14 Hours Homeless

Written by Trade Me Property team in General and Property at 12:00pm, Fri 10 Oct 2014

One in 120 Kiwis are now classed as ‘homeless’, often living in unsafe and unsuitable locations or in cramped, shared housing with other families.

On Friday 10 October – World Homeless Day – the Salvation Army is running “14 Hours Homeless”, an initiative to make a meaningful difference to housing deprived Kiwis. Participants across the country will sleep rough for 14 hours to help raise funds for the homeless in New Zealand.


New iPhone 6 categories added to Trade Me

Written by Nick in General at 9:00am, Fri 10 Oct 2014

This week we’ve added new categories for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus – so if you’re thinking of upgrading your smartphone to something even smarter, here are a few tips:

- When hunting for a new item like an iPhone 6, consider the benefits of buying from a seller ‘in trade’ (look for the icon) and the security of using Pay Now.

- When selling your iPhone, make sure you list in the correct category, with a clear photo of the right model, and an accurate description of its specs and condition. More...

New: Category Updates in Trade Me Jobs

Written by The Trade Me Jobs team in General and Jobs at 10:00am, Tue 7 Oct 2014

We’re excited today to launch a new top-level category in Trade Me Jobs: Automotive. A top-level category is a major industry or category that then expands into further specialised areas (or sub-categories).

The sub-categories in Automotive are:
- Automotive technician
- Diesel mechanic
- Management
- Panel & paint
- Sales, operations & parts
- Other

We’re adding this category because lots of roles are being listed on Trade Me Jobs in the Automotive industry, and they outgrew their old home.  More...

Kev is celebrating Save Kiwi Month this October

Written by The Trade Me team in General at 9:00am, Wed 1 Oct 2014

Today, our mascot Kev the Kiwi is celebrating the Kiwis for kiwi annual fundraising campaign: Save Kiwi Month.

Save Kiwi Month aims to raise $100,000 which is enough to save 1,000 kiwi from pests and predators for an entire year. This year, Kiwis for kiwi is looking at the plight of kiwi through the eyes of our children, the generation who could grow up to see the last kiwi disappear from New Zealand. The results are a wake-up call to all New Zealanders to make a donation to fund the ongoing efforts to protect our national bird, and to ensure our kids don't grow up without kiwi.

To support kiwi conservation, Kiwis for kiwi is selling money-can't-buy kiwi experiences and items available throughout Save Kiwi Month through their storeMore...

Scheduled Maintenance

Written by Moana in Scheduled maintenance at 5:03pm, Mon 29 Sep 2014

Trade Me may be unavailable on Tuesday 30th September between 12:00 am and 12:30 am for scheduled maintenance. All auctions that are due to close between 12:00 am and 12:30 am will be extended by 1 hour.

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