About Us

The team!

The team!

Neat Places is a guide to all the big and beautiful, small and secluded, hustling, bustling favourite spots around New Zealand. From brand spankin’ new cafes to dusty thrift stores, we put everything neat in one easy place. Need help with researching a great restaurant? A local baker? A place to take Grandpa for lunch? We have you covered.

The idea of Neat Places came about following the September 2010 earthquakes. After hearing people say there was “nowhere to go and nothing to do” in Christchurch, founder Marcia Butterfield took matters into her own hands and set about creating a website to encourage them to re-connect with their city during its time of recovery.

Not expecting it to be anymore than a hobby, Marcia together with Johnny Gibson and the rest of the team, have turned Neat Places into a guide featuring Auckland, Hamilton, Whanganui, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Wanaka. Neat Places partners with regional tourism and business organisations before entering into a new region so get in touch with Johnny if you want to see your home town added to Neat Places! Check out our side hustle Neat Media.

Have something neat you think is worth sharing? Get in contact with us via email. Think you're neat? Apply to list on Neat Places over here.

Please note, some content on Neat Places is paid advertorial.

Our Team

A photo of Anna Briggs.


Anna Briggs, Photographer

A photo of Sean Bremen.


Sean Bremen, Designer