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    Kennards Hire accelerates growth in New Zealand’s south island

    Published on 24 August 2020, Monday, 3:02 PM

    Family-owned equipment hire company, Kennards Hire has opened its latest purpose-built branch in Dunedin bringing its branch network in New Zealand to 27.

    As the second largest city in the South Island, Dunedin’s diverse economy is creating a domestic building boom, with local governments heavily investing in infrastructure to improve the coastal area and waterfront around the Dunedin and Otago/Southland region. The new 3,000sqm Dunedin Branch is perfectly positioned as a new asset to support both the local infrastructure and active community. 

    New Zealand General Manager, Tom Kimber, said, “It’s exciting to open our newest branch in Dunedin. We see the city and surrounding Otago area as an extremely progressive part of New Zealand.

    “This is our 27th branch and we’re grateful to our loyal customers, who are the reason why we are able to continue to grow our network. We’re looking forward to becoming part of the community, supporting the local economy and its people.”

    Todd Smith, Branch Manager, is leading the Dunedin Branch, returning to family in the city following a 10-year stint at Kennards Hire in Australia, bringing his family home with him. Todd’s eager to start building relationships with the community and will soon partner with a local school as part of the Kennards Hire KidsCan school buddy program, supporting low decile schools with equipment and volunteers. Todd is joined by experienced Service Person Drivers, Jeffrey Dela Pena and Billy Parker, and is actively recruiting for additional staff from the local area.

    With a focus on delivering safe and exceptional customer service, the branch is designed to ensure safety is the priority for staff and customers, particularly in the event of a local or nationwide lockdown.

    The new branch extends an already established local network with the Kennards Hire Queenstown and Invercargill both operating successfully in the wider region for 18 months and is conveniently located at on 5 Midland Street, South Dunedin, situated in the just south of the CBD.

    The official opening took place on Monday, 24 August. With an extensive product range, expert advice and contactless service and delivery you can count on the Dunedin team for whatever, whenever, wherever. Call 03 7422000. For more information and opening times, visit

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.