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Kennards Hire Grow Into Christchurch

Media Release
September 24th, 2014

Kennards Hire Grow Into Christchurch

Kennards Hire, a 65 year old family business with existing hire branches in Auckland and Wellington, has continued their network growth in New Zealand through the acquisition of the three branch network of City Hire in Christchurch. Kennards Hire are pleased to have reached agreement with City Hire thus enabling their first expansion into Christchurch.

With locations in Papanui in Christchurch’s North, Hornby in the South and in Christchurch’s CBD, City Hire has over 25 years of hire history in the South Island’s largest city. The branding of the locations will be changing but Kennards Hire will be keeping on the same friendly faces. The three new Kennards Hire branches will be providing a huge range of reliable tools and equipment to help make jobs easier, whether they’re for professional or home DIY projects.

Kennards Hire New Zealand General Manager, Tom Kinross, says although the name is changing, customers can be assured that the professional and exceptional Kennards Hire customer service and improved range and depth of equipment will be available from day one.

“Customers are our number one priority and we want to make sure their hire needs are met first and foremost,” he explained. “All local DIYers and trades people can expect the three new Kennards Hire branches to be in full operation with an even wider range of quality tools and equipment. Kennards Hire is a family business, so we treat our customers like family.”

The three new Kennards branches are open 7 days a week and will continue to operate out of 472 Moorhouse Avenue in Christchurch, 154 Langdons Road in Papanui and 198 Spring Road in Hornby.With the addition of these three locations there are now 13 Kennards Hire locations in New Zealand.

Throughout September and October, all hires can help Kiwi kids who need it most thanks to the Kennards for Kids Initiative. Throughout this time, Kennards Hire is donating $2 from every hire to KidsCan. All the more reason to get into your local Kennards Hire branch for all your trade or DIY needs!

For contact details for the new Kennards Hire Christchurch branches and to view the full range of equipment available for hire visit


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