Total online retail spending by New Zealanders in March was up 11% on spending in March last year.
Online spending at local merchants was up 9% on March last year, slightly ahead of the 6% annual growth rate for sales at physical stores (based on Statistics NZ figures for electronic card transactions for core retail excluding hospitality).
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Following the establishment of the Alsco Pocket Park in Kingsland, Auckland recently, a laser-etched stainless steel panel displaying a QR Code has been added to link park users with Kingsland's online website, business directory, Facebook page, etc.
The next stage of development will see free wi-fi internet access made available to park users.
The park is handy to favourite Kingsland lunch spots such as Little Bird and The Baker's Cottage, amongst others.