Can't see this email? Click here to view this message in browser window.


In this Kōrero Kaipakihi, we look into subscription services, breaking up with a client and the upcoming Doing Business with the USA roadshow.

Do you have any burning, business related questions? Feel free to email them to and we'll do our best to help you. Your question might even inspire a piece in our next newsletter!

If you find the below content helpful, please share it to anyone who might be interested! Anyone can subscribe to our newsletter through this form here.

photo of a person holding a food delivery box

Subscription services

In 2020 when the world began panic buying toilet paper, our household wondered what all the fuss was about.

Our quarterly delivery of mixed paper products – tissues, toilet paper and paper towels, had just arrived and been stored in the laundry cupboard. We’ve subscribed to this service (products are made from bamboo and recycled sugar cane with limited packaging) for some years and have found it reliable, flexible and – importantly – we never run out because someone has forgotten to add these regularly used items to the shopping list.

Learn more

Message on a chalkboard that says

When is it time to break up with a client?

Rangi* runs a small landscaping and garden maintenance business, employing two staff. At times what the company can do is strictly governed by weather. Recently Rangi spent a bemused five minutes listening to a new client berating him for not doing work to the client’s satisfaction.  The tirade culminated with the accusation that due to perceived lack of action Rangi and his team had “ruined” a recent family gathering.

Learn more

New Business Toolbox For A More Sustainable Supply Chain


A free online toolbox that makes it easy for businesses to assess the sustainability of their organisation and their supply chain launches today.

Consumers demand more from manufacturers - Buy NZ Made


Consumers are actively seeking products from companies that make an effort to reduce emissions and ethically manufacture goods, new research reveals.

Amotai Launches 'Tai Nui', The First Indigenous Supplier Diversity Maturity Matrix


Amotai is proud to announce the launch of 'Tai Nui', the first indigenous supplier diversity maturity matrix. Tai Nui, which translates to ‘the greatest height of a spring tide’, is a framework designed to help organisations navigate and accelerate their supplier diversity journey.


Call for submissions by Productivity Commission


The New Zealand Productivity Commission Te Kōmihana Whai Hua o Aotearoa has released an Issues Paper on its inquiry into improving the resilience of the New Zealand economy to persistent supply chain disruptions.


Cash bonus and a free lunch – Wellington job ad pulls the punters

It was the simplest of ads; a naively drawn little stick person in a hard hat. Labourers wanted.

Ben Hobbs​ was hoping the post on Wellington’s Vic Deals Facebook page would create a bit of interest. Instead, he found himself glued to his phone for six hours responding to a barrage of seemingly never-ending texts and calls.


Businesses' sustainable ways of keeping staff: Letting them Leaf

Want to attract and keep staff in a tight labour market, while enhancing the planet’s future? Target Furniture managing director Rob Bielby​ has hit on an electrifying solution, and he’s willing to share his secrets.


Help wanted - and the job ads are there to prove it

The latest Seek NZ Employment Report indicates the number of ads rose 2 percent in January over the month before, while the number of applications per job ad rose 19 percent on December, and 97 percent on the year earlier.


Help Wanted: Quarter-million Worker Shortfall By 2048

New research shows New Zealand’s need for workers will outstrip supply by a quarter of a million people by 2048, BusinessNZ says.


New Data Highlights Working Conditions In Tourism And Hospitality

New Zealand now has better data on working conditions in tourism and hospitality, for those on the frontline as well as for managers, following a survey of more than 900 people working in the industry.


World of WearableArt pumps $30m into Wellington's economy


Wellington’s economy was $30 million better off because of last year’s World of WearableArt fashion-meets-art extravaganza, new data shows.


Extreme weather events present fresh challenges for the New Zealand economy 


Quarterly Predictions, March 2023 
Quarterly predictions from NZIER Quarterly Predictions


Business confidence improving but inflation expectations still high - ANZ survey


Results of the ANZ business confidence survey for February shows a net 43 percent of respondents expect the broader economy to deteriorate - up 9 points from January.


Thinking of taking on the US market? This session is being offered by Export NZ:

Doing Business with the USA/Select USA roadshow, Wellington


The USA is New Zealand's third largest export market. In the last 12 months NZ's exports have grown by 14.6%. with goods exports totaling $7.5 billion plus over $2.5 billion in services. Come along and hear from the experts who have been successful there and from those who can assist you to enter and do business in the US market.

Date: 28th March
Time: 3.00pm to 6.00pm, seminar followed by refreshments and networking
Venue: ANZ Bank, Level 18, 171 Featherston Street, Wellington
Cost: $35.00 inc GST


Meet Linda Stopfirth Business Customer Specialist
Check out our Business homepage

Connect with us
facebook social icon
twitter social icon
instagram social icon
youtube social icon
ZNANV93hN1V social icon

Click here to unsubscribe

Wellington City Libraries
PO Box 1992 Wellington 6140
Phone: (04) 801 4040