To clarify, all the pledges and shipping costs are based on New Zealand Dollar. Based on today's exchange rate, 1 USD equals to 1.6 NZD your shipping cost comes out to be USD 25 (In the case you reside in USA).
The reason for the high cost is due to the dimension of the package and since the bowl material is glass we will be taking extra caution in securing the unit and purchase the necessary insurance to make sure you will receive the Herb&Fish CONNECT the way you expected. Nevertheless, we will continue to work on finding ways to lower the shipping cost and will keep you updated. Once again, thanks for your support and please help spread the word!
Herb&Fish CONNECT Team