"With the decline in physical music sales in NZ over the past few years and events like the Christchurch earthquake there seems to have been a lot of stores closing.
Please note we've excluded stores that only sell second hand titles and also souvenir or book stores that have a tiny selection of music. The stores listed are either solely music retailers or at least have a large selection of new music. Also we can't say if we're 100% accurate so if you know of any others that we've left out then please leave a comment and we'll add them to the list. And we've also left out online retailers like... us."
Southbound Records (
Alien Records (11 Veronica st, New Lynn)
Conch Records (115a Ponsonby Rd - note - in 2014, Conch effectively shuttered its record store and focused solely on its cafe/restaurant - they now have records as decoration, but have occasional pop-up record fairs)
Flying Out 80 Pitt St, ff K Rd - opened on 18 April 2015, to coincide with Record Store Day. Flying Out started as an online distributor for Flying Nun/Arch Hill in 2013, and this shop grew out of that operation.
Real Groovy from Jan 7 2016 - 369 Queen st, Akl City
Rebel Soul Records, Samoa House arcade, 283 K Rd, Akl City (opened late July 2015)
Vinyl Destination 64-66 Mokoia Rd, Birkenhead (opened in Albany and shifted to Birkenhead in April 2015 / closing down 31 March 2016, moving to Tauranga, re-opening 16 April 2016)
Musiquarium (369 Dominion rd, Mt Eden)
Mix Foundation, Little High St
Marbecks Classical (Queens Arcade)
Retro City, 161 K Rd - vintage/retro artifacts, plus a small selection of 2nd hand vinyl. Store opened around Sept 2016, run by Heath Burgoyne (ex Cyberculture and other K Rd record stores)
Rec, a music venue/record store at 38 Custom St East, their opening weekend is opening October 14 2016
Noise Company (Dargaville)
Central Nth Island
My Music (Taupo)
Vinyl Countdown (New Plymouth)
Zinc Records (Taradale)
Electric City Music (Napier)
Just For The Record (Napier)
Vinyl Destination- moved to Tauranga, reopened 16 April 2016
Rough Peel Music (Cuba st, Wtg Central)
Slow Boat Records (Cuba st, Wtg Central)
The Revolution (120 Main st, Upper Hutt)
Lo-Cost Records (147 Jackson st, Petone)
Mint Music, 258 Hugh St, Lower Hutt (run by ex Marbecks Queensgate manager)
Penny Lane * 2
Too Tone Records
Relics (86 St Andrew St)
Rock N Rolla
Graham Electronics, 101 Revell St
And for a contrast: From the Telegraph "Where are London's best independent record shops still selling vinyl?"