Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Kiwi households spend an astounding 16,810 hours cleaning with Home Heroes challenge
Over a six-week period 1,161 Kiwi families clocked up an astounding 16,810 hours of cleaning, the equivalent of just over 700 days or 23 months, as part of the first ever Home Heroes online challenge.
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Spending increases as Kiwis prepare for Christmas
Figures released today reveal a modest increase in national spending across the Paymark network, as Kiwis ready themselves for the Christmas rush.
Thursday, 1 November 2012
Winning schools sketch vision for the future with UFB Amazing Ideas
The winners of Telecom’s inaugural ‘Amazing Ideas Search’ have been chosen after judges assessed hundreds of amazing ideas from Kiwi kids across the country on how Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) can enhance our lives.
Thursday, 18 October 2012
Introducing: The new Playstation Store
Sony Network Entertainment International and Sony Computer Entertainment America, today unveiled a redesigned PlayStation®Store for the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system.
Friday, 21 September 2012
New Zealand's top eight bartenders go head-to-head for shot at victory
Beam Inc. (NYSE: BEAM) a leading global premium spirits company has announced the finalists in the biggest bartender competition in New Zealand history - Beam Bar Legend.
Monday, 27 August 2012
Kiwi parents not getting support when it comes to cleaning
We all know that cleaning in most households is seen as a burden that is not often shared amongst family members.
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Students look to the future with amazing ideas for Ultra Fast Broadband
With fibre now passed the door of 76,311 premises across the country, the $1.5 billion upgrade of New Zealand’s broadband infrastructure is well under way and ahead of schedule.
Thursday, 12 July 2012
Che Fu and Alan Bell Take Out PlayStation Vita Vodafone Charity Challenge
After a pitting their gaming skills against some of the nation’s best-known sports names, musicians and media, Che Fu (musician) and Alan Bell (NZ Gamer editor) have been named the winners of the PlayStation Vita Vodafone Charity Challenge.
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Canterbury region tops the list for spending growth in June
Figures released today have revealed the Canterbury region saw the fastest growth in spending in New Zealand, across the Paymark network in June.
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Cecilia Robinson wins 2012 Her Businesswoman of the year
Au Pair Link's founder, Cecilia Robinson, has been named the 2012 Her Businesswoman of the Year.
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Retailers enjoy strong spending as winter hits
Spending across the Paymark network in May was strong, with the latest figures showing nationwide annual growth at 5.8 per cent for the month – the highest annual growth rate of 2012.
Friday, 8 June 2012
Moscow Comes to No.1 Queen Street
To mark the 20th anniversary of Russia Day on Tuesday June 12, 2012, Russian Standard Vodka will be bringing a slice of Moscow to No.1 Queen St.
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Kiwi kids asked to imagine an Ultra Fast Broadband enabled world
The government is spending $1.5 billion on the rollout of New Zealand's Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) infrastructure over the next 10 years with priority initially being placed on businesses, schools and health services.
Thursday, 10 May 2012
Good Energy Taxi gives free rides for good deeds
Mercury Energy is sending the world's first Good Energy-powered taxi out on the streets of Auckland over the next two weeks to celebrate the good things Kiwis do for each other every day.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Spending put on hold while on holiday
Figures released today by Paymark show the traditionally slow spending days in April took their toll on the annual growth rate of spending this month, with spending declining for the first time since October 2009.
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Award-winning franchise rises once again with God of War: Ascension™, exclusively for Playstation®3
Thursday, 8 March 2012
Unit 13 Explodes onto PlayStation Vita
Sony Computer Entertainment today announces the release of Unit 13TM, a third-person military shooter created exclusively for PlayStation®Vita (PS VitaTM) by Zipper Interactive, available via the PlayStation Store or from all good retailers on March 8th.
Thursday, 23 February 2012
Connect to the Ultimate Handheld Gaming Experience Anywhere, Anytime, with PlayStation®Vita
Immerse yourself in a world of uncompromised gaming with PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita™), the revolution in portable gaming from Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEE).
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Spending remains modest but positive signs on the horizon
Figures released today by Paymark showed the modest pickup in spending continued during January with Kiwis spending almost $3.8 billion via the Paymark network across the country.
Monday, 9 January 2012
December spending up, discretionary spending increases
Figures released today by Paymark, which processes around 75% of all electronic transactions in New Zealand, show that Kiwis spent a total of just over $4.6 billion in December via Paymark’s network, pushing the annual growth rate up slightly to 3.4 per cent.
Thursday, 15 December 2011
Festive season shopping continues into first 14 days of December – Sunday boom
On the back of slow but positive spending in November, the first 14 days of December have shaped up well for retailers, with the busiest shopping day in terms of year-on-year growth increase falling on Sunday December 11.
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Christmas is coming – albeit slowly
Figures released today by Paymark show that while the build up to Christmas did begin in November, spending during the month could best be described as a slight intermission breaking up the busy Rugby World Cup period and the pending Christmas rush.
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Vodafone announce Preferred Partnership for 3G provider PlayStation®Vita
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) and Vodafone have today announced a partnership that will see Vodafone as the preferred provider of 3G connectivity for PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita), initially in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and The Netherlands, and with Vodafone’s Partners in France (SFR).
Monday, 7 November 2011
Arts Awards a New Zealand First
$360,000 being donated to Kiwi artists at the inaugural red carpet event on November 29
The Arts Foundation is launching New Zealand’s first arts awards.
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Semi-finals weekend injects extra $4.4 million in tourist spending
As French and Kiwi fans celebrated victory, and Welsh and Australian supporters languished over their teams’ defeats during semi-finals weekend, foreign card spending through Paymark’s network rose 36.1 per cent, or $4.4 million compared to the same three days last year (Fri-Sun).
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Fans spend up large during quarter-finals weekend
Auckland and Wellington, hosts of the four RWC quarter-final matches over the weekend, reaped the rewards of rugby fans’ commiserations and celebrations, with over $4.7m in foreign tourist spending compared to the same three days in 2010 (Friday – Sunday).
Friday, 7 October 2011
COCA-COLA Truck Delivers Doses of Delight to Rugby World Cup 2011 Fans
Over the past few weeks, unsuspecting Rugby World Cup 2011 fans have been treated to doses of delight delivered by the COCA-COLA Happiness Truck and All Black legend, Tana Umaga.
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Spending also a game of two halves
The latest figures from Paymark show overseas visitors are using their credit cards to travel and enjoy Kiwi hospitality around the country, contributing to a modest increase across all card spending in September.
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
RWC Spending Update
**A full wrap up of September’s spending activity will be released early next week and will include further sector breakdowns.
Thursday, 15 September 2011
Spending surges during the first week of RWC
Even before the Rugby World Cup Opening
Ceremony kicked off on Friday night, spending through Paymark's network
had noticeably picked up, and is now surging in pockets around the country.