6th July 2018
Panasonic Corporation has identified that the battery packs sold in New Zealand within the Toughbook CF-AX Series, CF-C2 Series & CF-SX Series between April 2013 and March 2016 may overheat and potentially cause a fire hazard due to a battery pack configuration issue.
31st May 2018
Like Netflix, Lightbox, and Freeview, Amazon's Prime Video is a platform through which you can stream video content. At Panasonic we want to ensure you have as many streaming and entertainment options as possible so you can get the most of your Panasonic TV, so a Prime Video app is built-in...
31st May 2018
If you know what Plex is, you'll be very excited by the news that Panasonic Smart TVs now have it built-in. If you don't know what Plex is, you will be excited once you've tried it out on our Panasonic Smart TV!
All Panasonic Smart TVs going back to 2014 have been updated to include Plex...
24th May 2018
Replacing the former “FreeviewPlus” streaming service, the new Freeview On Demand has been released on 2017 & 2018 Panasonic Smart TVs today.
9th April 2018
We have triple our warranty period for all Panasonic cameras, lenses, and camcorders!
26th February 2018
Check out what the International Olympic Committee had to say about our technology and how it made the Olympic Winter Games possible.
19th February 2018
The New Flagship Travel Zoom Camera LUMIX DMC-TZ220
Powerful 15x Optical Zoom and 1-inch 20.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor
Featuring 4K Video/ 4K PHOTO Capability
15th February 2018
The Ultimate Compact Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera.
Make the world your studio with the New LUMIX GX9!
21st December 2017
This agreement between our two companies aims to help find solutions to pressing societal issues such as global warming, air pollution, the depletion of natural resources and energy security.
20th November 2017
The LUMIX G9 takes the outstanding developments that debuted with the GH5 and adds new capabilities for specialised shooting never before seen in this class of camera, to deliver incredible responsiveness, stunning image quality, precise operability and outstanding mobility. In this portable,...
13th November 2017
Panasonic New Zealand are excited to announce that the app for video streaming service LIGHTBOX© will be built-in to our 4K Blu-Ray® Players and Recorders from November 14th 2017.
9th November 2017
Panasonic announces LUMIX G9 Digital Camera:
New Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera offers highest ever picture quality in history of LUMIX cameras...
1st September 2017
DC-GH5 Firmware Update Service Ver.2.0 for Exceptional
Enhancement of Performance and Functions
Panasonic has announced a new firmware update program Ver.2.0
for the LUMIX DC-GH5 to further enhance the camera's performance.
Interviewing front-line photographers and cinematographers
14th August 2017
Panasonic are the industry leading manufacturer of the Tough
Tools Power Tools and Accessory range for trade professionals.
Manufactured in Japan and China, Panasonic New Zealand has been
importing and distributing the Tough Tool Power Tools and Accessory
range in New Zealand since...
27th June 2017
Panasonic's integrated dishwasher range will fit seamlessly
into your kitchen with the option to match the door to your kitchen
cabinetry, or to fit with the supplied stainless steel door.
The dishwasher range is user-friendly, energy efficient and
uses less water. The products offer...
20th June 2017
Beauden Barrett storms towards the tryline in true black
fashion, fending off poor imitations and inferior images of
himself. He slides over the line in a shower of stunning colour
claiming victory over his opponents - true black shows true colour.
Panasonic's latest TVC pairs the world's...
25th January 2017
At the end of 2016, TVNZ made a large purchase of Panasonic
AJ-PX5000G 2/3-inch sensor shoulder-mount camcorders and Panasonic
1/3-inch sensor AJ-PX270EN camcorders in a move that General
Manager of Operations for TVNZ News and Current Affairs, Andrew
Fernie, has said will result in...
31st October 2016
Last week New Zealand Geographic celebrated the best editorial
photography across society and culture, landscape, wildlife,
photostory, aerial, and colour at the Photographer of the Year
The 2016 competition was a hotly contested field, with 47
finalists-the most in the competition's...
20th September 2016
Panasonic has unveiled a series of exciting products and
developments at Photokina 2016, the biggest dedicated photo show in
Europe, held at Koelnmesse, Germany, from today.
Cameras announced today include the LUMIX G85 aimed for those
who love shooting outdoors, a compact LUMIX FZ2500...
12th September 2016
Nine months after Jaguar announced it was joining all-electric
racing series Formula E, the company has announced its two drivers
and a new title sponsor: Panasonic.
Going forward, the team will be known as Panasonic Jaguar Racing
and Panasonic is joining the team as part of a multi-year
1st September 2016
Panasonic will exhibit their latest products and technologies at
IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) 2016, one of the biggest trade
shows for consumer electronics and home appliances in the world, in
Berlin, Germany, from 2 - 7 September 2016.
Under the theme of "A Better Life, A...
30th August 2016
Panasonic has released a new firmware update for its 2015 CX800
TV Series to support the playback of HDR (High Dynamic Range)
CLICK HERE for instructions on how to install
the update on CX800 TVs.
What is High Dynamic Range (HDR)?
Films and TV programmes which have...
9th August 2016
Over the weekend, billions of people worldwide turned to their
TVs to catch the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.
Utilising Panasonic's state-of-art technologies and long-term
extensive Olympic Games experience, Panasonic worked closely with
the Rio 2016 Ceremonies Department...
8th August 2016
Tauranga City Council has recently chosen Microsoft
Windows-powered Panasonic Toughpads for employees engaged in
outdoor tasks. With these new devices, building and water engineers
now have a reliable solution to carry out their tasks come rain or
Located in one of New Zealand's...
28th July 2016
Panasonic has been voted the most trusted brand for Heat Pumps
and Small Kitchen Appliances and the fourth most trusted brand
overall in the 2016 Reader's Digest Trusted Brand Survey.
Panasonic's range of Whitegoods also received a highly-commended
award, and for the third year running...
24th June 2016
Panasonic New Zealand has today unveiled New Zealand's first 4K
Ultra-High Definition (UHD) Blu-ray Player, the DMP-UB900, an
exciting new product that brings breath-taking picture quality, far
better than the cinema into the home.
Heralded by critics globally as the leading Ultra-High
17th June 2016
Panasonic New Zealand has today introduced a new lens
for its popular range of LUMIX G Micro Four Thirds System cameras -
the 24mm Ultra-Wide Angle F1.4 High-Speed Single Focal Length LEICA
DG SUMMILUX Lens (H-X012).
Meeting the needs of professional photographers and camera
25th May 2016
• The DX900 is the first TV to be awarded
'Ultra HD Premium' certification
• Achieves certification from THX Ltd. for
exceptional picture quality and accuracy
• Collaboration with Hollywood film community
ensures accurate colour...
19th May 2016
Adventure photographer and filmmaker Sam Thompson recently
travelled around New Zealand's Otago region capturing imagery of
the stunning landscape.
During his five week trip, Sam spent his time hiking, climbing,
and camping, armed with his trusty LUMIX GH4 mirrorless camera and
19th May 2016
In the latest issue of New Zealand's screen industry publication
'Crewed', technology writer Peter Parnham talks about New Zealand's
most popular TV series Shortland Street upgrading their cameras to
Panasonic's VariCam 35 cameras.
Shortland Street Gear Treat
via Crewed Magazine
9th May 2016
Panasonic New Zealand has opened a new kitchen showroom facility
in their Auckland-based head office.
The brand new kitchen showroom facility showcases Panasonic's
brand new collection of built-in kitchen products, including
full-size ovens, combination ovens and induction hobs, as...
2nd May 2016
Panasonic New Zealand is a proud partner of Auckland's new
Vector Wero Whitewater Park, an artificial river and water course
for recreation, sports, emergency services training, school
programmes and youth development.
Located in the heart of Manukau, Vector Wero Whitewater Park is
20th April 2016
Panasonic New Zealand is proud to partner with the Doc Edge Festival for
Now in its 11th year, the Doc Edge Festival is New Zealand's
only dedicated documentary film festival which showcases the best
films from New Zealand and abroad from the past year.
52 films will screen...
15th April 2016
• The first TV to feature a dedicated Netflix
• Advanced smart features and easy-access video
on demand content
• New 'Switch Design' pedestals can be adjusted
into different styles
Panasonic New Zealand has today launched...
8th April 2016
• Beautiful 4K video and photo capability in a
compact body allows Kiwis to never miss a moment
• New 5-Axis Dual Image Stabiliser function
ensures crisp, blur-free images and video
• Venus Engine produces vibrant, impressive
4th April 2016
• Bluetooth functionality and wireless design
makes Panasonic's WINGS headphones perfect for exercise
• Flexible 3D ear hooks provide a secure fit and
ensures it stays perfectly in place
• IPX5 waterproofing protects the headphones
21st March 2016
Panasonic has announced a new firmware update for LUMIX DMC-GH4
to further to enhance performance and usability.
The new firmware Ver. 2.5 includes the following updates:
4K Photo Mode takes advantage of the GH4's video capabilities.
It captures a clip of 4K footage,...
15th March 2016
New French Door models feature stunning transparent full-flat
glass panels, free from frames for a seamless finish
A first in New Zealand, the BX stainless steel models feature
innovative Prime Fresh technology which maintains the flavour,
texture and nutrients of produce
11th February 2016
The Panasonic Home Storage Battery System will allow users to
store energy generated by solar panels for later use, even after
the sun has set
Unlike most storage batteries the Panasonic Home Battery system
can be connected to any existing solar power installation with
14th January 2016
Panasonic has launched DMC-TZ110 and DMC-TZ80, the latest LUMIX compact camera
models in the popular "Travel Zoom" TZ series.
Pocket-sized and user-friendly, TZ110 and TZ80 go beyond the
limits of a compact digital camera. The premium 20.1-megapixel
LUMIX TZ110 has a 1-inch MOS Sensor...
14th January 2016
Panasonic has unveiled H-RS100400, a new compact and lightweight
telephoto zoom lens with POWER O.I.S. for LUMIX's G Series Camera
Joining the LUMIX G digital interchangeable lens family,
H-RS100400 complies with the Micro Four Thirds System standard
which LUMIX G is a part...
12th January 2016
Panasonic has expanded their popular range of consumer
Camcorders with a new line-up of 4K Ultra-High Definition
Camcorders including HC-WXF990M and HC-VX980M and Full-HD Camcorder models HC-V380 and HC-V180.
As a leader in 4K technology, Panasonic's new consumer 4K
11th January 2016
Panasonic Corporation has signed an agreement to become an
"Official Ceremony Partner" with the Rio 2016 Olympic Organising
Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Rio 2016) and
provide turnkey visual operations for the Rio 2016 Olympic and
Paralympic Games Ceremonies.
11th January 2016
The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) showcases
next-generation innovations in consumer technologies. Held annually
in Las Vegas, Panasonic showcased its innovative new range of
products, solutions and technologies designed to provide a Better
Life, a Better World for its...
9th December 2015
Get ready to tick off that Christmas shopping
list! We've pulled together the hottest Panasonic products
which will have your friends and family rocking around the
Christmas tree on December 25th.
HX-A1 ACTION CAM
Thrill-seekers will love capturing their outdoor adventures...
8th December 2015
On Tuesday 8 December, Panasonic New Zealand appeared on Channel
One's 'Good Morning' show to highlight the benefits and features of
their clever Home Monitoring devices.
With the summer holidays just around the corner, Panasonic's Home Monitoring devices are the
4th December 2015
Panasonic has launched 'Post Focus', a new free firmware download for
LUMIX DMC-GX8, DMC-G7 and DMC-FZ300 cameras.
Panasonic's exciting new Post Focus function is easy and fun to
use and encourages photographers to shoot first and focus later.
After installing the Post Focus firmware,...
30th November 2015
Panasonic New Zealand is expanding its popular collection of
Home Appliances with the introduction of a new Built-in Kitchen
Appliance range, initially including Built-in Ovens, Compact Combination Ovens and Induction Hobs.
Combining sophisticated design with the latest innovations...
13th November 2015
Plan B and Panasonic have partnered to introduce a world-first
innovation in cloud archive-as-a-service technology.
Businesses today face unprecedented and unrelenting growth in
data volumes and data security concerns. Utilising Panasonic's
Blu-ray and new Archival Disc technology,...
10th November 2015
Panasonic New Zealand has released their latest range of Air
Conditioning models featuring innovative new technologies for
faster cooling, a more comfortable airflow, and advanced energy
The new range is equipped with iAuto-X technology for 15% faster
30th October 2015
Last night New Zealand Geographic celebrated the best editorial
photography across Society, Landscape, Wildlife, Photo Story and -
new in 2015 - Timelapse at the Photographer of the Year Awards.
Twenty-eight finalists were selected from more than 5800 entries,
resulting in just nine...
15th October 2015
Panasonic New Zealand is thrilled to launch a new App for
customers and salespeople from New Zealand retailers.
It's available to download on Apple devices from the iTunes App
Store and on Android devices from the Google Play Store.
The Panasonic App gives quick and easy access to:
15th October 2015
Panasonic has collaborated with Tech Company Seven Dreamers and
Japan's largest construction organisation, Daiwa House, to create
the Laundroid - the world's first fully automatic laundry-folding
The Laundroid can wash, dry and then fold your clothes. Users
won't be required...
1st October 2015
Panasonic New Zealand has expanded their range of popular
Microwave Ovens with the introduction of an innovative new
model. NN-ST785SQPQ features Cyclonic Inverter
technology for more even and improved results when cooking,
defrosting and reheating.
When cooking with conventional...
21st September 2015
Offering outstanding projection which takes clarity and picture
quality to the next level, Panasonic has released PT-RZ12K, the
world's lightest 3-Chip DLP Laser Projector.
At less than 43kg, PT-RZ12K has 12,000lm WUXGA resolution (1920
x 1200), perfect for rental and staging, sports...
15th September 2015
Panasonic is thrilled to announce that our range of High Wall
Heat Pumps can now be controlled and monitored from any location
with IntesisHome's Wi-Fi Controller.
IntesisHome is a cloud-based, external wireless device which
syncs to the Heat Pump unit via Wi-Fi. It gives users the...
2nd September 2015
Panasonic has responded to requests from professional
videographers and the film production market with a paid software
upgrade service for the Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM)
camera DMC-GH4 to comply with V-Log L video recording.
From mid-September, users will be able to activate...
31st August 2015
With Father's Day just around the corner, we've pulled
together the hottest Panasonic products to treat the special bloke
in your life. If your dad is a keen photographer, music fan,
adventurer or TV lover, we've got the perfect gift especially for
ES-LT8N 3-BLADE SHAVER
19th August 2015
Jessie and Andy's Switch to Save theatrical show is
making its way around schools in the Waipa district to educate
youth on the importance of being more energy efficient at home.
In Switch to Save, Jessie and Andy share some clever
energy saving tips on lighting, heating, laundry,...
18th August 2015
Panasonic is proud to annouce that its LUMIX DMC-G7 4K Ultra
High-Definition Camera has been honoured with a 'Best Product'
award from one of Europe's most respected consumer electronic
associations, the European Imaging and Sound Association
EUROPEAN PHOTO & VIDEO CAMERA...
17th August 2015
From jellyfish the size of dinner plates to muddy kids being
hosed down after a fun run, the New Zealand Geographic Photographer
of the Year 2015 offers a fresh vision of our country's environment
and culture. The best images of the past year have been revealed in
a free outdoor touring...
3rd August 2015
Panasonic has responded to photography fans looking for
the ultimate 'on the go' camera with the launch of the high
performance Lumix DMC-G7.
A digital single lens mirrorless (DSLM) camera, the Lumix DMC-G7
brings ground-breaking technology to the New Zealand market. A
22nd July 2015
Panasonic New Zealand is showcasing its innovative new range of
business systems solutions and developments in technology at this
year's Business Systems Expo, taking place at Eden Park, Auckland
until Thursday 23 July 2015.
The 2015 Business Systems Expo is an opportunity for Panasonic
16th July 2015
Panasonic New Zealand is proud to support Auckland
Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki with a new partnership. Panasonic
projectors are being used in Pursuit of Venus [infected],
artist Lisa Reihana's new multi-screen panoramic video and sound
in Pursuit of Venus [infected] by celebrated...
1st July 2015
Freeview has today launched a new digital TV platform designed
to give New Zealanders easy access to on-demand video services on
their TVs - FreeviewPlus. Kiwi homes will be able to catch up on
the latest and greatest TV shows, movies, news and sports from the
top networks with this...
30th June 2015
Panasonic's 2015 4K Ultra High-Definition TV lineup, which
includes models such as the CX700, CX640 and CX610 series, have
been given the Netflix Recommended TV designation by Netflix
Netflix's designation highlights Panasonic's 2015 TVs for
offering a genuinely high quality,...
30th June 2015
On Monday 29th June, Panasonic hosted the world premiere
screening of Little Fire, a documentary by New Zealand filmmaker
Sam Matthews which covers Medicine Mondiale's inspiring and
Every year, millions on babies die in third world countries
because they don't have...
18th June 2015
Capture the fun and thrills of the great outdoors with
Panasonic's new tough, ultra-compact HX-A1 camcorder. It's designed
to endure extreme outdoor conditions, whether you're trekking
through a forest, on a kayaking adventure, or snowboarding mountain
slopes, the HX-A1 lets you wear...
17th June 2015
The annual Panasonic Consumer Product Release made its way
around the country in April and May to launch this year's line-up
of new products and developments in technology.
The crowd favourite for 2015 was the Technics C700 2-Channel Hi-Fi
Stereo System. The C700 is engineered with...
12th June 2015
Panasonic's new easy Home Monitoring devices are the smartest
way to control and monitor your home, bach or small business.
Through your smartphone, you'll be able to turn appliances and
devices on and off, receive alerts on movements inside your home,
and watch live footage from inside...
11th June 2015
Golf fans will get extraordinary views when Fox
Sports deploys several UAVs (or drones) to cover the
U.S. Open Golf Championship next week. It takes
place at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Washington
from 15 -21 June.
This is the first time Fox Sports is deploying...
5th June 2015
Panasonic continues to grow their partnership with the
Highlanders rugby team.
The relationship between Panasonic and the Southern rugby
franchise started last year, and part of the deal includes
Panasonic's logo featuring on the back of the Highlanders jersey
for the past three regular-season...
3rd June 2015
Panasonic-developed battery storage technology, unveiled today
in Australia, will be available in New Zealand from this November.
Panasonics Home Storage Battery System brings more than 40 years of
accumulated expertise in lithium-ion battery technology to
Australia and New Zealand.
25th May 2015
Panasonic New Zealand is thrilled to announce that
Lightbox is now available on selected Panasonic VIERA Smart
Lightbox is a New Zealand TV subscription service which lets you
instantly stream TV shows to internet connected devices. It gives
you unlimited access to hundreds of...
12th May 2015
Hoping to reduce the number of people who are still believed to
be missing in the wake of Nepal's 7.8 magnitude earthquake, rescue
crews are using a custom version of Panasonic's Toughbook H2 tablet
and FINDER technology.
Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response (FINDER)
4th May 2015
Entries are now open for the annual New Zealand
Geographic Photographer of the Year 2015 - the country's
largest, most popular, and prestigious photography competition.
Entries close at midday Wednesday 15 July.
"The New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year celebrates
23rd April 2015
Panasonic New Zealand proudly introduces our newest
range of VIERA Smart TVs, available in the New Zealand market from
the end of April. Our 2015 TV models tick some very important boxes
for consumers including affordability, easy-access content, Netflix
compatibility, new smart features,...
16th April 2015
November 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of eneloop
rechargeable batteries and a variety of activity is taking place
globally to celebrate this significant milestone.
Panasonic's mascot eneloopy the dog has arrived to celebrate
eneloop's anniversary in New Zealand. eneloopy will be...
31st March 2015
Panasonic New Zealand is proud to announce that we are
the projector partner for Te Papa's upcoming exhibition
Gallipoli: The scale of our war.
In this exciting new exhibition Te Papa combines
the worlds of movies, model-making, and museums to create an
exhibition like no other.
23rd March 2015
Last week the Volvo Ocean Race set sail out of Auckland with the
fleet of yachts starting on Leg 5 of the race, into the Southern
The Volvo Ocean Race is acknowledged as the greatest sailing
test with sailors battling through the world's most hostile seas.
18th March 2015
Panasonic New Zealand is excited to announce that
Netflix will be coming to selected Panasonic VIERA Smart TVs and
Blu-Ray Players on Tuesday 24th March.
Netflix is the world's leading on-demand subscription service
with over 57 million users across 50 countries. Netflix users can
17th March 2015
It was a weekend of thrills and spills at the NZ
Secondary School Mountain Biking Championship in
Hunua Regional Park.
This exhilarating mountain bike competition is open to all New
Zealand secondary school students. The event consists of a downhill
event on Saturday and Cross Country...
13th March 2015
Panasonic are venturing into the world of horticulture by
commercially growing vegetables in indoor facilities in Singapore
Local Governments are encouraging indoor farming methods to
overcome land shortage which makes both countries reliant on
importing fresh produce...
19th February 2015
Panasonic New Zealand has showcased its newest LUMIX
camera range, available in the New Zealand market from the
beginning of March. Camera enthusiasts will love LUMIX's latest
camera range - there is something to suit all types of
The new DMC-GF7 is...
16th February 2015
Panasonic is underway with developing a town in Japan using
cutting-edge energy, construction, security technologies called the
Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town.
The Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town is located 50 kilometers west
of Tokyo and will produce, save and manage its energy...
1st February 2015
Panasonic is set to make advancements in green energy technology
over the next years by developing innovative technologies that can
create, store and manage energy.
Panasonic is the top electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturer in
the world and have teamed up Toyota and
8th January 2015
The International Consumer Electronics Show
(CES) showcases next-generation innovations in
consumer technologies. Held annually in Las Vegas, Panasonic
showcased its innovative new range of products and solutions
designed to provide a Better Life, a Better World for its customers
28th November 2014
Currently around 1.3 billion people in developing countries
worldwide live without access to electricity.
The lack of electric lighting poses significant challenges to
education and local economies. For cooking and home lighting,
firewood, manure, and kerosene are burnt, which causes...
18th November 2014
Each year millions of babies in third world countries die
because they don't have access to neonatal incubators.
Having witnessed this confronting reality first-hand, New
Zealand philanthropist Sir Ray Avery became inspired to help
prevent the high infant mortality rate caused by faulty...
18th November 2014
The partnership between Panasonic Corporation
and Tesla Motors is set to broaden with the
construction of a large-scale battery manufacturing plant in
Nevada, and the creation of an electric-vehicle charging station in
For several years, Panasonic has supplied automotive-grade
7th November 2014
NASA brings an extraordinary 3D experience to your computer with
a series of fascinating new videos captured by a Panasonic 3DA1 3D
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have just
sent back some 3D clips giving viewers a more realistic
31st October 2014
Last night New Zealand Geographic celebrated
the best editorial photography across Society & Culture,
Landscape, Wildlife and Photostory at the Photographer of
the Year Awards.
Each year, the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the
Year competition attracts New Zealand's best...
30th October 2014
Panasonic Corporation has announced an Official Worldwide Paralympic Partnership agreement with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) from 2014 through to the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2020.
11th August 2014
Have your say! Vote for the best photos in the New
Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year 2014 competition.
We are a proud sponsor of the 2014 People's Choice Award and
invite you to browse the stunning selection of photos on our Facebook page.
These images showcase stunning...
18th July 2014
Have your say in this year's New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year contest. Vote on your favourite photo and help choose the winner of the People's Choice Award!
13th June 2014
Panasonic has been awarded merit in prestigious design awards.
5th June 2014
Staying warm this winter is as easy as a Panasonic Heat Pump. Here are some tips for keeping your home nice and cosy!
19th May 2014
Monday 12 May, New Zealand -The annual
Panasonic Consumer Roadshow is making its way around the country
this month to launch the line up of new products and developments
in technology for 2014.
The crowd favourite this year is the Lumix DMC-GH4, the newest
addition to the mirrorless...
6th May 2014
Mother's Day is fast approaching, bringing with it the
opportunity to show mum just how much you care. If you haven't
picked out a gift just yet, don't worry - we have plenty of ideas
to keep you sorted.
Where to begin
To get started, have a think about what makes mum special. Does
4th April 2014
Recently, Consumer NZ asked New Zealanders about appliance
reliability and which brands last the distance. The results were
analysed and reported earlier this week (April 2, 2014) on Fair
Over 8,000 people responded with feedback on washing machines,
19th March 2014
If you've ever wondered why there's been such a fuss made about
lighting, this infographic will tell you quickly and easily. Please
spread the word about the benefits of making the switch!
25th February 2014
Panasonic New Zealand announces partnership with SnapperNet, a deal that will open up distribution channels for Panasonic's advanced SIP endpoint product range of phones.
11th December 2013
Wanaka's own Daisy Thor-Poet was named winner of an
international film award last week (December 5) in France.
The 15-year-old student from Mt. Aspiring College produced the
chosen film titled "Forever Emily" and triumphed over 650 entries
from 29 countries.
The film tells the story...
3rd December 2013
If you're in the market for a breadmaker or home theatre system this Christmas season, look no further - Panasonic has taken top marks in both categories in the November edition of Consumer Magazine.
11th September 2013
Panasonic is proud to unveil its industry leading 4K products to New Zealand and is keen to show you the future of viewing technology. More than four times better than HD at 3840 x 2560 pixels, Panasonic's 4K line offers a visual experience unmatched by any other.
11th September 2013
Panasonic showcased its most innovative merchandise at the 2013 IFA conference that ran from September 6 - 11 in Berlin, covering the whole spectrum of the company’s market segments.
5th September 2013
Last week (August 27-28), Panasonic New Zealand attended the NZ Security Association Conference - an exhibition of products, commentary on global security challenges and a sneak peek at the future of the industry.
23rd August 2013
Our extensive range of Panasonic projectors can be overwhelming if you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for. Have a look at our helpful tools designed to get you on your way.
14th June 2013
Panasonic has been named the top consumer electronics brand at the Best Global Green Brands 2013.
17th May 2013
Consumer New Zealand has released the results of the 2013 annual consumer brands product reliability survey on Fair Go, which see great results for Panasonic products.
2nd May 2013
A personal account by Joel Frost who recently downloaded the Panasonic Image App for his smart phone.
11th April 2013
Panasonic New Zealand has exceeded targets by saving more than expected in both power and paper usage in the past financial year.
9th April 2013
Panasonic New Zealand launches top consumer products for 2013 at the annual Panasonic Consumer Roadshow.
5th April 2013
Gadget Guy John Buckley took the Panasonic Toughpad on his water proof gadget segment on Breakfast TV, Tuesday 26th March.
26th March 2013
The Panasonic Finance team volunteered last night to prepare dinner for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House Auckland.
22nd August 2012
Rugby League Legend Steve Price has partnered up with Panasonic
New Zealand to promote its range of Smart Viera Internet
Televisions. The company has produced three online videos
featuring the former rugby league player that demonstrate the
features of Panasonic Smart TV technology.
13th August 2012
Quickflix has recently upgraded its subscription video on demand
service on all Panasonic Viera Connect TVs and selected Blu-ray
players, digital recorders and home theatre systems to now include
its Pay Per Play service. This means that all viewers can now
access some of the latest...
25th July 2012
Wirelessly stream music from the iTunes library on your
iPad®/iPhone®/iPod touch® or PC/Mac to the new Panasonic
SC-HC57 and enjoy it anywhere in your home. The music is
streamed as lossless data, so there is no loss of sound quality
from compression. And since there is no disc drive...
17th July 2012
Osaka, Japan - Panasonic Corporation, a TOP* sponsor of the
Olympic Games, will deliver the largest supply of its audio visual
equipment for any Olympic Games in the company's history to support
the London 2012 Olympic Games to be held in July and August. With
its full line-up of high-definition...
17th July 2012
Panasonic has introduced an ECO refrigerator range to the New
Zealand market for the very first time. The products, known as ECONAVI refrigerators, feature revolutionary
energy saving technology as well as stylish design and
user-friendly features. With over 40 year's experience of
22nd June 2012
Panasonic is proud to announce the PT-DZ21K series of 20,000
lumen 3-Chip DLP projectors which are ideal for large
The series includes the PT-DZ21K with WUXGA (1,920 x
1,200) resolution and 20,000 lumens of brightness, the
PT-DS20K with SXGA+ (1,400 x 1,050)
1st June 2012
Panasonic has been voted as the Best brand of
Freeview® Approved Products in New Zealand at the
2012 Freeview Awards.
2012 marks the third annual Freeview Awards, and this year it was
run in conjunction with the TV Guide magazine's Best on the
Box competition, with over 14,000 votes...
30th May 2012
Quickflix is pleased to announce that its WatchNow streaming
service is now available in New Zealand on all Panasonic Viera
Connect TVs and selected Blu-ray
Recorders and Home Theatre
Systems. The new service allows users to stream movies and TV
shows over the internet...
23rd May 2012
The Lumix G Series lets anyone shoot like a Pro. And to prove it
we've armed two complete amateurs with G Series product and pitted
them against a Pro photographer. The Ams and the Pro go head to
head on 10 task briefs - just pick your favourite shots and you'll
be in to win a new Lumix...
2nd May 2012
Panasonic are offering Kiwi's a bonus Viera 24" LED TV with
every Heat Pump purchased between May 1 and June
30. The promotion is set to be one of the company's biggest ever
and is an exciting new offer in an extremely competitive product
Darren Haywood, Product Manager...
1st May 2012
Panasonic is proud to announce that it has been awarded two
prestigious 2012 TIPA awards, widely recognised as one of the most
coveted photo and imaging awards worldwide. Panasonic's Lumix GX1
digital camera was awarded the 'Best Advanced Compact
System Camera' and the Lumix G
23rd April 2012
The Panasonic DMP-BDT320
Blu-ray Player was selected as an Innovations 2012 Design and
Engineering Awards BEST OF INNOVATIONS honoree in the Video
Components product category at CES. This means that not only was
the Blu-ray Player chosen to be an honoree, but the judges felt
23rd February 2012
Panasonic HIT Photovoltaic Solar Panels will be fitted onto all
2200 homes in Christchurch's proposed Highfield subdivision, making
it New Zealand's biggest solar community.
The 180-hectare site - between Redwood, Mairehau, Belfast and
Marshland - is bigger than Hagley Park and was...
23rd January 2012
The Down Firing Subwoofer achieves powerful bass by releasing
the sound downward from the speaker unit and port, and utilizing
the sound reflected from the floor.
By expanding the sound field in the upper front area of the TV
screen, Clear-mode Dialog gives the sound greater depth....
18th January 2012
The 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
saw the announcement of a number of new developments from Panasonic
and featured everything from a comprehensive range of energy
solutions right through to cutting edge digital AV products.
Smart Viera TV Range
21st December 2011
Panasonic is proud to be sponsoring the Singles and Doubles
tournaments again at the Heineken Open (January 9 - 14). Next
year's event is set to be a cracker, taking place at the
newly-refurbished ASB Tennis Stadium in Auckland and featuring a
strong lineup of competitors including world...
19th December 2011
We are pleased to introduce a recent addition to the multiple
award winning FZ range - the Lumix FZ150 Super
The FZ150 boasts a 25mm ultra wide angle, powerful 24x optical
LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens with Panasonic's Black Box Nano Surface
Coating technology to minimize...
6th December 2011
Panasonic and Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocol are
giving away the chance to WIN 1 of 3, 5 Star
trips for 2 to Dubai!
Simply purchase a Panasonic product over the value of $20 between
1st November 2011 and 8th January 2012 at
participating retailers to receive an entry card. Reveal...
10th November 2011
Panasonic gave Expo go'ers a mouth-watering taste of 103 inch
big screen Plasma 3DTV during a weekend of movies, gaming and
comics at Armageddon Expo 2011, held at Auckland's ASB Showgrounds
in Greenlane. The four-day event gave people the chance to
meet some of their favourite Sci-fi...
8th November 2011
Panasonic is proud to announce the Lumix
GX1 Interchangeable Lens Digital
Camera, the latest addition to the G Series family.
The Lumix GX1 carries a classic design in a high-grade chassis,
engineered for quality in both form and function.
Packed inside its Black...
17th October 2011
Building on the success of the hugely popular Panasonic SD-257
breadmaker, Panasonic New Zealand is delighted to announce the new
The Panasonic SD-2501
breadmaker keeps all of your favourite features from previous
models, as well as introducing some new elements...
28th September 2011
The Panasonic Smart Viera platform brings you the best of the
Internet, direct to your TV.
In this video demonstration, Panasonic's Training Manager presents
an overview of what Viera Connect has to offer
- including Facebook, Twitter, Youtube & Skype - all from your
26th September 2011
The Panasonic People's Triathlon Series is Auckland's longest
running triathlon series and the 2011/2012 season will see four
events between November and April. Two of these events will be held
from Maraetai Beach while the other two will be held from Mission
8th September 2011
LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm and LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 45-175mm
Panasonic is proud to announce the arrival of two new high
performance interchangeable lenses for Lumix G System cameras; the
Lumix G X H-PS14042 and X H-PS45175. The new ultra compact
electronic power zoom lenses are the...
2nd September 2011
Choosing the right cordless phone for your home doesn't need to
be a daunting task. Panasonic's new range of cordless phones use
DECT 6.0 Plus technology, a wireless technology designed to
increase signal accuracy and enhance sound quality. DECT 6.0 Plus
is also Wireless (WiFi) Network...
2nd September 2011
Panasonic, the Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio
and Visual Equipment category, the International Olympic Committee
(IOC) and Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) have announced their
partnership agreement to make the London 2012 Olympic Games the
first ever live 3D Olympic...
30th August 2011
The Papatoetoe Sports and Community
Charitable Trust aims to actively promote sport, recreation and
leisure opportunities to the people of Papatoetoe and Manukau
The trust came to Panasonic looking for a full turn-key business
solution - everything from top quality Professional...
18th August 2011
Panasonic has announced the PT-AE7000E, its first Full
HD 3D LCD home theater projector with a 1080p (1,920 x 1,080
pixel) resolution. The PT-AE7000E is also the world's first* 3D
projector to use transparent LCD panels driven at 480Hz that,
combined with Panasonic's original Overdrive...
9th August 2011
Congratulations to Point Chevalier School for winning "Best
Editing Award" at the recent Panasonic KWN Global 2011 Awards held
at Universal Studios Hollywood, California.
The winning entry, titled "The Mangroves", is an education story
about a group of people looking to clear...
28th July 2011
The G Series range of advanced digital cameras
continues to grow, with the recently announced Lumix G3 & Lumix
GF3 soon to land on New Zealand shores and
due in-store August 5th 2011.
Our friends over at Panasonic Australia have put together a great
11th July 2011
The Panasonic PT-AE4000 is a Full HD
home theatre projector designed to deliver maximum clarity and
sharpness in Full HD images.
In the video below, the Panasonic New Zealand Product Manager for
Home Projectors takes you through some of the key features of the
8th July 2011
The Lumix GF2 is a great step-up option for the aspiring
amateur photographer, as it combines the performance and
versatility of a DSLR, with the convenience and portability of a
compact digital camera.
It has been specially designed to ensure you, the user, can quickly
30th June 2011
Purchasing a TV can be a confusing endeavour. The size of your
living room, lighting conditions, viewing positions and your
favourite programme content all play a part in picking the right
model to meet your needs.
The Panasonic Viera Plasma TV range is the natural choice
21st June 2011
Earlier this month, Panasonic was involved with
"The Baypark Drive-In Movie Festival", which featured an
eclectic mixture of 8 films over 6 nights. The movies were
projected onto a huge 30 metre screen, one of the biggest in New
Zealand, using a
16th June 2011
Panasonic gives you a behind-the-scenes look into the new Super
Screens at Eden Park. See the video below for the full
Super Screen Facts:
The Super Screens are the culmination of 25 years of
technological leadership from Panasonic
14th June 2011
Panasonic NZ presents a brief video showcase of the new 2011
For more information, take a look at the new Panasonic range of
LED LCD TVs, Home Theatre Systems or
10th June 2011
Panasonic and Genesis Energy have announced they will be
partnering up once again this year to offer Genesis customers up to
$300 credit on their bills if they install a Panasonic Heat Pump between 2 May and 31
As well as the credit ($200 or $300 depending on the Heat...
7th June 2011
Panasonic Corporation and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre
today announced a strategic partnership agreement to promote
sustainable development through World Heritage conservation and
environmental education for the next generation.
Panasonic aims to be the "No. 1 Green
30th May 2011
Deliver your notices to any screen or projector in your
Panasonic New Zealand demonstrates a digital signage system
developed specifically for schools.
With a simple desktop viewer, even your teachers' laptops can
become an electronic noticeboard. A...
27th May 2011
Panasonic engineers have developed a new, slimmer MOS image
sensor technology which enables digital cameras, camcorders, and
smartphone cameras to achieve higher sensitivity and improved
Official press release follow
Panasonic Develops New High Picture...
18th May 2011
Panasonic's 3D Blu-ray Home Theatre Systems bring a new
dimension to Home Entertainment
Panasonic, a leader in Full High Definition 3D technology, today
unveiled three new Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc™ Home Theatre Systems
with advanced technologies. The new models reproduce
6th May 2011
Today's energy efficient light bulbs come in a range of colour
temperatures and styles to suit every Kiwi home. So by choosing
'energy saving bulbs' over the old fashioned incandescent light
bulbs, you're not only doing your bit to reduce energy consumption,
you are also providing your...
3rd May 2011
Panasonic has won three categories at this year's TIPA Awards,
widely recognised as the most coveted photo and imaging awards
worldwide. Our LUMIX DMC-GH2 has been named 'Best Compact
System Camera Expert'; the DMC- FT3 has won 'Best Rugged Compact
Camera'; while the Gold SDHC UHS-I...
26th April 2011
With winter snapping at our heels here in New Zealand, its that
time of the year when we often see home owners starting to think
about how they are going to keep warm over the upcoming winter
months. With this in mind, one of our Product Managers from the
Home Appliance team has answered...
18th April 2011
Panasonic has announced the release of 3 new handheld cameras at
NAB 2011 in Las Vegas.
Each camera features a 21x zoom lens, as well as focus, zoom and
iris rings mounted on the lens.
We have two new cameras in our AVCCAM range: the
AG-AC130 and the
AG-AC160 and one...
15th April 2011
For many years Panasonic Microwave Ovens have been busy doing
the hard work for you, making your life in the kitchen easier.
Panasonic's renowned Inverter Technology makes sure that
when cooking or reheating, food is heated evenly, while improving
texture and flavour.
30th March 2011
Have you ever wondered what you would do if you won a million
dollars? Last Christmas Panasonic gave four lucky customers the
chance to win a million dollars as part of an in-store
Winners were faced with 300 identical envelopes to choose from. One
envelope contained a...
28th March 2011
Most of us have used and are familiar with Windows Media Player. It
allows users to play and burn music, watch videos and DVDs and
import digital photographs.
And, depending on the version you have on your computer, you can
also stream music, watch music videos, listen to a variety...
11th March 2011
Guest Article Written by Geoff Steven
Recently I was invited to join a group of international journalists
and editors in picturesque Queenstown. Situated on the shores of
Lake Wakatipu the town is just a relatively short distance to the
Te Wahipounamu, New
Zealand World Heritage...
7th March 2011
Our product training manager presents an introduction to the SDT750 3D consumer
camcorder and outlines some handy hints and tips on how to get
started with shooting in 3D.
1st March 2011
Did you know that human beings have been making bread at home
for more than 30,000 years? It's one of humankind's oldest prepared
However, since mass produced sliced bread was first introduced to
supermarkets around a century ago, many of us have become separated
from the process...
18th February 2011
Our range of Panasonic Toughbook laptops are not only engineered
to take the knocks, they also help ensure businesses are productive
in even the most demanding environments.
When you're handling a big slice of the world's
Dairy processing and exports in one of the world's
17th February 2011
The Documentary Edge Festival is Australasia's premiere
international documentary film festival, held in Auckland and
Wellington between February 16 and March 28.
The Festival showcases the very best in documentary films from New
Zealand and around the world and includes the following...
3rd February 2011
'Point and shoot' cameras do so much more than that these days
that it's almost a fallacy to use this term, even for the cheaper
models available. Following on from the continued success of the
Panasonic Lumix digital camera
range, we have launched a raft of new cameras and thought we'd
20th January 2011
2010 will be remembered as the year that 3D movies finally hit
the mainstream. Hits like Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, How to Train
Your Dragon, Clash of the Titans and Toy Story 3 delivered a
dazzling 3D experience like filmgoers had never seen before.
Admittedly, children's 3D animation...
17th January 2011
The Lumix DMC-FT10's reputation as one of the world's
most rugged digital cameras was put to the test at this year's
Heineken Open, where Pro Tennnis players Eric Butorac and
Jean-Julien Rojer tried to smash the FT10 with their serving. Watch
the video to see who won the "serve off"...
12th January 2011
Today's product spotlight is on a recent addition to the
New Zealand market - the Panasonic ES-8249 Wet/Dry
Now you can enjoy dry shaving or the refreshing feeling of a wet
shave, with all the convenience of an electric razor. Fully water
submersible - you can even...
15th December 2010
The arrival of colour television to New Zealand in 1973 was a once
in a generation event which opened up a new chapter in how Kiwi's
saw themselves and others in an increasingly technological
Perhaps less dramatic, but no less significant, is the official
full switchover of...
14th December 2010
Get set for another exciting Heineken Open featuring the
Panasonic Singles and Doubles with more of the world's best ATP
tennis players alongside our top Kiwi talent too. It's New
Zealand's biggest and best men's professional sporting event and a
not-to-be-missed component of the summer...
1st December 2010
The 3D phenomenon, which broke all-time box-office records after
its theatrical release in December 2009, is now available in the
home on 3D Blu-ray Disc, exclusively with Panasonic!
Through a partnership between Panasonic and Twentieth Century Fox
Home Entertainment, consumers will...
22nd November 2010
Panasonic would like to congratulate participants of this
season's Panasonic People's Triathlon races. For full race results
and pictures from the event see http://www.peoplestri.com/default.asp?PageID=18776
Sunday › November 21, 2010 › Maraetai Beach › 8am start
22nd November 2010
As the Official Technology Sponsor of New Zealand's own Rhythm
and Vines Music Festival, Panasonic is giving FIVE lucky Kiwis the
chance to win a 3-day festival double pass to the event.
To enter, simply follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/PanasonicNZ,
reply with a tweet to...
18th November 2010
To mark the official New Zealand launch of the world's first
professional 4/3" camera, Panasonic NZ are holding Product Release
Presentations in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
Although primarily focused on the revolutionary new AG-AF102
camera, we will also be talking about...
14th November 2010
The compact HM-TA1 is Panasonic's new Full HD
multimedia camera built for easy video recording & image
Pocket Sized Pleasures
Small enough to pop in your pocket or slip into your bag, the HM-TA1
offers both full-HD video recording and high-quality photo...
12th November 2010
Panasonic is proud to have become the Official Technology
Partner of the Keep New Zealand
Beautiful Society in 2010. Nation-wide Keep New Zealand
Beautiful programmes have been running for over 20 years with
strong community support from volunteers. The organisation carries
20th October 2010
Discover the joys of bread-making with Simon and Alison Holsts'
new Bread book. In this new book two of New Zealand's best-loved
cooks show you with step by step instructions and colour photos how
to make your very own great-tasting breads.
Learn how to make basic white, brown or multi-grain...
20th October 2010
The Panasonic People's Triathlon Series is Auckland's longest
running triathlon series and in the 2010/2011 season will stage
four events between November and April. Two of these will be held
from Maraetai Beach while the other two will be held from Mission
As part of this series...
20th October 2010
The AF100 series is the world's first professional AVCHD Camera recorder with Four
Thirds Image Sensor (
full AG-AF102 details here). To help introduce this new
range, European Technical Product Manager, Luc Bara gives insights
into this new range of 4/3" handheld video cameras.
6th October 2010
The Panasonic Toughbook range of
laptops are engineered to cope with some of the most demanding
environments imaginable. All Toughbook models are made to meet or
exceed military specifications in our Panasonic factories.
The Toughbook has a long history of innovation which is...
4th October 2010
First things first: can I use my new 3D TV to watch regular
2D TV - or am I going to need two TVs?
You don't need two TVs to enjoy the 3D experience. Every Panasonic
Viera Full HD 3D TV is a highly capable Full HD 2D TV in its own
right, so you can watch as much of either type of content...
1st October 2010
In a recent survey conducted by SquareTrade, the leading
direct-to-consumer warranty company, Panasonic Lumix digital cameras have been
heralded as the most reliable point and shoot cameras
(Full report available
SquareTrade analysed failures for over 60,000 new
27th September 2010
Panasonic has recently introduced two new DIGA video recorders,
the DMR-BW880 Blu-ray recorder and the DMR-XW380 DVD
recorder. Both recorders feature twin freeview HD tuners which
enable users to record digital broadcasts in full-HD quality.
Besides their ability to record two digital...
24th September 2010
Due to popular demand, the much loved Panasonic bread bakery has
returned to New Zealand. The easy to use Panasonic
SD-257 bread maker is now available at all good retail
Alongside all the included recipes, we would also suggest giving
George Dale's gluten free bread recipe...
21st September 2010
Kids Witness News (KWN) is a hands-on film education programme
created to encourage students from years 5 to 13 to develop their
cognitive, communication and organizational skills through
developing a short documentary film using the latest Panasonic HD
Video and DVD technology.
25th August 2010
Winter 2010 saw the launch of a number of new Panasonic Lumix
models: the Lumix G2, TZ10 and FT2. Our colleagues over in
Australia have put together a series of great ads for each of these
The Lumix G2
G2 includes Intelligent Auto (IA) so you don't...
21st August 2010
Panasonic's 2010 line up of VIERA CAST-enabled high definition
TVs now allow for voice and video communication over Skype.
Our partners at Panasonic North America provide a great
explanation in the video below.
Official New Zealand press release
AUCKLAND, 17th June 2010...
20th August 2010
Alongside being a good platform to upload and share your photos
online, Flickr is also a good point of reference if you want to see
photos taken with a particular digital camera. The Flickr "camera finder"
tool groups photos taken by a particular camera and allows you to