Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Shopping the number one Kiwi pastime

Media release - Newmarket Business Association

1 January 2006

Sales success confirms shopping the number one Kiwi pastime

The overwhelming success of retailers' ongoing Boxing Day sales despite growing economic pessimism cements the status of shopping as New Zealanders' favourite recreational activity, says the country's leading retailing district.

"The week of sales we've had since Christmas have produced some very happy retailers, with some talking of record takings," said Cameron Brewer, head of the Newmarket Business Association.

"The past week has proven that shopping remains the number one recreational activity for Kiwis across the board. Shopping is also the safest activity to partake in this summer. It carries a lot less risks than the likes of swimming and sun-tanning. In fact it comes with so many positives including social interaction, the burning of calories, and it positively contributes to the economy unlike most other recreational activities.

"We encourage people to keep safe this summer by going shopping. It really gets the step-ometers going, the risks are minimal, and the advantages are quantitative."

Mr Brewer said given the huge number of recreational shoppers on our streets this summer it is very encouraging that so few are struck down by illness, accident or sudden death.

"It is a fact that it is a lot safer walking on the footpath than driving down the road. It's also important that New Zealanders' keep their chins up and ensure all the doom and gloom predicted for 2006 does not become some self-fulfilling prophecy.

"For the sake of all New Zealanders' physical health and the country's economic well-being lets make a collective New Year's resolution to keep the money-go-round going around.

"Don't believe the economists. They're like accountants but they have less personality," concluded Cameron Brewer.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>

ALSO:

Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More>>

ALSO:

I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>

ALSO:

Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>

Earlier:

Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

ALSO:

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news