A family owned company

Christie NZ is a dynamic partnership between Christie barbecues and New Zealand street furniture manufacturers, A.E. Tilley. Together we bring market leading public barbecues and local after sales support to our New Zealand clients


Christie NZ  is a dynamic partnership between Christie and New Zealand street furniture manufacturing engineers, A.E. Tilley Ltd. Together we are renewing our commitment to bringing the best public barbecue and providing market leading after sales service and support to our New Zealand clients.

With branches and dedicated staff located in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and 97 years of experience, A.E. Tilley is uniquely qualified to provide our Christie NZ  clients with quality products and the best possible local service and support.

Christie is an Australian family-owned company, dedicated to providing the best possible experience for our clients and public barbecue users. Founded in 1965 by David (Sandy) Christie, we started providing fixed electrical public barbecues to Councils throughout Australia to address concerns over public safety and potential bush fires caused by open flame barbecues. In 1987, we introduced a gas burner park barbecue for use in National Parks and other remote locations where mains power is often not available.

We are passionate about producing the safest, most energy efficient and reliable barbecues in the world. Our products have been bringing communities together for more than forty years – a proud tradition and part of the landscape. Working closely with our clients and always investing in research and development, we have been responsible for every major innovation in the community barbecue industry and have driven significant and continuous improvements in the areas of cooking efficiency, safety, design, usability, wheelchair accessibility, and quality.

After four decades of product refinement and with thousands of barbecues installed across the world, the name Christie is synonymous with reliable, energy efficient barbecues and exceptional customer support. In addition to local and national parks, our products are popular in caravan parks, resorts, retirement communities, high rise apartment buildings, universities, correction facilities, and anywhere that safe, energy efficient barbecue cooking facilities are required. We are proud of this heritage.


Christie is the only dedicated public barbecue manufacturer in the world. We focus exclusively on providing the safest, most reliable, and most energy efficient product on the market. Our reputation for quality and compliance has made us the leader in public barbecue technology, with products that are the best in category and provide a superior cooking experience.  From our industry-leading cooktops to our Modular and All Access benches and surrounds, we are committed to providing superior, energy efficient barbecues that reduce operating costs for clients and guarantee the best cooking experience for users.

We are devoted to driving innovation through the latest technology. We are passionate about providing our clients with the ultimate barbecue resource – not just the best products on the market, but also the best user experience and customer service. We pride ourselves on supporting our customers and products throughout its design life, with spare parts and a dedicated customer support department just a phone call away.

Meet our Team

David Christie


Alex Christie

Managing Director

Adele Christie

Administration Assistant

Brendan Eddy

Chief Financial Officer

Paul Conradie

Sales and Marketing Manager

Rory Sangster

Product Development Manager

Wendy Samways

Finance and Administration Manager

Peter Blaikie

Technical Service Manager

Brett Webber

Key Account Manager VIC/SA/TAS

Justin Roach

Key Account Manager QLD

Julie Houlahan

National Sales Manager - Altiform

Glenn Dalton

Operations Manager


Christie is the market leader. Through consistent dedication to research and product development, we continue to be directly responsible for every innovation in the public barbecue industry


The superior technology in our High-efficiency gas and electric barbecues guarantee industry leading performance, bespoke components for optimum quality, and the ultimate user experience