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Hi there,

This month we say goodbye to daylight savings and hello to dark mornings, moving our clocks back an hour this Sunday. It's not all bad though – April is shaping up to be pretty choice. With Easter and ANZAC Day falling close together, you can take three days off the regular working week and grab yourself a 10-day holiday. Sweet!

The Whittaker's Big Egg Hunt is also in full swing across the country. The eggs are listed on-site, so have a look – there are some cool designs by super-talented artists, and all the proceeds go to Starship. If you want to win a ridiculous amount of chocolate – more than one human needs – take a selfie with one of these giant eggs and flick it through to us before Good Friday. We'll have a chuckle and then send the coolest selfie-taker a big ol' choccy hamper.
 
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Cool things we've built
Twice a day we update the site with new features or fixes for things that might not be working quite right. You can find out more on the big changes we make via our Announcements page. Here are our favourite two updates from the past month:

Have a wee look – you'll love it

Our holiday rentals site, Holiday Houses, has just had an awesome makeover. The beautiful new look is image-rich and mobile-friendly, so make sure you try it out on your iPhone or iPad.
 
 
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Check out the new-look Holiday Houses site
 
 
 
 
This is just the start...

Our most popular category is not just clothing, it's fashion – Trade Me Fashion.

The changes bring fashionistas like you some weekly inspiration and a personalised shopping experience. You can refine your search to get exactly what you're after, and even filter out listings that have free shipping.

The new-look Trade Me Fashion is only available on our desktop site for now, but we're confident you'll enjoy the makeover.
Visit Trade Me Fashion
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Cool auctions
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Bathcart
 
Potentially the 'fastest bath in the world', this go-kart is powered by a 400cc Honda engine and can race around pretty fast, reaching speeds of up to 130kph!
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The three princesses
 
This is a framed Phillip Waddington original of Wellington Zoo's lionesses Djane, Djembe and Zahra. You'll also get a bonus lion encounter. Roar!
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Hurakia Lodge
 
Fancy using a helicopter to get from your pad to Auckland City in six minutes? You can if you own this $10m property on the Hauraki Gulf.
 
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Turning back the clock
It's been 25 years since NZ established its first international internet connection from Waikato University. John Houlker was the man who pressed the button back in April 1989.

This almost coincides with Trade Me's 15th birthday. We've come a long way since Sam Morgan had the frustrating experience of buying a heater for his chilly flat and built Trade Me as a result.

Ka pai to everyone who has been a part of the adventure so far. And cheers to Sam and John!
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Top 10 searches
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1     Caravan
2     iPhone
3     Karen Walker
4     Leather chair
5     Coffee table
 
  6     Adidas
  7     Merino
  8     Desk
  9     Trailer
10     Firewood
 
 
 
 
 
The purest of pure
We're stoked to be involved with the HRV Pure Invironment Project. This will see an old, cold and mouldy Ponsonby villa transformed into a healthy and liveable home over the next two months.

There are a heap of interesting things going on, with lots of Kiwi businesses contributing to make this home the latest in eco-friendly and efficiency innovation. It will be auctioned off on 18 May, but in the meantime you can keep an eye on it on Trade Me Property.
Have a look at the villa
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Want to work for us?
Ram, Marshall, Nataliya, Conrad and Emmy joined the Trade Me gang this month – welcome to the team, guys! Keen to join them? We've got a big range of fun jobs to choose from.

Know of a top notch designer? Well, we're currently on the hunt for two superstars to join our team in Auckland and Wellington. Spread the word!
 
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Take it easy over your Easter break! I'm looking forward to perfecting my hot cross bun recipe this year.
From Madeleine and the Trade Me team
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PS. We had a little bit of April Fool's fun on Tuesday – check out the blink and bid shenanigans that is BlinkMe.
 
 
 
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