About Us


Hi, I‘m Paul Rose. I am CEO of Machines Gadgets and Gizmows Ltd. (MGG Products).

From the mid 1980‘s to 1997,the passion of my business partner, Mike Whiting and I, was our company “Mowtown Farm and Garden Ltd.” and the machinery which we manufactured or imported. We had a factory in Wanganui, New Zealand manufacturing PZ, Vicon and Mowmaster agricultural machinery and we were the sole New Zealand importers and distributors of Mowers, ATV‘s and other machinery from: MTD, White, Cub Cadet, Yardman, National, Allen, Exmark, Votex, Harry, Peruzzo, Shibaura, Polaris, Welger, Greenland, Deutz-Fahr, Walterscheid and Maschio.

Mowtown distributed it’s products throughout New Zealand via around 60 franchised dealerships. We laid claim to up to 45% share of the developing New Zealand Ride-on mower market and sold in excess of 14,000 ride-ons during that 12 year period. Of course, the market for ride-ons is much bigger nowadays.

In 1997 the Lawn and Garden division, together with the Mowtown name was sold to MTD, our largest supplier in America. The Agricultural Machinery division was sold to The Power Farming Group in Morrinsville, New Zealand. MTD elected to drop the “Mowtown” branding although some dealers still display it even now, some 14 years later.

Mike has since retired to Nelson and I was in re-hab for 10 years trying to be cured of my obsession for lawnmowers. The re-hab was going very well until some very good Chinese engineers said they could make me “The best cutting and catching ride-on lawnmower I’ll ever use”.

I was hooked again and MGG Products (Machines Gadgets and Gizmows Ltd) was born. My obsession has now widened to all sorts of useful garden, hobby farming and landscaping machinery as well as many other really useful gadgets and gizmows. As we find these great labour-saving and interesting products from around the world, we shall bring them directly to YOU at especially low wholesale prices.

Now, in a new century, marketing and distribution channels have changed. Today, we are able to offer our products directly to YOU, the end user, via the internet at amazingly low prices. We can do this because we do not have to build in multi-level distribution costs and profit margins when we market in this way.