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Get Your Home Ready For The Cooler Months with Luxaflex Video

April 26, 2022

Interior Design Consultant, Belinda Leen, shares a top tip to get a warm cosy home during the cooler months. Luxaflex offer excellence in window insulation with... Read more


Introducing the Motion Comfort Adjustable Bed by Design Mobel Video

March 23, 2022

Beds Manager, Allan Walton, shares the latest arrival from Design Mobel, the Motion Comfort Adjustable Bed. With an unforgettable experience at the touch of a button,... Read more

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8 Gift Ideas Under $150

December 14, 2021

No matter what you’re celebrating or if you’re giving “just because”, we’ve hand-picked eight of our best gift ideas for less than $150. Whether your loved... Read more

Festive Season Dining

Festive Season Dining

November 30, 2021

Dining al fresco is the peak of summer entertaining in New Zealand. Most of us want to make the most of the summer evenings and spend... Read more

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Dual Purpose Indoor & Outdoor Furniture

November 17, 2021

Thinking of your outdoor space as an extension of your indoor living area is a fantastic way to ensure the design is comfortable and stylish, and... Read more

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Get Ready for Summer with Luxaflex Blinds

October 18, 2021

The days are getting longer, spring flowers are in full bloom and that pervasive winter chill has finally disappeared. With summer around the corner, now is... Read more

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Quick Dry Foam – Designed for Outdoor Living Video

October 6, 2021

Our Furniture Category Manager, Jayne Cross-Hunter shares the quality materials used in our outdoor seat cushions featured in the McKenzie & Willis 2021 Outdoor Collection. Watch... Read more

Calligaris Silhouette Dining Table

Introducing the Silhouette Extension Dining Table by Calligaris Video

June 15, 2021

Our Furniture Category Manager, Jayne Cross-Hunter shares the latest arrival from Calligaris, the Silhouette Extension Dining Table! Watch to find out more about its beautiful design... Read more

Luxaflex Blinds for Winter

Luxaflex Blinds for Winter

May 12, 2021

Windows are big culprit when it comes to energy loss in your home, especially so in winter as the temperature drops. On the flip-side, the low... Read more

Fairydown Duck down Espresso Blanket

Our Best Selling Blanket: The Fairydown Espresso

May 5, 2021

Year after year the Fairydown Espresso is our best selling blanket. Perfect for all year round, Fairydown Espresso Blankets are a simple and practical way to... Read more

Belle Interiors Collection

Belle Interiors Collection

December 21, 2020

The Early Years As part of the very fabric of Christchurch, Belle Interiors and founder Colin Foggo have long been at the forefront of furniture design... Read more

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Behind the Brand: COAST

December 3, 2020

As the brainchild of Nicola and Alex Webster, New Zealand brand COAST was built on the idea that quality design should not only be beautiful but... Read more

Beautyrest Connoisseur Plush Bed

The Beautyrest Connoisseur Bed Gets an Update!

July 22, 2020

Always paving the way with the latest technologies, Beautyrest have released their brand new model of the Beautyrest Connoisseur. While it continues to be our best... Read more

Furninova Vesta Sofa

Staff Favourite – Vicky Thomas Video

July 10, 2020

Vicky Thomas (Furniture Consultant, McKenzie & Willis Christchurch), shares her favourite sofa brand, Furninova! Watch to find out more about this European brand and the incredible... Read more

Cavalier Bremworth Carpet Made in New Zealand

Cavalier Bremworth: Inspired, Grown and Made in New Zealand

June 24, 2020

The Cavalier Bremworth brand has a long history of innovation in New Zealand. They are renowned for their revolutionary and quality textured wool carpets which pull... Read more

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Behind the Brand: Bianca Lorenne

June 18, 2020

Meet Alison Nottingham, textile extraordinaire, talented business woman and founder of NZ brand, Bianca Lorenne! Built on Alison’s desire to bring exquisite bed linen to the... Read more

McW Collection Joseph Range

Introducing the Joseph Furniture Range

June 11, 2020

In 1906, McKenzie & Willis was founded by Joseph Willis and R. S. McKenzie. Starting life as real estate agency that also auctioned and sold second... Read more

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Staff Favourite – Michael Russell Video

March 17, 2020

Flooring Consultant, Michael Russell presents one of his favourite new products – Rhino Evercore! Rhino Evercore is a rigid composite hard flooring that has a stone... Read more

Sealy Grandwood Ultra Plush!

Staff Favourite – Julian Anderson Video

January 30, 2020

Bedding Specialist, Julian Anderson shares with us his favourite bed – the Sealy Grandwood Ultra Plush! Watch to discover more about this amazing bed and why... Read more

Jardinico Caractere 301 Umbrella

How to Operate a Jardinico Caractere Umbrella Video

January 8, 2020

Find out how to operate the fantastic Jardinico Caractere Umbrella! Easy to open with a simple twist of the hand, the Caractere offers loads of flexibility... Read more

Harbour Outdoor Furniture

Introducing Harbour Video

November 8, 2019

We caught up with Paul Gerrard (Director of Asia Pacific Operations at Harbour) for some insight into this amazing outdoor furniture brand. Read more

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Sheridan’s Focus on Sustainability

October 22, 2019

In recent years, the topic of sustainability has gained momentum. All over the globe, communities are taking steps to reduce their environmental impact. As we collectively... Read more

Luxaflex Rollershade Sunscreens

A Smarter Home with Luxaflex & Somfy Connexoon

October 4, 2019

Well regarded for their beautiful and high quality blinds, Luxaflex are also known as pioneers for new technology. Their possibilities for motorisation, voice control and automation... Read more

Morris&Co fabrics

Staff Favourites – Anna Kouwenhoven Deavoll Video

October 2, 2019

 Anna Kouwenhoven Deavoll (McKenzie & Willis Interior Design Consultant) shares her favourite fabric collection – Morris & Co. Watch to find out more about this... Read more

Quick-Step Wood Flooring

Quick-Step Wood Flooring – Committed to Nature

September 27, 2019

Now more than ever it’s important to understand where the products we use in our home come from and their effect on the environment. One of... Read more

Nick Radford Rugs

Introducing Nick Radford Rugs

August 2, 2019

Nick Radford Rugs was established in 2003, when Nick Radford, inspired by creative trends in the international space, assembled the company’s first rug-making frame in a... Read more

Forma furniture

Behind the Brand: forma

July 30, 2019

A meticulous attention to detail and passion for design has been the driving force behind renowned NZ Made brand forma. It is led by creative extraordinaire... Read more

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Understanding Upholstery Fabric

July 25, 2019

There are many things to consider when it comes to choosing the right upholstery fabric. Far beyond personal taste and aesthetics, upholstery fabrics need to perform.... Read more

Bianca Lorenne Svernare Collection

Bianca Lorenne Svernare Collection

July 16, 2019

Inspired by the beauty of the colder season, the new Svernare collection channels everything we’ve come to love about Bianca Lorenne but with a contemporary twist.... Read more


5 Reasons to Choose Shutters

June 19, 2019

Why choose Shutters? With their timeless appeal and practical qualities, shutters are a great alternative to curtains and blinds. Shutters not only look great but can... Read more

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SleepMaker & Beautyrest: A NZ Made Story

May 24, 2019

Renowned for their innovative sleep technologies, superb comfort and absolute quality, SleepMaker and Beautyrest beds also have a NZ made story. Their parent company was founded... Read more

AH Beard Beds available at McKenzie & Willis

Behind the Scenes at A.H Beard

January 23, 2019

Established in 1899 by Enoch William Beard, A.H. Beard has been improving lives through better sleep for the last 120 years. With their commitment to creating... Read more

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Introducing Dunedin Artist: Lisa Dorahy

December 11, 2018

We’re very excited to announce that our Dunedin showroom now has range of artworks on display from local Dunedin artist, Lisa Dorahy. Lisa is renowned for... Read more

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Introducing Edit by Seneca

November 22, 2018

We are very excited to introduce our brand new homewares range – Edit by Seneca. Edit by Seneca is a curated collection of beautiful handmade pieces... Read more

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Meet the NZ Designers and Makers: Southern Creations

August 17, 2018

At McKenzie & Willis we have long been passionate supporters of NZ brands and NZ Made products. Which is why we are bringing you our “Meet... Read more

James Dunlop Textiles

Meet the NZ Designers and Makers: James Dunlop Textiles

August 16, 2018

At McKenzie & Willis we have long been passionate supporters of NZ brands and NZ Made products. Which is why we are bringing you our “Meet... Read more

David Shaw Furniture

Meet the NZ Designers and Makers: David Shaw

August 15, 2018

At McKenzie & Willis we have long been passionate supporters of NZ brands and NZ Made products. Which is why we are bringing you our “Meet... Read more

Mountain Valley Furniture

Meet the NZ Designers and Makers: Mountain Valley

August 13, 2018

At McKenzie & Willis we have long been passionate supporters of NZ brands and NZ Made products. Which is why we are bringing you our “Meet... Read more

Bianca Lorenne Yosakura collection

Q&A with Alison from Bianca Lorenne

June 28, 2018

The eagerly awaited Yosakura collection from Bianca Lorenne has arrived! Embodying all things Oriental, this new range features beautiful prints and handcrafted finishes, underpinned by a... Read more

Halo Tribeca Leather Sofa

Staff Favourite: Halo Tribeca Leather Sofa

June 22, 2018

Once a month we are bringing you a favourite piece from the McKenzie & Willis collection from our biggest fans… our staff! Keep tuned to see... Read more

Richard Pointon Rugs

Every Rug Has a Story

May 25, 2018

As the exclusive stockist of Richard Pointon rugs in the South Island, we’re very passionate about this exclusive range. And for good reason! We spoke to... Read more

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Staff Favourites: MM Linen Laundered Linen Range

May 24, 2018

Once a month we are bringing you a favourite piece from the McKenzie & Willis collection from our biggest fans… our staff! Keep tuned to see... Read more

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Candlewick Bedspreads & Duvets Make a Comeback

May 11, 2018

Tactile finishes and handmade qualities have been huge for interiors lately so it’s no surprise that candlewick bed linen is also making a resurgence. But what... Read more


Your Guide to Choosing the Perfect Sheets

May 4, 2018

It’s a common misconception that the only thing that matters when buying new sheets is the thread count. In reality though, it’s a combination of the... Read more

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Leather Care – a Little Bit of Care Goes a Long Way

April 27, 2018

Leather is a natural product celebrated for the warmth and character it can bring to a space. As it ages it will soften and develop a... Read more

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The Fascinating History of Vincent Sheppard & Lloyd Loom Furniture

April 13, 2018

Synonymous with quality and design, Vincent Sheppard has been creating unique furniture pieces since 1992 but it’s their ‘Lloyd Loom’ furniture range that has the most... Read more

Halo Stoneleaf Dining Table available at McKenzie & Willis

Staff Favourites: Halo Bleu Nature Stoneleaf Dining Table

March 23, 2018

Once a month we are bringing you a favourite piece from the McKenzie & Willis collection from our biggest fans… our staff! Keep tuned to see... Read more

Quick-Step laminate flooring

5 Reasons to Choose a Quick-Step Laminate

March 21, 2018

Combining technology, beauty and an unparalleled attention to detail, Quick-Step is undeniably one of the best names in hard flooring. There are many reasons to choose... Read more

SleepMaker beds available at McKenzie & Willis

SleepMaker Answers the Question “Why Am I so tired?”

March 8, 2018

Are you fed-up with always feeling tired? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to get a full night’s sleep and wake feeling rested and energised ready to face... Read more

AH Beard Nox Smart Sleep Light available at McKenzie & Willis

Review of the AH Beard Nox Smart Sleep Light & Sleep Monitor

January 16, 2018

 Bringing in a new technological era for Beds, AH Beard recently released the new AH Beard Nox Smart Sleep Light & Sleep Monitor. The Nox... Read more

Bianca Lorenne Padua bedlinen range available at McKenzie & Willis

Introducing the Bianca Lorenne Padua Range

December 19, 2017

Drawing inspiration from the world’s earliest botanical gardens in Padua Italy comes the brand new collection of comforters, duvets, bedspreads and accessories from Bianca Lorenne. This... Read more

Luxaflex Fabric Awning

Why Choose a Luxaflex Awning

December 8, 2017

A Luxaflex fabric awning is a great solution for these hot summer days we’ve been having! Read on to find out the benefits of a Luxaflex... Read more

Ethnicraft Furniture Range

Staff Favourites: Ethnicraft Furniture Range

December 1, 2017

Once a month we are bringing you a favourite piece from the McKenzie & Willis collection from our biggest fans… our staff! Keep tuned to see... Read more

AH Beard Nox Smart Sleep Light available at McKenzie & Willis

Get a Better Night’s Sleep with the Nox Smart Sleep Light

November 21, 2017

Sleep is as important to your overall health and wellbeing as a healthy diet and regular exercise. How to have a good night’s sleep is a... Read more

Tribu Pure Sofa available at McKenzie & Willis

Staff Favourites: Tribu Pure

October 3, 2017

Once a month we are bringing you a favourite piece from the McKenzie & Willis collection from our biggest fans… our staff! Keep tuned to see... Read more

Bianca Lorenne available at McKenzie & Willis

Get to Know: Alison from Bianca Lorenne

September 22, 2017

The recently launched Botegga range from Bianca Lorenne is the epitome of luxury and style born out of a true passion for creating all things beautiful.... Read more

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Staff Favourites: Carezza Scott Sofa

August 11, 2017

Once a month we are bringing you a favourite piece from the McKenzie & Willis collection from our biggest fans… our staff! Keep tuned to see... Read more

Moduleo Moods Luxury Vinyl Tiles available at McKenzie & Willis

Product Spotlight: Moduleo Moods

August 11, 2017

The movement towards a homes that expresses our individuality has gained momentum over the last couple of years. Gone are the days of stark, white on... Read more

Furninova Vesta Modular Suite available at McKenzie & Willis

Furninova Modular Sofas – Design your own

August 3, 2017

Are you on the hunt for the perfect sofa for your living space but finding it difficult to find one that fits all of your needs?... Read more

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Product Spotlight – Kartell Precious

September 9, 2016

When you think of style and glamour, plastic doesn’t usually spring to mind… However, thanks to Kartell, this high-performing, technological material has now become precious and... Read more

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Product Spotlight – Luxaflex Q-Motion

May 25, 2016

Motorising your roller blinds has traditionally been seen as a luxury with a luxury price tag to match but, there has been a revolution in the... Read more

Heirloom Supreme

Get an Even Better Night’s Sleep from AH Beard

May 24, 2016

Top Australian bed manufacturer AH Beard have created an even better night’s sleep with the release of their new King Koil Heirloom Supreme beds exclusively for... Read more

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Product Spotlight – Teak Outdoor Products by Devon

December 23, 2015

Teak has long been a popular choice for furniture manufacturers not only because of its gorgeous colour but also because of its durability. It is a... Read more

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New Wedgewood Collection by Blendworth Furnishings

December 22, 2015

McKenzie & Willis supplier Blendworth Furnishings have a new range and it is a very exciting collaboration! Blendworth have partnered with Wedgewood to create a stunning... Read more

Wanaka CC Interiors

Product Spotlight – CC Interiors Collection

December 14, 2015

If you have visited more than one of the five McKenzie & Willis branches you will have noticed that each has a slightly different look and... Read more

Bianca Lorenne Rafelle Petal Bedcover

Linen is this Summers Trend!

December 14, 2015

Linen has truly emerged on to the scene as the hottest and most sought after trend in home linens this summer and many of our brands... Read more


Product Spotlight – the Aspen Umbrella by Jardinico

October 28, 2015

With the summer sun well and truly on its way we thought it would be the perfect time to do a post on one of our... Read more


Product Spotlight – Impressive Laminate Flooring by Quickstep

October 28, 2015

Top flooring brand Quickstep have just launched a very impressive new laminate flooring product which they have in fact named ‘Impressive’ and we think rightly so!... Read more


Product Spotlight – Enduro by Cavalier Bremworth

October 28, 2015

Enduro is the latest edition to the Cavalier Bremworth flooring family and is constructed using man-made fibre- solution dyed nylon. Solution dyed nylon is made specifically... Read more

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The Next Generation Rhino Carpet is Here!

August 27, 2015

SmartStrand, the Rhino Carpet, have outdone even themselves with their latest release- SmartStrand Forever Clean. SmartStrand Forever Clean is the only carpet on the market today... Read more

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Winter Proofing Your Home

August 20, 2015

Windows can be one of your home’s most attractive features. They showcase views, provide natural sunlight and warmth from the sun. Unfortunately, they can also account... Read more

Halo Wanaka

Create a Winter Sanctuary with Halo

August 20, 2015

With the winter treating us to some stunning Wanaka days (and freezing temperatures that go with them) we are looking to how we can make our... Read more

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The Latest Release from Bianca Lorenne in Store Now

August 19, 2015

The new season release from Bianca Lorenne is in store now- the ‘Libretto Collection’. We have been eagerly awaiting its arrival and were not disappointed! The... Read more

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You Can Stop Partner Disturbance – We Have the Technology!

August 19, 2015

Reducing pesky partner disturbance always seems to be at the very top of customers shopping lists when looking for a new bed and since they are... Read more

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Reviewing the New Outdoor Range from Manutti

June 18, 2015

McKenzie and Willis are the South Islands exclusive stockists of beautiful Belgian outdoor furniture brand Manutti . Their 2013/2014 collection is in store now and once... Read more

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