Bunnings on move with five stores

Feb 7, 2012 Full story: The New Zealand Herald 24

Hardware DIY chain Bunnings says it is opening three new stores this year, with plans to build a further two, as it welcomes a new boss in New Zealand.

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tom

Auckland, New Zealand

#1 Feb 10, 2012
have been reading about bunnings way of resolving bullying in the workplace at the henderson branch. A timber manager the bully was caught out. Bunnings way to handle this was to get more managers into the bullying game. The hardware manager and others tried to incite the victim but he taped them. Very dishonest company they got caught out!!!

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Ken

Capalaba, Australia

#2 Feb 11, 2012
Don't support Bunnings. They are everywere in Australia, have completely knocked Mitre 10 out of the competition were most have closed down. Bunnings then jack up prices. Stick with the little guys as the same will happen over NZ.
Bob Butterworth

Auckland, New Zealand

#3 Feb 11, 2012
Ken wrote:
Don't support Bunnings. They are everywere in Australia, have completely knocked Mitre 10 out of the competition were most have closed down. Bunnings then jack up prices. Stick with the little guys as the same will happen over NZ.
agree with you ken but bunnings is about to have a new player in the field woolies to combine with american company.I hope their quality is better than the tools etc that bunnings buys from china.
Ken

Capalaba, Australia

#4 Feb 11, 2012
Bob Butterworth wrote:
<quoted text>agree with you ken but bunnings is about to have a new player in the field woolies to combine with american company.I hope their quality is better than the tools etc that bunnings buys from china.
Yes Master Home Improvements? There are opening everywere here now, taking on Bunnings. I still try use the smaller hardware's (if I can) Bunnings is owned by Coles Myer group & Masters, Woolworths. Those guys have too much money now & don't need all the market.
Bob Butterworth

Auckland, New Zealand

#5 Feb 11, 2012
Ken wrote:
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Yes Master Home Improvements? There are opening everywere here now, taking on Bunnings. I still try use the smaller hardware's (if I can) Bunnings is owned by Coles Myer group & Masters, Woolworths. Those guys have too much money now & don't need all the market.
I thought bunnings was owned by West Farmers group. They are money hungry you got that right they have been busy building more stores over here in nz. They have built stores that are only a few kilometers away from other bunnings store. And on top of that they have even built one right opossite a mitre 10 mega store. I do shop at smaller timber and hardware stores too. But many of my builder mates that don't have accounts with bunnings buy those cheap tools burn the motors out then take them back under warranty. They tell me they have a good thing going with that. They also play the game of price match between bunnings and mitre 10. They have accounts with placemakers, carters and others. The building industry is not doing so well over here I have a mate that works for the council and he said building consents are down way down. I guess it would be better in aussie though eh! I have watched alot of small timber and hardware stores fold up and close trying to compete against these companys here. I prefer the small ones as they give you good customer service and promptly load your trailer for you. In my opinion big is not always better.
Jamie

Hamilton, New Zealand

#6 Feb 14, 2012
tom wrote:
have been reading about bunnings way of resolving bullying in the workplace at the henderson branch. A timber manager the bully was caught out. Bunnings way to handle this was to get more managers into the bullying game. The hardware manager and others tried to incite the victim but he taped them. Very dishonest company they got caught out!!!
Why this company so dishonest?
Jamie

Hamilton, New Zealand

#7 Feb 14, 2012
Maybe dishonesty makes bunnings feel proud of their bullies.
Maxwell

Hamilton, New Zealand

#8 Feb 21, 2012
tom wrote:
have been reading about bunnings way of resolving bullying in the workplace at the henderson branch. A timber manager the bully was caught out. Bunnings way to handle this was to get more managers into the bullying game. The hardware manager and others tried to incite the victim but he taped them. Very dishonest company they got caught out!!!
Read about this situation elsewhere on the net amazing. The victim did the right thing in taping the dishonest managers involved. Dishonesty + Dishonesty = Bunnings.
Anna

Hamilton, New Zealand

#9 Mar 2, 2012
tom wrote:
have been reading about bunnings way of resolving bullying in the workplace at the henderson branch. A timber manager the bully was caught out. Bunnings way to handle this was to get more managers into the bullying game. The hardware manager and others tried to incite the victim but he taped them. Very dishonest company they got caught out!!!
I cannot believe that managers would behave like this! Unbelieviable and unreal but I guess the tapes proved their dishonesty.

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Shane G

Auckland, New Zealand

#10 Mar 9, 2012
Dont support them either. I prefer carters.
bob appleby

Auckland, New Zealand

#11 Mar 15, 2012
tom wrote:
have been reading about bunnings way of resolving bullying in the workplace at the henderson branch. A timber manager the bully was caught out. Bunnings way to handle this was to get more managers into the bullying game. The hardware manager and others tried to incite the victim but he taped them. Very dishonest company they got caught out!!!
is there a web site where you can hear the tapes?
mark dawson

Auckland, New Zealand

#12 Mar 18, 2012
from what I have read about this bullying at bunnings shows how bad these situations can get! Very dishonest company!
Danielle Waipouri

Auckland, New Zealand

#13 Mar 20, 2012
Glad they are not in our part of town.
Glen B

Auckland, New Zealand

#14 Mar 24, 2012
I prefer smaller timber stores myself. You can find what you want easy and your on your way
Becky

Sydney, Australia

#15 Mar 24, 2012
Ken wrote:
Don't support Bunnings. They are everywere in Australia, have completely knocked Mitre 10 out of the competition were most have closed down. Bunnings then jack up prices. Stick with the little guys as the same will happen over NZ.
Yes they move into a medium size town and squash out all the smaller locally-owned hardware/appliance shops, then funnel all profits to their head office.
And we consumers let it happen!
Caroline K

Auckland, New Zealand

#16 Mar 28, 2012
Becky wrote:
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Yes they move into a medium size town and squash out all the smaller locally-owned hardware/appliance shops, then funnel all profits to their head office.
And we consumers let it happen!
Agree it looks like they train their managers to be very dishonest in their ways!
jeep4u

Hamilton, New Zealand

#17 Apr 4, 2012
Caroline K wrote:
<quoted text> Agree it looks like they train their managers to be very dishonest in their ways!
I heard they train them with play dough??????
Bill

Auckland, New Zealand

#18 Apr 9, 2012
jeep4u wrote:
<quoted text>I heard they train them with play dough??????
Are you for real? Play dough? What! What do they achieve with this?
Jez

Auckland, New Zealand

#19 May 7, 2012
jeep4u wrote:
<quoted text>I heard they train them with play dough??????
It is true they do train them with play dough I had a friend of mine work for them. Its part of the training you get when you work for them.
Dave

Auckland, New Zealand

#20 May 28, 2012
Jez wrote:
<quoted text>It is true they do train them with play dough I had a friend of mine work for them. Its part of the training you get when you work for them.
I use to play with my play dough every day I went to primary school it was Fun...

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