New Zealand Made Products Facebook page born during lockdown a massive success [Video]

A Facebook page born during lockdown to help struggling Kiwi entrepreneurs has been such a success it now has a website, potential sponsors and its own online shopping platform.

From Te Reo clocks, shampoo bars,

"It grew so quickly and it just keeps ticking over, it was nothing like what I expected," Colcord said.

"At one stage I had 20 moderators working shifts to check credentials of businesses before they were accepted on the site."

The 23-year-old finished her paid employment at a community law centre to concentrate on Chooice.

This month, after plenty of partnership offers, Colcord teamed up with design and innovation company, Indigo, and launched the online shopping platform,

Indigo started a small business support forum called Manaaki-io during Covid with former Warrior and professional boxer Monty Beetham a co-founder.

After just six days had more than 570 New Zealand owned stores on the site.

It includes a Chooice Live segment …

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