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Migrant arrivals at new record

posted on 26th April 2017

26 April 2017 - Migrant arrivals reached a new high of 129,500 a year in the March 2017 year, Statistics New Zealand announced today.

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More big names for national franchise conference

posted on 26th April 2017

April 2017 - Martin Snedden is the latest name to join the speakers line-up for this year's National Franchise Conference being held in Hamilton in August

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Australia's joint employer inquiry under way

posted on 26th April 2017

April 2017 - A number of submissions have been made to the Australian committee reviewing proposed legislation that would make franchisors jointly liable with franchisees on employment issues.

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Australia's joint employer inquiry under way

posted on 26th April 2017

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Australia's joint employer inquiry under way

posted on 26th April 2017

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Staff, franchise buyers and funding could limit growth

posted on 26th April 2017

April 2017 - A shortage of suitable staff and franchisees, as well as potential funding issues, are the main concerns for franchisors in the year ahead.

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Franchise survey questionnaires out now

posted on 12th April 2017

11 April 2017 - Franchisors are being urged to complete the Franchising New Zealand survey forms to help build a better picture of the sector's importance to the NZ economy

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NZ Post to deliver KFC in Tauranga

posted on 3rd April 2017

KFC is to trial home delivery in Tauranga via the New Zealand Post courier network. The company ultimately plans to offer home delivery from around one-third to half of its New Zealand stores.


The news comes after UberEats launched in Auckland earlier this year to offer home delivery of products from a wide range of local restaurants. According to an article in the latest issue of Franchise New Zealand magazine (available free in print or digital form here), the service has proved hugely popular as a business-builder for brands like Burger Wisconsin and Mexicali Fresh, although the cost to franchisees is considerable.


UberEats has not yet launched in Tauranga, and is thought unlikely to operate in some of the smaller regions of New Zealand for some time. New Zealand Post's courier network, on the other hand, is already well-established throughout the country. The trial will show whether food delivery might offer a new source of revenue for drivers and restaurants alike as the market for eating out increases but lower drink/driving tolerances reduce mobility - especially outside centres well-served by public transport.

According to a release from KFC owner Restaurant Brands Ltd, customers will be able to order on the fried chicken chain's website and have their food delivered by an NZ Post driver.

Restaurant Brands chief executive Ian Letele said the decision to partner with NZ Post was due to their expertise in logistics.

'NZ Post has an extensive delivery distribution network around New Zealand, and KFC is available in most towns nationwide. With the support of NZ Post, we hope to service the home delivery needs of many more KFC customers throughout New Zealand,' said Letele.

Mike Stewart, general manager of customer experience and innovation at NZ Post said, 'We are very excited to be supporting such a well-known and loved brand as KFC.

'Our many years' experience, and growing strength in on-demand delivery makes us the ideal provider.'

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Opportunities abound as regional economies grow

posted on 31st March 2017

31 March 2017 – The latest figures from Statistics New Zealand show growing economic activity in 12 out of 15 regions. That means new business opportunities for franchisees and franchisors.

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National franchise conference draws big names for August

posted on 23rd March 2017

April 2017 - Martin Snedden is the latest name to join the speakers line-up for this year's National Franchise Conference being held in Hamilton in August

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How far is fair?

posted on 22nd March 2017

Australian legislation may impact global franchise model

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More people coming to New Zealand on work visas

posted on 22nd March 2017

21 March 2017 – Record net annual migration levels continue, Statistics New Zealand said today, bringing larger numbers of migrants into the country on work and residence permits.

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Auckland seminars to help franchises grow

posted on 22nd March 2017

A series of five workshops to be held in Auckland in May will give New Zealand franchisors and their leadership teams new insights into best practice methods across a range of topics.

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Settlement reached with Nosh franchisee

posted on 7th March 2017

Veritas Investments has reached a settlement with a franchisee who took down the signs and sought to terminate his Nosh franchise agreement after buying the business just days before Veritas disclosed it was under pressure from its bank to sell the chain.


Although details are confidential, it appears that the franchisee has paid Veritas rather than the other way round. The Nosh Group company has since been sold to a new goup of investors.

Mead's Constellation Drive Food Market had served notice to terminate its franchise, a move disputed by Veritas's Old NGL Ltd.

"Under the terms of the settlement, Constellation Drive Food Market has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to Old NGL Limited to settle all debt, claims and disputes concerning that franchise," Veritas said in a statement to the NZX today.

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Net annual migration passes 71,000

posted on 27th February 2017

21 March 2017 – Record net annual migration levels continue, Statistics New Zealand said today, bringing larger numbers of migrants into the country on work and residence permits.

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NBR opens regulation debate again

posted on 26th February 2017

A recent series of articles in the National Business Review has once again raised the topic of possible regulation in New Zealand’s franchise sector.

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Virtual drive-through on the cards

posted on 26th February 2017

An Australian-based Mexican fast food chain has teamed up with Google to create an app-only ordering system aimed at speeding up service and maximising efficiency within its stores. Guzman y Gomez currently has 82 stores in Australia with 8 more planned to open this year, as well as stores in Singapore and Tokyo. It is planning to start franchising soon as a way of building funds for expansion in to the US market. There are no Guzman y Gomez outlets in New Zealand.

Mr Marks said the three drivers of growth would be the chain’s focus on food quality — it has committed to using 100 per cent sow stall-free pork, free-range chicken and grass-fed beef — drive-through and mobile ordering.

More than 20 per cent of GyG’s orders now come through its app, and Mr Marks said he hoped one day that would be 100 per cent. “Eventually we will have counterless stores,” he said.

“I want people to walk into GyG and it’s like an Apple Store, our salespeople are on their phones, everybody’s ordering on the app.”

GyG has been working with the Google’s Zoo team, described as a “creative think tank for brands and agencies”, to bring that vision to life.

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Franchise survey questionnaires out in April

posted on 24th February 2017

11 April 2017 - Franchisors are being urged to complete the Franchising New Zealand survey forms to help build a better picture of the sector's importance to the NZ economy

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Clampdown on rogue employers

posted on 23rd February 2017

23 February 2017 - Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has today announced new measures to stop employers who breach immigration and employment law from recruiting migrant workers.

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Economy in a sweet spot

posted on 22nd February 2017

22 February 2017 ­– Latest Economic Overview suggests continuing good news for now

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