We're 18!

The day you turn 18 is a big moment in any Kiwi's life. You're legally an adult, you're thinking about moving out of home and your ID lets you into places you couldn't go before.

It's no different for us here at Trade Me. We can't believe we've hit this big milestone and we want to say a big thank you to you NZ. 

At the risk of sounding corny we couldn't have done it without you - from Cape Reinga to Stewart Island and everywhere in between Kiwis have bought and sold all sorts of amazing things onsite over the years.

Just check out our Hall of Fame!

Things have changed a lot since 1999 (see screenshot below), we added FindSomeone in 2001, Old Friends in 2002 (and since closed), Trade Me Motors came along in 2003, followed by Trade Me Property in 2005 and Jobs in 2007. Life Direct came along in 2013 and Trade Me Insurance launched in 2015.

Over those years we've seen listings grow to nearly 4 million onsite every day, well over 700,000 people onsite every day and more than 4 million memberships.

It's been a busy time - thanks for sharing it with us

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