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5.1% Increase in Average Retail Wage Rates

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 10:02 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ has published the results of its annual report on wages across the sector and, on average, wages have increased by 5.1 per cent over the last year, from $20.73 to $21.80. More >>

Labour Multinational Tax Move a Good Start

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 2:51 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says it's great news that the Labour Party is proposing a crackdown on multinational tax avoidance, but wants action on multinationals to focus specifically on GST as well as corporate tax. "It's well reported that some multinationals ... More >>

Retail NZ Calls for Government to Follow Aussie GST Lead

Friday, 23 June 2017, 12:13 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ is stepping up calls for the New Zealand Government to close a tax loophole that lets foreign websites get away without paying GST after the Australian federal Parliament has closed a similar loophole in Australia. More >>

Soft Plastics Recycling Programme to Dunedin

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 11:42 am | Retail NZ

Retail NZ has welcomed the extension of the Soft Plastics Recycling Programme to Dunedin. “Plastic bags are a key part of packaging everything from chocolate wrappers to potato chip bags, and the extension of the Soft Plastics Recycling Programme to ... More >>

Retail NZ Welcomes Aggravated Robbery Package

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 2:05 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ has welcomed the Government's announcement of a $1.8 million fund to help small high-risk retail businesses combat aggravated robberies. More >>

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 >>



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