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Sustainability Award

We Love Local Wins Sustainability Award

WE WON! We are beyond thrilled to have been recognised for championing sustainable business practices by receiving the Sustainability Award at the recent 2021 Electra Business & Innovation Awards. Our business has always been underpinned by the philosophy of minimising our environmental footprint and showcasing hyper-local products. We operate with 100 percent renewable and solar […]

Hawke's Bay Gift Box Large With Rosé Wine

Hello Hawke’s Bay!

Our ‘Hearty Hawke’s Bay’ gift box series showcases the best of the Bay and features producers such as Aquiferra olive oil, Pinnacle Honey, Unison Wines, Maud and Harry’s spiced walnuts and chocolates by La Petite Chocolat.   Supporting local communities is a central to our philosophy. We Love Local donates one percent of every sale […]

Koakoa Team

Koakoa — premium spirits made in Kāpiti

Koakoa is the te reo Māori term for happiness, and that’s definitely the feeling you get when you taste the beautiful products crafted by this family-owned Kāpiti Coast distillery. Owned and operated by Bec Kay and Chris Barber, Koakoa is renowned for its award-winning signature Limoncello, and now also produces a range of the most […]

Products of New Plymouth Gift Box

Championing local makers in Taranaki

Huge growth of over 400% during the recent Level 4 lockdown, and an ever-increasing demand from Kiwis to ‘back their backyards’, has led We Love Local to expand into Taranaki, expanding our mission of showcasing and championing local brewers, vintners, artisans, and distillers. Our brand new Tasty Taranaki gift boxes feature the best of the […]

Charity Donation Gifts by The Good Registry

Give the gift of charity with The Good Registry and We Love Local

Ever since starting We Love Local, it was one of our core beliefs to use the business as a force for good and give back to our communities. In addition to supporting small New Zealand businesses in our regions, we did this by partnering with The Shed Project who manufactures our wooden boxes, or as […]

Father's Day Gift Box

Top 5 Father’s Day Gift Boxes For New Zealand Dads

As if shopping wasn’t hard enough already, we’ve compiled a guide of Father’s Day gift boxes that will make finding the perfect present for New Zealand dads easy peasy. What’s In Our NZ Father’s Day Gift Boxes? We know you can’t wait to spend some quality time with your dad. But before the festivities begin, […]

This Little New Zealand Gifting Business Is Growing (by 320m² to be exact)

We Love Local is a gifting business originally launched under the name Kāpiti Goodies in December 2018, driven by our desire to offer gift boxes with hyper-local products while supporting local companies and minimising our footprint in sourcing products. In early 2020, the business rebranded as We Love Local and expanded into Wellington and the […]

Beer Made in Auckland: Brothers Brewery

Made in Auckland: Brothers Beer — good beer for good people

This is the third blog post in our ‘Made in Auckland‘ series, featuring local producers from the region. ‘Good beer for good people’ is the philosophy that Auckland-based brewery Brothers Beer lives and breathes, and craft beer lovers are reaping all the delicious benefits. Conceptualised, rather aptly, over a beer by Anthony (Ant) Browne and […]

Made in Auckland: The Tea Thief — pop the kettle on, wellness is calling

This is the second blog post in our ‘Made in Auckland‘ series, featuring local producers from the region. Given that Ruth Wynne-Capstick and David Capstick hail from the most tea obsessed nation in the world — England — it’s fair to say they are more than qualified to discern the best brews.  Fortunately for connoisseurs, […]

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