Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Khun Pun Thai
Northcote Food Hall, Kilham Ave, Auckland Nth, Northcote, New Zealand
FABULOUS Thai food at an even better price!  We moved from the area and still travel all the way back for it - which isn't so silly because... [more]

Contributed by: Lucy Tew, 3 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Browsers
221 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
For a warm, welcoming atmosphere with wall to wall quality second hand books, head to Browsers!  I save at least three quarters of the... [more]

Contributed by: Penny Wise, 5 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Porirua Polynesian Market
Cobham Court, Porirua, New Zealand
A great market for a wide variety of good quality, freshly picked fruit and vegetables, plus fish and Polynesian foods.  The piece de... [more]

Contributed by: Yummy Mummy, 10 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 3
The Old Courthouse Cafe
191 Main Street, Huntly, New Zealand
This hidden gem really is well hidden!  Many people don't even know it exists but at the top of Huntly's Main Street is The Old Courthouse... [more]

Contributed by: Penny Wise, 10 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Vege Heaven
985 Heaphy Terrace,, Fairfield, New Zealand
Vege Heaven in Fairfield is a great place to buy your fruit and vegetables. They get fresh produce in almost daily and their customer service is... [more]

Contributed by: Maxie Van Rhyn, 10 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Steve's Bulk Barn
101 Albert St, Palmerston, New Zealand
Steve often has kids' yoghurt and regular six packs of yoghurt on sale for $1.50 - $2.00, depending on how soon they expire.  Other great... [more]

Contributed by: Emma Graham, 10 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Salvation Army Family Store
711 Pollen Street, Fernside, New Zealand
Visiting this store is like going back in time!  This large and busy store has a great selection of pre-loved men's and women's... [more]

Contributed by: Penny Wise, 12 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Avon thru Crusade Club
Schnapper Rock, Northcote, New Zealand, crusadeclub@hotmail.com
This is an Avon lady that wants to be the biggest fundraiser for breast cancer research and against domestic violence.  If you buy a... [more]

Contributed by: Sam Fifield, 15 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 3, Price: 5
Super Shed Christchurch
220 Pages Road, Bromley, New Zealand
The Super Shed is a recycling outfit run by the Christchurch City Council Refuse Department.  There is furniture, crockery, bike parts,... [more]

Contributed by: Woolfie, 17 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 3, Price: 5
Frozen Food Factory Shop
21 Noel Rodgers Place, Milton, New Zealand
The Frozen Food Factory Shop in Milson sells a range of frozen foods (vegies, berries, processed meat, pies and so on) as well as packaged... [more]

Contributed by: Benjamin Franzmayr, 17 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Morzart's Baby Wardrobe
8E Donnelly Street, Havelock, New Zealand
Morzart's specialise in second hand children's wear and have a really good variety at reasonable prices.  They have their own Facebook page... [more]

Contributed by: Bill & robyn Salt, 24 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
A E Preston & Co Ltd (Meats)
Hopper Street, Mount Cook, New Zealand
The service here is brilliant if you get the right guy! We were totally impressed when we were served by Greg. We needed six chicken... [more]

Contributed by: Kallie, 11 Jun 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Haircuts for Haircuts
555 Colombo Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
There are two branches of Haircuts for Haircuts, one in South City Mall, the other in Bush Inn Mall in Riccarton.  This is a... [more]

Contributed by: Em, 21 Oct 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Write Price Food Barn
506 - 508 Queen Street, New Zealand
Budget supermarket chain. [more]

Contributed by: Margaret Goodall, 1 Feb 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Mad Butcher Whangarei Quay Side (Beside Pak n Save
Quayside, Corner Dent and Walton Streets, Whangarei, New Zealand, www.madbutcher.co.nz/
Check out by the EXIT DOOR in the corner for massively priced "Reduced To Clear" bread. Albeit that it probably expires that day, there is nothing... [more]

Contributed by: Lauren, 3 Feb 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Reduced to Clear
Martindale, New Zealand, www.reducedtoclear.co.nz/index.html
Reduced to Clear sell all kinds of supermarket type products (food, cleaning products some toys etc) at clearance prices. The range varies... [more]

Contributed by: Venturing, 4 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 4
The Organic Co-op
736 Pollen Street, Thames, New Zealand
This is a cute, rustic store filled with all sorts of organic healthy goodies.  I find they are a lot cheaper than our local health shop for... [more]

Contributed by: Lisa, 7 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Cafe Agora
13B Kent St, Hamilton, New Zealand
This cafe is fantastic if you've got kids! It is a large area, with well-spaced out tables and chairs, and has lots of room for strollers and a... [more]

Contributed by: Suz Boyles, 11 Mar 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Ninky Nonks
16 Kent Street, Dundee Forest, New Zealand
My daughter's carer told me about this little Hidden Gem. She spent her toy allowance there and bought some great stuff with very little money.... [more]

Contributed by: Sarah Royal, 12 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Shires Fruit & Vegetable Market
66 High St, Dannevirke, New Zealand, www.dannevirke.net.nz/shires-fruit-vege-market.html
Apart from having gorgeous, well priced fresh veges Shires Fruit & Vegetable Market also goes the extra mile to make sure you get value for... [more]

Contributed by: Dianne Thompson, 3 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Baker Boys Factory Shop
10 Helanca Ave, Wainoni, Christchurch, New Zealand
Baker Boys Factory Shop sells all the (seconds) 'bakery' items that places like Couplands sell. Example of pricing: 24 Savouries $4 12... [more]

Contributed by: V S (NZ), 10 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Riverside Orchards
1346 Napier Road, Ashurst, New Zealand, www.riversideshop.co.nz/home
Hidden away in Ashhurst, at the side of the road is Riverside Orchards. It's a family business and it has that homely feel to it. The staff are... [more]

Contributed by: Emmaleen Sarten, 20 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 1
Owaka 4 Square Supermarket
4 Overden St, Owaka, New Zealand
This is a family-owned store with some outside staff and everyone is just so very helpful and friendly - they always greet you with... [more]

Contributed by: Denise Leonard, 29 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
St Columba Presbyterian Church Op Shop
480 Ti Rakau Drive, New Zealand
This amazing Op Shop is a little known hidden gem in Auckland's Eastern Suburbs. We used to call it Botany's best kept secret but now I am letting... [more]

Contributed by: Squirrel, 3 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Green Eden
New Zealand, www.greeneden.co.nz
fruit, veges and grocery items at bargain prices. Milk cheaper than anywhere else. Delivery fee of $5 within the designated areas or free if you... [more]

Contributed by: bungle, 3 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
The Reading Bug
140 Colombo Street, Beckenham, Christchurch, New Zealand
My family and I absolutely LOVE shopping at The Reading Bug!  The owners designed the store to be just what their daughters would love. ... [more]

Contributed by: Wonder Wife!, 9 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Why Knot
79 Spring Road,, New Zealand
This is  a great store ,with  very friendly  staff that always have a smile. Why Not is a clearance store with... [more]

Contributed by: Lara Brown, 11 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Designer Textiles
11 Lovegrove Cresant, Otara, New Zealand
I love this shop as I love both sewing and finding a bargain!  The fabric in this store come from the mills and is so cheap. They also stock... [more]

Contributed by: Lara Brown, 11 May 2011


Service: 3, Quality: 3, Price: 5
Newtown sunday Markets
St Anne’s Church Hall, Emmett Street, Newtown school, New Zealand
A friend recommended the Newtown Market which is on Sundays at Newtown School a few months back when it was just starting, and this honestly has... [more]

Contributed by: L Barr, 16 May 2011

This website sells accommodation packages in resorts around Australia, New Zealand, and other places around the world. It offers great deals for... [more]

Contributed by: Kylie Bonnor, 16 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Magills Meats
Jacob Street, New Zealand, www.magills.co.nz/
Magill's is great - they have the yummiest bacon hocks - no other retailer in Te Awamutu comes close.  They have regular specials on fresh... [more]

Contributed by: Sam the Goddess, 10 Jun 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Steve's Bulk barn
Albert Street, New Zealand
I read the April article about the cheapest milk in Palmerston North and know of a place even cheaper. Try Steve's Bulk Barn in Albert Street,... [more]

Contributed by: Geoff Wood, 11 Jun 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
VJ's Worn B4
7 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
This second hand clothing shop actually GIVES AWAY all their clothes once a year to make way for new stock.  They also donate some of their... [more]

Contributed by: Older and Wiser, 27 Jun 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Liberty Market
Cnr Moorhouse Avenue and Fritzgerald Street, New Zealand
This is surely the cheapest organic shop in Christchurch and almost the only one still open after the earthquake :).  The service is very... [more]

Contributed by: Linda Klok, 2 Jul 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Garden of York
Arapaepae Rd, Levin, New Zealand
Garden of York is a spacious vege and fruit market garden store. I have never known produce to be anything but ultra fresh. The length of time it... [more]

Contributed by: Anna H, 6 Dec 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Merge Cafe & Bar
453 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central, New Zealand
A cooked lunch for just $3.50 is possible even in the city!  Run by the Lifewise Trust, this cafe also benefits the homeless amongst other... [more]

Contributed by: Vikki B, 13 Dec 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Hatch
Eastridge Shopping Centre, New Zealand, www.hatch.co.nz/
This is a little boutique shop that caters for anything baby related. They have top quality toys and clothing and also a great range of buggies,... [more]

Contributed by: Melanie D, 28 Feb 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Cafe De Paris
1206 Hinemoa Street, New Zealand
Run by a genuine French couple, in the heart of Rotorua city, the food is excellent and very affordable. Friendly, clean and would recommend them... [more]

Contributed by: Joan P, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Moxies
George Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand, www.moxies.co.nz
I usually have to eat before I eat out because I am gluten intolerant and often have very little choice.  Usually I get a drink to be polite... [more]

Contributed by: Janice Giddy, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Toffs Recycled Clothing
471 Princes St, New Zealand
This is a new shop that has opened at the north end of Princes Street in Dunedin. They sell clothing shoes, handbags, bed linen, curtains and... [more]

Contributed by: annie gryl, 4 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Koala Auto Services
125 Godley Road, Green Bay, New Zealand
Koala Auto Services is my local garage and real Hidden Gem. I have a 12-year-old car that I don't want to spend any more on than the bare... [more]

Contributed by: Sheryl Gifford, 25 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Te Rangimarie Hospice Shop
112 Tukapa Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
This is the best Hospice Shop in New Zealand! It's always busy, people queue at the glass doors from 8am to get to see what is put out. Once the... [more]

Contributed by: Chris Dalton, 23 Apr 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
M & K Wholesalers Ltd
11 Barrack Street, New Zealand
The Wholesale Clearance Store is a wholesale shop with bargain prices! The store itself is quite small but it is filled with great bargains. You... [more]

Contributed by: marzipan, 25 May 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
MyFitnessPal
I never thought of this as a Hidden Gem before because I don't pay a cent for it and it is all online, but after reading about Claire's story with... [more]

Contributed by: Carmen Stobaus, 4 Jul 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Lahmajou Company Ltd
Corner 26 Sandyford & Durham Streets, Christchurch, New Zealand
This pita bread bakery sells bags of seconds for $5.00. I bought several bags and have made mini pizzas for the freezer and will use the rest for... [more]

Contributed by: RoseWater, 18 Jul 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Y Not - East Tamaki Auckland
79 Springs Road, New Zealand
This store is amazing and is full of short-dated stock. They stock lots of yoghurts, cheeses and cold meats plus aisles and aisles of dry stock.... [more]

Contributed by: Jaybee, 31 Aug 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
ASB Bank
New Zealand, www.asb.co.nz/
My favourite Hidden Gem is... my bank! I recently discovered that ASB - and probably other banks too - have coffee machines onsite, free for the... [more]

Contributed by: Sophie Mcinnes, 17 Jan 2013


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Healthy Harvest
407 Springs Rd, Prebbleton, New Zealand, www.facebook.com/HealthyHarvestFruitAndVeges
This is a proper greengrocer, with a nice wide range set out around the store, minimal prepackaged bags, but not part of a supermarket or wider... [more]

Contributed by: Sophie Mcinnes, 14 Jan 2015