Over 20 New Heritage Panels In Auckland

This week we installed heritage panels in both Mt Eden Village and around Blockhouse Bay and New Lynn. Each panel celebrates our past by identifying important heritage assets. Whilst some assets still survive, many are reliant on the photo displayed on the panel to link people from now to an earlier time. #aklheritage




Northcote Central

Today I had the pleasure of meeting Northcote locals, whilst in the village centre taking photographs for the next printed business directory.  If you are looking to try some new food experiences, Northcote Central is a must. Locals also rave about their fish & chip shop and food hall. I thought me not undestanding or speaking Chinese language would be a barrier in some stores. It wasn't.  Thanks to everyone who made my visit so enjoyable.


BNZ Marketview - April 2018

Kiwis were back shopping up a storm online in April, with total online spending 14% higher than in April last year, boosted largely by growth at domestic online merchants.

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BNZ Marketview February 2018

  • Highlights of this months report include:
  • Another solid month for growth in NZ online shopping, with total spending in February up 11% on February last year.
  • Spending at international merchants was up 12% year-on-year and spending at domestic retailers up 10%.
  • Annual online spending across the retail categories we cover is now estimated at $4.2 billion (excl GST). This is equivalent to 7.6% of total retail sales reported in Statistics NZ's Retail Trade Series.
  • 44% of annual online spending was at offshore sellers.
  • Sales of Computers and Entertainment Media goods were very strong at international sites in February. At domestic online retailers, sales of Food, Clothing and Electronic goods all showed solid year-on-year growth.

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