Kiwi Country, Te Anau was born from a vision by owner John Greaney to provide a
stopping point for coaches travelling from Queenstown to the iconic Milford
Sound, Piopiotahi. The land was a vacant lot in the centre of Te Anau for many
years before John developed it into a complex that today includes retail
shopping, a café and public toilets.
John has been a retailer for over 40 years, initially buying Speden’s Sports shop in
the late 70’s and developing this into Te Anau Sports (later part of Outside
Sports, Queenstown & Wanaka). He continued to grow his retailing
operations, and opened up the current Kiwi Country site on Miro Street in
In 2006, John negotiated to purchase Westland Greenstone in Hokitika, an iconic
West Coast business retailing and manufacturing NZ Pounamu to be sold through
the various stores.
Retailing is in the family DNA, John’s daughters Rachel, the company buyer, and Megan
both joined the company after they graduated from university to continue the
family retailing legacy. They both have an involvement in the business. Their
combined work history and experience bring a breadth of business and leadership
skills to the company that all compliment each other and allow them to work to
their strengths. They are also supported by a fantastic team who help keep the
business running day by day 365 days of the year.
We look forward to welcoming you as customers and keeping you as followers and