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Launch of New Zealand's First Online Op Shop.


                                    The more you give…the more you have.
 
 
 
 
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Release Date: 1st July 2009.
 
Dairy Flat, Auckland, New Zealand.
 
 
 
Launch of New Zealand's First Online Op Shop.
 
New Zealander's can now browse, buy or donate goods for charity from the comfort of their own homes thanks to the opening of www.OnlineOpShop.co.nz.
 
The Online Op Shop is a virtual treasure trove of secondhand items where all profits are equally distributed to Op Shops throughout New Zealand, helping to benefit local community initiatives.
 
Similar to Trade Me, ebay and other online stores, donating or buying items is quick and simple and volunteers are on hand to answer any questions.
 
Graham Bull, who developed the idea, was once homeless himself and, after being rescued from the streets by the Salvation Army, sees the Online Op Shop as a way of giving back to those whose work helped him and others.
 
"Being homeless taught me many things, how to survive being one, but the most important lesson I learnt is 'the more I give, the more I have' and the Online Op Shop is my way of giving back to those who were kind to me."
 
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