Boxing Day spend of $1.3m in town

Gisborne spenders had the second highest increase in the country.

Gisborne spenders had the second highest increase in the country.

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More than $1.3 million was spent yesterday at Boxing Day sales around Gisborne.

That meant Gisborne spenders had the second highest increase in the country compared with the same day last year.

Figures released today from Paymark, which processes 75 percent of all electronic items, showed Gisborne had a 21.4 percent lift in the amount of money spent on Boxing Day compared with the same day last year.

Paymark recorded 30,000 sales across Gisborne, with an average spend of $43 each time.

Whanganui had the biggest spending increase in the country at 24.2 percent. Nationally, the increase was up 11.2 percent, with a total electronic spend across Paymark machines of $139,500,000.

More than $1.3 million was spent yesterday at Boxing Day sales around Gisborne.

That meant Gisborne spenders had the second highest increase in the country compared with the same day last year.

Figures released today from Paymark, which processes 75 percent of all electronic items, showed Gisborne had a 21.4 percent lift in the amount of money spent on Boxing Day compared with the same day last year.

Paymark recorded 30,000 sales across Gisborne, with an average spend of $43 each time.

Whanganui had the biggest spending increase in the country at 24.2 percent. Nationally, the increase was up 11.2 percent, with a total electronic spend across Paymark machines of $139,500,000.

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