Kia Ora...Somewhere for all CBG people in the land of the long white cloud to get together and talk CBG stuff......

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  • Hey folks

    The facebook group is up and running, feel free to join here

  • Wow guys and girls, its been a while but great to be back. Promise I wont be missing anymore.

    Soooo.....Boxstock is back on for 2019 folks. The event will be hosted by the Auckland Blues Music club and will be on in June / July. Just sorting a date and a venue and we are rolling.

    2019 will be the year for the very first NZ Boxstock and I am planning to take it around the country as well.

    For those of you that do the Facebook thing, I will be setting up a NZ CBG Facebook Group which will have all the details as well as this group.

    Thats that for now folks, stay tuned and keep twanging

  • Sorry to hear Boxstock has been postponed. Count me in for next year.

  • dang its march already, and updates on boxstock?

  • Hey guys, not been on here for a while but back now and delighted to announce that Boxstock NZ is all on for 2015. If you want to be on the mailing list for this event in Auckland then email me at


  • hi all , any one in chch? i would be keen on a festival for sure

  • Hi Peps ,I'm totally new to CBG ,but would love to learn to play ,the sound is awesome ,I do play Blues Harp so thought I'd give this a try ,ow where to get a 3 String CBG?? 

    I'm in Katikati ,so any advice would be great !!

    Cheers Kev

  • Hi seems little activity on the site are any members interested in a festival type weekend.there is obviously a lot of planning but a couple of locals are interested in some form of roots blues folk country whatever get together with Cbg,'s as part of menu .if any interest we can look at its feasibility cherrs
  • Hey guys

    Been away from here for a while doing other things but back into it again. Great to see some more NZ 'Boxers' out there, must get this NZ Boxstock thing going 

  • Hello again - anyone near Kapiti coast or Wellington I can get together with to chat and jam (once the Taniwha is built). 

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Hey Guys! Is this still a thing?

Hey Guys, I'm new to the whole CBG movement. I've just finished my first and have just made the box from scratch as I'm trying to stay true to the philosophy and use what I have in the garage. Is there many people still making and playing these? I'm based in Chch, btw.

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Locating CBG cigar boxes in NZ

Hi, I'm new to the NZ group and in the process of making a CBG.  Does anyone know of a local source for suitable cigar boxes? They are few and far between and costly on Trademe, and it costs an arm and a leg to get one from the US, so I am interested to get any ideas. Greg

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