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surfer in dif­fi­culty, to res­cu­ing a man over­board, re­spond­ing to an emer­gency flare, lo­cat­ing a drift­ing ves­sel or at­tend­ing to a med­i­cal emer­gency at sea.

“At the end of the day, we don’t just save lives, we save fam­i­lies.”

The Fac­tory group say they have fol­lowed on from the rich his­tory at­tached to the build­ing which served as a cen­tre for re­search and in­no­va­tion.

The Fac­tory is at the in­ter­sec­tion of sci­ence and busi­ness and of­fers a range of pro­grammes that equip en­trepreneurs with the skills, fund­ing and net­works they need to suc­ceed.

The Fac­tory say they’re a place to help sup­port en­trepreneurs and grow busi­nesses, a head­quar­ters for their var­i­ous pro­grammes and a co-work­ing space to meet, work and col­lab­o­rate. pros­e­cu­tion un­der the Fair Trad­ing Act. Con­sumer NZ launched the Do not Knock cam­paign in 2014 and had been call­ing for a law change since, but it was only this month that the law was changed.

Con­sumer NZ chief ex­ec­u­tive Sue Chetwin said that since 2014 550,000 Do Not Knock stick­ers have been dis­trib­uted to con­sumers to help them shut the door on un­wanted traders.

Con­sumer NZ launched the Do Not Knock cam­paign as a re­sult of on­go­ing com­plaints the or­gan­i­sa­tion had re­ceived about the hard sell and ex­ploita­tive prac­tices used by door-to-door traders. If you want a free Do Not Knock sticker, visit con­sumer.org.nz and ei­ther re­quest one or print it out from the web­site.

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