South Island Winter Gift Fair Magazine

WINTER Gift Fair 15-17 June 2014 CBS Arena, Christchurch





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Contents New Product Showcase A sneak peek at whats hot this year

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Exhibitor Listing A comprehensive reference to all exhibitors Addendum Product index Exhibitors’ offerings arranged by category

Advertisers index

Brand Index

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NZGTA terms & conditions

Fair details Your show at a glance - from parking to site plan

Exhibitors and floorplan A visual reference to your favourite exhibitors

Keynote Speaker Presented by Sue Lindsay

Destination The Tannery

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IRD Financial Reporting

BNZ Payclip

Commerce Commission Consumer Law

Feature Good ol’ dad

Work the web Five golden rules

Strategic Partners

Exhibitor and Retailer profiles


Front cover imagery provided by DollyRockets, Stand no M28 Website:


All-Newand All-Yours.

Win the All-New ECOSPORT. Simply visit the Ford stand today and you could win the All-New EcoSport. Combining the styling of an SUV and the agility of a small car, the EcoSport is designed for discovery.

HOW TO ENTER To be eligible to enter the competition, an individual must:

• Formally register and be validated onsite as a genuine trade visitor at one or more of the NZ Gift & Homeware Fairs in 2014 (the Event) prior to the close date. • Visit the Ford Motor Company of New Zealand Limited exhibition stand at the Event, and have your issued Event visitor badge scanned. Each visitor to the Event is entitled to only 1 entry at each NZ Gift & Homeware Fair attended in 2014. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY 1. Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these Conditions of Entry. By entering the competition you agree that you have read, understood and accepted these Conditions of Entry. 2. Entry is only open to New Zealand residents aged 16 years or over who own a valid New Zealand driver’s licence. Employees and contractors and the immediate families of employees and contractors of the promoters and other agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible. 3. The promoters reserve the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any entrant who tampers with the entry process or who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Conditions of Entry. 4. Promotion commences 02/03/14 at 09:00am. Entries close 04:00pm on 02/09/14 and no entries will be accepted after this time. Draw will take place on 03/09/14 at Level 1, 99-107 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand at 8:00am. The winner will be notified by mail, email or telephone (at the option of the promoter) and the name of the winner will be published on website on 10/09/14. Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 5. The first valid entry drawn will win a 2014 model Ford EcoSport (including full registration and on-road costs, but excluding insurance). The promoters may at their absolute discretion substitute this prize for a prize of equal value without notice to the entrants or winner. b. Any incorrect or inaccurate information, either provided by entrants to the competition or generated by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in this competition, or by any technical error that may occur in the course of the administration of this competition; c. Any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to or alteration of entries; and d. Any loss or damage whatsoever (including personal injury) which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) as a result of taking the prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law. 7. The promoters collect entrants’ personal information in order to conduct the promotion. If the information requested is not provided, the entrant may not participate in the promotion. By entering the promotion, unless otherwise requested by the entrant, each entrant also agrees that the promoters may collect and hold the information, and use it in any media for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes without any further reference, payment or other compensation to the entrant, including sending the entrant electronic messages. Entrants’ personal information may be disclosed to lottery departments and winners names published as required under the relevant lottery legislation. A request to access, update or correct any information should be directed to XPO Exhibitions Ltd or Ford New Zealand via their websites. The prize is not transferrable or exchangeable. 6. The promoters are not responsible or liable for: a. Late, lost or misdirected entries;

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8. All entrants warrant that they are not contravening any national laws by entering prize draw. The promoters are: XPO Exhibitions Ltd, Level 1, 99-107 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023; Ford Motor Company of New Zealand Limited, Private Bag 76912, Manukau City, Auckland.

Welcome to WINTER GIFT 2014

Published by XPO Exhibitions Ltd


Published for NZ Gift & Homeware Fairs

XPO Exhibitions Ltd Level 1, 99-107 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023 P O Box 9682, Newmarket, Auckland 1149, New Zealand

We’re big fans of trying to say more with less words at this year’s South Island gift & homeware buying event – so you have more time to read the amazing articles and product showcases in this magazine and to consider what new products you’re going to buy. So here is our letter in short version! A few things to celebrate: - We’re committed to making sure this event grows. Enough said! - Exhibitor numbers this year is 13% higher than prior year * - More than 20 exhibitors showcasing are brand new to the Winter Gift Fair * - This magazine is now fully online for you to read . In future you’ll need to pick up your printed version at the show. In addition to the huge array of amazing product on offer from our long term supporting exhibitors around NZ, you’ll notice a central stack of smaller new boulevard stands which offer a more affordable entry point for suppliers to test showcase their products for this event and region. We’re sure this will lead to bigger and larger displays at future events. Some additional drawcards for retailers this year: - We think it’s time a South Island retailer won a Ford. That’s why you need to scan your badge at the Ford stand onsite. We’ll be drawing the winner in September** - Make sure you fill in the order brochures to win the fantastic travel prizes too. - 2degrees are onsite to save you money on your business mobiles. Have a chat with them. - A big thanks as always to BNZ for arranging an inspiring speaker. Make sure you reserve your seat for Sue Lindsay. - If you haven’t secured your seat at the Winter Gift exhibitor and retailer dinner then we suggest you do it now. Entertainment, food and fantastic industry networking.

Ph: + 64 9 976 8300 Fx: +64 9 379 3358 E:

NZ Gift Fairs Team Exhibition Sales Sandra Gorringe 09 976 8330 Neil Cording 09 976 8356 Operations Alyssa Thorp, Nick Batty Graphic Design Louise Brosnan Marketing Irene Smith, Jeff Edbrooke Accounts Brenda Dunn Events & Sales Director Tony Waite Managing Director Brent Spillane Contributors Warren Head, Gary Bowering Commerce Commission, BNZ, Inland Revenue, Fiona Beal Cover photography DollyRockets Magazine layout Louise Brosnan Print Management Compass Print Management

Have a great fair everyone. *at the time this letter was penned, so it may well be the case that this number is larger at show dates. **Read the prize draw terms and conditions on Ford’s advert page two of this magazine

Regards Brent Spillane & Tony Waite

Service providers’ advertising enquiries

The listings and information provided in this magazine are supplied by the exhibitors. Whilst all care is taken, XPO Exhibitions will not accept responsibility for incorrect information. Editorial opinion and advertising statements printed in Gift do not necessarily reflect the views of XPO Exhibitions Ltd and its staff, unless expressly stated.

BRENT SPILLANE Chairman NZ Gift Trade Association

TONY WAITE Event & Sales Director XPO Exhibitions

The NZ Gift Trade Association is an association representing wholesalers, importers and manufacturers of gift and homeware in New Zealand. For more information head to page 70 or visit .



CAR If you are driving from the North take the arterial route west towards the airport and turn left into Memorial Avenue. At Hagley Park, turn right into Deans Avenue and follow this around the park and turn right into Lincoln Road. If you are driving from the South take either Lincoln Road or Blenheim Road. PARKING Parking is free at the Fair. The centre is surrounded by 3000 carparks. ACCOMMODATION The NZ Gift & Homeware Fairs are pleased to offer you special rates on accommodation from the following Hotel Partners. Book vwith the hotel directly. Please remember to quote the promo code: XPO2014 to receive the reduced rate. These are the best rates available at these hotels, all properties look forward to making your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.

2014 OPENING HOURS Sunday 15th June Monday 16th June Tuesday 17th June

9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 3pm

VENUE CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch, New Zealand. The CBS Canterbury Arena (formerly the Westpac Arena) is in Jack Hinton Drive, Addington, just a few minutes drive from the city centre, adjacent to the Addington Raceway in Southwest Christchurch. REGISTRATION DETAILS You can now manage your NZ Gift & Homeware Fairs “membership” online. You can log on with your username and password at any time and update your contact details to ensure you are kept up to date with all the NZ Gift Fairs news. If you have previously attended a Gift Fair you will receive an email at the start of each year asking you to confirm your details. Once your registration is complete and your ID has been verified you will receive a barcoded email. This barcode will give you access to all three Gift Fairs in that year. Please print off the barcoded email and bring it with you on the day of the Fair for express entry. If you have never visited a NZ Gift Fair you can save $20 by pre-registering online at All visitors must have their own individual registration. If you are not submitting your ID prior to the Fair please remember to bring it with you on the day. Once you are registered you will be registered for all NZ Gift Fairs in the future. GIFT WEBSITE For year round access to the Gift Fairs, please visit our website Your user name and password will be the same as your registration logins. GIFT MAGAZINE It’s a good idea to plan your visit in advance – using the directory in this magazine is the best way to pre-determine what products you want to see. Remember to bring this guide with you to the Fair. GIFT FAIR INFORMATION DESK For any enquiries at the Fair please stop by Show Info located in the foyer. During the Fair you can also call the show on 03 339 3589 CAFE For your convenience, the tuck shop Café is located in the concourse. LUGGAGE STORAGE A luggage storage facility is available at show information in the Main Foyer for those visitors travelling to or from the airport. Note: NZ Gift Fairs takes all care for your luggage however we cannot take responsibility. RESTROOMS Toilets are located throughout the concourse of the CBS Canterbury Arena. TAXIS Available on request at Show Info.

Rendezvous Christchurch 166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch Phone +64 3 943 3888 Email:

Ibis Christchurch 107 Hereford Street, Christchurch Phone +64 3 367 8667 Email: Novotel Christchurch 52 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Phone +64 3 3722111 Email:

For more information on the accommodation available visit our website Terms and Conditions of Entry The New Zealand Gift & Homeware Fairs are trade only events 1. Genuine trade buyers only will be admitted to the Fair. 2. All visitors to the Fair are to register and wear their Entry Pass which must be visible at all times. 3. No product may be removed from the Fair. 4. Children under 16 are not able to attend. Babies in back or front packs are welcome only upon completion of a waiver form. NO prams or strollers will be allowed access to the Fair. 5. To protect the privacy and confidentiality of exhibitors, no video or still photography including via mobile phones. 6. Exhibitors are at the fair to sell their products. No selling or distributing of marketing material to the exhibitors at any time during the Fair or within the Fair venue. Non-compliance will result in eviction from the exhibition. 7. No smoking anywhere in the venue please. 8. Please note: Accompanying guests are able to attend on the first 2 days of the Fair only. A guest pass may be obtained from the registration desk. There is a $20 charge for the pass. 9. XPO Exhibitions reserve the right to refuse admission to the Gift Fair. XPO Exhibitions also reserve the right to revoke registrations at any time where it is deemed necessary.

ECO FRIENDLY By displaying this table talker at their stand the exhibitor declares that they have Eco Friendly product on their exhibition stand that complies with the Guidelines for Green Marketing document issued by the New Zealand Commerce Commission.

NZ MADE, Exhibitors with the Kiwi symbol next to their name have declared that they exhibit product which complies with the Country of Origin guidelines issued by the Commerce Commission. To view these guidelines please visit

NEW PRODUCT If you see this table talker displayed at an exhibitors stand make sure you pop in and check out the New Product they have to offer.

SHOW ONLY SPECIALS Many exhibitors have Show Only Specials. You can download a list of these from our website or look for Show Only Specials table talkers at the Fair.

























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Putushop Ltd

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Bee Dee Bags Limited Koala Publishing NZ Ltd The Specialty House NZ Ltd

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Crystalp Jewellery NZ Ltd Inspire Wholesalers Limited Rembrandt Fine Arts Ltd 192 Anna Nova Fashion Jewellery 194 Enhance Accessories NZ 329 Little Lane M30 Flower Systems Ltd 130 & 155 Ottoman Collection 167A The Company Shed (2007) Ltd 191A Stylezone NZ Ltd M14 Notre Vie M15 TheCottage Skincare & SoapCo. M2 Creative NZ Ltd M21 Gohousewares Imports M22 Temple Tonic M23 Tumbleweed Letterpress M24 Punk Baby Clothing M25 home-lee M26 Kia Kaha Clothing M27 Dollyrockets M28 Bennetts of Mangawhai Ltd. M3 The Green Company M31 Jane Shand Design M32 190 191

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Amberlene Accessories Ltd Live Wires New Zealand Ltd. 137 Kaku Ltd (Formally Glassyzone Ltd) 138 Shuzi New Zealand Ltd 142 Dale Borland Marketing (1993) Ltd 143 Gardeners Gift Imports (NZ) Ltd 146 Anvoy NZ Polish Ceramics 147 KTO Enterprises 148 Melric International Ltd 150 Rainey Designs 151 SimpleRevolution-MomentsofLiving 152 Carolina Trading NZ Ltd 154 Splashy Gifts 156 Storehouse Distribution Ltd 158 Oxted Resources Ltd. 159 Ogilvies 161 Convino 162 Jenz Studio 164 I Love Christmas 165 134

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Four Corners (NZ) Le Forge Christmas MAXIM DISPLAYS Pacific Optics Ltd

Uncle Zitos Ltd

Waxglo House (1983) Ltd Tower Systems International


Splosh Ltd

Genesis Imports 2012 Ltd Alumenti Homewares NZ

Caro & Jerrat Ltd 57 Pan Pacific Marketing 2007 Ltd 62 Creative Collections Ltd 65 Image Gallery 68 2Degrees Mobile Ltd 69 Chiba Enterprises Ltd 70 The Little Import Company Ltd 75


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Holding onto an image of our colonial history and recycling it into a retail destination is deeply satisfying for those retail property developers brave enough to try. A very bold new retail venture The Tannery, located deep in industrial Woolston, near Christchurch’s Port Hills, where developer Alasdair Cassels has melded a romantic Victorian-style is themed pubs and craft manufacturing together. This part of town once had bustling marine activity on the Heathcote river system. Lime kilns, brick works and timber yards, wool scourers and tanneries located in the area, the largest the Woolston Tannery is the site today of Canterbury’s newest retail destination. Cassels says the triangular site of the old tannery was “unwanted and unloved, a site with huge potential but regarded as past its use by date.” He bought it on a low land value valuation 20 years ago. It had good bones and apparent longevity. Until the February 2012 earthquake struck Christchurch. From the demolition of the old building, Cassels was able to save bricks and timbers for his new shopping and garment trade hub. The ‘anchor tenants’ are the Cassels family owned craft beer bars and restaurants on Garlands Road. Stunningly attractive in their own right, they reflect prior experience putting a modern craft beers bar into the wastelands of the central city where they are at the mercy of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority’s plans. Initially the city authorities didn’t share the vision. It took five years (overlapping either side of the earthquakes) to obtain regulatory consent for a 4,000m² retail and mixed use development on the edge of an overgrown riverside that Cassels calls “a beautiful area sadly neglected.” The new buildings meet 100% of the new Building Code. Expansive stained glass windows are reminiscent of Christchurch heritage properties, as are patterned tiles, wrought iron light holders and railings.



quality food-and-beverage can, if you wish, come with expert advice. Celebrity chef and Woolston resident Richard Till works with the Market and knows his local catchment is looking for ideas on food. Woolston Market is providing a grocery outlet with fresh vegetables, old-style tearooms plying decadent cakes, a delicatessen where you can find a wide range of local produce, cheeses & meats and a bottle shop with specialty craft beers, wines and spirits. There’s a range of local fish, aged beef and made-on-site sausages (my pick is pork with apple and fennel). Gustav’s Kitchen in the neighbouring bar and restaurant provides the handmade food items for sale in the tea-rooms. The adjacent atrium provides tables and is now also an event space. The Market is moving forward with catering for special events, ‘sit-down dinners and stand-up business presentations, ranging recently from a dinner for 50 to a business attendance of around 400. Tanner Street Bakery Mid-morning and a long black in a compact corner of a bakery seemed a good starting point. Like many tenants, Jeremy MacCormack, baker, is resident in south-east Christchurch. Driving past the old site “It looked an awesome place. When they called for interest in space we signed up, even though at that stage there were holes in the wall.” The Tanner Street Bakery is an expression of his experience in London, Melbourne, San Francisco and Wellington, and his passion for ‘delicious bread and pastries.’ He and his business partner wanted the shop fit-out to be a mix of European and American influences.Most of his flour comes directly from small mills. His loaves look good value for money and he concedes that for a time he made them even bigger but found customers didn’t want that. “We hit a sweet spot between size of loaf and price point and customers are returning, some every 2 or three days.” The bakers are visible out back, their work helped by natural lighting, a feature of The Tannery. ”We wanted people to see the bread coming up.” Jeremy once worked in a basement bakery in London. “I wanted just the opposite and now have it.”

The arcade is “a procession of arches”, each shop frontage measuring a standard 3.5m, facing into a 6m wide common pedestrian space. “I had always admired the Victorian style of arcade such as the Strand Arcade in Sydney,” says Cassels. Only two shops, one the Woolston Market with its café/delicatessen, hold long frontages. The Tannery’s length is just 85m but the effect is of space and natural light. The Emporium row, of around 30 shops, features food, fashion, hairdressing, healthcare, jewellery, books, homewares and gifts. The combined retail provides work for around 300 people. The adjacent Tannery Way holds a further 25 tenants. Here we find clothing manufacture, furniture, cycles, fashion, bakeries, surfboards, kites, a silversmith, a pamper spa and yoga. Leases are reasonably attractive at ~$400/m² versus $700-$1,100m² in Victoria Street, Merivale or Riccarton. Tenancy agreements require revenue disclosure and rents will be reviewable but from the outset the Cassels have been benevolent landlords. For some tenants The Tannery is a restart for shops lost in the ‘deconstruction’ of Christchurch. The existing atrium arcade is 3,500m² and when construction is completed the overall property will be at 10,000m². The Tannery is one of the best early examples of how a new urban culture is evolving in the city. The catchment is logically 10 minutes x 10 minutes in any direction and thus including affluent suburbs such as Sumner and Cashmere suburbs, Opawa and St Martin’s. Instead customers have been attracted pan-city and from around the province. Visitor count should improve when construction ends (and the carpark is sealed!). But what may really seal its future is how Woolston develops from now and that likely depends on a restoration of the immediate river precinct.The foundation retailers are heroic entrepreneurs deserving of success – let’s meet a few. . . Woolston Market The Woolston Market is a pivotal part of The Tannery where


The Apothecary The Emporium wing of The Tannery boasts the country’s most modern apothecary, which in itself seems a juxtaposition of time. It is a rarity, with a magnetic pull for shoppers. Long before we all shopped at what we know now as pharmacies, chemists, drugstores or simply the supermarket, apothecaries provided tonics and remedies to treat everything from coughs and colds to insomnia and rheumatism. Simone Reddington, 33-year-old founder of The Apothecary, says, “Apothecaries were once the first port of call in health care.” Simone is a qualified medical herbalist with a Bachelor in Natural Therapies from the South Pacific College of Natural Medicine and a diploma holder of the Canterbury College of Natural Medicine and the Waikato Centre for Herbal Medicine. She says herbal pharmacy may be viewed as ‘fringe’ by a number of people but has a long tradition in European, Eastern and Maori culture with a medicinal system in its own right and deserves to be seen in the community. “We needed to get out and tell the world about it again.” She planned her retail apothecary and wrote her business plan four years ago.. “I did not want to be in a shopping mall, and fortunately I heard about The Tannery and what Alasdair (Cassels) had created.” The primary catchment may be skewed to Cashmere and increasingly trendy St Martins and Beckenham but Simone adds “I hope the people of Woolston aren’t scared off. We hope to be affordable. People are coming from all over the city and from out-of-town for a look.” Her modern shop has high interest with its pharmacy, nutrition and skincare product mix similar to both a chemist and a health shop. The point of difference comes from its ranges of capsules, teas, dried herbs, glycetracts, vinegars and oxymel’s, otherwise known as elixirs and tonics. The Apothecary is also pitched as a place where people can learn more about herbs which the shop buys in from both local growers and overseas suppliers. Simone also has a clinic for regular health ‘warrant of fitness check-ups’ and on the spot blood analysis. Herbal tonics are either specially prepared or sold as regular over the counter medicines and supplements. Clients may also be referred to GPs or specialists. Raw Nova The Tannery had the right timing and right space for Allie and Gail Rees co-owners of Raw Nova, which brings homeware and fashion together in a lifestyle concept. With two entrances the internal floor plan has stock displayed on a long wall, leaving the central space clear for interaction with customers. The heavy beams of traditional timbers contrast with the clean white walls and polished floor. “We have chosen different things to get something that is edgy, stylish and fresh” said Gail. “It has blended well, with customer interest from all over and from a wide range of demographic.” ‘Allie and I are very into fashion and are choosing from our favourite designers, clothing ranges and carefully selected lifestyle and home products. We are hoping our customers will follow us here after the disruption to Christchurch fashion.” Raw Nova opened representing over 30 brands which includes Stolen Girlfriends Club, Karen Walker, PIA boutique, Maurie & Eve, Stylestalker, Finders Keepers, C&M, Senso, Evie Kemp, Kip & Co bedding, Lime Crime andmany more.“On price point we are offering really cool things at good prices. Dual Design Coming to The Tannery has been therapeutic for Caro Allison, the owner of Dual Design. It has been a hard slog coming back from the stressful red-stickering of her Lyttelton store, and losing

the insurance money on an unsuccessful new store in Pukekohe. It even made her ill. Before the earthquakes in Canterbury, Dual had also opened at Matakana and that store is now supplied from the new cut-make-trim- sell operation at The Tannery. Dual’s on-site garment manufacturing / shop resonates with the culture of the Emporium. Garments are being made right next to the shop’s sales area. “Our patterns are designed internally and our machinists transform these to clothing. There is a lot of labour in cutting and sewing.” Top quality fabric is imported from Italy at end of runs and also purchased locally. Flexibility is important. “We can take a design concept through to production in just six days.” However, Dual has no current plans to step into wholesaling clothing. Caro is mindful of not over extending the size of her business and is concentrating on supply of clothing based primarily on her own designs. “Our focus is on our own customers,” said Caro. The price point is pitched at middle-upper range. Aromaunga Flowers Part of The Tannery’s charm is the sense of discovery. There’s a pleasantly perfumed part of the Emporium where I find florists Aromaunga is now trading at Shop 14 having moved from temporary premises. Its long established property in rural Heathcote Valley was damaged by the earthquakes. “It is the first time we have been surrounded by retail,” said director Elisabeth Marsh, who

operates Aromaunga with daughter Hannah. “We think it is a wonderful place to be being quite different and it is a privilege to be here.” The fit-out recycled timber from an old shed at the original Bridle Path Road property. “It feels like home to use.” A long bench benefits from natural light and doubles as both workplace and retail point. Shoppers (and other tenants) have been “inquisitive” and for many the breadth of choice of flowers comes as a surprise. “Our point of difference is to use more flowers rather than foliage and to be less formal in the arranging.” Swiss and German staff contribute style preferences. The focus is on fresh flowers only; no wine and chocs to compete with the blooms. The other key driver is value. “A florist should present a variety of prices, not all $50 to $100,” says Elisabeth. “Flowers were once thought to be cheap and you still need some from $7 or $12 upwards though people are now more appreciative of flowers and we try to inspire them. Roses are the biggest sellers– “they always remain fragrant” – and pink is perpetually popular. Yet I liked the elegance of creams and greys in my purchase. Cows Go Moo Olivia Chenery bought the High Street business Cows Go Moo with the aim of building a clothing label. Relocation from the former CBD Red Zone to the blank canvas of The Tannery gave it a fresh start. From its milk-white fit-out and Barcelona wallpaper Cows Go Moo has high-end wow factor. An unusual zig-zag in mid-store creates the opportunity for pop-up areas. The apparel range extends from 0-12 years and is in one zone. Another is dedicated to shoes and a third to soft toys and accessories. “I have never done anything like this before and everything has been a learning curve,” said Olivia. What has emerged reflects thoughtfulness and she may teach her seniors a few lessons. Mothers with young chidren usually move with a lot of encumbrances – “I’ve put in a changing room wide enough for the buggies and strollers to be in there also,” said Olivia. She sources from local and international suppliers. As for price point, “the ordinary person could buy here. Stay at home mums find affordable items and love the place.” At the higher end there may be only one garment per size stocked to provide exclusivity.



Deval Running deeply behind the shop space of Deval on Tannery Way is a high productivity workshop where a team of expert machinists are manufacturing apparel in leather, cottons and silks. Deval’s origins are in the former brand developed by the late Caroline Moore which founder Debbie Lawson and her managing director Brian Waltham acquired three years ago. The business was based then in the Christchurch CBD. They reestablished in The Tannery 18 months ago and Debbie says that after “lots of sleepless nights” the new retail location “has exceeded any expectations.” Her vision is to build a business that not only succeeds but provides work for staff with ’massive skills’. Some 90% of the production run is based on fine leathers (from New Zealand slinkskins and deerskins) that are re-imported after processing. About 5-10% is soft fabric such as cottons and silks. Debbie visits trade shows in places like Las Vegas or Paris in pursuit of ideas for her in-house pattern drafters to develop. From pieces of leather the workshop can produce a world-class jacket in three hours. Their brands sell well in the middle to upper outlets of Queenstown, Auckland and Wellington. Now they are developing a range of uniforms for the hospitality industry. EnCompass Every smart retailer needs a few tricks of the trade on their side. At EnCompass, a streetwear fashion store for men and women in The Tannery, owner Martin Benjamin can usually tell at a glance the sizing of the potential customer. He’s hardly ever wrong. ‘Benji’ has even been dubbed ‘the jeans whisperer’. ‘Benji’, a former Londoner, knows that his customers depart equipped with the smartest looking jeans around and ones that fit. As well as in New Zealand and Australia he is sourcing apparel from England, Sweden, Turkey, America and Asia. His brand ranging offers a depth of quality and styles. The selection of ten women’s brands and eight for men requires careful use of space on an expansive wall of denim. Lola vs. Harper, Modern Amusement, A Little Birdie Told Me, Now and Then, Dr Denim, Wish, Obey, Mavi, Black Dukes, LTB, Duck and Cover, No Excess are there along with the British brand Pepe Jeans, Lee Riders from the US, Edwin from Japan and WeSc.

EnCompass also features tailored shirts and waistcoats with a personalised edge and accessories. “I had a vision of what I wished to create, a cool store with impeccable service, where customers can cruise without intimidation.” It represents the city with 95% of its fit-out recycled from earthquake damaged properties. The denim wall shelving is made of materials from the ceiling of the former Nazareth House; racking lines feature water-pipe from a school in Belfast. EnCompass is a smart establishment with a broad customer base attracted by style with mid-point pricing and jeans can be bought from $129 to $359. The clientele appear bowled over, judging by Benji’s busy FB page. • Homeware and gifts shop Tee Pee is a little like its neighbour Smiths Bookshop. A great place to browse, in its case for good quality toys, hardwares, china, iconic radios and glassware. A slow navigational zone with style and a vintage till. • Toi Toi Design Store a gift & homeware retailer in Christchurch, has been a strong supporter of the post-quake recovery, opening first a Container Store in the Cashel Mall Re:Start shopping complex and then a store at The Tannery. They have since opened a new store in George Street, Dunedin. • Handbags and small leather goods have been handcrafted under the Florian brand since 1958. Under new ownership and re-branded to Florian Rhodes for 2014, their stylish store at The Tannery brings quality local workmanship together with beautiful leathers. Along with their own handbags, clutches, travel bags, leather homewares and accessories, they stock evening bags, clutches, accessories and homewares. • Skylines and Bylines provide a range of quality New Zealand made kites and windsocks for kids of all ages – a future story among many.

Credits | Warren Head Article reprinted courtesy of NZ Retail Magazine




financial reporting act 2013


Inland Revenue is setting the minimum financial reporting requirements for periods commencing 1 April 2014.

in order to fulfil their obligations. Put another way, how can the minimum requirements be built upon so the financial reports are more useful? SME companies are advised to talk to IR and seek professional advice. The Institute of Chartered Accountants is preparing a standard set of special purpose financial reports that will incorporate Inland Revenue’s minimum requirements while offering other users more useful information. What will SME companies find easier under these reforms? Very small companies will have no obligation to prepare financial reports. Other small companies will not notice much change as we are exchanging one set of regulations for another. As noted above, medium sized companies will enjoy compliance cost savings as they more from preparing general purpose financial reports to special purpose financial reports. How much extra work will these changes create for Inland Revenue and how well equipped is Inland Revenue to deal with the increased workload? The changes will enhance Inland Revenue’s access to taxpayer information. Aside from education on implementation no extra work is created and there are no Inland Revenue systems impacts. There will be a range of seminars held on these changes. To find out more about the seminar series, visit tools/events/list.aspx?SECT=News

This is as a result of a much bigger MBIE-led project that examined almost all aspects of financial reporting and auditing in New Zealand. Among other things the Financial Reporting Act 2013 was rewritten so it now does not require that most companies have to prepare financial statements. Instead Inland Revenue will impose that requirement. The net result is that this will be easier and more cost-effective It’s a small, but significant change. Very small companies are now exempt from minimum requirements, and medium companies (generally those who turnover between $2 million and $30 million) who used to have to prepare general purpose financial reports (GPFR) now won’t have to. However, all companies except those excepted and those that produce GPFR will have to prepare special purpose financial reports to at least a minimum required level. These will be considerably simpler than GPFR standards, and Inland Revenue as the largest user of financial statements in New Zealand, has set these minimum requirements. This project only applies to companies at this stage. Generally other entities (e.g. partnerships, trusts) currently have no legal obligation to prepare financial reports although a number of for a large number of companies. So what does this mean for SME’s?

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them do prepare some form of financial reports. What should SMEs be thinking about with these new requirements?

While the company’s reporting system may need some adjustment to allow Inland Revenue’s minimum requirements to be met, frequently the more important question may be what information the owners, managers and financiers need


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In October 2013, BNZ launched technology that has had a huge impact on the operations of New Zealand’s small and medium businesses. Winning a Canstar 2014 Innovation award, the new technology transforms smartphones into mobile credit and debit card payment machines, enabling businesses to get paid quickly when they’re on the move. The technology, named PayClip, attaches a card reader to most Android and iPhones, allowing businesses to quickly and securely receive payment from Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards wherever they have access to data (3G, 4G or wifi). “Managing cash flow while awaiting payment is one of the biggest pain points for small and medium businesses, says BNZ’s Head of Small Business, Harry Ferreira. This technology allows businesses to take payments on the spot and funds will be in their account as early as the next business day.” Mr Ferreira explains that receiving funding earlier has a massive effect on small and medium businesses, not least of which, is reducing the costs associated with debt funding the shortfall between delivering a product or service and receiving payment. Director Retail, Andy Symons, says that PayClip is one of a number of products and services BNZ is rolling out to enable New Zealand business, particularly those in the SME sector, to be good with money. “New Zealand small business accounts for 40% of the economy’s total output, and nearly a third of all employees. BNZ has committed to supporting this sector as their success is key to the economic success of our country and all that means.”

That support includes considerable effort focussed on enabling SME businesses to un-tether from their offices. In September 2013 BNZ also launched updates to its mobile banking for business capability, becoming the first New Zealand bank to allow SME businesses to approve common payments, securely from their mobile phone. “We all know business is becoming increasingly mobile. PayClip joins the suite of capability allowing us to support our customers to operate at maximum efficiency in the new mobile business environment,” says Mr Ferreira. the first New Zealand bank to allow SME businesses to approve common payments, securely from their mobile phone The technology, developed by Mint Wireless is based on a card present, real-time on-line solution which enables EMV-based Chip and sign transactions. BNZ was the first New Zealand bank to offer technology such as this to businesses. For further information visit or call 0800 269 763.



17 June – Big Day for Consumer Law

the day a raft of changes will be made to consumer law in New Zealand

v) Extended warranties - where disclosure is required of the consumer’s rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act and a comparison of these with the benefits of the extended warranty being offered; vi) Layby sales - the number of instalments for a layby sale has increased from two to three and the maximum total price of the purchase has increased from $7,500 to $15,000. There are also new rules about the information a business must disclose to the customer and about cancelling a layby sale. vii) Increased fines – in some cases fines have increased by at least 300% and companies can face fines up to $600,000 per offence These changes are designed to modernise New Zealand consumer law, better reflecting the digital and commercial world we live in and aligning New Zealand and Australian consumer law. Commerce Commission Chair Dr Mark Berry says the changes are significant and have been a long time coming. “The sanctions for breaching the Act are now more severe with the Commission having more powers to investigate and enforce the Act. The stakes are higher now that this Act has passed.” Throughout this process the Commission has continued to work with businesses to provide guidance and ensure they understand their obligations under the new law to help them comply, including in the new and updated fact sheets. Laws prohibiting unfair contract terms will come into force in March 2015.

If you are a business or a consumer, 17 June is an important day. It is the day a raft of changes will be made to consumer law in New Zealand. On 18 December when the Fair Trading Amendment Act received Royal Assent, three new provisions immediately became law - compulsory interview powers, product safety powers and management banning orders. However the majority of the changes become law on 17 June. Get yourselves up to speed and ensure you are familiar with the Commission’s views and guidance so that you aren’t caught out when the Act changes A series of fact sheets have already been loaded onto the Commission’s website at to help businesses and consumers understand the changes and the Commission’s General Manager Competition, Kate Morrison has consistently said the message is clear. “Get yourselves up to speed and ensure you are familiar with the Commission’s views and guidance so that you aren’t caught out when the Act changes.” i) Substantiation - where it will be an offence for traders to make unsubstantiated representations without reasonable grounds; ii) Online selling - ensuring traders who sell over the internet make it clear they are traders, and extending consumers rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act to include sales by auction or tender; iii) Uninvited direct sales (formerly door-to-door sales) - where consumers will have five days to cancel any uninvited direct sale when approached at home or work by phone or in person iv) Unsolicited goods and service - businesses won’t be able to demand payment for any goods or services their customer has not requested. The provisions that take effect on 17 June include:

Credits | Gordon Irving Commerce Commission | Senior Communications Advisor



good ol’ dad!


a national proclamation knowing that the two earlier attempts had been defeated by Congress. Through all this, Sonora Dodd persevered. In the 1930s, she returned to her hometown and again began promoting Father’s Day, this time both locally and across the US. One of the things that helped the idea gain traction was the realisation that a gift would be a great way of showing your father your appreciation for all he did for the family. Manufacturers of ties, tobacco pipes and other male-targeted products got behind the idea. In 1938, the New York Associated Men’s Wear Retailers founded the Father’s Day Council, which was tasked with making Father’s Day a reality. It was no easy task. Many people were cynical of the day, seeing it as an attempt by manufacturers and retailers to copy the commercial success of Mother’s Day. The media featured cynical and sarcastic attacks and jokes. But the trade groups stood their ground, promoting Father’s Day. In 1957, Maine Senator, Margaret Smith, wrote a proposal accusing Congress of ignoring fathers for 40 years while honouring mothers, noting that it singled out “just one of our two parents”. However, it wasn’t until 1966 that President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honouring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day (in the US). Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday in the US when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972. Here in New Zealand, Father’s Day is, like Mother’s Day, a recognised event that we use to celebrate together as a family. The first Sunday in September is now something that kiwi blokes with kids look forward too. As well as the gifts there’s the attention, often a carefully crafted breakfast treat and – hopefully – a day free of too many chores. All with the heartfelt message “We love you Dad!”

It’s hard to miss Mother’s Day each year, but dad’s seem to be hard done by with Father’s Day making far less of a splash. As retailers it’s our duty to fight for equality and change things and build up that day of the year when the old man can relax and feel some love. Father’s Day is both old and new. About 4000 years ago, according to archaeologists, a young chap called Elmesu gave his dad a homemade card – clay tablet in reality – that wished him a life of health and longevity. That seems to have caught on and there’s some evidence that a few other countries picked up this tradition. Things didn’t change much for quite a while. In 1908, the role of fathers was celebrated in a church in Fairmont, West Virginia. The idea is said to have come from a local woman who suggested it to her pastor after an explosion in a nearby town killed 361 men. It wasn’t until a few years later that things really took off when 27-year-old Sonora Louise Smart Dodd, also an American, felt there was a need for a festival to celebrate the other side of the family coin. She wanted to know why, if there was a day for mothers, there wasn’t something for dads too? She was one of six children raised by her father, a single parent and Civil War veteran. Didn’t he deserve some recognition too? Sonora decided the answer was ‘yes’, so she did something about it. On 19 June 1910 in Spokane, Washington, at the YMCA, Father’s Day as we know it was celebrated for the first time. Unfortunately, it was a bit of a flop. Even so, the idea had support in unusual places. A bill was introduced in Congress in 1913 that would accord the day national recognition, but it didn’t pass. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane to speak in a Father’s Day celebration and wanted to make it official. Congress again resisted, fearing that it would become commercialised. President Calvin Coolidge recommended in 1924 that the day be observed by the nation, but stopped short of issuing

Editorial Credits | Gary Bowering

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