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Top tips for choosing office furniture

The boss might think that it’s as simple as ordering a few chairs and desks, but when it comes to creating the right office space, there’s actually a lot to consider. Get started with these top tips!

Packaging Design

It's what's on the outside that counts..

In a world bursting with brands, great packaging isn’t just nice-to-have, it’s essential. Well-designed packaging communicates with your customers and helps your products stand out on the shelf.

Office Stretch

Stretch your way to happiness

It feels good to stretch...like really good...but how many of us actually do it at work?  When we’re so busy we barely have time for lunch, let alone striking a yoga pose in the middle of the office!

Office Stretch

Be an Eco-ambassador

Become an Eco-ambassador in your office and get your company thinking green.

Seriously Safe

Staying within your company's Health and Safety Guidelines is easy with the right equipment!

Ending the year on a high-gienic note!

It's the perfect time to sort your workspace and come back to a healthier environment next year!

Avery Business Builders

Building your small business can be tricky, labelling and packaging doesn't have to be.

Chanui - New Zealand's tea!

To celebrate our new offering of Chanui tea and biscuits we spoke to owner Doug Hastie and found out some interesting tea facts!

Admin Star

10 signs you're an Admin Superstar

Everyone who works in an office environment knows who their Office Administrator or Manager is - they are one of the first people you meet! They're the one you go to when...well, anything happens, right?


5 ways to a winning workspace

Feel like you’re about to get buried in a paperwork avalanche?! It’s hard to think straight when you can’t find your coffee mug, let alone that important document you’re working on.


Keep the coffee connoisseurs calm

Kiwis love their coffee, so it can be pretty hard finding the perfect brew for such a discerning lot!y do it at work?  When we’re so busy we barely have time for lunch, let alone striking a yoga pose in the middle of the office!

Tips to get organised

Organised workplaces are efficient workplaces - find out our top tips to help you organise your workspace.

home office

Fit your office into your life

Traffic doing your head in? Prefer working in your PJ's? Working from home can be a great way to increase productivity, and find a little work-life balance in the process. 

Workplace Wellness

Wellness in the workplace is a concept that's been around for a while now, so we thought we’d share some of our top tips for helping you achieve wellness at work.

Demystifying instant coffee

With so much choice, how do you know what’s right for your workplace?

Tips to end your year with a new year in mind

We’ve taken some time to collate a few handy tips from our staff to help you get yourself sorted now for the new year.


Creativity grows little minds!

Kids love getting creative and it’s so important to their overall physical and mental development. But creativity is not an in-built skill – our kids need the time, space and right equipment to explore.

Pro tips for Office Managers 

If you’re an office manager, you’re clearly a pro. Between dealing with vendors, staff and the management team – it takes a pretty special kind of person to juggle so many balls at once!

Working Smarter

Tips for leaving the office on time

We all know work-life balance, and read articles designed to show us how easy it is to manage our time so that we don't spend a whole day responding to emails that don't contribute to our role.

Shredded Paper

Keep confidential information secure

Knowing when, and what, to keep confidential is important to all businesses, however big or small.

Office Furniture in New Zealand

Looking at offices today there is a strong preference for open plan - take a look at how to create the ideal layout for your business.

First Aid eti-Kit

The importance of replenishing your workplace First Aid kit

'Pen'sonality Quiz

To celebrate the new BIC® 4 Colour™ Fluo we've put together a fun wee quiz for you to find out your 'pen'sonality!

A Guide to Brother Label Makers

Ever wondered which Brother label maker would be best for your needs? Wonder no more - we've collated the info for you!

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