The People Behind the Business

We are a dedicated team of republicans.

Welcome! This is our dedicated team.

Did we say that we would love to work with you? So don't be shy, get in touch!

Mike Ballantyne

Co-Founder (retired)

Mike Ballantyne co-founded Online Republic with his late brother Paul in 2004. Mike retired from the business in May 2017.

Paul Ballantyne


Paul co-founded Online Republic with brother Mike but sadly passed away in January 2011 (after a six month fight with cancer).

Our HQ

You can find us in the oh-so-trendy Wynyard Quarter, Auckland.

Life at Online Republic HQ is fast paced but we work pretty blimming hard to make sure that everyone enjoys what they do and where they work. Here are a few shots of what the offices look like.