The Growth Collective Ltd

Founded in 2010, NZ business The Growth Collective simplifies student transactions for Schools, their Families and Suppliers, through two brands, Kindo and ezlunch, creating efficiency and funds for learning.

Who are we?

Founded in 2010, our team work throughout New Zealand to support Primary, Intermediate and Secondary schools to simplify family transactions.

Originally built to provide healthier lunch services, the family-oriented ezlunch software was quickly recognised as a system that would be helpful to schools to provide clarity and simplicity for student payments, resulting in Kindo.

From Day One, we have been dedicated to empowering student growth through innovation in technology and services that promote efficiency and funding for schools… ensuring schools and families have the resources to support thriving students is at our heart.

We actively work with our ezlunch caterers on healthy menus and environmental packaging; and we empower schools to simplify administration and more easily raise funds for learning, while ensuring whanau have the access to transact where and when they like with full visibility. No more soggy paper forms or coin searches for Kindo families!

Our team know what it’s like to manage work and family, and we’ve been working with NZ schools for many years, so we understand the complexities of school management and funding. We work closely with our school customers, and continue to listen and adapt… you could say Kindo software is designed by schools!

Finally, we live what we preach. Our team is valued and supported, attending school events is encouraged, and most work flexible or part-time hours so they can find the family balance to support their own whanau. From company conception, this has been important, and it lives on today in a company culture we are truly proud of and enjoy. 

Kindo simplifies student transactions - whatever they may be! It offers online school shopping, payment requests & reminders, registrations, fundraising, checkout gifting and lunch through one simple family app, that handles all students in the family, across multiple schools.
School shops can be online in minutes, complete with size and flavour choices, questionnaires and permissions, images, stock limits and more.
Student Management System integration empowers schools & proprietors to quickly create payment requests, with powerful reminder and reporting tools - and as they're onscreen with lunch & other school shopping, your families will be reminded more often! There are many ways that Kindo can increase school funding and efficiencies.
Whatever you need, Kindo can help.

EZLUNCH uses the power of Kindo online school shop to provide a healthy school lunch delivery service for students and staff.
Families use myKindo to order from the school lunch menu, on the day or in advance, cashless and with no paper forms.
Local cafe's and caterers, specialist sushi shops and nationwide brands, such as New World, Pita Pit & Subway are available to prepare and deliver, organised by our ezlunch team to school specification.
Our ezlunch team work with the Heart Foundation and caterers to provide a school lunch service with variety, value and healthy options. Simplifying family life.

The Growth Collective Limited is a NZ Financial Services Provider and a reporting entity under the AML/CFT Act (Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism Act 2009).

We are required to undertake certain customer due diligence checks to comply with our obligations under this Act – including customer withdrawal requests which are not covered by the Ministerial exemption granted to TGCL. 


If you have any concerns or issues in this regard you may refer your complaint to Financial Services Complaints Ltd (FSCL) – A Financial Ombudsman Service. FSCL is our independent external ombudsman and dispute resolution service that has been approved by the Minister of Consumer Affairs under the Financial Service Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act 2008. FSCL’s service is free of charge to you.

Not sure what the payment on your bank statement is for?

The Growth Collective works with hundreds of NZ schools and clubs, so if you have The Growth Collective on your bank statement, chances are you belong to one of them! Click the button below to access our log in page – you may find you recognise it. You can view your order history on “My Orders” to find the transaction you’re looking for.

Does your school offer
Kindo already?

Kindo is available in many schools across New Zealand… for ezlunch, PTA fundraisers, canteens, uniform, collecting sports registrations and school costs. Chances are, there’s a whole lot more your school could use it for. We offer automated donation rebate collection, ezlunch rebates, checkout gifting, DIY fundraising… we even have fundraising partners, set up and ready to go immediately.