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    Good Kiwi buggers making stuff.

    There are some really clever guys here in NZ making stuff. This is NZ made only, sure, it will be more expensive than cheap generic imported crap. If thats what you want or can only afford thats fine but if you support Kiwi made even better. Some of them are well known and some are very small companies or just individuals. If they make a great product and provide terrific service let us know about them. Yes and shame on all those companies who have sacked their kiwi workforce and moved offshore, do you really want to support countries with no regard for workers rights or who have no political freedom you can all take a flying leap I don't buy your stuff anymore . So lets support those good buggers who are still here.
    To kick things off for me.

    Tuatahi Axes (work axe)
    Hardy Rifle Engineering (various suppressors and barrels)
    Swazi (Tahr anorak)
    Cactus Outdoor ( bags, packs)

    Some more will come to mind in time, you guys can carry on from here feel free to post photos and anecdotes of great stuff.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong: dpt twin needle (dog products/ packs in central Otago.... Old-timers already) bushbuck

    Keep it coming lads

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    Levin Timbersaws - Loppers and forestry gear
    DPT - suppressors
    Oceania Defence - Suppressors

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    AMP - brass annealer. Mate of a mate designed and built this. Quit his job and has hit the big time. http://www.ampannealing.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by stretch View Post
    AMP - brass annealer. Mate of a mate designed and built this. Quit his job and has hit the big time. AMP Annealing | Annealing Made Perfect | Induction Annealing

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    Ockers but then Swazi is also a Scot.
    I suppose though it is OK to adopt them as good Kiwi buggers.

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    One time the mrs and I made a baby. Actually it was two times.
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    Gun Bell and Custom make their own 2011 Pistols and AR-15 rifles, for the most part, in Rotorua. I have had one of their M40-11's for a while. Very stylish, ergonomic and most importantly, accurate. Have only had one stoppage in a few thousand reloads due to no primer. My fault not noticing when reloading or even when charging the mag.
    Not cheap but worth every penny as far as I am concerned. Going to buy another as a backup as soon as I can.
    I have not seen one of their AR's in the flesh but if they are as reliable as their pistols I am sure I wouldnt hesitate to buy one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong: dpt twin needle (dog products/ packs in central Otago.... Old-timers already) bushbuck

    Keep it coming lads
    Bushbuck just import from china

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    Belmont ammo, I've tried their 308 and 30 06 and it's good.
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    Svord - knives
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    John Worthington - knives
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    Oh that brass annealer looks the absolute bussiness, that is on my list but its a long list. Who here has one?
    I'll pay you to run some brass through it. Seriously.

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    Cant believe no ones mentioned stug yet for his awesome carbon stocks
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    Oh that brass annealer looks the absolute bussiness, that is on my list but its a long list. Who here has one?
    I'll pay you to run some brass through it. Seriously.

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    John Britten motorcycle. Oh Waikato beer if it's not been mentioned already
    Swandry, footrot flats
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    Yep John was a genius, unfortunately not many of us have one, what a shame he was taken soo young. But what deliberate purchasing decisions do you guys make to buy Kiwi made even if it costs a bit more to support local craftsmen.

 

 

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