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Community of the Year Award celebrates the spirit of Aotearoa New Zealand

The 2024 Mitre 10 Community of the Year Award Ngā Pou Whirinaki o te Tau honours all the people and groups who gave their time, energy and hard graft to help the regions most affected by Cyclone Gabrielle. Read More 

Powering Sustainability: Mitre 10 Expands Battery Recycling Programme

Battery Recycle is now in operation in Southland, with the service now available at our Invercargill, Te Anau, Winton, and Gore stores, thanks to WasteNet Southland. The addition of these four locations brings the total to 16 stores around New Zealand. Read More 

Mark and Brad's big leap to help raise funds for our young tamariki

Tino kino te pai (Well done!) to Brad Ward Able and Mark Vaughan from support centre who bravely leapt off Auckland's Sky Tower on Thursday 16 November. Read More 

New playground caps incredible turnaround at Tautoro School

The playground, installed by Mitre 10’s Helping Hands Project Playground initiative, represents years of hard mahi at the once-shrinking Northland school. Read More 

New Mitre 10 MEGA Silverdale a Nod to the Future

When Mitre 10 MEGA Silverdale opens its doors on Friday 11 August, it will showcase some exciting new concepts being developed for future Mitre 10 stores. Read More 

With You All The Way, NZ: Mitre 10 moves up the rankings in 2023 Kantar Corporate Reputation Index

In just its second year in the public rankings, Mitre 10 New Zealand has again rated strongly in the 2023 Kantar Corporate Reputation Index, taking second place behind Air New Zealand, and up one spot from 2022. Read More 

Kindness Collective named 2023 Community of the Year

‘Matchmaking agency’ connecting those in need with those who have more to share honoured at 2023 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards. Read More 

New play space sparks joy at Porirua’s Glenview School

Porirua’s Glenview Primary School tamariki were over the moon to have their new playground opened, the sixth built by Mitre 10’s Helping Hands Project Playground initiative. Read More 

Team members come together to write a letter to Mitre 10

As part of recent Mitre 10 celebrations on diversity and inclusion, team members came together and wrote a letter about being able to be their true selves at work. Read More 

Club makeover like winning lotto for Timaru Riding for Disabled

Volunteers at Timaru Riding for Disabled shed tears as the club’s new kitchen, storage space and improved tack shed were revealed, after Mitre 10 MEGA Timaru stepped up with a big helping hand. Read More 

Sensory garden for Blaketown School

Blaketown School kids in Greymouth are thrilled to have a new sensory garden, courtesy of Mitre 10 MEGA Greymouth Helping Hands and local community support. Read More 

Mitre 10’s Project Playground initiative delivers fifth new school playground, this time at Dunedin’s Brockville Full Primary School

Tamariki at Brockville Full Primary School in Dunedin were excitedly exploring their brand-new playground today, which was built by Mitre 10 Helping Hands as part of its national Project Playground initiative. Read More 

Port Waikato Primary School's brand-new playground a "dream come true" for students

Tamariki at Port Waikato’s Te Kohanga School have an exciting new play space that encourages creativity and imagination, the fifth to be built by Mitre 10’s Helping Hands Project Playground initiative. Read More 

Celebrating recycling week with one million pots recycled!

We’re celebrating Recycling Week 2022 with some very exciting news… Drumroll please! Mitre 10 Pot Recycle will hit a huge milestone by the end of this month – 1 million plant and seedling pots recycled through our stores thanks to our sustainably minded, garden loving customers! Read More 

Mitre 10 celebrates becoming Graeme Dingle Foundation's national community projects partner with annual Drop Your Boss initiative

If the opportunity to push your boss off the Auckland Sky Tower while also empowering our tamariki and rangitahi with skills to thrive sounds appealing to you, look no further than the Graeme Dingle Foundation’s annual Drop Your Boss fundraiser, back again for 2022! Read More 

Closing the loop - Pot Recycle delivers

With the arrival of Spring, we’re celebrating a fantastic milestone for Mitre 10 Pot Recycle – our first fully circular garden pots have rolled off the production line at Zealandia Horticulture Ltd! Read More 

Mitre 10 Helping Hands supports Kiwi kids' playtime - third school playground complete

The happy and excited faces of Te Hapara School tamariki exploring their new school playground show the value of quality play spaces at primary schools and why they are an essential part of the learning environment. The playground is one of three built by Mitre 10 Helping Hands this year, in Gisborne, Christchurch and West Auckland, with more in the pipeline. Read More 

Southland Charity Hospital Community Family Room - A true community effort

A combined effort by the Southland community has delivered another milestone in the development of the Southland Charity Hospital with the deck completed and kitchen installed in the community family room, which will provide a haven for family members of patients and community health support. Read More 

JOLT to roll out free and fast electric vehicle charging network to cities across New Zealand

Australian-based global electric vehicle charging company JOLT will in July this year start rolling out a network of free and fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers around New Zealand. Read More 

Lightbulb Recycle - Mitre 10 Launches Second Product Stewardship Scheme

Following the successful introduction of Pot Recycle in November 2021, Mitre 10 has launched a second national product stewardship scheme, Lightbulb Recycle, in partnership with specialist waste and recycling business Interwaste. Read More 

2022 Community of the Year Winner Announcement

Over the past year, the Matakaoa community has come together to address the issues of Covid-19 protection, vaccination, and misinformation. The result was a cohesive rōpū, making decisions with consensus and achieving high vaccination rates. Read More 

Where do Kiwi gardeners love to shop most?

Canstar Blue’s latest research has revealed customers rate Mitre 10 garden centres number one for customer satisfaction and the results are compelling. Read More 

Better school playgrounds build better kids

The benefits kids get from playing at outdoor playgrounds is almost unlimited. It helps cognitive, emotional and physical development, supports wellbeing, socialisation and understanding of risk. Read More 

Pot Recycle: Closing the loop on plastic plant and seedling pots

Mitre 10 has today announced the nationwide roll-out of Pot Recycle, a practical ‘closed loop’ solution that stops garden pots ending up in landfill and reduces the amount of new plastic used to make plant and seedling pots. Read More 

Paddon Rallysport takes out a championship win!

Congrats Hayden Paddon and John Kennard on taking out the 2021 NZ Rally Championship in Hawkes Bay last weekend – with one round to spare! Read More 

Mitre 10 Trade makes a return to motorsport

“‘Thank you’ seems like such an understated word to use after this weekend. It is without a doubt the most exciting weekend I have ever had.”. Read More 

Innovative timber pack covers could replace single use plastic

Construction and demolition (C&D) waste contributes at least 10,000 tonnes of plastic to Auckland landfills annually. Since construction waste is usually not sorted by material, there’s also limited data on the potential to divert materials from landfill. Read More 

Recycle your clean plastic pots at Mitre 10

Most plant and seedling pots are made of polypropylene, plastic ID 5, and Mitre 10 sells over 11 million every year to our plant-loving garden customers. Pot Recycle is a practical solution we’re trialling that could stop these pots ending up in landfill and reduce the amount of virgin plastic being made. Read More 

Christchurch Mosque Victims Group announced as Mitre 10 Community of the Year

Praised for the example they set to Aotearoa and the world in the aftermath of the March 2019 terrorist attacks, and their work supporting the victims impacted, the Christchurch Mosque Victims Group received a standing ovation when announced as Mitre 10 New Zealand Community of the Year. Read More 

Mitre 10 announces Andrea Scown as new Chief Executive Officer

Mitre 10 New Zealand Ltd has today confirmed that Chief Operating Officer Andrea Scown will lead the business forward as Chief Executive Officer, following the confirmed resignation of outgoing CEO Chris Wilesmith. Read More 

Pet friendly space for SHINE Refuge Centre

The team at SHINE, a national domestic abuse charity, have seen women refuse to leave dangerous situations because they don’t want to leave their dogs behind. So SHINE reached out for help to build a safe space for dogs at one of their emergency shelters for women escaping domestic violence. Read More 

Mitre 10 selects Zebra Technologies and Reflexis Systems to optimise omnichannel customer experience

New Zealand home improvement retailer aims to increase operational efficiency while modernising execution and communication processes across stores. Read More 

Mitre 10 MEGA Warkworth Celebrates 10 Years

A 6am dash from North Shore Hospital wasn’t the start Cam Caithness was expecting for the big opening day of his new Mitre 10 MEGA Warkworth store. Read More 

New SmartMate® Digital ID Saves Time & Plastic

Following the launch of the new SmartMate® customer accounts in September 2020, Mitre 10 has now released SmartMate ID, a digital account identification that lives on the user’s phone. Read More 

New Mitre 10 MEGA Wanaka A Hit With Locals

Mitre 10 New Zealand and the local Wanaka community welcomed an exciting new store to the co-operative with the opening of the stunning Mitre 10 MEGA Wanaka on Saturday 21 November. Read More 

Doing it yourself just got easier

Mitre 10 New Zealand Ltd has partnered with Cityhop, New Zealand’s first car share company. From Wednesday 25 November, Cityhop vans will be located at selected Auckland Mitre 10 MEGA stores. Read More 

Free bulbs shine a light on energy efficiency

Christmas is set to be a little brighter this year for Southland and West Otago locals, with vouchers for free LED light bulbs landing in letterboxes around the region this month. Read More 

Helping Aucklanders Save Water, Money and Carbon Emissions

A collaboration between Auckland Council, Watercare, EcoMatters Environmental Trust and Mitre 10. Read More 

Solving a recycling challenge

Mitre 10 and supplier EXPOL have partnered up to help solve a tricky waste packaging challenge – what to do with expanded polystyrene (EPS), the stuff that looks like boards made of little beads and is often used to protect fragile goods. Read More 

What happened when Tony went back to class

On his first day at Wintec, 47-year-old Tony Togia took out a pen and opened his notebook before he noticed the rest of the class unpacking their laptops. Read More 

Helping Hands for Two Community Projects

Two worthy community projects are recipients of a welcome helping hand from Mitre 10, following a nationwide call which attracted over 250 nominations. Read More 

Taking Care of Our Bigger Backyard with Trees That Count

For us Kiwis, the backyard doesn’t stop at the fence line. It extends to our parks and rivers, our birds and forests, and everything beyond. Our bigger backyard needs looking after and Mitre 10 has partnered with Trees That Count to do just that. Read More 

Sustainability Principles Evident in New Mitre 10 MEGA Wanaka Build

Work is progressing at pace on the new Mitre 10 MEGA Wanaka store at Three Parks business centre. The roof is now on, complete with a 900m2 100kva photovoltaic solar array that will help power the store and two electric vehicle charging stations, just one of the future-focused sustainable technologies integrated into the store’s design. Read More 

New Mitre 10 SmartMate Accounts Benefit Kiwi Businesses

Every New Zealand business needs a SmartMate card in the toolkit or briefcase. Mitre 10’s new SmartMate customer accounts offer a range of benefits for trade customers and give any registered business with a New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) access to trade pricing on a wide range of products at participating Mitre 10 stores across the country. Read More 

Mitre 10 MEGA Oamaru Opens Monday 3 August

After more than 12 months of construction, an archaeological dig, a global pandemic and much anticipation in the local community, Mitre 10 MEGA Oamaru will open its doors to customers at 7.00am on Monday 3rd August. Read More 

Mitre 10 Movers & Shakers

Mitre 10 is pleased to announce two C-level appointments to its executive leadership team (ELT). Read More 

Good Bitches Baking and Yates team up to reward volunteers

Volunteer bakers around the country received a thoughtful surprise in their letterboxes. With help from Mitre 10, Good Bitches Baking teamed up with Yates to recognise and reward their volunteers. Read More 

Customers ‘Back in Their Happy Place’ as Mitre 10 Stores Re-Open

As the doors closed on day one of trading under Alert Level 2, Mitre 10 store teams around the country breathed sighs of satisfaction and relief. Read More 

Mitre 10 Named NZ’s Most Trusted Home Improvement Brand

Mitre 10 has been voted New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brand in the Home Improvement Stores category of the 2020 Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands Survey and 2nd Most Trusted Brand overall. Read More 

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