A strong month for online retail, with total purchases up 17% compared to August last year.
·Online retail sales at local sites showed particularly impressive growth and were 20% higher than August 2015.
·Online purchases by Kiwi’s from offshore sites were up 14% on August last year.
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Last night saw the opening event for this year's Auckland Heritage Festival.
Festival and event organisers got together at historic Allendale House in Ponsonby for presentations by a number of council representatives, including mayor Len Brown. Drinks and nibbles were served and an opportunity was provided to wander through Allendale House, including access to the turret.
The event was enjoyed by all.
Details of all Heritage Festival events may be found at heritagefestival.co.nz