About Us

Gummies is owned and operated by Margot and Adam Collier

 

Adam & Margot CollierGummies is a New Zealand company established in 2006. We bought this company in December 2010 while looking for a new and exciting challenge. The company was created to make time outdoors and in the garden more enjoyable for people of all ages. Our lovely range of womens and kids gummies, with garden tools and tote bags, encourage both adults and children to get back to nature and enjoy the outdoors.
Gummies is owned and operated by us, a mother and son team based on the Kapiti Coast. We are both active gardeners and love the outdoors, especially in our wonderful gummies which we know you will love as much as we do.

 

We look forward to hearing from you,
Margot and Adam Collier

 

 

About our artists

 

Shelley Cruickshank - created Ladies Pukeko and Ladies Native Forest


Shelley currently resides at Waihi Beach. Drawing her inspiration from wild New Zealand scenery, Shelley seeks to capture the essential beauty and freedom of her subjects.
Her medium is acrylic used as watercolour, with subtle layering of translucent washes, and fine detail. She produces both self-originated and commissioned originals as well as some limited edition prints.
Shelley can be contacted via her website:

www.artfromtheheart.co.nz
Or ph 07 863 5431

 

 

Durrelle Green - created Ladies Ponga and Ladies Pohutakawa


PongaDurrelle was born in Te Awamutu and has been painting since childhood. She started operating her own hand-painted furniture business at the age of just 17. Green regularly teaches Mixed Media and sells her contemporary acrylic artworks through Harrisons Gallery in Tauranga which she has managed since 2005. Her skills for acrylic painting stem from a creative flair that has been admired through initiative and entrepreneurial finesse. Strong artistic influences have also come from her previous sign-writing and ceramic painting employment. She resides in the sunny Bay of Plenty where she finds her hectic life style, large family, encouraging partner and menagerie of animals great inspiration. She can be contacted at:

durrelle_green@hotmail.com

 

 

Mark O'Brien - created all of our kids gummies


Farm SceneMark started drawing not long after he was born in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1961. He cartooned his way through school and Waikato University, and after two (very) short careers in economics and marketing, he started Monsta Mail Marketing in 1984.
From 1989 to '91 he drew a daily MONSTAstrip for the Auckland Star, and appeared live on TV3's children's show The Early Bird Show,drawing MONSTAS with a flock of bird puppets!
The 1989/90 Whitbread round the world race stopover in Auckland inspired him to draw a series on each yacht in the fleet in his Star strip. MONSTA was appointed as the official mascot for the 1993/94 Whitbread race. He was official race cartoonist, and did the same job for Swedish Match in the last Whitbread race in 1997/98. He followed both races from port to port, drawing around 100 cartoons each race, capturing some of the fun and humour that goes around the world with the fleet. MONSTA cartoons have recorded Team New Zealand's Louis Vuitton and America's Cup win in 1995 in San Diego, Prada's Louis Vuitton Cup win, and TNZ's defence in Auckland in 2000, and Alinghi's win in Auckland in 2003. In 2007 MONSTAs were part of Prada's Challenge for the America's Cup in Valencia.
Contact Mark at
www.monsta.co.nz

 

 

 

Testimonials

 

"Gummies arrived safe and sound - they fulfill expectations! My friend grew up in New Zealand and is now a farmers wife in the UK, where the things she misses are cabbage trees, flax and pukekos! Absolutely perfect!"
(R Freeth, Dunedin)

“I was recently home in NZ visiting my family.  My Mum LOVES her gummies! I purchased them online for her from Ireland. You sent them to her for her birthday in January and she was just thrilled. She couldn’t figure out what would be in this beautifully wrapped box, so thanks very much.
I have just placed another order to get a pair for myself."
(A Ayaduray, Ireland)

“These are the fourth pair I have purchased for my daughter, they are the only shoes she wears and hence wears them with everything (they look really lovely with her flash party frocks!!).  Anyway top marks, they wear well and I know she will love this pair as well.”
(R Rogers, Cambridge, NZ)

“My nephew loves his pair so much! His sister wants some now”
(M Rule, Tauranga, NZ)

“This is the second pair of your Gummies I have purchased for my grandson.  He lost one of the boots while away on holiday and was so upset because he loves them so much I have to get him another pair”
(T Godfrey, Whangarei, NZ)

“We have just got home from the Ellerslie Flower Show where we purchased a pair of your Farm Gummies for our grandson.  We just wanted to email you to congratulate you.  We think they are marvellous!”
(S Finlay, Remuera, NZ)

“My daughter was given a pair of Pukeko Gummies for Christmas.  It is the middle of summer and I have not been able to get them off her feet.  She even wears them to bed!”
(R Day, Christchurch, NZ)

"We have three children and live a busy outdoor life on our farm.  Each of the kids have a pair of Gummies and we love them!  Each pair has been handed down, well loved and hole free to the next in line, although they much prefer to choose one of the designs for themselves on a new pair!"
(V Briant, Gisborne)

"I was recently back in Wellington when my Mother and I spotted your Pukeko gummies in Aotearoa House in Cuba Street. I feel in love with them immediately and I knew I just had to have them. Unfortunately I made poor shop assistant jump through many hoops to make sure I got a pair before my flight back to Germany. I live in Munich and they are a little taste of home with which I wear with pride when walking along the Isar (River) or doing my garden here. The German's can't quite work them out and I get many interesting stares, as well as many compliments, as they are not your usual boring ones you get over here. They are just so special. Even the Begal at Brisbane airport couldn't wait to take a sniff of them:-)
Thanks so much for bringing a taste of home back to Munich for me. There is nothing better that says, New Zealand! In fact they sit in my hallway almost as a work of art!"
(J Edrissi Munich, Germany)

"THANK YOU - THEY ARE WONDERFUL.   I WILL SPREAD THE NEWS!"
(S Patton, Waikanae)