William Black: Customer deposits and the vulnerability of gift cards – how do we keep on giving?

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William Black is Managing Partner of McGrathNicol New Zealand The retail sector in New Zealand has seen a significant number of companies placed into receivership, liquidation or administration over the last two years. The list of company collapses includes Dick Smith, Wild Pair, Identity, Jean Jones, Shanton and Postie Plus. McGrathNicol has been appointed as either Receiver or Administrator in …

NBR: Andrew Barnes Appointed to Chair of Simply Payroll

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The founder of New Zealand’s foremost provider of online Will services, Kōwhiri, is deepening his investment in local innovation by taking the role of chair of the board of Simply Payroll, the new mobile application for payroll. Andrew Barnes, founder of the leading trust company Perpetual Guardian and its parent company Complectus (which also owns several corporate trustees) has invested …

Last chance for homeless dogs: Botany Town Centre

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More than 20 dogs and puppies have been charming the crowds at Auckland’s Botany Town Centre on Saturday 26 March , begging for a chance at a new life. Waikato-based organisation DC Rescue Dogs has partnered with the shopping centre for their inaugural adoption day. “There’s been a huge amount of interest, we’re confident we’ll have a 100 percent success rate …

Andrew Barnes in NZ Management

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Andrew Barnes, managing director of trustee company Perpetual Guardian, concedes he’s “more a leader than a manager”. He can now reasonably extend his credentials to include entrepreneur, given that he was a finalist in New Zealand’s 2015 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Reg Birchfield talked to Barnes about his rise to the top of his adopted country’s …

Group of Inspiring Women Leaders Gather for High Tea

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On the 4th December 2015, Alexander PR hosted a inspiring group of 25 decision makers from various industries, influences and women leaders at the Langham Hotel for an exclusive high tea. The feedback from the group of executives was that they enjoyed the relaxed environment in which to network with like-minded people. If you would like to join us for …

Christmas Poll Reveals Kiwis are More Organized and Better Budgeted this Christmas; Retailers Confident in Face of Earlier Spending Surge

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  With the silly season in full swing, the annual Christmas poll by AMP Capital Shopping Centres (AMPCSC) is revealing Kiwi shopping patterns in Auckland (Botany Town Centre), Tauranga (Bayfair) and Christchurch (The Palms) from the perspective of both consumers and retailers – and identifies some surprising habits in the lead-up to this 25 December. Watch Desiree Clark, Marketing manager …