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Community of the Year winner delivers kindness with baking

A virtual community of bakers that has spread kindness to more than 650,000 Kiwis going through trauma or difficulty has been named 2020 Mitre 10 Community of the Year at the New Zealander of the Year Awards. Read More 

Mitre 10 Gisborne is back and open for business

After 10 months of construction and much anticipation in the local community, Mitre 10 Gisborne will be opening its doors to the public at 7.00am on 20 December, right in time for Christmas. Read More 

Mitre 10 still a Kiwi favourite

Kiwis have again voted Mitre 10 as one of their favourite brands and places to shop, with the results of two surveys released recently putting Mitre 10 in the spotlight. Read More 

Two wins for Mitre 10 MEGA Hamilton at local business awards

The Mitre 10 MEGA Hamilton team had double the reason to celebrate after this year’s Westpac Waikato Business Awards, with two team members recognised. Read More 

Brand new Mitre 10 Beachlands opens Thursday

This weekend, the new Mitre 10 Beachlands store will be celebrating its official opening at Beachlands Junction with a bouncy castle, a community fundraiser sausage sizzle and special offers. Read More 

Mitre 10 MEGA Wanaka build underway at new site

Work is now underway on the new 29,000m2 Mitre 10 MEGA site in the Three Parks Business Centre, with the new store set to open in Spring 2020. Read More 

Mitre 10 Te Kuiti now powered by the sun

Last week, 114 solar panels were installed on the roof of Mitre 10 Te Kuiti that will annually produce around 85% of the store’s electricity needs. Read More 

Mitre 10 named New Zealand’s favourite hardware store

In a study released today by Canstar Blue, Mitre 10 has emerged as New Zealand’s top hardware store in terms of customer satisfaction. Read More 

Mitre 10 shines at 2019 Hardware Awards

The spotlight was firmly on Mitre 10 stores and team members at last week’s 2019 Hardware Awards as the home improvement retailer took out five hotly contested categories. Read More 

Son helps Dad win $25,000

“You’re joking!” was the reaction of Martinborough local Jerry Dolan who enlisted the help of his son to win the $25,000 grand prize in the Mitre 10 $50,000 Half-Time Prize Catch promotion. Read More 

Construction on track for Mitre 10 Gisborne store

The size and scale of the Mitre 10 Gisborne store is now evident with the steel frame and concrete tilt slab going up on the 5,500sqm store being built on the Derby Street site. Read More 

Airpoints™ redemption a win for Mitre 10

A market-first initiative to enable Kiwis to spend their Air New Zealand Airpoints Dollars™ at Mitre 10 has won the 2019 TVNZ Marketing Award in the Retail Sector category. Read More 

Construction on track for Mitre 10 MEGA Oamaru

Demolition is now complete on site and construction remains on track for the new Mitre 10 MEGA Oamaru store set to open in 2020. Read More 

Nominate your community heroes

Nominations are now open for the 2020 New Zealander of the Year Awards, and that includes the Mitre 10 Community of the Year category. Read More 

Mitre 10 names top stores and suppliers nationwide

The top Mitre 10 and Mitre 10 MEGA stores have been named, with the winners proudly representing communities big and small across New Zealand, from Winton, Wanaka and Westport to Taupo, Nelson and the Waikato’s Ruakura. Read More 

Players dig deep to launch 2019 Mitre 10 Cup

This year the Mitre 10 Cup has kicked off the 2019 season with teams digging in deep alongside budding young stars at Koru School in Mangere. Read More

Keynote Award winner “one to watch”, say judges

Apprentice Flora Rivers is set to share her inspiring story at the upcoming Women in Trades conference after she was awarded the Mitre 10 Trade Keynote Award. Read More

Finally! A new office for New Zealand’s most isolated rugby union

After six years of planning and community support, the small team that keep rugby alive for New Zealand’s most isolated union will be able to move into their new office. Read More

Mitre 10 Oamaru to double in size

Mitre 10 Oamaru is set to double in size over the coming year with a $18 million investment. The new 6,000sqm Mitre 10 MEGA store will open on Dee Street in 2020 boasting an expanded offering for trade and retail customers. Read More

Habitat inspires Takahē chick name: Poa

Just like the thought and deliberation put in by prospective parents, the responsibility of naming a takahē chick was not taken lightly by Lee Meese from Christchurch, who had her name ‘Poa’ selected from 1800 other entries in a recent ‘name a takahē chick’ competition by Mitre 10. Read More

Westport school community garden re-established after Cyclone Fehi

More than a year after Cyclone Fehi battered the community of Westport, the town rallied together to re-establish a community asset – the Westport North School garden and orchard. Read More

New Mitre 10 is underway in Gisborne

The new large format Mitre 10 store is tipped to open before the end of the year, with local civil contractors Siteworx Civil getting started on site within the next few weeks. Read More

Hastings local wins $50,000

John Foster from Hastings turned a quick trip to his local Mitre 10 MEGA store in to $50,000, thanks to the Mitre 10 “Choicest Summer Ever” promotion. Read More

Pillars wins Mitre 10 Community of the Year

A mentoring programme that supports children with parents in prison was last night named Mitre 10 New Zealand Community of the Year for 2019.Read More

Dedicated DIYer wins $25k grand prize in the Mitre 10 2018 Half-Time Prize Catch promotion

A surprised and delighted West Aucklander has won the $25,000 grand prize in Mitre 10’s Half-Time Prize Catch promotion. Read More

Mitre 10 to ditch bags and boot liners

Mitre 10 has today announced it will remove single-use plastic bags from its network of 81 Mitre 10 and Mitre 10 MEGA stores by the middle of 2018. Read More

Canterbury Charitable Hospital Trust wins Mitre 10 Community of the Year

A hospital that provides free services including a wide range of surgical procedures was last night named Mitre 10 New Zealand Community of the Year for 2018. Read More

Mitre 10 owners show their true colours in 'We're From Here' campaign

Mitre 10 is out to prove that provincial ties run deep, kicking off its sponsorship of the National Provincial Championship (NPC), now named the Mitre 10 Cup. Read More

Mitre 10 launches online video channel for digital age DIYers

In true DIY spirit, New Zealand’s largest home improvement retailer, Mitre 10, is making a world-first move today by launching its own video streaming channel, with man of the moment world champion rower Eric Murray anchoring the channel’s first feature series. Read More

Lucky Leeston DIYer wins new Hilux

Leeston resident Neville Noel Craythorne is now the proud owner of a brand new Toyota Hilux SR5 after being drawn as the winner in the Mitre 10 Summer of DIY competition. Read More

Community Fruit Harvesting wins Mitre 10 New Zealand Community of the Year Award 2016

Community Fruit Harvesting has won the Mitre 10 New Zealand Community of the Year Award, given as part of the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards 2016. Read More

Mitre 10 research reveals the most ‘Kiwi’ colour

Green has been nominated the most Kiwi colour, according to research released today by New Zealand’s leading home improvement and building supply company Mitre 10. Read More

Mitre 10 continues its strong year-on-year growth

New Zealand’s leading home improvement and building supply company Mitre 10 today announced its annual results for 2016, an outstanding financial year that includes a group revenue number of $1.24 billion up 9.4% on the previous year. Read More

Mitre 10 putting its might behind New Zealand's domestic rugby

Mitre 10 is putting its might behind rugby all over New Zealand, by signing on as the naming rights sponsor for domestic rugby in a partnership that includes the long-running National Provincial Championship (NPC). Read More

Women step up in DIY but men not ready to move over, research shows

Women are getting more confident about their DIY skills and even believe they’re better at it than their mothers were – but men still think home improvement is a masculine domain, according to research undertaken by Mitre 10. Read More

Back yards shrinking but Kiwis still love the quarter-acre paradise

New Zealanders still have a major soft spot for the idea of the quarter-acre pavlova paradise, according to research commissioned by the country’s leading home improvement and building supply company, Mitre 10, but we’re finding more and more ways to maximise our ever-shrinking outdoor spaces. Read More