Wellington Retirement Villages and Rest Homes: List of ALL Your Options In And Around Wellington

Here’s our list of Retirement Villages in the Wellington Region!

  1. Ropata Lodge Limited
    • Lower Hutt
  2. Village At The Park
    • Newton
  3. Parkwood Retirement Village
    • Waikanae
  4. Sprott House
    • Karori
  5. Whitby Lakes Retirement VIllage
    • Whitby
  6. Malvina Major Retirement Village
    • Khandallah
  7. Summerset at Aotea
    • Porirua
  8. Woburn Masonic Appartments
    • Lower Hut
  9. Kapiti Village – Metlife Care
    • Paraparaumu
  10. Coastal Villas – Metlife Care
    • Paraparaumu
  11. Summerset on the Coast
    • Kapiti
  12. Shona McFarlane Retirement Village
    • Lower Hutt
  13. Charles Fleming Retirement Village
    • Kapiti
  14. Winara Retirement Village
    • Kapiti
  15. Woburn Masonic Care
    • Lower Hutt
  16. Bob Scott Retirement Village
    • Lower Hutt
  17. Rita Angus Retirement Village
    • Kilburnie
  18. Coastal Villas – Metlife Care
    • Kapiti
  19. Wesleyhaven Village
    • Lower Hutt
  20. Fergusson Retirement Village
    • Upper Hutt
  21. Acre Court Retirement Village
    • Lower Hutt

Please if I’ve made a mistake or got it wrong, let me know in the comments below.

Auckland Retirement Villages and Rest Homes: List of ALL Your Options In And Around Auckland

Here’s our list of Retirement Villages in Auckland!

  1. Waiheke Retirement Village
    • Waiheke Island
  2. Knightsbridge Village
    • Mairangi Bay
  3. Aria Park
    • Epsom
  4. Lend Lease Retirement Living
    • Central Auckland
  5. Remuera Gardens Retirement Village & Kensington House Rest Home
    • Remuera
  6. Aria Gardens
    • Albany
  7. Parklane Village
    • Forrest Hill
  8. Aria Bay
    • Browns Bay
  9. Mayfair Retirement Village
    • Browns Bay
  10. The Peninsula Club
    • Whangaparaoa Peninsula
  11. The Selwyn Foundation
    • Auckland CBD, Orewa, Albany, Henderson, Mt Roskill, St Heliers, Howick, Manukau, Manurewa, Remuera Auckland
  12. Acacia Cove Village
    • Wattle Downs
  13. Remuera Rise
    • Remuera
  14. Grace Joel Retirement VIllage
    • St Heliers
  15. Hibiscus Coast – Metlifecare
    • Hibiscus Coast
  16. Bethesda Care & Village Limited
    • Auckland
  17. Highlands – Metlifecare
    • Highland Park
  18. Northbridge Lifecare Trust
    • Northcote
  19. St Andrew’s Village
    • Glendowie
  20. Northhaven Retirement Village
    • Whangaparaoa
  21. 7 Saint Vincent – Metlifecare
    • Remuera
  22. Totara Park Retirement Village
    • Warkworth
  23. Norfolk Apartments
    • Mairangi Bay
  24. Edmund Hillary Retirement Village
    • Remuera
  25. Abbeyfield Auckland Inc
    • Sandringham Auckland
  26. Waitakere Gardens – Metlifecare
    • Henderson
  27. Maygrove Village Orewa
    • Orewa
  28. The Pynton – Metlifecare
    • Takapuna
  29. Summerset at Karaka
    • Karaka
  30. Deverton Lifestyle Village Limited
    1. Pinehill
  31. Epsom Village
    • Epsom
  32. The Dutch Village “Ons Dorp”
    • Henderson
  33. Pakuranga Village – Metlifecare
    • Pakuranga
  34. Summerset at Monterey Park
    • Hobsonville
  35. Gracedale Rest Home and Hospital
    • Mt Roskill
  36. Highgrove Retirement Village
    • Albany
  37. Pakuranga Park Village
    • Pakuranga
  38. Bruce McLaren Retirement Village
    • Howick
  39. Selwyn Oaks Village
    • Papakura
  40. Meadowbank Retirement Village
    • Meadowbank
  41. St Johns Retirement Village
    • Papatoetoe
  42. Mayfair Village
    • Albany
  43. Rosehill Gardens Retirement Village
    • Avondale
  44. Cosmopolitan Retirement Village & Serviced Apartments
    • Avondale
  45. Waiheke Retirement Village
    • Waiheke Island
  46. Powley – Metlifecare
    • Blockhouse Bay
  47. Hillsbrough Heights – Metlifecare
    • Mt Roskill
  48. Palm Grove Retirement Village
    • Hibiscus Coast
  49. St Andrew’s Hill Retirement
    • Glendowie
  50. Puriri Park Retirement Village
    • Takapuna
  51. Glenburn Retirement Village
    • New Lynn
  52. Avonlea Home For The Elderly
    • Auckland
  53. Tui Rest Home
    • Papakura
  54. Baycrest Retirement Village
    • Whangaparaoa
  55. Eastcliffe on Orakei Retirement Resort
    • Orakei
  56. Eastcliffe on Orakei Retirement Resort
    • Orakei
  57. Summerset Falls
    • Warkworth
  58. Mt Eden Gardens
    • Mt Eden
  59. Dannemora Gardens – Metlifecare
    • Botany Downs
  60. Evelyn Page Retirement Village
    • Orewa Coast
  61. Remuera Retirement Village
    • Meadowbank
  62. Selwyn Village
    • Chevalier
  63. Erin Park Retirement Village
    • Manurewa
  64. Pinesong – Metlifecare
    • Titirangi
  65. Remuera Gardens
    • Remuera
  66. Knightsbridge Village
    • Albany
  67. Crestwood – Metlifecare
    • New Lynn
  68. Rhodes N.A
    • Warkworth
  69. Longford Park Village – Metlifecare
    • Takanini
  70. Selwyn Heights Village
    • Hillsbrough
  71. Settlers Albany Ltd
    • Albany
  72. Greenview Park Retirement Village
    • Oratia
  73. Bethesda Care & Village Limited
    • Manukau
  74. Maygrove VIllage Orewa
    • Orewa
  75. Parklane Village
    • Forrest Hill

Please if I’ve made a mistake or got it wrong, let me know in the comments below.

Tauranga Retirement Villages and Rest Homes: List of ALL Your Options In And Around Tauranga

Here’s a list of Retirement Villages in the Bay of Plenty!

  1. Ocean Shores Village
    • Opotiki, Rotorua, Taupo, Papamoa, Whakatane, Mt Maunganui, Te Puke, Katikati, Tauranga
  2. Te Puke Country Lodge
    • Te Puke
  3. Althorp Village
    • Tauranga, Greerton
  4. Makohe Rest Home & Hospital
    • Rotorua
  5. Metlifecare Retirement Villages
    • Tauranga, Mt Maunganui, Welcome Bay
  6. Sanderson Group
    • Tauranga
  7. Mary Shapely Retirement Village
    • Whakatane
  8. Cedar Manor Retirement Village
    • Tauranga
  9. Cantabria Home Hospital and Village
    • Rotorua
  10. Redwood Retirement Village
    • Rotorua
  11. St Barnabas Close Retirement Village
    • Rotorua
  12. Greerton Gardens Retirement Village
    • Greerton
  13. Pacific Coast Village
    • Papamoa
  14. Greerton Oaks Retirement Village
    • Greerton
  15. Regency Park Estate Lifestyle Retirement Village
    • Rotorua
  16. The Gardens Retirement Village
    • Rotorua
  17. Liston Heights Retirement Village
    • Taupo
  18. Summerset by the Lake
    • Taupo
  19. St Johns Wood Rest Home and Village
    • Taupo
  20. Omokoroa Country Estate
    • Omokoroa
  21. Accadia Retirement Village
    • Tauranga
  22. Glenbrae Village
    • Papamoa
  23. Hodgson Village
    • Tauranga
  24. Melrose Lifestyle Care and Village
    • Tauranga
  25. Bethlehem Country Club
    • Bethlehem
  26. Orange Grove Village
    • Pyes Pa
  27. Copper Crest Village Estate
    • Pyes Pa
  28. Bethlehem Shores
    • Bethlehem
  29. Golden Pond Lifecare Ltd
    • Rotorua
  30. Matua Lifecare
    • Matua
  31. Ultimate Care Copper Beech
    • Tauranga
  32. The Vines At Bethlehem
    • Bethlehem

Please if I’ve made a mistake or got it wrong, let me know in the comments below.

NZ Dating Apps: List of ALL the New Zealand Online Dating Apps

Here’s the list of the dating apps that are popular in NZ. Have I missed one? Add it to the comments below, and I’ll add it.

Dating Apps (iPhone, Android) Popular in NZ

  1. Tinder: GoTinder.com
  2. Fancied: GetFancied.com
  3. EHarmony: eharmony.com/mobile-dating-app/
  4. Pozee: pozeeapp.com
  5. New-Zealand.SinglesAroundMe.com
  6. Christian Mingle: christianmingle.com/mobile
  7. Hinge: hinge.co
  8. We Are Her: weareher.com [Lesbian]
  9. rindr: grindr.com [Gay Men]
  10. Scruff: scruff.com [Gay Men]
  11. Skout: skout.com
  12. Happn: happn.fr/en/
  13. Bumble: bumble.com
  14. EliteSingles.co.nz

What Do You Think About These Lists of NZ Dating Apps?

  • Have I made a mistake? Let me know in the comments below!
  • Have I forgotten to list your favourite online dating app? Let me know in the comments below!
  • Have you scored a date using one of these apps? Tell your story in the comments below!

AU Dating Sites + Apps: List of ALL the Australian Online Dating Websites & Dating Apps

The purpose of this website is to list all of Australia’s Dating Sites & Dating Apps.

Why? Because being alone sucks, so let’s find someone to share your life, your heart and your bed with.

Is there a website missing from the list below? If so, please tell us about it in the comments below.

TOP Australian Dating Sites:

These online dating sites are your best bets for finding a date. If you disagree, say so in the comments below!

  1. EliteSingles.com.au – Intelligent Matchmaking, Genuine Professional People
  2. VictoriaMilan.com.au [Cheaters]
  3. AshleyMadison.com [Cheaters]
  4. RSVP.com.au – Australia’s largest online dating service for singles.
  5. Zoosk.com – Fun and fastest growing in Australia!
  6. AcademicSingles.com.au – Serious Online Dating
  7. eHarmony.com.au – A more scientific approach
  8. EastMeetsEast.com – Asian meeting Asian

The Rest:

Been through the top list and still looking for more? Thankfully we have got you covered in this segment.

  1. OkCupid.com– “The best dating site on Earth”
  2. RedHotPie.com.au – 100% Australian owned
  3. C-date.com.au – Casual dating
  4. AussieCupid.com.au – Part of a chain of 30 other niche dating sites
  5. FindMySex.com – Doorway to DatingFactory.com
  6. OasisActive.com
  7. Tease.com.au – 100% free!
  8. No-Strings.com.au
  9. Mingle2.com
  10. Be2.com.au– Looking for love ‘down under’
  11. UniformDating.com.au
  12. SpiceOfLife.com.au
  13. XDating.com
  14. MatchFinder.com.au
  15. FreeDatingAustralia.com.au

Top Dating Apps:

Best apps for your Android or Apple device.

  1. Tinder
  2. Let’s Date
  3. Fancied
  4. Blendr
  5. Grouper
  6. Passion

It’s not an app for finding someone special but it could definitely save you from spending too much time with someone who isn’t. By faking a call Bad Date Rescue aims to save you from that horrible date.

Bad Date Rescue

Hook Up Websites:

For a relationship that only lasts the night.

  1. POF.com – Plenty Of Fish
  2. AshleyMadison.com – If you dare
  3. BeNaughty.com – Doesn’t the name say it all?
  4. NaughtyDating.com
  5. AdultFriendFinder.com
  6. Passion.com
  7. iHookUp.com
  8. Badults.com.au
  9. XMatch.com
  10. VictoriaMilan.com.au – Affairs

Sugar Daddy Sites:

Looking for an older partner to put you through university?

  1. SeekingArrangement.com
  2. AustralianSugarDaddy.com
  3. SugarDaddySydney.com.au
  4. WeLoveDates.com
  5. WhatsYourPrice.com


If your faith is a large part of your life, you need to see this list!

  1. ChristianConnection.com – It all starts with a little faith
  2. ChristianLove.com
  3. AnastasiaDate.com
  4. VeryChristianSingles.com.au
  5. AYI.com – Are You Interested?
  6. ChristianCafe.com
  7. Fusion101.com


looking to find someone with the same maturity as you? Take a look over this list.

  1. OlderDatingOnline.com – Make friends and find love.
  2. Australia.OlderDatingOnline.com
  3. Mature-Dating.com.au


Hate meeting the perfect person and then scaring them off because of your Herpes? They wont be scared off if you find them on these sites!

  1. HerpesDatingSiteAustralia.com
  2. PositiveSingles.com

List of Crowdfunding Websites in New Zealand

Last Updated: Jun 9, 2017 @ 12:59 pm

NZ Crowd Funding for business

  1. SnowBallEffect.co.nz Crowd funding platform built by The IceHouse (business training and incubation)
  2. Equitise.co.nz Help NZ and Aussie start ups
  3. Kickstarter.com NZ Mainly for products / inventions
  4. Indiegogo.com Another platform similar to Kickstarter, however it also allows donations! Indiegogo is limited in the sense that it does not accept NZD however it will still accept projects from New Zealand.
  5. Pledgeme.org.nz NZ crowd funding platform for creative projects
  6. CrowdCube.co.nz Nicely designed website however it currently has no New Zealand projects! Could you be the first?
  7. Harmoney.com – NZ peer-to-peer lending for personal loans
  8. Pozible.com Global but I when you visit their website they detect your origin and give you the lovely message “Yes, we accept projects in New Zealand Dollars :)”
  9. GoFundMe.com Allows funding for all sorts of projects and accepts New Zealand projects however it does not accept New Zealand Dollars so a currency conversion will need to take place.
  10. LiftOff.nz LiftOff is a New Zealand based platform that is designed to work for New Zealanders! It offers a unique partner program alongside its funding platform.
  11. AngelEquity.co.nz is the only equity crowdfunding platform that lets you invest alongside experienced early-stage business investors, increasing your chances of high returns.

Crowd Funding websites for non-profit causes

  1. Boosted.org.nz Where artists can raise funds from the public to finance their artwork
  2. Givealittle.co.nz For charities and not for profits – all fees are obsorbed by the Spark Foundation (formerly known as Telecom).
  3. PledgeMe.co.nz Focused on creatives.
  4. SportFunder.com For sporting projects.
  5. FundraiseOnline.co.nz NZ crowd funding platform for not-for-profit organisations and activities.
  6. EverydayHero.co.nz NZ crowd funding platform for not-for-profit organisations and activities.
  7. SocialBanking.com Focused on charities and creatives.
  8. ThrillPledge.com NZ crowd funding platform for arts, music and sports.

List of Crowd Funding Companies Approved by the NZ Government

Crowd Funding in the Media:

  1. Success story of Yeastie boys (craft brewing company), raising $100k in 30 minutes
  2. Great introduction to Crowd funding on IdeaLog complete with examples and warnings
  3. Stuff.co.nz Jan 2015: Clean-tech firm breaks crowdfunding record
  4. NZ Herald.co.nz – Crowdfunding taking off, but beware

Other Resources

  • How to increase popularity of your crowd funding campaign?
    • Once you list your campaign, how do you maximise exposure? You might need the help of a crowd funding coach such as Kat Jenkins. She has a series of articles for beginners on her blog also

Crowd Funding Platforms in other Countries

There are a gazillion. Some accept NZ projects, many don’t. Here are a few places to find lists of crowd funding platforms:

  1. Wikipedia: Comparison of crowd funding services
  2. PBWorks: Crowdfunding

Security Guards: List of Security Guard Businesses In Tauranga

Looking for Security Guards in Tauranga?

This is a list of all the security guard businesses in Tauranga (including Papamoa and Mt Maunganui).

Only ones that have security patrols by security guards are listed here, not companies who only sell security cameras or security windows etc.

National Security Guard Businesses With Offices In Tauranga

  1. Armourguard (Nationwide with a Tauranga branch) (07) 578 2845 or 0800 111 238
  2. First Security (Nationwide with a Tauranga branch) 0800 347 787
  3. Cactus Security (Nationwide with a Tauranga branch) 0508 222 887

Tauranga Based Security Guard Businesses

  1. Nutech Security, Tauranga 0800 688 324
  2. WatchDog Security Tauranga (+ Rotorua) 0800 928 24364
  3. Prowler Security, Tauranga (07) 573 5070

NZ Gaming Studios: List of all the Gaming Studios in New Zealand

New Zealand Game Development Association president Stephen Knightly said in a May article that there are 25-30 gaming studios in New Zealand.

Hooray for New Zealand!

State of the Games Industry in NZ:

  • Employs 390 people full time
  • Grew 43% in the last year
  • Released 73 games in 2011

Help me write a comprehensive list of all of them.

List of all the NZ Gaming Studios:

  1. PikPok [90 staff, mobile/digital downloads]
  2. Gameloft [80 staff, multinational mobile]
  3. Cerebral Fix [70 staff, online games]
  4. SmallWorlds [35 staff, social game world]
  5. Grinding Gear Games [20 staff, online PC games]
  6. NinjaKiwi [15 staff, online games]
  7. Stickmen Studios [15 staff, digital downloads]
  8. Minimonos [10 staff, online community]
  9. Custard Square [mobile games, online games]
  10. BigLittleBang [3D virtual world]
  11. PixelThis [mobile games, social]
  12. Sidhe [game design]
  13. Ninja Kiwi [ios games]
  14. Metia Interactive [games design]
  15. Runaway [social games]
  16. RocketWerkz.com

Have I missed one? Tell me in the comments below and I’ll add it.

List of Websites Selling Contact Lenses Online in New Zealand

Buy Contact Lenses Online in NZ
Have I missed any? Place a comment below and I’ll add to the list above.

List of 3D Printer Suppliers and 3D Printing Businesses In New Zealand

3D Printers Suppliers in NZ (3D Printer Sales)
  • Waka New Zealand [sole supplier of Objet 3D Printers]
  • Tasman Machinery [sole supplier of Stratasys 3D Printers]
  • RapMan NZ Limited [Supplier BFB (Bits From Bytes) 3D Printers, kit-set 3D Printers by Rapman and 3D Printer consumables]
  • Rolcam [Supplier BFB (Bits From Bytes) 3D Printers and kit-set 3D Printers by Rapman]
  • FujiXerox [Import several models into NZ]

3D Printing Services in NZ

Other 3D Printing Related Businesses in NZ

  • Diamond Age [Support, Parts, Filaments & Consumables for various 3D Printers]

Most Popular 3D Printer Models

Have I missed any providers? Place a comment below and I’ll add to the list.

Love Craft Beer? List of 57 Micro Breweries In New Zealand Brewing Craft Beer

Here’s a list of all the New Zealand Micro Breweries brewing Craft Beers.

How many have you tried so far?

  1. 666 Brewing Co., Blenheim
  2. 8 Wired Brewing, Blenheim [Facebook]
  3. Bays Brewery, Nelson [Facebook]
  4. Beltane Beers, Clinton
  5. Ben Middlemiss Brewing Company, Auckland
  6. Cassels & Sons Brewing Company, Christchurch [Facebook]
  7. Croucher Brewing, Rotorua [Facebook]
  8. Emerson Brewing Company, Dunedin [Facebook]
  9. Epic Brewing Company, Auckland [Facebook]
  10. Garage Project, Wellington [Facebook]
  11. Golden Bear Brewing Company, Port Mapua [Facebook]
  12. Golden Eagle Brewery, Christchurch
  13. Golden Ticket Brewing, Christchurch
  14. Hallertau, Auckland [Facebook]
  15. Green Man Brewery, Dunedin [Facebook]
  16. Harrington’s Breweries, Christchurch [Facebok]
  17. Hawkes Bay Independent Brewery, Napier
  18. Hop Federation, Riwaka [Facebook]
  19. Hot Water Brewing, Coromandel [Facebook]
  20. Invercargill Brewing Company
  21. Island Bay Brewing Company, Wellington
  22. Kahikatea Brewery
  23. Kaiapoi Brewery
  24. Kereru Brewing Company, Wellington [Facebook]
  25. Leigh Sawmill Brewery, [Facebook]
  26. Liberty Brewing, New Plymouth [Facebook]
  27. Lighthouse Brewery [Facebook]
  28. Mata Beer, Kawerau [Facebook]
  29. McCashin’s Brewery [Facebook]
  30. Matson’s Brewery
  31. McDuff’s Brewery [Facebook]
  32. Mike’s Organic Brewery
  33. Moa Brewing Company, Blenheim [Facebook]
  34. Monkey Wizard Brewery, Riwaka [Facebook]
  35. Moutere Brewing, Upper Moutere, Nelson [Facebook]
  36. ParrotDog Brewing Company, Wellington
  37. Peak Brewery, Masterton
  38. Pink Elephant Brewery, Blenheim [Facebook]
  39. Raindogs Brewing, Christchurch [Facebook]
  40. Renaissance Brewing, Marlborough [Facebook]
  41. Scott’s Brewing Co, Auckland [Facebook]
  42. Shamrock Brewing Company
  43. Steam Brewing Company, Auckland [Facebook]
  44. Sunshine Brewing Company, Gisborne [Facebook]
  45. The Spring & Fern Brewery, Nelson
  46. The Shakespeare Brewery, Auckland [Facebook]
  47. Three Boys Brewery, Christchurch [Facebook]
  48. Townshend Brewery, Moutere [Facebook]
  49. Tuatara Brewery, Paraparaumu [Facebook]
  50. Valkyrie Brewing Co, Auckland [Facebook]
  51. Waiheke Island Brewery [Facebook]
  52. Waituna Brewing Company, Rewa
  53. Wanaka Beerworks
  54. West Coast Brewery, Westport [Facebook]
  55. Wigram Brewing Company, Christchurch [Facebook]
  56. Yeastie Boys, Wellington [Facebook]
  57. Your Mates Brewing Co. [Facebook]

Majority of list above sourced from the Wikipedia

Which NZ Craft Beers have I missed? Please add them in the comments below.

And if I’ve made a mistake or got it wrong, let me know in the comments below.

Where To Get Allergy Tests, RAST Test, Skin Prick Tests in the Tauranga Area

I’m curious about what environmental allergens, and foods I might be allergic too.

My 3 options were:

  1. Buy a do-it-yourself home allergy testing kit which gets sent to Australia for analysis (about $500)
  2. Go to a specialist allergy clinic
  3. Go to a doctor and get a referral through the public health system

The DIY test is too expensive I think, so I discarded that option early on.

When I did a Google search for RAST tests, and allergy testing in Tauranga (including Mount Maunganui and Papamoa) the closest place I could find was The Allergy Centre in Hamilton, which is about 1.5 hours away.

So I ended up doing to the family doctor who then referred me to Pathlab who then gave me a list of 4 places in the Tauranga area where I can get this type of allergy test:

List of where to get a RAST Test a.k.a. “skin prick allergy test” in Tauranga

  1. 1st Ave Medical Centre
    • 16 1st Ave, Tauranga CBD
    • 7.30am – 6.00pm M-F + 7.30am – 12noon Saturday
    • Phone: (07) 577 4511
  2. Papamoa Doctors
    • 26 Gravatt Rd, Fashion Island, Papamoa
    • 8.30am – 4.00pm
    • Phone: (07) 572 3780
  3. Palm Springs Medical Centre
    • 3 Palm Springs Boulevard, Papamoa
    • 8.00am – 12noon
    • Phone: (07) 542 9003
  4. Welcome Bay Medical Centre
    • 2 Awanui Place, Welcome Bay, Tauranga
    • 8.00am – 1.00pm
    • Phone: (07) 544 9642

Commonly you’ll be tested for 18 allergens, and if you make your own appointment each prick will cost you $5, so that’s $90.

Otherwise, if you get a referral from your doctor (for the visitation fee of $35 – $50 of course), the test is free.

The only other thing you need to know is that you need to stop taking oral antihistamines for 3 – 10 days before your skin prick test so your body doesn’t suppress it’s allergic reaction to the substances.

List of Network Marketing Businesses in New Zealand

Here’s my list of of multi-level marketing businesses in New Zealand. If you know one that isn’t on the list, please add it to the comments below. The terms most commonly used are:

  • Multi-Level Marketing
  • Multi-Level Selling
  • Network Marketing
  • Binary System
  • Party Plan Direct Selling

Multi-Level Marketing Businesses in New Zealand:

This list of NZ businesses are legitimate (and legal) MLM businesses. Profit sharing occurs when products are consumed and members are encouraged to grow the network by getting their friends to set up their own business units.

  1. Agel International (MLM. Supplements + Skincare)
  2. ACN Pacific Pty Ltd (MLM. Telecommunications)
  3. Aim New Zealand (MLM. Health)
  4. Amway of New Zealand (MLM. Various)
  5. Biopro Technology Australasia (MLM. Bullshit)
  6. Freelife International Australia Pty Ltd (MLM. Supplements)
  7. GNLD International New Zealand (MLM. Various)
  8. Herbalife (NZ) Ltd (MLM. Supplements + Skincare)
  9. Homecare Direct Shopping Ltd (MLM/Direct. Household + Gifts)
  10. Lifeforce Australasia Pty Ltd (MLM. Supplements)
  11. 4life (MLM. Supplements)
  12. Mannatech New Zealand (MLM. Supplements)
  13. New Image International Ltd (MLM. Supplements)
  14. Nu Skin (NZ) Inc (MLM. Health + Beauty + Supplements)
  15. Pro-Ma Systems (NZ) Ltd (Party Plan/MLM. Various)
  16. Phoenix Trading Ltd (MLM. Gift cards + Ribbon + Wrapping Paper)
  17. Reliv New Zealand (MLM. Supplements)
  18. STEMtech New Zealand Ltd (MLM. Supplements)
  19. Morinda (MLM. Noni Juice, Hair Care, Skin Care)
  20. USANA New Zealand Limited (MLM. Supplements)
  21. Club Prenzel (MLM. Gourmet Food & Beverage)
  22. Arbonne (MLM. Cosmetics + Supplements)

Party Plan Direct Selling Businesses in New Zealand

This list of businesses are legitimate (and legal) where a host holds a “party” for friends and friends of friends. The host earns a commission on the items they sell.

  1. A & S Fashions (Party Plan. Clothing)
  2. Atise Limited (Party Plan. Candles, Fragrances)
  3. Creative Memories Ltd (Party Plan. Photo Albums)
  4. ENJO New Zealand Ltd (Party Plan. Cleaning products)
  5. Intimo Lingerie (Party Plan. Lingerie)
  6. Le Reve New Zealand Ltd (Party Plan. Perfume + Aromatherapy)
  7. Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd (Party Plan. Skincare)
  8. Nutrimetics International (NZ) Ltd (Party Plan. Skincare + Cleaning Products)
  9. Oriental International Trade (NZ) Co Ltd (Party Plan. Health Products)
  10. Pro-Ma Systems (NZ) Ltd (Party Plan/MLM. Various)
  11. Tupperware New Zealand (Party Plan. Plasticware)
  12. Adorabella Jewellery (Party Plan. Jewellery)
  13. Whitehot Jewellery Ltd (Party Plan. Jewellery)
  14. LinenParties.com (Lorraine Lea Linen. Party Plan. Linen)
  15. StampinUp.com (Party Plan. Scrapbooking)
  16. YouniqueProducts.com (Party Plan. Cosmetics)
  17. Jamberry Nails (Party Plan. Nails)
  18. Moutique (Party Plan. Jewellery)

Direct Selling Businesses in New Zealand

Members of these businesses earn commissions on the products they sell door to door and to friends.

  1. Avon Cosmetics New Zealand Ltd (Direct)
  2. Home Direct Ltd (Direct. Manchester + Clothing)
  3. Homecare Direct Shopping Ltd (MLM/Direct. Household + Gifts)
  4. Lux Sales and Service (Direct. Vacuum Cleaners)
  5. NZ Natural Therapy Ltd (Direct. Therapeutic Beds & Chairs)
  6. Club Prenzel (Direct. Gourmet Food & Beverage)

Illegal Pyramid Selling Schemes To Stay Away From

Unless you get in really early, stay away from the following pyramid schemes. (My little joke). Many of these businesses have been prosecuted by the NZ Commerce Commission

  1. Skybiz (Prosecuted 2005)
  2. Infinity Concierge NZ Limited (Prosecuted 2003)
  3. Alpha Club New Zealand Limited (Prosecuted 2003)
  4. Net Guard (New Zealand) Limited (Prosecuted 2002)
  5. Focus International Credit Card Plan (Prosecuted 2000)
  6. World Net International Inc (Prosecuted 2000)
  7. Maximus Intermediaries Limited (Prosecuted 2000)
  8. Black Magic (Prosecuted 1997)

How big is the multi-level marketing industry in NZ?

  • 121,000 New Zealanders are involved distributors, agents or salespeople of the organisations below (Source)
  • Another 400+ are full time employees based in NZ
  • Sales in each category for 2009:
    • Personal Care Products $79,433,909
    • Household Products $28,539,237
    • Nutritional Products $58,718,978
    • Foodstuffs & Food Products $3,869,414
    • Clothing $22,969,360
    • Manchester $5,036,499
    • Jewellery & Fashion Products $10,893,112
    • Services $3,900,000
    • Other $19,300,770

More Resources

A & S Fashions (Party Plan)
Agel International (MLM)
ACN Pacific Pty Ltd (MLM)
Aim New Zealand (MLM)
Amway of New Zealand (MLM)
Atise Limited (Party Plan)
Avon Cosmetics New Zealand Ltd (Direct )
Biopro Technology Australasia (MLM)
Creative Memories Ltd (Party Plan)
Emma Page Jewellery (Party Plan)
ENJO New Zealand Ltd (Party Plan)
Esteem Jewellery Ltd (Party Plan)
Flo2cash Limited (Payment processing systems )
Freelife International Australia Pty Ltd (MLM)
GNLD International New Zealand (MLM)
Herbalife (NZ) Ltd (MLM)
Home Direct Ltd (Direct )
Homecare Direct Shopping Ltd (MLM/Direct )
Intimo Lingerie (Party Plan)
Ludbrook Reseach International (Education & Training Services )
Lê Reve New Zealand Ltd (Party Plan)
Lifeforce Australasia Pty Ltd (MLM)
4life (MLM)
Lux Sales and Service (Direct )
Mannatech New Zealand (MLM )
Mary Kay Cosmetics Ltd (Party Plan)
Natures Sunshine Products (NZ) Ltd (MLM)
New Image International Ltd (MLM)
NZ Natural Therapy Ltd (Direct )
Nikken (MLM)
Nu Skin (NZ) Inc (NSE) (MLM)
Nutrimetics International (NZ) Ltd (Party Plan)
Oriental International Trade (NZ) Co Ltd (Party Plan)
Pro-Ma Systems (NZ) Ltd (Party Plan/MLM )
Phoenix Trading Ltd (MLM)
Reliv New Zealand (MLM)
Robert Forbes & Associates (Regulatory Advice -Therapeutics )
Ross Ruff (Awarded for Service to DSA )
Simpson Grierson (Legal Advice & Services )
STEMtech New Zealand Ltd (MLM)
Stewart Stein (Awarded for Service to DSA )
Tahitian Noni International NZ Limited (MLM)
Totally Organised Ltd (Party Plan)
Tupperware New Zealand (Party Plan)
The Graphic Cafe (Design Services )
The Party Plan Expert (Expert Advice on Party Plans )
Undercoverwear Lingerie Parties (Party Plan)
USANA New Zealand Limited (MLM)

Free Wifi Internet: List of ALL the NZ Cafe’s with Free Wifi

I need your help to put this list together.


Auckland Cafe’s With Free Wifi

  1. Cock & Bull, Newmarket
  2. Columbus Coffee, 201 Victoria Street West
  3. Cock and Bull, Lynfield [map]
  4. Metro Cinema Complex, Queen St, by Aotea Square [map]
  5. Sitting Duck Cafe, Westhaven, Auckland [map]

More Free Wifi HotSpots in Auckland

  1. All 55 Auckland City Libraries [proof]
  2. Most of the 56 McDonalds restaurants in Auckland [check]

Free Wifi After Buying A Coffee

  1. Alp Ice Cafe, High St, Auckland City [map]
  2. The Coffee Club, Victoria St, Auckland City [map]
  3. The Coffee Club, Newmarket, Auckland
  4. The Coffee Club, Sylvia Park, Auckland [map]
  5. Roasted Addiqtion, Kingsland, Auckland City [map]
  6. Remedy Coffee, Wellesley St, Auckland [map]

Help me add to this list!


Hamilton Cafe’s With Free WiFi

  1. Most of the 8 McDonalds restaurants in Hamilton [check]
  2. Agora Cafe, 13b Kent Street, Hamilton [proof]
  3. Coffee and Food Establishment, 38b Hood Street, Hamilton
  4. Robert Harris, Ward St, Hamilton [map]

More Free Wifi HotSpots in Hamilton

  1. All 6 Hamilton Library’s [proof]
  2. Garden Place + Hood Street + Some of Victoria St [proof]


Tauranga Cafe’s With Free Wifi

  1. Grindz Cafe, 40 First Ave, Tauranga
  2. Alimento Cafe, 72 First Ave, Tauranga
  3. Bravo Cafe, Red Square, Tauranga
  4. Blue Restaurant, 4 Marine Parade, Mt Maunganui
  5. Avgas Cafe And Bar, 8 Jean Batten Drive, Mount Maunganui
  6. Major Toms, 297 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui
  7. McDonalds:
    • McDonalds Tauranga
    • McDonalds Mount Maunganui
    • McDonalds Papamoa
    • McDonalds Greerton
    • But not McDonalds Bayfair 🙁

Free Wifi After Buying A Coffee

  1. Esquires, 21 Devonport Road, Tauranga
  2. Cafe Cabana, 1 Marine Parade, Mt Maunganui
  3. Coffee Club, Bethlehem

More Free Wifi HotSpots (mostly provided by EOL. See coverage map.)

  1. Tauranga CBD (north of Elizabeth St)
  2. Trinity Wharf, Dive Crescent, Tauranga
  3. Tauranga Hospital
  4. Grace Hospital, Greerton
  5. Mt Maunganui CBD
  6. near Mount Maunganui Beachside Holiday Park, Mount Maunganui
  7. near main beach toilet block, Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui
  8. near Pacific Plams Resort, 21 Gravatt Road, Papamoa


Wellington Free Wifi

  1. Anywhere in the CBD (provided by CafeNet)

Wellington Cafe’s With Free Wifi

  1. Most of the 17 McDonalds restaurants in Wellington [check]

Help me add to this list!


Christchurch Free Wifi

  1. All 38 Telecom Hotspots (Download NZ List .pdf) (It’s an earthquake sympathy thing)
  2. Christchurch City Library’s: Central, South, Upper Riccarton [proof]
  3. Most of the 16 McDonalds restaurants in Christchurch [check]


Nelson Cafe’s With Free WiFi

  1. Crusoe’s Cafe & Bar, 671 Main Rd, Stoke, Nelson [Google Map]
Help me add to this list!


Wanaka Cafe’s With Free WiFi After Buying A Coffee

  1. Yohei Cafe, Dunmore St, Wanaka [Google Map]

Help me add to this list!

Lists of Non-Free WiFi Hot Spots

How you can help

  • Do you know of a cafe with free wifi not on this list? Please add it to the comments below.
  • Is there a mistake in the list? Please say so in the comments below.

NZ Directories: ALL the Online NZ Business Directories

Have you read the Quick Start Guide yet? Want to hire me instead?

List of The Best FREE NZ Business Directories (In Priority Order):

  1. Google Plus / Google Maps [45 mins]
    • Not an easy process, but an essential path to getting on Google Maps
  2. Finda.co.nz [12 mins]
    • Easy to use. Good looking profile pages.
  3. HotFrog.co.nz [28 mins]
    • Impressive presence in Google.co.nz for a variety of searches
  4. Zenbu.co.nz [27 mins]
    • Very cool map-based business directory
  5. NZPages.co.nz [22 mins]
    • Good, clean, “minimalist” directory
  6. ZipLeaf.co.nz [34 mins]
    • “In growing stages, clean/sharp graphics, up to date functions. Promising” – [Thanks to James for his review]
  7. Gopher.co.nz [17 mins]
    • Great design, easy to use

Don’t have time to do this work yourself? Hire me.

Criteria For The Best NZ Business Directories:

To get on the official list above, the directory must meet most of these criteria:

  1. Does Google like it?
    • Does the directory often appear in Google.co.nz Search Engine Results for a variety of NZ searches?
    • How good are the directories own Search Engine Rankings?
    • What SEO techniques does the directory use?
  2. Is the process of adding my website to the directory easy, intuitive and quick?
  3. Will it provide a clean hyperlink to my website?
    • “No-follow” hyperlinks are of little use to us
    • Redirection “tracker” hyperlinks are not as good
  4. Is the website approval time short?
  5. Are the other websites in the directory high quality? (Eg, have the webmasters let spammy websites through?)
  6. Can I specify my own anchor text for my hyperlink?

Other NZ Directories Worth Considering

I haven’t investigated the following sites in great detail. If you have used any of them, please write a short review of your own, in the comments below.

  1. Yalwa.co.nz
    • Global directory, with dedicated subdomains to New Zealand cities.  Rich text in the description field, you can add hyperlinks (this is rare). No longer free
  2. Networknz.nz Good layout, good content
  3. NZWebZ.co.nz (poor design, but may be worth registering)
  4. NZWebs.co.nz
  5. NZsbDirectory.co.nz (NZ Small Business Directory and Travel Guide)
  6. Entry.net.nz (good design, but pretty empty)
  7. WebLinks.NewZealand.co.nz
  8. AccessNZ.co.nz
  9. BizNZ.com
  10. NewZealandWebsites.com
  11. IndexNZ.com (Ghastly!)
  12. KiwiDirectory.co.nz
  13. GoNZoz.com
  14. Go4NewZealandBusiness.com
  15. FindItOnline.co.nz
  16. mKiwi.com
  17. NZ.BusinessDirectoryForMobile.com (Decent quality, and seems quite popular)
  18. WhoSells.co.nz (Very little in there, but looks ok)
  19. BusinessMe.co.nz (Great layout)
  20. Localist.co.nz (Huge growth over last few years)
  21. LoveNewZealand.net.nz
  22. TheHiveNZ.co.nz
  23. FreeBusinessDirectory.nz
  24. DizyLocal.co.nz (great design, layout)
  25. WeddingVendors.co.nz (specific to weddings)

Business Directories Dedicated to a Single Location

Time-Wasting NZ Directories To Avoid

This list is for directories with major flaws. Don’t waste your time on them. If you disagree, say so in the comments below.

  1. NZSearch.co.nz (abandoned long ago and it has slowly rotted away)
  2. PiperPat.co.nz (Crude, old, but effective (Page Rank 6!). But I have had no response to my requests for additions for years)
  3. AZDirect.co.nz (Very poor usability)
  4. IBegin.com [NZ] (only serving ads. No real NZ businesses)

List of NZ Business Directories You Have To Pay For:

In this list, there is no free listing. To register, you must pay.

  1. Yellow.co.nz
  2. WorkBoot.co.nz
  3. iLook.co.nz
  4. NZDirectory.co.nz

Is There a New Zealand Online Business Directory Missing?

What other New Zealand directories do you think should be added to any of these lists? Add them in the comments below.

Don’t have time to add your business to these directories?

No problem. You can hire me.

Tax Refunds: List of ALL The Tax Refund Websites in New Zealand

There sure does seem like there are lots of Tax Refund websites advertising at the moment!

Do you hear their ads on the radio, see them on TV, see the booths set up in malls?

Consumer + FairGo

Did you know you can find out from IRD if you are owed a tax refund yourself, for free?

  • You can call them on their 0800 number
  • Or you can sign up for a login for their website so you can check yourself

But many people choose to use one of the following tax refund websites instead because they think that if it turns out they owe money to IRD, then these companies provide them with a little insulation.

List of ALL The Tax Refund Websites in New Zealand

  1. NZTaxRefunds.co.nz
  2. MyTax.co.nz
  3. MyTaxRefund.co.nz
  4. MyRefund.co.nz
  5. YourTaxBack.co.nz
  6. SimpleAsRefunds.co.nz
  7. KiwiTaxRefund.co.nz
  8. MyTaxBack.co.nz
  9. KiwiRefunds.co.nz
  10. TaxRefunds.co.nz
  11. MonstaTaxRefunds.co.nz
  12. SavvyTaxAgent.co.nz
  13. ERefund.co.nz
  14. PersonalTaxRefunds.co.nz
  15. WeTaxRefund.co.nz
  16. RecaptureRefunds.co.nz
  17. TaxBack.com/en/New-Zealand
  18. YourRefund.co.nz

Have I missed a Tax Refund website?

If so, please add it to the comments below and I’ll add it to the list.

NZ Dating Sites: List of ALL the New Zealand Online Dating Websites

The purpose of this website is to list all of NZ’s Dating Sites & NZ Dating Apps.

Why? Because being alone sucks, so let’s find someone to share your life, your heart and your bed with.

Is there a website missing from the list below? If so, please tell us about it in the comments below.

TOP New Zealand Dating Sites

These online dating sites are your best bets for finding a date. If you disagree, say so in the comments below!

  1. EliteSingles.co.nz
  2. FindSomeone.co.nz [Built by TradeMe]
  3. DatingBuzz.co.nz
  4. FlirtBox.co.nz
  5. Match.nz.msn.com / Dating.nz.msn.com
  6. SinglesClub.co.nz
  7. NZPersonals.com
  8. NZ.Match.com
  9. HaveAFling.co.nz
  10. DatingNZSingles.co.nz
  11. TwoSome.co.nz
  12. 5050NZDating.nz
  13. EastMeetsEast.com

(Looking For NZ Dating Apps (iPhone, Android) Popular in NZ?)

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NICHE: NZ Dating Sites Focused On A Niche

Oh how cute! The oldies have their own online dating website! Aww how sweet, one focused on single parents. And look! Lot’s of options for you gay’s and lesbians. Fancy a Ukrainian woman as your bride? There’s a website just for you. Can Christians date? Sure! But remember not to make sweet sweet love until after marriage.

  1. VictoriaMilan.co.nz [Cheaters]
  2. AshleyMadison.com [Cheaters]
  3. RichMeetBeautiful.com [Sugardaddy / Sugarbaby]
  4. SeniorDatingNetwork.co.nz [Oldies]
  5. SingleParentDatingNewZealand.com [Single Parents]
  6. NzGayDating.co.nz [Gay & Lesbian]
  7. BroOnline.co.nz [Gay Men]
  8. ShaadiMatch.co.nz [Indian]
  9. KeYu.co.nz [Chinese]
  10. NZAsianDating.com [Asian]
  11. OlderDatingOnline.com/nz [Oldies]
  12. MeatShop.co.nz [Gay Men]
  13. SquishySquishy.co.nz [Gay Men With Sneaker Fetish]
  14. Squirt.org/nz [Gay Men]
  15. Badults.co.nz [Cheaters]

SPEED DATING: Speed Dating Sites In New Zealand

This list of dating websites is just for Speed Dating

  1. DoGoodDating.com [Auckland]
  2. SpeedDate.co.nz [Auckland]
  3. TheChoice.co.nz [Mingle, Wellington Only]

AGENCY: NZ Dating Agency Websites

This list of websites is just for Dating Agencies and Introductions Agencies

  1. MatchCompany.co.nz [Agency]
  2. PrivateArrangements.co.nz [30+]
  3. CountryContacts.co.nz [Agency for rural people, anywhere in NZ]

More New Zealand Dating Sites

These online dating sites are lacking a little in style. If you disagree, say so in the comments below!

  1. NZDating.com
  2. MatchFinder.co.nz
  3. GetLaid.co.nz
  4. Personals.Sex.co.nz
  5. ClubIntimate.co.nz
  6. ConnectingSingles.co.nz
  7. NzPolyDating.co.nz
  8. NzAdultFun.co.nz
  9. NzFriendFinder.co.nz

Crap NZ Dating Sites

This list of online dating sites includes sites that are either unfinished, dead (or dead pages), or doorways to large international online dating sites (and so not focused on NZ)

  1. AdultFindOut.co.nz [Door to AdultFriendFinder.com]
  2. SexNZ.co.nz – Door to WorldDatingPartners.com
  3. OnlineDating.co.nz [Door to NZPersonals.com]
  4. DatingInNZ.com [Doorway to DatingFactory.com]
  5. NZMatchMaker.com [Doorway to nzfriendfinder.com]
  6. KiwiDatez.co.nz [International]
  7. DatingNZ.net [powered by DatingFactory]
  8. be2.com [Heard lots of nasty stories about their service]
  9. eHarmony.com [International site, without a focus on NZ]
  10. FindMySex.com [Doorway to DatingFactory.com]

What do you think about these lists of NZ Dating Sites?

  • Have I made a mistake? Let me know in the comments below!
  • Have I forgotten to list your favourite online dating website? Let me know in the comments below!
  • Have you scored a date using one of these websites? Tell your story in the comments below!

NZ News: List of ALL New Zealand News Websites

The purpose of this page is to list ALL the NZ News websites.

Why? Because we’re New Zealanders and we bloody love the latest news that’s why.

Is your favourite NZ News website missing from the list below? If so, please tell us about it in the comments below.

NATIONAL NZ News Websites

  1. www.TVNZ.co.nz/news
  2. www.3News.co.nz
  3. News.Google.co.nz
  4. www.Stuff.co.nz
  5. www.Scoop.co.nz
  6. www.NZHerald.co.nz
  7. News.MSN.co.nz
  8. nz.News.Yahoo.com
  9. www.StopPress.co.nz
  10. www.LiveAndReal.com
  11. www.RadioNZ.co.nz
  12. www.Listener.co.nz
  13. www.NBR.co.nz
  14. www.SkyNews.co.nz
  15. home.NZCity.co.nz/news/
  16. www.Voxy.co.nz
  17. Guide2.co.nz | Money | Politics
  18. TopNews.net.nz
  19. www.DanNews.co.nz
  20. www.Police.govt.nz/news Police News Releases
  21. www.NewZealandNews.net
  22. www.Newsroom.co.nz
  23. www.Stuff.co.nz/Sunday-News/
  24. www.Stuff.co.nz/Sunday-Star-Times/
  25. www.NewsWire.co.nz
  26. www.TheNewZealandWeek.co.nz
  27. pr.co.nz Press Releases

REGIONAL: NZ News Websites of Regional Newspapers

  1. Northland | Northern Advocate
  2. Northland | The Northland Age
  3. Northland | Northern Courier
    www.localmedia.co.nz/northerncourier/ [pdf]
  4. Petone | Petone Herald
    www.localmedia.co.nz/petoneherald/ [pdf]
  5. Wanganui | Wanganui Chronicle
  6. Waiheke | Waiheke Gulf News
  7. Auckland | The Aucklander
  8. Howick / Pakuranga / Botany | Howick and Pakuranga Times
  9. Onehunga | Onehunga Community News
  10. Hamilton, Waikato | Waikato Times
  11. Tauranga | The Sun
  12. Tauranga | Bay of Plenty Times
  13. Rotorua | Rotorua Daily Post
  14. Taranaki | Taranaki Daily News
  15. Gisborne | Gisborne Herald
  16. Wairoa | Wairoa Star
    www.wairoastar.co.nz/FrontPage/ [pdf]
  17. Hawkes Bay | Hawkes Bay Today
  18. Napier, Hastings | Napier Mail, Hastings Mail
  19. Wairarapa | Wairarapa Times-Age
  20. Manawatu | Manawatu Standard
  21. Wellington | Dominion Post
  22. Wellington | Capital Times
  23. Lower Hutt | Eastbourne Herald
  24. Nelson | Nelson Mail
  25. Marlborough | Marlborough Express
  26. Fiordland | Advocate South
  27. Westport | Westport News
  28. Canterbury | The Star
  29. Christchurch | The Press
  30. Queenstown | Scene
  31. Otago | Otago Daily Times
  32. Ashburton | Asburton Guardian
  33. Timaru | Timaru Herald
  34. Southland | Southland Times

NICHE NZ News Websites

  1. www.RugbyNews.co.nz Rugby News
  2. www.RugbyNews.co.nz/news/ Rugby News
  3. www.Throng.co.nz TV Show News
  4. www.TechDay.co.nz Technology News
  5. www.ComputerWorld.co.nz Technology News
  6. www.Aardvark.co.nz Science & Technology News
  7. www.MTV.co.nz/news Entertainment News
  8. www.Goodday.co.nz/ Korean News | In Korean
  9. www.NZKoreaPost.com Korean News | In Korean
  10. www.MigrantNews.co.nz Migrant News
  11. www.NZCatholic.org.nz Catholic News
  12. www.nzNewsUK.co.uk UK
  13. www.Pinoy.net.nz Filipino Migrants
  14. www.sofaraa.com Arabic | In Arabic
  15. www.Tasveer.co.nz Indian News | In Punjabi
  16. www.IndianNewsLink.co.nz Indian News
  17. IndianWeekender.co.nz Indian News
  18. MaoriNews.com/karere/ Maori News
  19. www.Stash.co.nz Drug News
  20. www.ChineseTown.co.nz Chinese News | In Chinese

CRAP NZ News Websites

  1. www.nzsport.co.nz/News/tabid/66/Default.aspx Ugly url, and just delivers content from 3News.co.nz anyway

NZ Auction Sites: List of ALL The NZ Online Auction Websites

Here is the list of all the NZ Auction Sites and Classifieds Websites.

Have I missed your favourite? Add it to the comments below.

List of ALL The NZ Online Auction/Classified Websites

  1. TradeMe.co.nz
  2. ListSellTrade.co.nz
  3. EzyAuctionz.co.nz
  4. GraysOnline.co.nz
  5. ebay.co.nz
  6. nzoab.co.nz
  7. Turners.co.nz
  8. SellaBook.co.nz [Books]
  9. Lixtor.co.nz
  10. U-Sell.co.nz [Cars]
  11. Bid4It.co.nz
  12. OneWay.co.nz
  13. nz.ebid.net
  14. SellShed.co.nz
  15. Unixmo.co.nz [Vehicles + Parts]
  16. PostaNote.co.nz
  17. AllGoods.co.nz

Reverse Auctions

What is a reverse auction?

“Buy and Sell Anything” Facebook Groups

A list of Facebook Groups dedicated to a single location that enable people to buy and sell anything:

Empty NZ Online Auction Websites

  1. WeddingAuctions.co.nz (Completely empty)
  2. 4TradeIt.co.nz (Almost completely empty)
  3. Drip.co.nz (“under redevelopment” yeah, right)
  4. HalfPrice.co.nz (almost completely empty)
  5. MotorBikeParts.co.nz (pretty much empty)
  6. SellaNZ.com (almost completely empty)
  7. BirdieBid.com (almost empty)


  1. SuperDeal.co.nz (dead)
  2. Sella.co.nz (dead)
  3. AuctionMe.co.nz (dead)
  4. iNeed.co.nz (dead)
  5. TradeFree.net.nz (now an Otago local business directory)
  6. Wheedle.co.nz (dead 10 July 2014)
  7. SellNZ.com (now doing real estate instead)
  8. SellBidAndBuy.co.nz (dead)
  9. SoldByMe.co.nz (dead)
  10. Gumtree.co.nz (pulled out of NZ)
  11. MyClassifieds.co.nz (dead)
  12. olx.co.nz (pulled out of NZ
  13. Geta.co.nz (dead)
  14. Trade-Exchange.co.nz (purchased by Sella.co.nz)
  15. OpenAuction.co.nz (dead)
  16. FoxyHub.co.nz (dead)
  17. KiwiBidz.co.nz (dead)

Food And Wine Festivals: List of ALL The Food And Wine Festivals In New Zealand

Would you like to go to some Food and Wine festivals but by the time you think of it they have been and gone?

Me too!

Help me write a list of ALL the Food and Wine Festivals around New Zealand so we don’t miss another one.

ALL the NZ Food and Wine Festivals


January Food and Wine Festivals in NZ:

  1. Auckland Seafood Festival
    • Seafood and Wine Festival + Music
  2. Bridge Pa Wine Festival
    • Food and Wine Festival
  3. Cromwell Cherry Festival
    • Food Festival
  4. Cromwell Wine and Food Festival
    • Food and Wine Festival
  5. Okurukuru Craft Beer & Wine Festival
    • Beer and Wine Festival
  6. Pinot Noir Celebration, Central Otago
    • Food and Wine Festival
  7. Port FirtzRoy Mussel Family Festival, Great Barrier Island
    • Local crafts and Food Festival
    • Art and Food Festival
    • Food and Music Festival
  8. Sarau Blackcurrant Festival, Upper Moutere (close to Nelson)
    • Food and Music Festival
    • Wine and Food Festival
    • Salmon and Wine Festival
  9. Katikati Avocado Food & Wine Festival
    • Food and Wine Festival

February Food and Wine Festivals in NZ:

  1. Auckland Seafood Festival
    • Seafood and Wine Festival + Music
  2. Brightwater Wine and Food Festival, Top of North Island
    • Food and Wine Festival
  3. Caffeination – Festival of Coffee, Wellington
    • Coffee Festival
  4. Clevedon Jazz, Auckland
    • Jazz, Food and Wine Fesitval
    • Food and Arts Festival
    • Food, Beer + Wine and Music Festival
    • Food and Arts Festival
    • Festival Celebrating the People and Food of Kawhia
  5. Kerikeri’s Ocean and Orchard Festival, Kerikeri – Not running 2016
    • Food and Wine Festival
  6. Marlborough Wine Festival
    • Food and Wine Festival
    • Music, Wine + Beer and Seafood Festival
  7. Sunshine and a Plate Food Festival, Whakatane
    • Food and Cocktail Festival
  8. The Great Out West Brew Fest
    • Food, Wine and Cider Festival
  9. Wellington Wine, Food & Craft Beer Festival
    • Wine, Food and Craft Beer
  10. Whiskey Galore’s Dramfest, Christchurch
    • Whiskey Festival

March Food and Wine Festivals in NZ:

  1. Beer Appreciation Day, Havelock North
    • Beer Festival
  2. CheeseFest, Auckland
    • Cheese Festival
  3. Chocol’Art Festival, Wairarapa – Back in 2017
    • Chocolate Festival
    • Wine and Food Harvest Festival
    • Mussel and Seafood Festival
  4. Marchfest, Nelson
    • Regional Food and Wine Festival + Beer + Music
  5. Waiheke Vintage Festival
    • Food and Wine Festival + Music
  6. Waipara Valley Wine & Food Festival
    • Wine and Food Festival
    • Wine and Food and Entertainment Festival
    • Food, Wine and Music Festival
  7. Wildfoods Festival, Hokitika
    • Wild Food and Wine Festival + Beer + Music
  8. Chow and Tipple, Cambridge [Facebook]
    • Food, Wine and Beer Festival

April Food and Wine Festivals in NZ:

    • Food, Wine and Music Festival
  1. Auckland Indonesian Festival
    • Indonesian Food and Arts Festival
  2. Pie & Pint Festival (Part of Arrowtown Autumn Festival)
    • Pie and Beer Festival
  3. Soba Mountain Ales Festival, Taranaki
    • Beer festival
  4. The Great Kiwi Beer Festival, Christchurch
    • Beer and Music Festival
  5. Waiheke Wine Festival
    • Food and Wine Festival + Music

May Food and Wine Festivals in NZ:

  1. Bluff Oyster Festival
    • Seafood Food and Wine Festival
    • Coffee and Chocolate Festival
  2. The Great NZ Food Show, Hamilton
    • Food and Wine Festival

June Food and Wine Festivals in NZ:

  1. A Mid Winter Affair, Martinborough
    • Music, Crafts and Food Festival
  2. Auckland City of Ales Festival
    • Beer and Food Festival
    • Food and Wine Festival
    • Boutique Wine Festival
  3. Seriously Good Food Show, Tauranga
    • Food Show

July Food and Wine Festivals in NZ:

    • Chocolate Festival

August Food and Wine Festivals in NZ:

  1. Beervana, Wellington
    • Beer Festival
  2. Tutukaka Coast Winter Festival, Northland
    • Beer, Food and Wine Festival
  3. Visa Wellington on a Plate, Wellington
    • Food and Wine Festival

September Food and Wine Festivals in NZ:

  1. CHB The Festival, Hawkes Bay
    • Art, Music and Food Festival
  2. Chocolate Festival, Wellington
    • Chocolate Festival
  3. Festival Italiano, Auckland
    • Italian Food, Wine and Music Festival
  4. Food Show Wellington
    • Food, Wine and Beer Festival
  5. Oktoberfest, Wellington
    • Beer, Bands and Bratwurst Festival
    • Food, Wine, Beer and Music Festival
    • Vegetarian Food Expo
  6.  Whitianga Scallop Festival
    • Seafood and Wine Festival

October Food and Wine Festivals in NZ:

  1. French Fest, Akaroa
    • French Food and Entertainment
  2. Kaikoura Seafest
    • Regional Food and Wine Festival
  3. Okere Falls Beer Fest, Rotorua
    • Beer, Food and Music Festival
  4. Oktoberfest, Mike’s Organic Brewery, Urenui
    • Beer, Food and Music Festival
  5. Otahuhu Ethnic Food Festival, Auckland
    • Food Festival
  6. Seafest, Kaikoura
    • Beer, Wine and Food (not just seafood) Festival
  7. Waiheke Island of Wine Expo, Auckland
    • Wine Festival

November Food and Wine Festivals in NZ:

    • Beer, Wine, Food and Blues Festival
  1. Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival
    • Beer + Wine, Cider, Food and Music Festival
  2. Food and Wine Classic, Hawke’s Bay
    • Food and Wine Festival
  3. Rising Can Festival, Coromandel
    • Food, Beer and Music Festival
  4. Taste of Auckland
    • Regional Food and Wine Festival
  5. Toast Martinborough
    • Food and Wine Festival + Music
    • Local Wines, Food and Music Festival

December Food and Wine Festivals in NZ:

    • Wine, Food and Music festival
  1. Gizzy Food Month
    • Street Food Festival
  2. Kapiti Food Fair
    • Food Festival
  3. Waimate Strawberry Fare
    • Food, Crafts and Strawberry Fare

Which NZ Festivals Have I Missed?

Please add them in the comments below.

And if I’ve made a mistake with dates or anything else, let me know in the comments below.