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Sir Graham Henry and New Zealand Blood Service Join Forces to Create the World’s Biggest Reserve Bench

Answer Sir Graham’s call up and join the World’s Biggest Reserve Bench New Zealand needs 100,000 people to commit to becoming a blood donor There is no alternative to blood; blood donors save lives Every 18 minutes in New Zealand, someone needs blood. For some, it’s the difference between life and death. Sir Graham Henry is teaming up with… Read full post

Foodstuffs North Island kicks off search for Checker of the Year

Foodstuffs North Island has begun its quest to find this year’s Checker of the Year with nine regional tournaments to narrow down top contenders. Now in its 71 st year, Foodstuffs North Island CEO Chris Quin says the annual competition is a much-loved tradition that recognises the customer service ‘legends’ of Foodstuffs New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square stores. … Read full post

Rural/Lifestyle Property Market Trades Strongly, Auckland Urban Market Activity Builds

A strong trading month in the rural/lifestyle property market and increased buyer activity in the Auckland urban area were features of June trading as the property market settled into its winter trading pattern. “While prices in June remained solid and sales numbers were modest, there were a number of underlying trends that suggest greater activity was building than has been present over… Read full post

Auckland Reverts To More Traditional Housing Sales Cycle

For the third consecutive month the Auckland residential property market registered limited change in activity with May sales numbers remaining subdued and prices not moving. “Within the context of the onset of winter and where the market is at, May activity was typical of what we have seen over the past 18 months,” said Peter Thompson, Managing Director of Barfoot & Thompson.… Read full post

Wanted: Top drops for NZ’s most consumer-focused wine competition

New Zealand’s most consumer-focused wine competition is back, offering wineries an unparalleled opportunity to get their top drops in front of wine-loving shoppers in New World stores nationwide. Now in its 17 th year, the New World Wine Awards are well-recognised within the industry for pairing the rigour of an international-standard wine show with a retail platform that sees the top… Read full post

Craft beer classic’s new winning ways at 2019 New World Beer & Cider Awards

New Zealand craft brewers are set to win even more fans after taking 28 of the Top 30 spots in the New World Beer & Cider Awards announced today.   Among the top-notch ales, crowd-pleasing lagers and delectable ciders, all eyes are on the variety of IPAs on offer. Seven different approaches to the ‘craft beer darling’ style have been rewarded by the panel of judges, promising… Read full post