In late 2017, we (Saran and Amy) took the keys to Hamills Taupo (Mad Mikes/Ridgeline Outlet… call it what you like. It’s Taupo’s favourite little hunting shop!). With Saran being a keen hunter and active member of the NZDA Taupo and Wairakei Fishing & Hunting Club, along with Amy’s background in marketing, it was an opportunity not to be missed.
Sadly, on 30 November 2018, a tragic arson attack on an adjacent store resulted in Hamills being gutted by fire and all stock was lost – only two weeks shy of our one-year anniversary. The plan was to celebrate by throwing a BBQ, but we didn’t want to light up the whole shop!
Saran’s comment soon after was, “We will be back better than ever!” (along with a few words not fit for this website). We will be, but it will take some time before the physical retail space is up and running again.
While we wait for our new and improved store to open, we hope this website will offer both our loyal and new customers to take advantage of the best range of outdoor products at everyday great prices.
We’re always up for a yarn, so give us a call or email to chat about your upcoming adventures – we’re happy to offer any advice.