A Kiwi Original

A Kiwi Original is a video series, sharing uniquely Kiwi stories from people contributing to New Zealand's future.

New episodes are released on YouTube. Subscribe to get notified when new episodes are released.

Share Your NZ Made Story

Each episode is approximately 3-5 minutes long. While each interview is unique, there are key themes that come up each time including:

  • The origin story behind your business.
  • What your business makes.
  • The people and skills your business relies on.
  • The products that have been created and the problems they solve.
  • How this business is positively shaping New Zealand's future. 

There is no additional appearance fee for being featured on A Kiwi Original. This service is included as part of your NZMade or NZCode licence fee. For licence holders, the best moments of the episodes are shared with our 30,000 NZ Made fans across LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

A Kiwi Original - John Wyma | CRONZ

CRONZ is a local boutique carpet and rug manufacturer, based out of Rolleston, Christchurch, creating bespoke custom made rugs and carpet, tufted in 100% NZ Wool in over 140 colours, any style or design.

Starting back to an idea in 2002, having sold an engineering company, John Wyma, a founder and director of CRONZ, was looking for a new challenge to apply his engineering brain to. Inspired by the need for New Zealand to add value to raw material and being located in the rich location of Canterbury, John set about designing then building a machine to manipulate yarn into high quality floor coverings.

The result today is quality designer rugs that act as pieces of art in the homes of both those in New Zealand and abroad.


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