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Are you feeling a little homesick? In need of a Kiwi fix?
Here are our Tips and Tricks for buying Kiwi Stuff in Los Angeles and online.

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The Willow Bunny is proud to present a range of quality products which are 100% natural, made in New Zealand by Bowron Sheepskins. Our sheepskin items, are tanned in Christchurch, New Zealand and distributed here in the USA by The Willow Bunny. We have a wide range of products ranging from baby care, kids fun rugs, beanbags, everyday rugs for the home/office and luxury designer rugs all hand made to a world standard eco promise. Our bedding section offers the must have mattress underlay and minx throw keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

We also have a range of medical grade sheepskins which are suitable for patience who are bed ridden or confined to a wheelchair, studies by leading institutions have demonstrated that medical grade sheepskins play a role in preventing bed sores and providing comfort. Our baby care and medical grade sheepskins are sanitized and machine washable.

We come highly endorsed by a 100 year old tannery Bowron Sheepskins, New Zealand. This is a New Zealand success story.

For more information please call 1-310-728-0194 or write to us at
Our full range of products can be found on


NZ Natural Ice Cream, now in the USA!!
What makes our premium ice cream so special?
We think it’s the superb quality and careful choice of our ingredients. New Zealand Natural ice cream contains only the freshest, best quality ingredients available and is made with fresh dairy cream from cows that feed on the green unpolluted pastures of New Zealand.
Every year without fail we win Gold Awards at the New Zealand Ice Cream Manufacturers Association annual awards. 

Some of our award-winning flavours that have been a hit all over the world include: Hokey Pokey (Butterscotch Candy), Chocolate Ecstasy, Cookies & Cream, Vanilla Classic and Strawberry Surprise.
You can find the pints in all Bristol Farms and Gelsons and other Specialty markets. We have a scoop shop that is currently open in Orange next to the Honda center. Stores that will open later this year include- La Live(next to the Staples Center), Huntington Beach(near the pier) and Valencia ( In the Westfield mall)
Alcohol, Beer, & Wine

You can find New Zealand's award wining* premium 42 Below Vodka in its pure form as well as hinted offspring 42 BELOW Kiwifruit and 42 BELOW Manuka Honey in the following liquor stores in the Los Angeles Area:

John and Petes
Mission Liquor
Beverage Warehouse
Brentwood Gourmet Market
Cap'N Cork Jr Market
Liquor Locker
Mel & Rose
Quaker State Liquor
Rancho Park Liquor
Robert's Market
Silverlake Liquor
The Larchmont
Wally's West
Wine House
Hi Times
Morry Naples
Beverages & More
Fireside Cellars
Santa Monica Liquor
621 N La Cienega Blvd.
1801 E Washington Blvd.
901 W. Foothill Blvd.
4935 McConnell #21
223 N Larchmont Blvd.
11725 Barrington Ct.
1674 N Hillhurst Ave.
8161 Sunset Blvd.
8344 Melrose Ave.
6901 Melrose Ave.
10526 W Pico Blvd.
5744 W Manchester Ave.
1620 Silverlake Blvd.
5657 Melrose Ave.
2107 Westwood Blvd.
2311 Cotner Ave.
250 Ogle St.
5764 E. 2nd St.
Chain Stores
1421 Montana Ave.
1001 Wilshire Blvd.
West Hollywood
Los Angeles
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Costa Mesa
Long Beach

Santa Monica
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Steinlager is available in most supermarkets. Trader Joes also sells Lion Red and a selection of New Zealand Wine. For your nearest location, check out Wholefoods Markets carries Villa Maria Wines. Specialist local wine retailers include:

Liquid Party Works, 10100 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Chatsworth, CA 91311, Ph: 1-818-709-5019.
Fireside Cellars, 1421 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403, Ph: 1-310-393-2888 / 1-800-737-1972 Fax: 1-310-458-4360.
The Wine Exchange, 2368 N. Orangemall, Orange, CA 92865, Ph: 1-800-76-WINEX / 1-714-974-1454 Fax: 1-714-974-1792

Personalized Wines
Give a bottle of quality NZ wine, bubbly, port or sparkling grape juice, with a personalised label designed specifically for the recipient. Include your choice of photo and wording. Single bottle orders our specialty. A truly unique gift to send to friends and family in NZ or overseas. Visit, email

New Zealand Food Wines
L & R Imports LLC is a Denver wine importer focused exclusively on classic boutique New Zealand wines. The company is owned by Leslie Havard, formerly of Christchurch & Ron McFarland, wines are available throughout the Western USA.
The portfolio includes an outstanding collection of wines from the diverse terroir of New Zealand, made by people who enjoy what they do. These New Zealand jewels complement each other and will make you smile! Wines include Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Bordeaux Blend, Syrah and Sparkling. More details available at


Taranaki-based digital artist Alastair Tattersall has a cool range of Aotearoa art, prints, puzzles and stuff available from the States-based DeviantART website His artwork is printed onto archival quality paper (150 year lifespan) and is guaranteed to make any Kiwi living overseas long for home! Just in time for Christmas, the prints are available in many sizes and formats and make great gifts. The abstract nature of much of it also lends a sophisticated air to boardrooms and offices anywhere. Larger, signed and limited edition of 5 canvases of selected pieces are available framed or unframed directly from the artist, just drop him a line at
If anybody is in Taranaki over the summer you will also be able to see his animated "digitaldistillations" on four huge screens throughout Pukekura Park over the duration of the Festival of Lights. There will also be a live performance in the park with Taranaki's own songwriting genuis Billy Rubins on guitar and a unique "waterfall" screen in the middle of the lake. New Zealand's premier site for buying 'Ready to Hang' top quality Photographic and Fine Art prints, made in New Zealand and delivered right to your door, anywhere in the world! We specialize in producing Photographic Art either from our selection of stunning images or from your very own photographs.
KiwiArtz exhibits original works of art by Aotearoa New Zealand Artists. Their site features a selection of water color and oil paintings, sculpture, jewelry, hand blown glass, ceramics, wood, fibre, and Maori and Pacific Island Art. They will ship anywhere in the world.
New Zealand Fine Prints Ltd is New Zealand's leading fine art print retailer. We are based in Christchurch, New Zealand. This website grew out of New Zealand Fine Prints Ltd's mail order catalogue service which began back in the 1960s. Since its debut in 1999 is the place to buy art prints and posters by New Zealand artists. Inexpensive airmail shipping to the US.

Bars & Restaurants

The Venice Whaler, 2-10 Washington Boulevard, Venice, CA 90292, Ph: 310-821-8737 Fax: 310-821-6471 is Kiwi owned and offers Kiwi sports coverage on the big screen as well as serving New Zealand Seafood. It is situated right on Venice foreshore.

Turner New Zealand, 650 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, is an upscale Orange County restuarant serving New Zealand Cuisine and supplying New Zealand Products.

Flock clothing is made, designed, owned and operated in NZ. We have a new website with direct sales now available.  We also do high end promotional wear for positive NZ companies.

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Scene Stealer, Sublime Scene Stealer garments featuring 'slices of New Zealand' are the perfect treat for those who want to wear classy clothing that promotes Aotearoa. View the online catalogue.

New Zealand arts and crafts out of Orewa. You can see us online at .
Craftwood Souvenirs (Keith & Trish Waldron) is a familly-owned business operating from Lower Hutt, which is across the harbour from Wellington City. We have been in business for 5 years and have a huge variety of genuine Kiwiana gifts including The "Kiwi Homesick Pack", Greenstone, Possum Merino Knitwear, Paua Jewelry, Sheepskin Rugs and Slippers, Native Wood Product, Bone Carvings, All Black Supporters Gear, and more.Email: They can be seen at

Cricket Gear

The Beige Brigade is a group of dedicated Kiwi cricket fans, who have revived the original brown and beige one day uniform worn in the early eighties, long before New Zealand Cricket paid thousand of dollars to some branding guy to come up with "The Black Caps". Shirts are NZ$80.


Fire Dancers- Watch performances or hire for events
Sirena Serpentina is a collective of creative and conscious women who weave ancient tradition with inspired vision. They understand that music and dance are essential in strengthening community and establishing unity, and it is through this understanding that Sirena Serpentina expresses their vision of universal compassion and growth.

In addition to numerous weddings and parties, Sirena Serpentina has performed in major events across California including The Joshua Tree Music Festival, Venice Carnivale, and UnicefŐs Music Benefit at the El Rey Theater. You may have even experienced the magic recently as they performed for the Kiwis in LA Christmas party at the New Zealand Consulate GeneralŐs house. They also offer poi classes in Long Beach
Contact Sirena Serpentina:
562.824.0453 or
or visit them on myspace:

Kiwi Green initiates environmentally friendly projects. Kiwi Green Certified recognizes businesses’ commitment to use environmentally friendly cleaning products and also provides access to a range of the highest quality products. Kiwi Green Regeneration, a tree planting project, offers the opportunity for local and overseas visitors to offset their carbon footprint.

Food/Groceries - Gourmet and General

Amaze your friends and family in New Zealand by sending them a top quality gourmet hamper this Christmas. Simply visit to make up your own unique hamper and select your delivery date. 
All hampers are delivered overnight to ensure freshness.  Complete your order with a free gift card service and we also include free recipes and cooking tips for the products purchased.
Owners are renowned chef Genevieve Knights and her husband Wayne.  You can find out more about Genevieve by visiting is the NZ site designed for Kiwis overseas providing a bridge between you and NZ. They offer NZ food, gifts, music, flowers, gift baskets, news and if you need anything else you can make a request! The best thing is besides shipping to you they can also organise all sorts of things within NZ for those important friends, family and business contacts still there. They also have a great reminder service so you can remember those important dates with no stress! So if you need anything from, or done in NZ check them out.

Fresh Tasting NZ greenshell™ mussels at Trader Joes
Trader Joes now sell Kai-moana!! Trader Joes Cooked Gourmet Mussels are great value at US$3.99 for a 17.6oz pack and come cooked in their own seawater with no additives. You can serve them chilled immediately or heat and add your own touch. The mussels are whole shell and pressure-cooked. The net result is that they taste like youŐve just picked them off the rocks yourself.
Trader Joes Cooked Gourmet Mussels offer the same presentation and preparation options as fresh mussels. Plus their high tech packaging gives them a 12 month chilled shelf life. How CHOICE is that??!!
Visit for your nearest store location. For some lovely recipes and amazing health facts about this classic kiwi delicacy see

Koru Naturals
Koru Naturals-Gourmet has organic and natural gourmet mustards, chutneys, salts and honeys imported from New Zealand. Mustards made in New Zealand by the artisanal Mustardmakers shop, located in Puhoi Village.


Bringing all those Kiwi Treats you love from the local dairy directly to you! Based in Auckland New Zealand we send all your favourites to your door. Should there be anything thatŐs not on our site- we will gladly add it! -- The best quality New Zealand goods on the face of the Earth are available right here in the USA, so whether you have an established craving or a desire to enjoy some of the best goods New Zealand has to offer for the first time, let us bring them to you. Search our pages and get what you need to settle your craving!
Natural & Organic Imports is an importing company specializing in unique artesian organic & natural specialty products from dedicated producers of smaller countries such as New Zealand, Uruguay, Chile and Denmark - known for their clean, green environments.
*** MEAT PIES****
Down Under Baker Pies LLC.
Generous sponsor of Kiwis in LA
Proud to be the 1st specialty/ethnic bakery to bring the authentic NZ/Australian experience of the culturally iconic meat pie to New York.
To order go to Down Under Bakery Pies ( or phone: 917-270-1238. Overnight shipping available. Send questions to

The New York Times has said that our meat (& vegetable) pies are great picnic food...
Wholefoods Markets has done its bit to promote New Zealand products, and it carries New Zealand meat as its "clean green" line. (Don't take your currency converter when you roll up to the Butchery.) based in San Jose, claims to have the largest selection of Australian goodies on available for sale in the US. Their catalogue includes things like Sard's Wondersoap, Mixed Herbs, passionfruit pulp and custard powder. Australian Products Company, 3080 Neal Avenue San Jose, CA. 95128, Ph: 1 888 422-9259, based in San Antonio, Texas, Ph: 1-210-2991077, sells real Sanitarium Marmite, and a selection of Lollies: from Jaffas (no irony intended), Pineapple Lumps, Milk Bottles and Roses Chocolates -- Lolly Shop has a huge range of confectionery lines. So if there is something that you require, please do not hesitate to contact them as chances are, they may be able to get it for you. is based in Auckland, but they ship things anywhere and prices are in US dollars. Chocolate fish, Crunchie bars, L&P and Sunlight Soap. You can even buy Roman Sandals!
For New Zealand Olive and Avocado Oils check out the website of, a Keri Keri producer with distibution in Southern California.
Pies -- Oh, for a Meat Pie! It's first thing I buy when I hop off flight NZ1. Of course, between trips home you might need a supply. Try the Outback Shack, 909 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, Phone: 310-396-6137.
Kiwi Homesick Pack -- The Kiwi Homesick Pack is a bundle of kiwi goodies packed in a fabulous box covered with kiwi icons and ready to post to your friends and loved ones — wherever they are! It's perfect for homesick kiwis, New Zealanders abroad who want something to remind them of home, and even travellers who want to take a piece of New Zealand with them!
Everything Australian -- is located in Little Rock, Arkansas and is a great source of a food fix as well as books, music, souvenirs, and everything!

Gifts - Gear

"Jammy" enables Artist and Craftspeople throughout New Zealand to sell their own work online.

The South online shop and wine club, offering exclusively New Zealand  + Australian food and wine is now online! Click here for more information. Opening soon in Los Angeles, more...

Moana Design - Original, Beautiful, Unique New Zealand Art in Southern California
Moana Design specializes in original work from prominent New Zealand artists, including blown glass, ceramics, limited edition prints, jewelry and objects d'art. The work has a distinctive oceanic flavor unique to New Zealand, with bold vibrant colors complimenting our Southern California lifestyle.
See us in Solana Beach

Have access to some original kiwi treats! – a virtual place to buy crafty NZ designed products.  If kiwis in LA are looking for a little reminder of home – they can shop at my online store.

Island Hampers - Sharing a taste of Waiheke
Remember your family, friends and colleagues back in NZ. We offer a range of old-styled jams and preserves, tasteful olive oil and olives plus a wide range of new baby gifts sets. All made from Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf. We can also customise gifts to suit your needs, just email! Order and pay from the U.S.A.

Francesca Holibar
Island Hampers - Sharing a taste of Waiheke
P.O. Box 505, Oneroa, Waiheke Island, Auckland
Ph: (09) 372-2930 -- Cell: 021-170-2879
Via, Kiwis in Los Angeles can purchase gifts for friends and family back home in NZ. Gifts To Remember offers gifts for all occasions and a large range of age groups. It includes gifts such as massages, driving a race car or a monster truck, cruises, flying lessons, accommodation etc. They are a generous sponsor of KIWISINLA so please show them your support.

Generous sponsor of Kiwis in LA

The Kiwi Store - - providing packages of New Zealand made products to your door
The Kiwi Store is a storefront providing quality New Zealand-made products and packages. We have the traditional foodstuffs and products made in NZ, and we are continually adding new products to our store.
SEND A MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE - Here's a unique way to make a lasting impression on your friends,business colleagues or clients --
For weddings, invitations, birthdays, valentines or any other special occasion! Design your own or go to our website for great options! Gift trays and unique presentation options for your message!
Message In a Bottle (NZ) Ltd
PO Box 31-496, Milford, Auckland ,New Zealand . Tel: + 64 9 478 1632
At Bestow, we have a wonderful range of gift selections - from $NZ 20.00 for the Christmas Cup through to the Holly selection. Our range includes quality, generously-sized New Zealand products… all beautifully presented in gift boxes or on trays or platters. We will also customise gifts to meet our customers’ specific requirements.
Mailing gifts back to New Zealand is a costly, slow option. With Bestow Gifts, orders can be usually despatched within 24 hours of confirmation and delivery anywhere within New Zealand costs $NZ 12.50 or less.  Current exchange rates, also makes purchasing in New Zealand dollars very cost effective.

Unique New Zealand Designs specializes in fine quality, distinctly New Zealand fabric giftware. Their exclusive range of wareable art and fabric homeware by artist Jill Main includes stunning purses, bags, scarves, ponchos, wraps, throws, blankets and cushions. Each range reflects the natural beauty and special character that can only be found in New Zealand. To order, please contact:
Phone: 877.722.8463 or Fax: 949.855.4327
Mail: 23086 Terra Drive, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Kiwi Gear sells New Zealand gifts, sheepskin (yes, they have UG Boots), clothes and treats online and in Redondo Beach. 1221 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Phone 310-540-2118. Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun: 10am-4pm.
The Kiwi Homesick Pack ships attractively packaged boxes of Kiwi goodies anywhere in the world. The packs contain your favorite lollies, right down to the K-bar!, and other essentials like Tomato Sauce, Milo, Marmite and even a few Bell Tea Bags. This is the ideal Gift.
IkoIko specializes in funky gifts ranging from paua jewellery to Elvis dashboard toys, which they will deliver in New Zealand and around the world.
The New Zealand Gifts Mall sends Kiwi themed gifts within New Zealand and around the world.
New Zealand Souvenirs sends Kiwi themed gifts within New Zealand and around the world.
Who's Waltzing Now gear is available in a wide range of products including T-Shirts, Polo's, Caps and Beanies to suit all shapes and sizes. This gear is a "must have" for all proud Kiwi supporters and also makes a great gift idea.

Health & Beauty Aids

Koru Natural Skin Care Products
Pure lanolin, lanolin, Manuka Honey, Rotorua Mud and rosehip oil skin care products imported from New Zealand and shipped from the U.S.
Another legend of kiwi ingenuity. Gran's Remedy, the Foot Odour treatment that really works is available online from It appears shipping to the US is free. The vital accessory for all sushi eaters!

Kiwi Music/Bands

8 Minute Morning

Kiwi News

Subscribe to receive the HUHU fortnightly email of NZ news, odd stuff and sport. makes home a click away. Latest from the newspapers, weather, webcams, radio & televison from New Zealand.
Read the web community for Kiwis living abroad.


Kiwi Families Abroad Website-Free Membership

The most comprehensive parenting website in NZ, providing free, independent advice, information and support to parents. We, at Kiwi Families website, have received some wonderful unsolicited feedback from Kiwi parents scattered around the world -- some of whom are homesick, some contemplating a return to NZ, some just wanting reassurance from or to share experiences with other Kiwi parents .

We are a team of parents with a passion for parenting and a desire to share excellent parenting information with others. We have no hidden agenda, and no religious or political affiliations. Membership is free.

Netball Club:
Santa Monica Waves Netball Club -- Membership includes players from New Zealand, Australia, Britain, South Africa. There are several tournaments coming up. Check the website at:
Fox Sports World (Adelphia digital cable channel 125) provides weekly coverage of the Super 12, Tri Nations and NPC.
Rugby merchandise can be purchased at and
Pubs that show Rugby:

Orange County: The Harp Inn
130 E. 17th Street. Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Ph: 949-646-8855
A reliable O.C. sport provider

The Valley: The Springbok Rugby Bar & Grill
16153 Victory Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91316 A new bar in the valley (Opening day Sept 16!) convenient to the 405-101 interchange, if there is such a thing!

Westside: The Cock 'n' Bull
2947 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 40405.
Ph: 310-399-9696

Westside: The Venice Whaler
2-10 Washington Boulevard, Venice, CA 90292
Ph: 310-821-8737

You can find your New Zealand hotel, motel, bed and breakfast or lodge accommodation at Accommodation in New Zealand.

Great stock of Buzzy Bee pull along toys for children, and other merchandising items of the Bee as well....i.e. plush bees, mobiles, back packs, pull-n-tremble, magnets, etc.
Also, books and hand-crafted dolls for children as well.

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