After a year or two at United, it is an expectation that you begin to purchase your own gear, such as own gloves, jackets etc. Gear can be purchased locally and overseas. Here are some suppliers,with links on the images below.
Mainland Fencing are the New Zealand suppliers who are based in the Lower Hutt area, but they often set up shop at national competitions throughout the year. You can order gear on their website and either get it delivered to your address, or, if you are attending a national competition, you can arrange to pick it up there. They sell mostly imported gear as well as some New Zealand made gear.