behind some of Auckland City’s most character-defining developments, such as City Works Depot and much of Britomart, or as one of our Most Creative winners. As 2018 draws to a close, Cheshire has debuted a new development with his name attached to it called Morningside. But instead of being a masterpiece he’s created for a client, this time around, it’s his and his friends’ own money on the line. Here, he talks taking his vision for Auckland into the suburbs, tapping into the culture of Kingsland and where he’s casting his eye to develop next.
Consumer finance business Latitude Financial Services has added Auckland-based fintech company Genoapay to its portfolio alongside Gem Visa and other products. Genoapay provides a no interest payment instalment service, allowing shoppers to pay off purchases totalling up to $1,000 over 10 weeks.
Retail NZ has expressed its dissatisfaction with the move to get rid of the 90-day-trial for large businesses, says that in doing so potential employees lose the chance to prove themselves.
Tauranga based surfboard shaper and tinkerer, Paul Barron, has engineered a new way to use wool – to make surfboards – which has led to a partnership with US-based Firewire Surfboards, owned by surfing sage Kelly Slater. Additionally, Barron has partnered with The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) to develop a new wool composite technology that could revive the global wool market. It rides the wave of other companies turning wool into innovative products, namely Allbirds, which has made a killing turning the ubiquitous material into shoes.