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September - Strong Online Sales

Online sales up!


  • New Zealand’s total online spending was very strong in September, with spending up 13% on September last year.
  • Online purchases at domestic merchants were up 9% on last September, and online purchases at offshore merchants were up 20%.
  • Stand out major categories this month were Electrical and Electronic goods, Computers and Peripherals, and Other Specialised Food. Spending in each of these categories was up by more than 20% on September 2013.
  • The softening in the NZ dollar over July-August makes international goods more expensive in NZD terms. However, the solid rise in online spending at offshore retailers in September suggests that, for now at least, kiwis are not being discouraged by the extra cost.
  • Special feature: Age group analysis.

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Remuera Goes Responsive

It has been our pleasure to work with the remuera Business Association on the development of their new, responsive website. The new site caters for businesses and the community alike with a comprehensive directory, event calendar and more...

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BNZ Marketview August 2014

Total online spending in August 2014 was up 5% on August last year. Online purchases at domestic merchants were up a meagre 0.5%, whereas online purchases at offshore merchants were up 13%.

Looking at online spending by Kiwis at international merchants, August saw strong growth in spending in several categories. Compared to August last year, spending was up 18% for Clothing, 24% for Electrical and Electronic, 22% for Computers and Peripherals; and 22% for Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic & Toiletry.

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Birkenhead Heritage Trail

Birkenhead Village Business Association manager Kae Condon is passionate about the history and heritage of the Highbury/Birkenhead area on Auckland's North Shore.

4 years ago Kae started creating an image map, adding photographs, news clippings and other items to a poster board whilst considering how to best present the area's history to locals and visitors alike. After conceptualising walks encompassing NZ's only sugar factory, Leroy's Bush the largest green stand of native bush and birdlife on the upper waitemata and most recently a Highbury heritage walk, Kae went on to develop brochures to promote and guide walkers. She also added details of the walk on the Birkenhead Village Business Assn website.

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Now, in time for this year's Auckland Heritage Festival, Kae has developed the Highbury Heritage Walk into an interactive one. 15 heritage icons have been identified, for which panels have been created displaying a photograph and a brief description of the icon. A QR code links interested parties to a mobile website and additional information. Free, guided, interactive walks will be offered during the Heritage Festival.

Kae would like to acknowledge Lisa Trutman and Matthews and Matthews Architects for the wonderful source documents they were able to provide in putting this project together. Along with the Birkenhead Historical Society, All Saints Church, St Andrews Pres and Zion Hill Church and Birkenhead Primary School for providing the wonderfully rich source documents. North Auckland Research , Auckland Libraries and the Sir George Governor Grey, and Chelsea Archives Collection for source photographs.