Our Op Shops

We have two Op Shops operating in the Waikato Region. Our first store opened in Hamilton East in 2015, with its success we decided to open our second store in Cambridge in 2017.

All funds raised through the Op Shops are used to pay for the ongoing costs of running our rescue.

Hamilton East Op Shop
390 Grey Street, Hamilton East

Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pm
Saturday 10am-2pm

Please note that our Hamilton East store is also open on the first and third Sunday of each month (during the Hamilton East Market Day) Our hours on these days are 09:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cambridge Op Shop
76 Duke Street, Cambridge

Opening times:

Monday-Friday 10am-4.30pm
Saturday 10am-2pm

We are also open on the Cambridge Market, Lions Trash 'N' Treasure days (Second Sunday of each month) 10am-2pm


We gratefully accept any donations of good quality items that we can sell, these can be dropped off to either of our shops during opening hours, if you have large items or bulk loads please contact us and we can arrange collection. 


Would you like to help New Lives Animal Rescue? Have a few spare hours up your sleeve? Join our team of volunteers at our Op Shops, with a range of jobs to be done such as sorting, cleaning, customer service etc, there's never a shortage of work! The shops boast a fun, friendly and busy atmosphere! So if customer service, retail and a passion for animals is your thing, then we want you on our team! Pop in and see us or Email newlivesrescue@xtra.co.nz for a volunteer application form and we'll be in touch!