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About STIHL SHOP Kapiti

STIHL SHOP Kapiti is owned and operated by Kapiti locals Steve and Leanne Ritchfield. After operating Kapiti’s leading garden machinery retail and repair business ‘Waikanae Mowers’ since 1994, Steve and Leanne outgrew their Waikanae premises and took up the opportunity of becoming STIHL SHOP Kapiti in 2017.

Operating from 10 Te Roto Drive in Paraparaumu, just two doors down from the Paraparaumu Fire Station, we are conveniently located near the Kapiti Expressway off-ramp.


We specialise in top quality outdoor power equipment including the entire Stihl range, as well as world leading brands such as Masport, Honda, Rover, Lawnmaster, Cub Cadet and Hansa.


We also service and repair all makes and models of garden machinery. With a highly experienced team of small engine repairs specialists.



Stihl Shop Kapiti Team

“We have been doing business with Steve for 8 Years, 7 of those at Waikanae mowers and now at Stihl Shop Kapiti. Steve is an awesome person to deal with, nothing is ever too hard or too much trouble for Steve, he is professional and approachable. Steve is reliable and always at the ready if there is urgent work required. I highly recommend Steve and his high workmanship."

Micah, Metlifecare Coastal Villa, Paraparaumu

"I purchased my first chainsaw from Steve 15 years ago and have had it serviced by him ever since. It still runs like it did the day I bought it. What Steve does not know about engines is not worth knowing.

Being in the tree business I have purchased more machinery from Steve and he maintains it all.


Steve and Leanne’s service is second to none. If I need something repaired to finish a job, Steve will stop everything and do his upmost to get me back on my job. I will continue to use Steve’s expertise in the future and wish Steve and his crew all the best in their new endeavour!"

Jeremy Seamark, Mr Chipper Tree Services, Waikanae