Welcome

Welcome to the House of Knives' online store. We hope that you will enjoy your stay here, and find exactly what you are looking for. 

We have over 6500 stock items, and the ability to get even more. We have not put all of those on this site, so if there is something you cannot find please call us!
You can reach the House of Knives tollfree on 
0508 564 837 in New Zealand.

This number will take you to our nearest available branch.

We are New Zealand's original knife shop and have two branches:

24 Mt Eden-Road
Mt Eden
Auckland 1023
171 Jackson-Street
Petone
Wellington 5012
Find us on the Wises Map
Ph  64 9 302 2980
Fax 64 9 302 0410
auckland@houseofknives.co.nz
Find us on the Wises Map
Ph  64 4 939 3399
Fax 64 4 939 5648
petone@houseofknives.co.nz


Shop Hours
:
Monday to Friday 09:30am to 05:30pm Auckland
Monday to Friday 09:30am to 05:00pm Petone
Saturday 09:30am to 02:00pm both Auckland and Petone
Closed on Sundays and public holidays


We also have gift vouchers and a mail order service available.


WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ADVISE THAT OUR AUCKLAND PREMISES HAVE BEEN ACCESSED FOR IEP
AND WE HAVE CERTIFICATE OF RESULTS  A+ THAT IS GREATER THAN 100% OF NBS

PETONE ON COMPLETION BUILDING WORK IN MARCH 2012 WAS ISSUED WE CODE COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE WHICH WE UNDERSTAND INCLUDED STRENGTHENING TO 100 % NBS

CHECK OUT TRADE ME LISTING  #:1312618849 for an interesting job.....Unique store room person...

Polytechnics

Special kits are assembled for use by students in these polytechnics:

Weltec
BOP Polytechnic Waiariki Institute
UCOL Whanganui
UCOL Whanganui
EIT
   

News updates

 

Date

Event

   
   
December 2016 We have set up a direct email for Students to both of our out lets of Auckland and Petone
Our Auckland email:   studentak@houseofknives.co.nz
Our Petone    email :   studentwg@houseofknives.co.nz
Please note we have scales and NZ Chef book available in Petone as well as Auckland
December 2016 Please bring in your student list for the course and we can give deal on quality Garments and equipment at both stores ,Auckland and Petone.
   

Situation Vacant   Trade me # 1312618849

We are a small family business with a retail outlet, but we also import, export, manufacture, distribute, wholesale and source product both in NZ and overseas.
Therefore an important requirement for us is to have staff who are willing and able to multitask in a variety of areas.
Currently we are looking for a person who is capable of carrying out duties in both our warehouse/stockroom and Inwards/Outwards Goods areas, plus be able to attend to customers either face to face in the shop or via phone/email in the warehouse.
This would require a good level of fitness, ability to climb ladders and lift heavy rolls of material, excellent spoken and written English, competent and advanced computer skills (programming skills to ensure smooth stock control a definite advantage), confidence and a tidy, well presented appearance.
Defining this position would encompass a number of Unit Groups:

Unit 5912 Transport and Despatch
It is essential that all stock movements be accurately recorded, all incoming orders/items to be identified and inspected for possible shipping damage or loss, and checked off. Arranging distribution of goods to appropriate areas and ensuring correct and safe packaging of same.
Must have the ability to decide best method of distribution, work with cubics, arrange for freight pick-ups/deliveries, read and understand incoming shipping documents, and accurately complete all local and overseas shipping documents.

Unit 5911 Purchase and Supply
This position calls for someone with the ability to source items both locally or from overseas. Someone with experience in kitchenware items and in particular in textiles would be a distinct advantage due to the amount of material we import for our uniform range. This requires an experienced person with an in-depth knowledge of not only material composition and finishes, but also of manufacturing the end product to ensure correct weights, widths, lengths and thread counts are purchased.
The position requires accurate recording of all incoming orders, outgoing orders, checking all stock movements against computer records and Stock on Hand.
Must understand the variations of stock levels of certain items during the year and have the ability to plan for increased /reduced stock levels, and prepare orders accordingly to ensure a constant supply of basic stock.
Arrange convenient and correct storage and handling of goods.
Must be able to assemble and pack customer orders, arrange appropriate shipping, and liase with customers regarding pricing, alternative stock items, delays in supply etc.

Unit 7411 Storeperson
Be responsible for checking all incoming orders against Purchase Order / Packing Slip.
Noting any discrepancies, damage or incorrect items.
Must be fit enough to help unload delivery vehicles. We only use a Handtruck for this – no forklifts or other machinery is used. Occasionally deliveries need to be unpacked while still on the back of the truck, requiring care and speed.
All incoming goods need to be accurately entered into the computer, prior to being distributed to other locations. Accurate computer skills are therefore needed plus the ability to work with numerical codes, many of which can be very similar, requires clear cognitive  skills.
Storing, pricing, labelling and rotation of stock often requires lateral thinking ability.

Unit 7321 Delivery Driver
Currently we have several storage locations and frequently need to transport goods to and from these places. The person we are looking for needs advanced driving skills (experienced in towing a very long trailer), an understanding of packing stock to ensure balanced loads, the observational and practical skills to maintain our vehicles in acceptable condition, good knowledge of Auckland roads to ensure efficient travel routes.

Minor Unit  891 Freight Handler and Shelf Filler
Receiving and checking of incoming goods, placing on appropriate shelves in stockroom and subsequently refilling empty shelves in the store.

Unit 8912  Shelf Fillers
Ensuring goods are correctly priced and placing them neatly in the correct order on shelves.
Rotation of stock and observing stock shortages and replenishing from warehouse stock.
Assisting customers find items they may be looking for.
Maintain an organised, neat and safe display to assist customers find the items they require.

The above covers the main skills and duties we would want a new employee to have.
There are of course, the personal attributes we also need such as the ability to work in a team, to mix well and co-operate with others, attend work regularly and on time, have a polite and helpful attitude to assisting customers, the ability to work under pressure at times,
a desire to provide excellent customer service by going the extra mile, and clear, legible  writing and numerical ability.
In other words, we need a super human.
Please apply on trade me site under job #1312618849