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It all be­gan when we moved up to Matakana eight years ago. Back then there wasn’t re­ally much on­line shop­ping in New Zealand. I had my daugh­ter’s

birth­day party, and I’d sourced some things from over­seas, and peo­ple kept ask­ing ‘Where did you get that?’ I put a dozen things on a web­site, think­ing ‘Let’s just see what hap­pens’. It was 12 the first week, then it was 24 the next, and then the next week it was 30. After three years, ev­ery cup­board, the whole hall­way, the garage… ev­ery­thing was Green With Envy. It wasn’t ef­fi­cient, so

I went out look­ing for a premises. There was an old fruit and veges shed near Matakana called Nic’s mar­ket­place. I thought ‘Per­fect. That’s a sign.’

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