So you want a real souvenir of New Zealand, not one made in China? Look no further than Kiwiana Gifts & Souvenirs, where Ian and Lisa New are deadly serious about stocking ‘New Zealand made,’ and know about the Kiwiana they sell. The store covers both ends of the market with anything from a $2 novelty key ring, to classy Maori motif greenstone and wood carvings.
Iconic Enzed stuff includes the famous Buzzy Bee toy and Edmonds Cook Book, and All Blacks gear for children. (Kids love the packets of ‘Kiwi Poo’ and ‘Squashed Possum’ novelty lollies). Possum-merino scarves and gloves are a big seller with tourists, along with, ahem, the ‘Sheep Shagger’ novelty shot glasses.
134 Maunganui Road, downtown Mount Maunganui
(07) 574 5740