Events, Favourite Stores and Websites


Auckland Hobbies Fair April 2018

Freeman's Bay Community Centre

21st April 2018

11am - 3pm

Entry $5 under 12 free

The Auckland Hobbies fair is New Zealand’s largest collectors fair for Diecast models, model trains, collectible toys, model train layouts, working models, sci-fi collectibles, and much more. It is held twice a year at Freemans Bay Community Centre.

Including: Dinky, Corgi, Lledo, Matchbox, Solido, Minichamps, Spot-On, Fun-Ho, Hot-Wheels, Ixo, Diecast models, old tin plate toys, Meccano, model trains and accessories, model boats, toy soldiers, Meccano, kitsets, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Batman, TV themes, McDonalds toys, dolls & bears, miniatures, postcards, DVDs, books, magazines, records, plastic models, planes, vintage tools, military memorabilia, motor racing, and more.

Easter Opening Hours 2017

Retrospace will be open for the following times over the Easter weekend:

Good Friday - Friday 30th March CLOSED

Saturday 31st March 10am to 5pm

Easter Sunday, 1st April: Closed

Easter Monday, 2nd April: 10am to 4pm

Friends of Retrospace and other Social Websites

Zeus Plug

New Zealand's best Doctor Who podcast. Paul (Who is Rochelle's husband who runs Retrospace, and is also Retrospace's resident Dr Who expert) is a semi-regular guest on Zeus Plug.

Zeus Plug - a regular Doctor Who podcast series discussing each new episode of Doctor Who as it broadcasts, as well as special one-off episodes in between series.

Made in New Zealand. Broadcast to the world.

Monster vs Robot Facebook Page

Monster Vs Robot (MvR) is an New Zealand Page dedicated to all things Pop Culture. Comics, Art, TV, Film, Cool Collectibles, Merchandise and more.

What's happing in Takapuna : I Love Takapuna

Combine a trip to one off the many events in Takapuna, walk the beach, eat in one off the many yummy food places, and then wander over to Retrospace. The I love Takapuna Facebook page will keep you updated with whats on and where!

City rythym - beach vibe!

NZDWFC – the New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club

The New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club (NZDWFC), is a non-profit organisation that has been running since 1988. All fans are invited to use this website.

This website offers the opportunity to discuss anything to do with Doctor Who on the Forums; check when the next episode will screen on television; view articles, stories, comic strips, reviews and artwork as well as several novels in the Archive, purchase a range of merchandise, and meet up with other fans.

Paul Scoones's Blog


Retrospace's Paul Scoones is also the author of a book about Doctor Who comic strips ('The Comic Strip Companion'), and has worked on the BBC Doctor Who DVDs.

Auckland Sci-Fi Meet-Up Group

Auckland Scifi is a free friendly social group for fans of anything sci-fi, fantasy, super hero or zombie related. We run regular events where you can hang out and argue with other fans about the kind of nerdy stuff that other people just don't understand.

We meet every 2 weeks in the CBD for our SciFriday social night where new members can find out what we’re all about. We also go to the movies, get-together to watch our favourite new and classic TV shows; we run a book club, quiz nights and lots more!


Click here to join up (it’s free!) and to find out what events we have coming up: (Sorry, over 18s only)

Auckland Film Society


Mobile: 021 136 4019

About us –

Auckland Film Society is a member of the NZ Federation of Film Societies, a national non-profit incorporated society, which has been screening throughout New Zealand for over 70 years. We’re dedicated to the presentation of classic and contemporary films on the big cinema screen: animation, documentaries, and features from around the world and on our own doorstep.

Our audiences are made up of film fans, filmmakers, students and the general public. Film Society membership is open to everyone. We operate on a subscription basis because (with just a few exceptions) we have non-commercial screening rights, and must screen to members only. 

Sci Fi Fantasy Friends NZ

Come and join us on Facebook, Sci Fi Fantasy Cosplay, cult nostaglia and everything else.

Welcome all New Zealand and Australian Science Fiction Lovers, Fantasy Friends, Cosplayers, Writers, Larpers, Re-enacters, Steampunks , Dieselpunks, Goths, Artists, Directors, Thespians , Makers and Geeks of all shapes, sizes, and inclinations... We are a friendly bunch , and would like to keep this a positive group. 

Hairy Feet Scenic Film Location Tour Waitomo

Join guided tours through the stunning Mangaotaki Valley farm near Piopio featured in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"...

Visit New Zealand's stunning Denize Bluffs farm and tour where Sir Peter Jackson, director of Lord of the Rings Trilogy, filmed the most location screen time for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. 
The towering limestone cliffs, a primeval native forest and massive rock formations on this Piopio farm, near Waitomo became the location for Trollshaws Forest... and the home of "Sting"!

Join our personally guided tour and see where these scenes were filmed:

  • The Company arriving at a destroyed farmhouse
  • The exit from the cave containing the troll hoard
  • Gandalf bestowing the sword, "Sting" upon Bilbo
  • Radagast arriving
  • The Orcs and Wargs attacking

Have your photo taken standing in the exact spot where Bilbo received his magical sword, "Sting", from Gandalf.

+64 7 (07) 877 8003


AFK - The Web series

AFK is a new and out of their element, they must work together to survive in a hostile new world.

Filmed entirely in New Zealand, home of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, AFK: Series One launched on Sky TV's 'The Zone' on October 28th.

Peter Haynes (Director/Writer) had an idea that wouldn't go away. He started with creating a trailer, that lead to a pilot, that lead to a successful Kickstarter campaign, that brings us to launching it in November 2015




South Seas

creating the people who will make the movies who will make the toys Retrospace will stock in the future.......

Stella Nova – Auckland's SF club

nzLARPS – the New Zealand Live Action Role Playing Society

The New Zealand Live Action Role Playing Society Inc is a non-profit organisation that supports larp in New Zealand.

Steampunk Imagineers of New Zealand

The Premier and longest running Steampunk event of the Southern Hemisphere is based in the New Zealand Steampunk capital; Oamaru

Showcases Direct - Affordable Display Cabinets

If you are a serious collector in need of a display cabinet for your collection, Retrospace recommends ShowcasesDirect based in Penrose Auckland who have a wide range of sizes and designs to show off your prized collectibles. We even use these guys ourselves so they come highly recommended, when contacting them, tell them Retrospace sent you!

Berkeley Takapuna

Located 5 minutes walk from Retrospace, come see your favourite blockbuster, then come and see us!

32-34 Anzac Street

Fax:(09) 488 6005
Tel:(09) 488 6000

Toy Circus Shannon

Toy Circus,the amazing world of toys and amusement.

Magical Toy Adventure
An amazing journey into a world of fun and fantasy. Special effects, motors, lighting and a little magic, bring the toys and life size creations to life, recreating scenes from popular TV shows & films. Including one of the Universe's largest collections of Star Wars toys. 
This attraction is not just for the young one's, adults will love taking a trip down memory lane, with all the retro toys from the 70's, 80's.

Open 10am - 5pm over weekends/ holidays

Action Sporting fun Scooter/BMX/Blade: learn how to flip,twist spin or just have some fun, flying into the foam.
Open over winter weekends/holidays 12 - 5pm weather permitting, please note helmets are compulsory.

If you would like to visit Toy Circus outside the above opening times, please ring or email, to arrange a time.
For more info go

06 3627466