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Fisher & Paykel Appliances

Fisher & Paykel has been designing products since 1934 and has grown into a global company operating in 50 countries and manufacturing in the USA, Mexico, Italy, Thailand and New Zealand. Our design heritage is founded on a pioneering spirit and a culture of curiosity that has challenged conventional appliance design to consistently deliver products tailored to human needs.

For us, legacy is about looking to the future while ensuring what we develop today is aligned to the fundamental principles of sustainable design. We are committed to ongoing research and development. Our culture is one of open innovation, which allows people to work collaboratively to find insights and ideas that connect with our customers and respect our planet.


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Hettich started as a family owned German company in 1888. It has grown to be one of the worlds largest producers of quality fittings for kitchens, bathrooms and all living spaces in the home.

Hettich products help you to make the most of precious storage space with smart ideas to create an organised and efficient home. All Hettich products are at the forefront of design, innovation and manufacture worldwide with a versatile and practical range of products and accessories.


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Improving homes for over 90 years.

Our family business has been helping people to make more of their homes for over 90 years. Established in Germany and now operating all over the world, the name Häfele is famous for innovation, quality and engineering. Our fittings, hardware and systems improve the way that kitchens work in every way possible.

In choosing Häfele you are benefiting from decades of specialist knowledge and experience brought to life through ideas that will enhance your experience of your home every day – and for many years to come: ideas from Häfele are built to last.

"German Innovation for Kitchens since 1923"

With this global experience and 28 years local knowledge, Häfele continues to bring the world of German innovation for kitchens to New Zealand. We believe beautiful design is only the beginning; it's what's inside that counts. We work alongside New Zealand Architects, Designers and Cabinetmakers to provide innovative kitchen fittings, smart storage solutions and functional spaces for your home and office.

Häfele continues to set industry standards and will continue as the market leader with our remarkable innovation.

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Kitchen Things

Kitchen Things is a 100% New Zealand owned-and-operated network of 20 retail appliance stores.

As a kitchen specialist, we offer a complete range of premium appliance brands, including Miele, Smeg, ASKO, Gaggenau, Neff and Bosch, all of which are presented in attractive lifestyle settings in our kitchen showrooms. In addition to our showrooms we have a New Zealand wide network of service providers available to all of our customers.

We have extremely knowledgeable, well-trained staff that can help you work out the best solution for your kitchen in all of our nationwide showrooms. Many of our team members have extensive industry and Kitchen Things experience, and we are all passionate about the company and our cooking products.

With 25 years in business, Kitchen Things has established a reputation for excellent service, and are proud to be associated with the NKBA of New Zealand.

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Laminex New Zealand

With market leading brands in the Laminex New Zealand portfolio including Formica, Laminex, Melteca and Caesarstone, we offer a full suite of inspirational surfacing options for kitchens, bathrooms and beyond. 

Laminex NZ has manufacturing facilities throughout New Zealand and prides itself on supporting NZ businesses with strong industry associations.

Laminex NZ forms part of the Laminates and Panels division of Fletcher Building Products Ltd and aims to be New Zealand’s trusted business partner for decorative surfaces and panel products offering expert knowledge and exceptional value to our customers.



Resene has all the quality paint, colour, wallpaper, curtains and professional advice you need to get a superb finish on your decorating projects, including everything you need for kitchens and bathrooms from the walls to cabinetry and kitchen floors.

Choose from thousands of colours in the Resene Total Colour System or let Resene create a custom colour match for you. Once you’ve chosen your favourite colour, get it tinted into the extensive range of Resene Environmental Choice approved low VOC paints. See the latest Resene fashion colours and whites and neutrals collection and get friendly and professional advice about how you can use these in your projects. Or if you have a tricky surface or project to paint, get free technical advice on the best paint system to use and how to apply it.

Resene has been proudly 100% NZ owned and operated since it started in 1946 and was named New Zealand’s Sustainable Business of the Year 2010 and Most Trusted Paint brand 2012.

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O’Brien Group

The O’Brien Group has six branches nationwide with a team of around 100 people.

Over the company’s 45-year lifetime, it has consciously and continuously invested in new machinery to enhance quality and productivity as well as new innovative products. Today, O’Brien Group’s capability and attention to detail is testament to that investment. The team can produce more than 150 customised laminate jobs daily.

Alongside quality and delivery, O’Brien Group is mindful of the trade requirement for hassle-free installation and the client requirement for product longevity.

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Blum's functional kitchen hardware fascinates with its smooth opening and integrated soft-closing technology. Complemented by its highly ergonomical and practical organisational accessories. All 100% made in Austria.

Julius Blum founded Blum over 60 years ago in his hometown of Vorarlberg, Austria. Today Blum is a global leader in lift mechanisms, hinges, drawer and inner dividing systems for kitchens and other living areas, with innovation and high product quality.

From its local roots in Austria the family-owned company has grown to employ 7,100 people around the world. It operates seven plants in Vorarlberg as well as production sites in the USA, Brazil and Poland. With 28 subsidiaries and representative offices worldwide, Blum now supplies cabinetry hardware to more than 120 markets.

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Cosentino Group is a global family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design.

With the involvement of its customers and partners, this leading company imagines and anticipates design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’s lives. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone®, Dekton®, Sensa by Cosentino®. Technologically advanced surfaces which allow create unique spaces and designs for the home and public spaces.

The group has based its development on international expansion, an innovative research and development programme, respect for the environment and sustainability, its ongoing corporate commitment to society and the local communities where it operates, training, equality and job security.

The Cosentino Group currently distributes its products and brands in more than 80 countries, from its headquarters in Almeria (Spain).

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NZ Panels Group

NZ Panels Group is a leader in the interior panels industry with its Bestwood, Prime Panels, Dezignatek brands.

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Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric and its associated brands, PDL and Clipsal, design and manufacture electrical technology and energy management solutions for residential and commercial applications. For the kitchen and bathroom segments we provide an extensive range of switches, sockets and home automation solutions. We are actively changing the perception of light switches and sockets from a basic necessity to an effortless accessory, by going beyond functionality with styles to lift any interior space.


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NKBA is proud to be the promoter of excellence in the Kitchen & Bathroom industry within NZ, celebrating our 34th Anniversary of the NKBA Awards this year.

From 2015 NKBA is sponsoring the Student Design Competition alongside our National Awards. There is a scholarship attached to this competition of $2,000.

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Parex Industries Limited

Parex Industries Limited has been servicing New Zealand customers since 1966. They specialise in kitchen appliances and pride themselves on sourcing the best products in their respective categories and backing their customers with exceptional service.

Parex have represented InSinkErator in New Zealand for over 30 years and has built a very strong reputation as a leading supplier of household Food Waste Disposers and Instant Hot Water Taps.

As well as representing InSinkErator, Parex also represents Schweigen Home Appliances, a brand well known for their aesthetically pleasing silent rangehoods.

Parex have recently refocused their position amongst designers and look forward to working alongside the NKBA to create new relationships and network with New Zealand’s well known and up and coming designers.

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NEFF understands that cooking inspires people, and it’s these people who inspire them. “The heart of the kitchen isn’t the cooker, it’s the people.” This is the philosophy on which Carl Andreas founded his company in 1877 in Bretten, Germany.

The range of NEFF products has all been designed by people who are passionate about food and love spending time in the kitchen, where the experience of cooking is just as important as the end result. It is passion that led to innovations that many of us now wouldn’t know how to live without. Back in 1950 it was NEFF developers who were the first to make thermostats standard equipment in ovens. Just seven years later, NEFF introduced the first microwave oven in Europe.

More recently, the iconic Slide&Hide disappearing door, the NeffLight and the tactile TwistPad Fire magnetic cooktop control dial, have provided serious features that are indispensable to cooks all over the world.

NEFF is constantley researching new ways to improve the quality and sustainability of their appliances, keeping the NEFF brand at the forefront of kitchen technology, as well as proud manufacturing and engineering heritage.

Cooking with enthusiasm is what identifies our brand – and has done so for 140 years.

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Gaggenau is a renowned as a global luxury brand, offering exclusive culinary culture and sophisticated lifestyle.

Inspired by the requirements of leading professionals and top chefs, Gaggenau brings culinary technology to the domestic kitchen. Gaggenau aims to create appliances which possess the same functionality and durability as the professional kitchen does, but are designed for the luxurious domestic environment.

With a rich history going back over 333 years, the Gaggenau brand name was not invented; it is in fact named after a small town in the Black Forest, Germany. Years of technology, quality and skill have seen Gaggenau develop appliances that strive to continuously offer the very best.

Many architects, designers, chefs and design enthusiasts consider Gaggenau the world’s preeminent design brand of kitchen appliances.

The difference is Gaggenau.

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Bosch Home Appliances

For generations now, Bosch home appliances has been making everyday life a bit easier. Having appliances in the home to do that work for you, means you can spend less time on things often considered as chores and have more quality time to things that matter most to you. Bosch represents uncompromisingly quality, technical perfection and maximum reliability and when every single Bosch appliance makes your life a little easier – that’s Bosch in every detail.

With the aim to make time spent in the kitchen as enjoyable as possible, every appliance has been carefully designed, produced and tested by Bosch engineers. Ensuring the result combines cutting edge technology, timeless design and remarkable ease of use to reduce the workload for you while consistantly delivering perfect results.

Being awarded many international accolades such as the Red Dot Design award and the iF Product Design award among others, Bosch appliances offer premium quality, advanced innovations and outstanding German engineering.

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Artisan Stone

Artisan Stone is a South Island owned and operated business, tracing our roots back to Trethewey monumental stonemasonry in the 1920’s. Redefined in 2008 and fortified by experience and reputation, we strive toward international best practice, using a fusion of technology and traditional craftsmanship.

Carefully selecting the finest Granite, Marble and Quartz material and suppliers, we specialise in Kitchen Bench Tops, Bathroom Vanities, Fire Surrounds and Commercial work and specialise in customised designer projects. With a dedicated client services team we are committed to partnering with our customers to ensure the stone piece is fabricated precisely to expectations.

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Evolution of Surfaces

Evolution of Surfaces markets and sells the best of global architectural brands in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Brands include Corian® surfaces, iB Rubinetti® tapware and Fenix NTM® surfaces.

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Burns & Ferrall

From humble beginnings in 1948 to an iconic commercial and domestic kitchen company, Burns & Ferrall have established a reputation for customer service excellence and product support that is second to none.

From cooking equipment, bakery, clean up, a huge range of food service and kitchenware items, Burns & Ferrall are the true one stop shop for hospitality, food service and bakery operators.

In New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, Burns & Ferrall provide the world’s most respected brands to hotels, restaurants, bars, food retailers and institutional organisations.

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