Morena @petal – there are a few free web sites that you can use when you want something simple. As you say, when there is a requirement for POS the specialisation causes people to charge a few – understandably.

Last year, we partnered with one platform to create a free initial website -https://www.manaaki.io/1000websites/ – there is not a Government free website, there is the http://www.digitalboost.co.nz training platform which provides free education and training on digital, and there is the http://www.righttool.co.nz which provides guidance of tools and platforms that small businesses use.

It does not really answer your question sorry!