Celebrating 18 Years of Show TV: Your Local Kiwi Gem

In an age where retail giants drop ship their way into our lives, Show TV proudly stands as a true Kiwi success story, brimming with resilience and community spirit. Nestled in the heart of Mount Maunganui in the Bay of Plenty, we're not just a business; we're your neighbours, mates, and an integral part of the local fabric. As we approach our 18th birthday, we reflect on what it means to be a Kiwi-owned and operated business and why shopping locally in The Mount matters now more than ever.

The Show TV Story: A Local Legacy

Eighteen years ago, we embarked on a journey with a vision - to source and provide quality products, with a twist. We love to show you how our products work. When we demonstrate our products at fairs and events across the country, we too often hear remarks like “WOW!” and “Do you come with it too?!” And it never gets old for us. That’s because everything we sell here, we use ourselves. Nothing fills us with joy and pride more than taking that extra step to show you how things work - from perfecting your Pork Crackle to washing your Windows! As a result, we've built an ever-growing family of professional and knowledgeable staff and a greater community of customers, all of whom we are grateful for every day. Today, we're proud to say that we've not only achieved our goals but exceeded them. Our roots are deep in New Zealand soil, and we are 100% committed to maintaining our (self-proclaimed) local legend status.

Why Shopping Locally Matters

Shifting our business from predominantly in-person to the digital realm since 2020 has been quite the journey. We swiftly transitioned from being the friendly face at your local fair to being the friendly face on your Facebook feed in a matter of weeks! Those times really threw everything at the kitchen sink at us, but we were determined to continue maintaining the connections we've built with you over the years. And here we are now - the same real people behind your screens, and we're always here for you!
In an age of convenience and online shopping, it's easy to be swayed by the allure of fast and cheap options.
But here's where we invite you to consider the bigger picture:

Supporting Local Jobs: When you choose to shop locally, you're supporting your neighbours and fellow members of your community. At Show TV, we employ a diverse pool of talented people from all walks of life, continuously nurturing growth in our economy.

Quality Over Quantity: We've all been lured by those too-good-to-be-true deals from overseas sellers. But what's often hidden behind those bargains are compromised quality and ethics. At Show TV, we take pride in curating products that meet Kiwi standards and values.

Personalised Service: Local businesses like ours offer personalised service like nobody else can. We know you by name, and we even remember what size pan you bought at the Auckland Home Show last year! Making you happy truly matters to us.

Sustainability: Supporting local businesses often means reduced carbon footprints due to shorter supply chains. We are committed to being as environmentally responsible as possible and are constantly working towards minimising our impact on the environment.

Our Promise to You

As we celebrate our 18th birthday, our promise to you remains the same: We will continue to source innovative quality products at competitive prices, products that will “make you say wow every time”! Our service will always be warm, kind, and accommodating. We will always be your devoted, locally-owned and run retailers.

Join Us in Celebrating 18 Years

Show TV's journey wouldn't have been possible without your loyalty. As we celebrate our 18th year, we invite you to be part of this impressive anniversary.
Consider shopping locally not just as a transaction but as an investment in your community's future. Help us continue to be a beacon of Kiwi enterprise, community support, and quality goods. When you choose Show TV, you're not just making a purchase; you're making a difference. Here's to 18 years and many more to come. Thank you for being part of our incredible adventure! Happy Birthday to Us, and Cheers to You, our Show TV family!

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