We've been doing it all wrong.
For 25 years we've been making Cactus products in NZ. But thanks to recent news stories about World and their NZ-made swingtags, we've made the startling realisation that you don't need to actually make your stuff in NZ to market it as NZ-made... all you need is a magic swingtag, with 'Made in New Zealand' written on it in French! Of course! French. Why didn't someone tell us this already?
So, we've found a few products around the Cactus office that are up for sale as genuine, NZ-made merchandise if anyone's interested…
Genuine NZ-made Feijoa iMac.
Running macOSTararuas 10.6.2
All the microwaves that operate in this machine are 100% made in NZ. (Unless you take it overseas).
Made in Waimatuku.
Honda Massey Ferguson. 2-wheeled version.
Perfect for ploughing donuts into any Upper Hutt cul-de-sac.
Assembled by engineering students from Katikati Kindergarten.
Thundering bass from 700watt subwoofing speakers.
'True Colours' by Split Enz CD stuck in the player.
'Skip/Search', Memory' and 'Surround' written on it.
Made in Taupo.
We thought he was from another planet. But this swingtag proves us wrong.
Made in Newtown, Wellington.
Not actually for sale, sorry.