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Smart-shopping platform Picodi launches in New Zealand

Eastern European startup "Picodi" makes hundreds of money-saving deals available for Kiwi e-shoppers.

Picodi is a smart-shopping platform operating since 2010, available among others in the UK, Australia and the US. Since July 2019, the website is available also in New Zealand.

More than half of NZ drivers spend up to $249 every month on fuel - survey

With the rise in petrol taxes for Auckland drivers - and road user charges for the rest of us - how much we shell out at the pump is again a big talking point.

Spending flat as petrol prices drop - Stats NZ

Total retail card spending was flat in June 2019, with a bounceback in some industries offset by a drop in spending on fuel, Stats NZ said today.

When adjusted for seasonal effects, card spending was relatively unchanged in June, following a 0.5 percent fall in May 2019.

The Reserve Bank embraces the future

At a speech delivered in Auckland this morning to the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA), Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr outlined the bank’s vision to be ‘a great team and the best central bank’. He also encouraged others to get involved in shaping this future.

Perception research unveils CPTPP trade opportunity in Mexico

A new report by New Zealand Story Group has identified key ways for exporters and government agencies to engage in Mexico, following the implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

DB Breweries announces bold sustainability ambitions

DB Breweries has today announced its ambition to halve its carbon emissions by 2030.

Vegan cheese company to crowdfund international expansion

Auckland-based vegan cheesemaker Angel Food will launch their second equity crowdfunding campaign on 15 July to fund their next phase of growth in a rapidly-evolving market for plant-based and vegan products.

Less intrusion for tenants

Property inspections are a form of risk management that helps to reduce and identify malicious damage and meth losses. However, the issue of insurers moving to three monthly inspections has been debated recently, with many feeling that it is too frequent and intrusive for tenants.

Cannabis scheme heading in the right direction

"New Zealanders fought hard to achieve strong parliamentary support for medicinal cannabis last year.

Nelmac moves to boost wages ahead of Government timetable

Nelson Tasman-based environmental management services company Nelmac has announced it will proactively increase the minimum hourly rate of all its team members to $19 per hour, effective from 1 July 2019.