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2014 Wares Awards programme now live and running!

16 April 2014: The 2014 Wares Awards are up and running, so it's time to start thinking about your nominations and entries!

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Noel Leeming rebranding due this year

16 April 2014: Noel Leeming stores will be getting a rebrand in FY2015 (that's between1 August 2014 and 31 July 2015).

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Nespresso's Inissia set to throw coffee wide open?

03 April 2014: Nespresso really pushed the boat out recently with the official launch of its new Inissia portioned coffee machine at The Wharf on Auckland’s North Shore.

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Dyson Air Multiplier product recall updated

27 March 2014: Dyson has recalled a million AM04 and AM05 Hot + Cool Air Multiplier heaters worldwide (updated).

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Look out New Zealand - here comes Kogan!

26 March 2014: Ballsy Aussie online retailer Kogan has just launched an NZ specific website, showing (so far) a limited offering but with clearly more to come...

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Changes at the top for Avery Robinson and Dyson

19 March 2014: At the end of March, some 17 years since co-founding Dyson's NZ distributor, Brett Avery is moving on to “try something completely new” for himself and his family.

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3rd generation Ergorapido launches

06 March 2014: The last days of February saw Electrolux launch its latest generation Ergorapido portable vacuum cleaner, which will be in stores from April.

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Classy - DéLonghi gets its Showroom on!

28 February 2014: The much anticipated DéLonghi Group Showroom in Auckland was formally opened on 20 February.

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Dick Smith in NZ shifts buying to Australia

28 February 2014: Too late for the February issue of the magazine, Dick Smith Electronics in New Zealand recently announced structural changes to its support office division here.

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Wares thanks clients at vineyard event

24 February 2014: Wares' annual client event took place at Artisan vineyard in West Auckland on Friday last week. Networking, great food & wine and archery said thanks for thinking of us over the last year! The full photo set is available to view and download here!

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Be aware: More changes to fair trading going live

10 February 2014: Some changes are already live but there are more changes to fair trading rolling out from June this year.

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ACL Conference set for Singapore in August

04 February 2014: The 2014 Appliance Connexion Conference takes place in Singapore over 27-30 August.

Dyson Air Multiplier product recall updated

27 March 2014: Dyson has recalled a million AM04 and AM05 Hot + Cool Air Multiplier heaters worldwide (updated).

Look out New Zealand - here comes Kogan!

26 March 2014: Ballsy Aussie online retailer Kogan has just launched an NZ specific website, showing (so far) a limited offering but with clearly more to come...

Wares February features & regulars online to read and share

06 March 2014: Wares magazine's February features are now online to read and share. Our regular Retail Icon feature is ECL, "Where are they now?" covers Bruce Rogers ("the allocation king") and our category reviews cover coffee, laundry and heating.

Date & venue announced for 2014 Wares Awards

20 January 2014: Diarise this date! It's just been announced that the 2014 Wares Awards are set for Thursday 13 November at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland. Expect more details from April.

Dick Smith gets into style, then League, releases IPO

17 December 2013: The last few months have been busy for Dick Smith. 

The latest movers & shakers (16 December)

16 December 2013: Key personnel movements and announcements from around the appliance and CE channel. The very latest movers & shakers include a key announcement from Fisher & Paykel and a high achiever returning to the industry.

Who won what at the 2013 Wares Awards?

18 November 2013: Some 440+ industry guests assembled, mixed & mingled at last week’s 2013 Wares Awards. It was a night of celebration with a 1920s theme!

F&P statement on Aussie ACCC investigation

14 November 2013: Fisher & Paykel has released a statement around the ACCC's investigation of an extended warranty offer made in Australia (and retracted) last year.

@WaresMagazine: The very latest news on Twitter

ACL Conference set for Singapore in August

04 February 2014: The 2014 Appliance Connexion Conference takes place in Singapore over 27-30 August.

Fujitsu General: “Superbrand” status, new tech first

17 December 2013: Fujitsu General New Zealand has just been nominated by  Nielsen Research as one of New Zealand’s top brands. 

Bits & bytes from around the industry

17 December 2013: Industry snippets from the last few weeks.

Mitsubishi Electric Fridge Release – Stay classy!

03 December 2013: BDT’s second product release of the year took place over the last two weeks of November in the main metro centres.

Dyson stickered car led Targa NZ but had own agenda...

06 November 2013: Debutant co-driver Mark Robinson very nearly won his first Targa NZ road race last week.  "It was ours for the taking but the car had other thoughts," is how the driver put it...

New Miele Center to take brand to "a new level"

01 November 2013: On 15 October, the highly anticipated Miele Center opened in Auckland’s lively Freemans Bay. [Now updated with extra photos.]