I have been looking for green stone and other things that can't be found in my country. Seems silly to bring home stuff made in China. There is a "rent a booth" place here that only allows hand made items from NZ.
We also had to stop at a craft store for some bits and pieces needed to finish so REAL NZ made jewelry.
Tomorrow it is off to Whangarei...in Maori WH is pronounced like our PH= F so the town is pronounced Fang-a-ray. Stay tuned.