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Hi there. I am travelling to New Zealand in April 2013 and would like to visit a few scrapbooking shops to purchase New Zealand specific products. I have been trying to research but have found most of the stores are online. I must admit im a bit old fashioned and like to see and feel the products before i purchase.

I am travelling all over both islands and would love some up to date information for any areas. My husband will even travel off the beaten tracks to go allow me to go to these stores. hehe.

If anyone can give me some information that will help i would be very grateful.

Cheers Leah

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1. Re: scrapbooking shops

The Spotlight shops in most larger cities in NZ stock a good range of scrapbooking materials. The Red barnlike Warehouses and also many $2 shops have a range as well. There are specialist outlets throughout the country, many not easy to find as they are home based businesses. Just ask at I sites and keep a look out as you pass through the small towns.

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2. Re: scrapbooking shops

In Chch I have a favourite craft shop called HANDS, located in the Elmwood shopping Centre in Normans Rd, just on the corner of Wairakei Rd, which leads to the airport. They have an amazing selection of craft supplies including kiwiana such as pieces of paua shell. Fabric Vision on Papanui Rd/Main North Rd at Northlands sells a good range of NZ themed fabric for quilt-making and other crafts.

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3. Re: scrapbooking shops

Good question! I'm always on the lookout for similar ideas. In Rotorua I found a craft shop that sold ribbon with either silver fern or kiwis on it. Also carved wooden shapes with key NZ words. Sorry, but I don't recall the name or street, but it was in the main shopping area. These sort of shops often change within a couple of years, so it might not be there any longer.

As zhuhai suggests the paua shell pieces and fabric are a great thematic addition to embellish your NZ scrapbook pages. I found fabric in a little craft shop in the Marlborough wine area, if you are travelling that way.

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4. Re: scrapbooking shops

Ajays is another good option in Rotorua but be prepared to spend sometime browsing as there is a lot to look at in that shop.

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5. Re: scrapbooking shops

Thankyou so much. I am used to papersquared in mornington Victoria Australia. It is massive and takes me about three hours to get through it. She does have an amazing range and I can order in but I just like to visit the shops while overseas. It adds interest to your trips also.

Thankyou for all the replies. I will be checking them out. I'm getting so excited not long until I'm leaving now. Yay

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6. Re: scrapbooking shops

Again not specifically scrapbooking, but this article appeared on Saturday. I missed this great sounding shop when I was home last month!

stuff.co.nz/life-style/life/8454766/Craftwor…

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