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Tax Adjustments Good But Should Come Earlier

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:30 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ has welcomed the tax adjustments proposed in today’s Budget, but says they should kick in earlier. More >>

Buy From Reputable Businesses to Avoid Scams Says Retail NZ

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 12:24 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ is warning customers that they’re better protected from scams if they shop locally and buy from reputable retailers. The warning follows printed flyers being delivered to homes in the Wellington region offering half price iphones and ... More >>

Retail NZ Publishes Election Wishlist

Monday, 1 May 2017, 12:40 pm | Retail NZ

Lower income taxes, greater controls on council rates, a review of GST and more national consistency on regulation are top of Retail NZ's wishlist for the election, in a policy statement published today. More >>

Big Cities Left Behind on Easter Sunday Shopping

Monday, 10 April 2017, 1:41 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says it is heartened that more than a third of all local councils have now adopted policies that permit shops in their districts to open their doors on Easter Sunday and says that momentum is on the side of a more liberal approach towards ... More >>

Government Action Needed on $1 Billion Retail Crime Problem

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 10:13 am | Retail NZ

Retail crime is a growing problem. It costs the country around $1 billion a year in losses, and with a greater risk of violence than ever, Retail NZ is calling on the Government to adopt a three-point Action Plan to help stop criminal offending. More >>

Multinational tax crackdown a disappointment

Friday, 3 March 2017, 11:11 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says it is disappointed that the proposed crackdown on tax avoidance by multinational companies hasn’t included moves to require firms to register for GST if they are selling goods to New Zealand customers. More >>

Australian Government Leads the Way on GST

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 3:48 pm | Retail NZ

The Australian Government has today introduced legislation to the House of Representatives that will require foreign retailers and online marketplaces to register for Australian GST, and Retail NZ says it’s time NZ’s National-led Government followed suit. More >>

Retail NZ Supports Proposals for More Police Resources

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 4:19 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ has come out in support of proposals by the Government, Labour and New Zealand First to increase Police resources, but also says that retail crime needs to be given greater priority. More >>

Make 2017 the Year of E-Fairness, Says Retail NZ

Sunday, 1 January 2017, 1:43 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ is calling on the Government to make one of its 2017 priorities the closure of a tax loophole that allows foreign retailers not to pay their fair share of tax when selling low value goods to New Zealanders. More >>

Wellington retail performing well post-Quake

Friday, 16 December 2016, 9:59 am | Retail NZ

A month after the November earthquakes, Retail NZ reports the sector is in good heart overall across the Wellington region, although some businesses are suffering. More >>

Multinational Tax Crackdown Needs to Go Further

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 10:20 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says it’s right that multinational companies should pay their fair share of tax on profits earned in New Zealand, but that the Government’s proposed crackdown on tax-dodging by foreign companies also needs to include specific action on GST. More >>

Kiwi Retailers Hit Both Ways under Aussie GST Move

Friday, 11 November 2016, 11:13 am | Retail NZ

With Australia moving to collect tax on low value goods from 1 July next year, Kiwi retailers are facing the likelihood of being hit both ways across the border on the sale of low value goods. Retail NZ says that the release of draft Australian legislation ... More >>

Retail NZ welcomes consultation on retail payments systems

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 3:57 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says it welcomes the release of a Government consultation paper on the fees charged by banks and card companies for retail payments systems. More >>

Retailers Pledge to Help Reduce Childhood Obesity

Monday, 17 October 2016, 9:48 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ today announced that four of New Zealand’s largest supermarket retailers have joined forces to pledge their support and take action under the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan. More >>

Christmas is Coming – Three Months to Go

Saturday, 24 September 2016, 1:10 pm | Retail NZ

Today marks three months until Christmas Eve, and Retail NZ says that shoppers can expect to start seeing Christmas decorations about in malls over the next few weeks. “During October, we will see Christmas decorations starting to appear in malls, ... More >>

Council Candidates Show Strong Support for Easter Trading

Monday, 19 September 2016, 2:28 pm | Retail NZ

78% of local council candidates around the country support the introduction of a local Shop Trading Hours policy to allow shops to open on EasterSunday, according to a survey by Retail NZ. “It’s encouraging to see that, around the country, ... More >>

Please Stop the Politicking And Fix Shop Trading Hours Mess

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 3:40 pm | Retail NZ

As the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill is being debated in Parliament, Retail NZ has urged our MPs to put their politics aside and fix the current set of broken rules. More >>

Positive Consumer Spending Welcomed by Retailers

Friday, 12 August 2016, 12:38 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ, the trade association representing over two thirds of total retail spend in New Zealand, has welcomed news that consumer spending in New Zealand has increased over the June 2015 quarter, after the release of the latest Retail Trade Statistics. More >>

No Excuse for Exploitation of Vulnerable Workers

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 12:36 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ, the trade association representing reputable retailers in New Zealand says it is concerned about the exploitation of vulnerable migrant workers, following the release of Employment Relations Authority decision in which a Wellington store ... More >>

Winston Peters Right to Raise Concerns About Payment Fees

Thursday, 4 August 2016, 11:22 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says that NZ First leader the Rt Hon Winston Peters MP is right to raise concerns about the fees levied on merchants by banks and card companies. "Merchants in New Zealand pay a fee every time a customer uses a credit or contactless debit ... More >>



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