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Mitre 10: Helping Kiwi-Indians Build Their Dream Home

Auckland resident Nikita Juneja bought plants for her deck from Mitre 10

Owning a home is a dream for many Kiwi-Indians in New Zealand, and Nikita Juneja is turning that dream into reality as a first-time homebuyer. Alongside her husband, Gaurav, they are thrilled to embark on this new chapter of homeownership.

Inside their tastefully decorated home, warm white lamps, bright rugs and potted plants compliment the matching sofa, all set to a soothing musical backdrop.

Excited about Mitre 10's 50th Anniversary deals, the couple plans to revamp their garden with clayfibre egg pots, enamel spotlights, and deck & timber paint.

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For their household needs, the couple prefers shopping at Mitre 10, especially Nikita, who finds their online shopping experience both easy and efficient. 

“I use the Mitre 10 website to buy smaller household essentials like cleaning supplies and bug sprays,” she says.

Their website is a one-stop shop for all the equipment needed for a new home, providing not only a shopping destination but also offering inspirational ideas to personalise and enhance a new space.

Mitre 10, a renowned New Zealand chain of home improvement stores founded in June 1974, offers a wide range of products, including household hardware, building supplies, heaters, paint, garden products, barbeque, and power tools.

The company began as a local co-operative in Melbourne, Australia, in 1959, with eight independent operators pooling resources for shared advertising and promotion. It became part of New Zealand’s home improvement culture in 1974 and has since grown into the country’s largest home improvement and garden retailer.

Canva Design DAGH-zMXpn0Photo: Flower and plants from Mitre 10

Mitre 10’s success is rooted in its commitment to customer service providing the inspiration, advice, tools, and materials needed for home improvement projects. The brand has become part of New Zealand’s DIY DNA, earning the trust of Kiwis and being awarded the most trusted brand in home improvement retailing 11 times.

With the colder months approaching, another Kiwi-Indian Mitre 10 shopper, Himanshu Bhambani, a 36-year-old café owner who relocated to New Zealand in 2014, is planning additional renovations to his Manurewa home, which he purchased in 2021.

He plans to buy new outdoor furniture and a barbeque for his deck. 

“I bought a shed from Mitre 10, and it was the best decision. When I first moved into this house, almost everything was from Mitre 10,” Himanshu quips. “From door panels to bathroom appliances,” he adds.

Himanshu and his wife Swati have a two-year-old son who adores their deck. They're preparing to create a secure play area for him and his friends, using the deals from the Mitre 10 50th Birthday deals to add a new feature to their home.

“I want to build a safe play area for my son. I trust Mitre 10 for the safety equipment needed for him’, says Himanshu.

Mitre 10 is dedicated to creating safe play spaces for children. In a 2021 article titled “Better School Playgrounds Build Better Kids,” the company noted that public funding often falls short in covering school play areas. This insight led to the creation of Project Playground, an initiative where the Mitre 10 Helping Hands community programme, along with experts from Playground People, built three exceptional playgrounds for primary schools in early 2022. 

Mitre 10’s involvement in community projects spans decades, with initiatives ranging from Helping Hands and Project Playground to Nelson’s Helicopter Houses and Southland Charity Hospital, wildlife preservation projects, and the Takahē Recovery Programme.

As Mitre 10 celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, its reach is extensive, supporting hundreds of schools, sports teams, charities, events, and non-profit organisations every year.

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