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About Try Local.

Well hello there..

I’m Rebekah, the founding lass of Try Local. My backbone is the Tourism and Hospitality industries, and that’s exactly why I started this wee shindig.

I studied at Queenstown Resort College (a couple of moons ago now) and then spent a good 5 years flinging myself off extremely high platforms at AJ Hackett Bungy in both Queenstown and Auckland. I then worked for the Convention Bureau at Destination Queenstown and more recently spent my time running up and down all 12 levels of the Grand Millennium Auckland as a Business Development Manager.

This industry has made me who I am and the fact that these businesses are suffering extremely right now makes my heart hurt. I want to do what I can to help Kiwis explore New Zealand’s locations, businesses and experiences – and to encourage us all to support local while doing so.

Basically, Try Local is a Kiwi-owned, Kiwi-repping platform that collates deals, promotions and specials in the Tourism and Hospitality industries. Everyone is encouraging Kiwis to travel, I get it. But the reality is, many Kiwis don’t have a lot of money to travel. Therefore, we are listing everything they can do… on a budget – ‘cause who doesn’t love a good bargain?!

Hope you enjoy our site as much as I do!