Centrapay transforming event experiences


Tamaki Makaurau - Centrapay’s digital tokens is about to revolutionise the New Zealand event rewards and ticketing industry, transforming the way businesses engage with customers.  This Kiwi-first ground-breaking technology offers endless possibilities for improving customer experiences, fostering loyalty, reducing fraud and unlocking new sponsorship and revenue opportunities. Centrapay is at the forefront

Banks need to do better to fight cybercrime – Consumer NZ

cyber crime

Otautahi - Consumer NZ is urging banks to raise their game and provide better protection to New Zealanders who fall victim to scams. At least $200 million is lost to scams in New Zealand each year. Consumer NZ chief executive Jon Duffy says there is also widespread underreporting, so that number

NZ’s greenhouse gas emissions fall 1.8  percent


Te Whanganui-a-Tara - Seasonally adjusted greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased 1.8 percent or 340 kilotonnes in the December 2022 quarter, according to the latest Stats NZ figures. The fall in emissions was driven by the electricity, gas, water, and waste services industry, the manufacturing industry, as well as agriculture, forestry and

Evidence shows repeat head impacts can cause brain injury, research


Boston, US – Global academic research is more frequently confirming ex-rugby players are twice as likely to develop dementia. Over 600 chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) cases have been published in the literature from multiple international research groups, Boston University School of Medicine says. Contact and collision sports have produced traumatic brain injuries

New Zealand to provide further support for Ukraine

Ukrainian support

Vilnius - New Zealand is providing further targeted support for Ukraine’s recovery and resilience, prime minister Chris Hipkins has announced.   The NZ prime minister and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy met today on the side-lines of the NATO Leaders’ summit in Vilnius, Lithuania. The two leaders discussed New Zealand’s unwavering support for

Sky should help its flood-impacted customers


Te Whanganui-a-Tara - Some people who lost all their possessions in Cyclone Gabrielle were told by Sky to stump up $260 to cover the cost of their lost Sky Box. Alternatively, flood victims could avoid the charges by digging their boxes out of their silt-filled properties and returning them to Sky. Consumer

World has hottest week on record

hot weather

Scott Base - The world just had the hottest week on record, according to preliminary data. It follows the hottest June on record, with unprecedented sea surface temperatures and record low Antarctic sea ice extent. The record breaking temperatures on land and in the ocean have potentially devastating impacts on ecosystems

Consumer NZ backs grocery commissioner appointment


Te Whanganui-a-Tara - Consumer NZ welcomes the appointment of Pierre van Heerden as New Zealand’s first grocery commissioner. This is an important step in the lengthy process required to introduce fairness, improved transparency and, ultimately, improved competition into our grocery sector, Consumer NZ chief executive Jon Duffy says. The Commerce Commission has