We are now accepting books on exchange and credits to shop cards.
We are not buying stock for cash yet. We are operating under Level 2 restrictions.
Please note that we will require you
* to wear a mask at all times whilst instore
* sign in and sanitise your hands at entry
* maintain a 2m distance between you and other browsing customers
We are here to help you if you need assistance and are happy to organise a delivery for those who are still staying safe at home. Web orders will be processed and delivered via courier and NZ Post.
Store pick ups can be ordered online or organised by phone and email. We will send you an email when your pick up is ready to be collected.
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Our next book club meeting is on Monday 8 November at 6pm. Check out Facebook or email us to find out more.
Born in 1922, Roy attended Timaru Boys High School and Otago University, where he studied accountancy. During the Second World War he served in the RNZAF and the RAF. From 1949 to 1970 he was the Executive Director for McKenzies (NZ) Ltd.
In 1948 Sir Roy married Shirley Howard. Sir Roy and Lady McKenzie had three children - Peter, John and Robyn - and nine grandchildren.
Sir Roy's contribution to philanthropy in New Zealand has been immense. He was on the J R McKenzie Trust Board from 1947 - 1993, chairing it for 17 years. He substantially increased the Trust's assets. He was significantly involved in the governance of the J R McKenzie Youth Education Fund. He also set up other grant making bodies:
the McKenzie Education Foundation (1966 - 85)
the Roy McKenzie Foundation (1986 - 95) - this was ground-breaking in its flexibility and innovation, seeding the birth of important organisations like the Funding Information Service and Philanthropy New Zealand.
the Deaf Decade Trust (1992 - ), which now operates as the Deaf Development Fund.
He was renowned for his innovative approaches to supporting the community and his own "back pocket philanthropy".