Christmas Hours 2014

Monday 1 - Friday 5 December   9am - 5pm
Saturday 6 December   10am - 4pm
Sunday 7 December   10am - 2pm
Monday 8 - Friday 12 December   9am - 5pm
Saturday 13 December   10am - 4pm
Sunday 14 December   10am - 2pm
Monday 15 - Friday 19 December   9am - 5pm
Saturday 20 December    10am - 4pm
Sunday 21 December   10am - 4pm
Monday 22 - Tuesday 23 December   9am - 5pm
Wednesday 24 December   9am - 4pm
Thursday 25 - Friday 26 December   closed
Saturday 27 December   10am - 4pm
Sunday 28 December   closed
Monday 29 - Tuesday 30 December   9am - 5pm
Wednesday 31 December   9am - 4pm
Thursday 1 - Sunday 4 January   closed

From Monday 5 January, hours will resume as normal. Please note that we will be closed the first Saturday in January.

Welcome to our website, it has been constructed with the same qualities that dictate the running of our business. Fine products, passion, respect and knowledge. We care about sustainability and the environment and our philosophy is that great food should be available to all at a reasonable price. Please enjoy our website.

Steven and Valda Scheckter in their shop

Dedicated food emporia, such as the Scheckters’ Petone shop (photographed in 2004), import South African products. These foods cater to expatriates’ cravings and introduce New Zealanders to new flavours. Products such as Mrs Ball’s Chutney, Rooibos Tea and Ouma Rusks may be unfamiliar to most New Zealanders, but for South Africans they provide a culinary and sentimental link with their home country. Strangely, Marmite is also imported, as the South African recipe differs from the New Zealand product.

An entry from Te Ara, the encyclopedia of New Zealand, available here


We do not sell via the website, or take credit cards over the phone. We are more than happy however to discuss your requirements, and ship as far as you may be within New Zealand. You are welcome to call on 08009399925, or email us Want to arrange a gift in New Zealand from anywhere in the world ? No sweat! We will do it, and do it well, beyond expectations. Please ask.

Seasonal orders: We are now taking orders for Christmas Ham, on or off the bone, any size. Made for us exclusively by Cameron Harrison, 2014 winner of the best ham in New Zealand.

We also do platters. Any size, style, budget. Better than anywhere else.

Valda is our Wedding Cheese Expert. Brides and Grooms, talk to Valda now. Reserve your cheese - have some left for the day after!