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Independent Music Retail Stores


Location: Shop 22, Queens Arcade, 34 Queen St, Auckland City, New Zealand. +64-9-379-0444

Marbecks is New Zealands oldest independent music store. Established in 1934 it is still a family owed business.


Opening Hours:
9am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday
9.30am - 5pm Saturday
10am - 5pm Sunday.

Real Groovy

Location: 369 Queen St, Auckland 1010. Ph 09) 302 3940 or 0800GROOVY Email:

Real Groovy has New Zealand's largest music store in Auckland.


The best place to find what you were and weren't looking for. One of the first and longest lasting true Record Stores in New Zealand, and an icon in Auckland. Not only do they have records but also a fantastic range of unique products, books, novelties, vinyl, CDs, tapes, DVDs, clothing, music related memorabilia and more. They also sell the majority of tickets to gigs in Auckland. Real Groovy Auckland has been independently owned since 1981.  

Trading Hours: Monday - Wednesday 9am -7pm, Thursday - Friday 9am - 9pm, Saturday - Sunday 9am - 7pm (Public Hoildays 9am - 7pm)

Rough Peel Records

Location:173 Cuba Street Wellington, 6011 PO Box 6698 Marion Square Wellington 6141 Ph 04 803 3726 Fax 04 803 3746 Follow Us Facebook Twitter



A brief history: We used to be Real Groovy Christchurch and emerged in Wellington after the earthquake of February 22, 2011 forced the closure of the store. A fresh start with a new name was the way to go and here we are.... RPM has a great selection of new and used vinyl, cds, dvds and books. 

If you can't find what you are looking for contact us at and we will try to source it for you. 


Trading Hours:


Mon to Thur 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Penny Lane Records

Location:463 Colombo St Sydenham 8023. Ph 03 366 3278 other Christchurch stores in Eastgate Shopping Centre, Riccarton Rd, The Hub Hornby

Penny Lane is Christchurch's longest established independent record store trading in New and Pre-owned Records, CDs, DVDs


Trading Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5:30pm, Saturday - Sunday 10am - 5pm

Slowboat Records

Location: 183 Cuba St, Wellington, New Zealand Ph/Fax +64 04 385 1330 P.O Box 11522 Manners St, Wellington, New Zealand Email:

New & Used Compact Discs, Records, dvds & More..Slow Boat Records is Wellington, New Zealand’s longest running independent record store. Situated in Cuba Street in the vibrant and eclectic Te Aro area of the capitol’s downtown CBD, it has long been a favourite of the discerning music fan (as well as the odd celeb –Robert Plant, The Beastie Boys, Johnny Marr, The Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Oasis, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Chris Isaak have all shopped with us, whilst Beck was very disappointed that we were closed, and Evan Dando seems to make us his first port of call!), with a wide array of CD’s, vinyl LP’s, 78’s and 45’s, posters, tee shirts and DVD’s.

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