Kiwi Shop Eagleby boasts an epic range of all things New Zealand, including food, fashion, homewares and so much more.
Proudly doing its best to ward off homesickness among Kiwi expats, the expansive store occupies a bright airy space and features several wide aisles with plenty of room to browse to your heart’s content.
Here you’ll find a massive range of goods from across the ditch, including skincare, clothing, children’s toys, stickers (brandishing slogans such as “QueeNZLander”, “Don’t Tiki Me Off” and “Kia Ora”), All Blacks gear, pillows, blankets, wood carvings, artworks, hand-crafted homewares and quirky gifts.
Food wise they’ve got everything from canned goods, snack foods, jams, sauces, salad dressings and soft drinks, to biscuits, lollies (so many lollies!), chocolates, seafood, sausages and pies. Most popular food items – and definite must-tries – include the Whittaker’s Jelly Tip chocolate block, Hellers sausages (available in chunky cheese or Chinese honey varieties), and the seafood delicacy of kina (sea urchin).
For those planning an epic Kiwi feast, The Maori Butcher’s is conveniently located a couple of doors down to complement your Kiwi Shop purchases.
In a nutshell - Although packed with Kiwi goods, the store is worth visiting for anyone who enjoys food or shopping with a difference.
Need to know – Plenty of off-street parking is available, and the store is accessible to both wheelchair and stroller users.
By Dominique Falk
9/116-120 River Hills Rd