Horopito and Kawakawa 

Horopito and Kawakawa Horopito (Pseudowintera colorata) and Kawakawa (Macropiper excelsum) are two native trees found throughout New Zealand, both known for their traditional and modern medicinal properties. These native trees can be used to treat a range of ailments including tooth and stomach aches, gastric infections, coughs,...

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Unusual Paua Shell Fact 

Unusual Paua Shell Fact Here's an unusual Paua Shell fact I found out tonight at a local Maori Fashion Parade. Paua shell, or kota as it was called at the time, were used in battle by Maori wahine (females) from the Te Tai Tokerau region. The edge of the shell would be ground to a sharp point, and the...

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Korowai Maori Cloaks for sale 

Korowai Maori Cloaks for sale Many people look for korowai Maori cloaks for sale, as they prepare for a graduation, wedding, tangi, or birthday. The feather cloaks, kahu huruhuru, are particularly beautiful. Made in New Zealand, they are available in many different colours, from traditional to modern, and they can be customised...

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Wyld Organic Wool Clothing 

Wyld Wool Organic Clothing Wyld Wool is perfect for those who want to wear ethically grown natural fibres, and be warm and comfortable during winter. The wool used in Wyld garments is a unique blend of: 50% Pihepe wool 25% Bohepe wool 25% Possum fur You probably haven't...

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Quick Guide to Maori Symbols 

Maori Designs Quick Guide to Maori Symbols

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Rubber Duck Collecting 

Rubber Duck Collecting Rubber duck collecting - until recently I didn't realise it was a thing. But sure enough, it is. Ever since the first floating rubber duck was created in the 1940s, designers have been creating their own versions, and people have been collecting them. TV characters like The Simpsons...

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NZ Post 17 Christmas Mailing Dates - and why you should ignore them! 

NZ Post 2017 Christmas Mailing Dates - and why you should ignore them Every year, NZ Post give us their recommended shipping dates, so your parcels and letters get to their destinations overseas in time for Christmas. DON'T BELIEVE THEM! NZ Post have an outdated concept of shipping times. They do not take into...

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Maori Costume 

Maori Costume Korowai/Cloak (Kakahu) Originally the Maori cloak was made from Dog skin and fur, mixed with woven Muka (flax fibre). They were known as Kahu Kuri and were often worn with the hair side on the outside to display the extravagant style of the Chiefs status. Kahu Kuri were primarly war cloaks worn only by Chiefs. ...

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History of the Buzzy Bee 

History of the Buzzy Bee An iconic Kiwi Toy, the Buzzy Bee, is a pull along wooden toy whose wings rotate and make a clicking noise as it moves. It became popular in the Post-War Baby Boom, and in most New Zealand families there is a Buzzy Bee that has been handed down through the generations. Originally made...

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History of the Maori Taiaha 

History of the Maori Taiaha A taiaha is an elaborately carved staff, reminiscent of a spear, with a head (upoko) and tongue (arero). The Maori Taiaha was usually adorned with feathers and dog hair around the neck of the staff in an attempt to distract the opponent. Being a long handled weapon, it was used for stabbing, warding...

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NZ Slang Words, and what they mean to us 

NZ Slang Words, and what they mean to us Sweet As: This is one of the most common NZ slang terms and means "that's OK" or "I agree" or "I understand". e.g. you say to your friend "I can't make it over to your place today, sorry" and they reply "Sweet as". Wop...

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New Zealand Wedding Anniversary Gifts 

NZ Kiwiana Anniversary Gifts Anniversaries are a very important moment and deserve the most appropriate gift. We have put together a list of anniversary dates and the traditional and modern appropriate gifts, with an example of a suitable Kiwiana Anniversary Gift. Anniversary ...

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Hokitika Wild Foods Festival 2017 

The Hokitika Wildfoods Festival is on my bucket list to go to, but meanwhile my daughter went to the 2017 event, sending me photos of everything she attempted to eat. The festival started from small beginnnings in 1990, growing to an annual festival of wild and crazy foods from the West Coast of the South Island, along with entertaining...

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Yes you CAN take wooden items into Australia 

Yes that is right, you can bring wooden items into Australia. We can ship wooden gifts from New Zealand to Australia, and you can take wooden items into Australia in your luggage. One of the most common questions we are asked is if we can ship wooden items to Australia, and the answer is yes. All our wood products...

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New Zealand Maori Koru 

NZ Maori Koru New Zealand Korus are one of the most popular Maori designs, especially in New Zealand jewellery. The Koru design represents the young fern shoot, unfurling as it grows. The Koru design looks beautiful worn as a pendant or necklace, and it also shows up in ornaments, as seen below. Maori...

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NZ Mother's Day Gifts under $50 

NZ Mothers Day Gift Ideas Here's Mothers Day Gift Giving made easy - an assortment of NZ Mothers Day Gifts we can send on your behalf to your Mum, wherever in the world she lives. Giftwrapping and a card are free! Some Mums say they don't want anything, they have enough. They lie! Everyone loves receiving...

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What to take to the Olympics to show NZ pride 

So, you're a Kiwi going to the Olympics. Lucky!!! And now you are wondering what NZ Souvenirs to take. After all, you want everyone back home to see you when the TV cameras pan the crowds. Well we've got everything you need. :-) New Zealand Flags: If you're an athlete at the Games, you'll probably want the New Zealand...

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Wild Ferns Bee Venom Skincare 

Wild Ferns has captured the remarkable benefits of purified Bee Venom from New Zealand, combined with Active Manuka Honey in a range of products that provide a regenerative skin therapy treatment. Venom from the bee is renowned for its ability to create a younger looking complexion by stimulating the skin to encourage collagen...

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Tena Kotou,
I wish to thank you all very much for the delivery of the korowai, from NZ to Australia in speedy time. The parcel has been received in fabulous state of package and delivered to Australia in beautiful condition. What can we all say but thanks and thanks again.

Soyra, Australia, 5 June 2020

Hi, Received my lovely slippers today and I am very happy love the colour. My current NZ slippers are just worn out after many years.
I am more than satisfied as I know my new pair will last a long time, I have bought my slippers from NZ for many years as I'm assured they will last as I wear them all the time inside and out.

Helen, UK, 3 June 2020

Hello Lesley and everyone at ShopNZ!
Our shipment of NZ tea (Bell and Choysa) arrived today! We are thrilled the teas made it here despite the Covid19 pandemic! Thank you so much!
We are enjoying our first cups of these delicious teas and will enjoy many more in the days to come as we shelter at home in Washington State USA.
Evelyn, USA, 23 May 2020

Thanks so much, arrived in time for Mother's Day and this is what my Mum had to say about it: 
"Thanks so much for the wonderful present. The scarf is so warm and will be so well worn. Black is so versatile, goes with everything and smart too. Great gift!

Robyn, Aust, 12 May 2019

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