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Northlands Nabs Bragging Rights Again

 

Looks like our team in the Northlands Shopping Centre in Christchurch are a force to be reckoned with. They've taken out the award for Retailer of the Month for a second time this year. It's a big deal when you consider there are over 135 retailers in the Northlands complex.

A massive congratulations to Nat and the team. You guys rock to the power of two!

If you're keen to find out why they keep winning the award why not go and see the team if you're in the area. You can give 'em a pat on the back while you're there ;D

Retailer October 002asmall

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What's the Interest on an 800 Year Old Unpaid Tax Bill?

 

Our accountant just pointed out that according to this years tax return statement our payment is late by over 800 years! Now if I'm not mistaken 'The Siege of Constantinople' was in full swing by July 1203 so I think we can plausibly get away with telling the IRD that 'the cheque is in the moat'.

Inland Revenue

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Four Stores in Four Months

 

Yay! We've opened our final two stores for 2011 and I suspect our merchandising team are over the moon about it too. It's been a long year for them after re-opening the Christchurch stores following those damn quakes, closing St Lukes after mall management didn't renew our lease (they wanted to make room for a bank, which is clearly more important) and in the last half of the year opening Hamilton (August 4), Richmond (August 22), New Plymouth (October 21) and North City (November 4).

I just wanted to officially welcome the Hamilton, Richmond, New Plymouth and North City teams to the Acquisitions family and extend an extra special welcome to all the new friends we've made (and have yet to make) in those areas. All reports suggest that our stores have been received well and the general consensus in the regions appears to be that we were long overdue. Right about now I feel I should mention the two 'not backward in coming forward' ladies I met from Richmond - If you're reading this sorry it took us so long but we're there now and we're very happy to be in your neighbourhood. In fact we're jolly happy to be in everyone's neighbourhood.

Now, I'll be interested to hear what announcements the boss makes about new stores in 2012 and I'll be very interested to see where the merchandising team will be hiding when he makes them :D
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Live on Earth, Send Gifts in New Zealand

Live on Earth, Send to New Zealand

No matter where on Earth you live you can purchase gifts from acquisitions.co.nz and get them sent to your family and friends anywhere in New Zealand. You can even have them gift wrapped and include a personal message too. The best part is that you’ll save a bomb on international postage because all you’ll pay is the New Zealand courier fee. How good is that?!

Shipping to countries other than New Zealand by arrangement only. Email your enquiry to websales@acquisitions.co.nz

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Good Golly Miss Molly!

 

The personal opinions expressed in the following post do not neccessarily reflect those of Acquisitions or it's staff.

Recent Media about the fact that we sell Golly Dolls was a storm in a teacup I feel.

It all sarted when an American rapper saw Golly Dolls for sale at an Auckland Airport store and tweeted negatively about them, suggesting they were racist. Interestingly just a short time before he also tweeted that he'd visited a strip club and was expressing his 'thoughts' on New Zealand women (do we think this guy a good moral compass?). Anyway The Auckland Airport store removed the dolls from sale as a result and Campbell Live picked up the story and tried to see what traction they could get on the whole 'Are Gollies Rascist?' thing (because, of course, the best news stories are the ones the media can create from molehills right?). Campbell Live couldn't get a spokesman from the Auckland Airport store to appear on the show so our managing director, Richard, agreed to appear and explain the reasoning behind why Acquisitions stocks the dolls. Ultimately public opinion and common sense prevailed and the story died a quick death. A Facebook poll at the time pretty much categorically showed that public opinion was very much in favour of the loveable dolls.

Now I didn't have a racist bone in my body when I was playing with my Golly Doll as a boy and it may surprise the PC Brigade to know that I still don't. In fact my Golly taught me more about love than anything else. It appears that Craig Smith's (of 'Wonky Donkey' fame) experience also echos mine although he was clever enough to write a song about it and post it on YouTube. My advice is grab the kids and turn this one up. It's fun, nostalgic and there's not a racist epithet in sight.

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