Manuka Honey » MEMBERS

More than 80% of all companies involved in New Zealand’s natural products industry belong to Natural Health Products NZ, including all major brands and manufacturers. Our membership comprises businesses that manufacture and supply natural health remedies, dietary supplements, health support products, and related ingredients and services.

Manuka Honey Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka) is a shrub or small tree native to New Zealand and southeast Australia. It is particularly common on the drier east coasts of the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

Manuka is a prolific scrub-type tree and is often one of the first species to regenerate on cleared land. It is typically a shrub growing to 2-5 m tall, but can grow into a moderately sized tree, up to 15 m or so in height. It is evergreen, with dense branching and small leaves 7-20 mm long and 2-6 mm broad, with a short spine tip. The flowers are white, occasionally pink, 8-15 mm (rarely up to 25 mm) diameter, with five petals.

Manuka products have high antibacterial potency for a limited spectrum of bacteria and are widely available in New Zealand. Similar properties led the Māori to use parts of the plant as natural medicine.

Manuka honey, produced when honeybees gather the nectar from its flowers, is distinctively flavoured, darker and richer in taste than clover honey and is well known for its strong antibacterial and antifungal properties. The finest quality Manuka honey with the most potent antimicrobial properties is produced from hives placed in wild, uncultivated areas with abundant growth of Manuka bushes.

Claims: It is well established that honey inhibits a broad spectrum of bacterial species. There are many reports of bactericidal as well as bacteriostatic activity. There have also been reports of honey having antifungal activity. These numerous reports of the antimicrobial activity of honey have been comprehensively reviewed, and the collation of data shows that honey is active against a wide range of bacterial and fungal species, many of which cause infections.

Alaron Products Ltd

Contact: Claire Quin Address 13 Bolt Road Tahunanui Nelson 7011 New ZealandAddress PO Box 5080 Port Nelson Nelson 7043 New Zealand Phone: +64 3 548 5875 Website: www.alaron.co.nz
Overview

Alaron Products Limited is New Zealand’s most respected GMP Certified contract and private label manufacturer of dietary supplements, complementary medicines, nutraceuticals, vitamins and minerals in hard shelled capsule, tablet, chewable tablet, coated tablet, powder blend, cosmetic and personal care form. We are audited, licensed and certified by the New Zealand Ministry of Health MedSafe Division, the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries, and the NZMPI Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines division for the manufacture and packing of products utilising herbal, dairy, probiotic, meat, game, fish, shellfish, apiary, vitamin, mineral, enzyme and cosmetic ingredients.

Alaron has access to New Zealand’s scientific research facilities. However, we are strictly a contract and private label manufacturer of capsules, tablets and powder blends produced to the highest standards to our customers’ formulations and specifications. We market no brands, nor do we have “standard products” as such.

Our strategy is to align ourselves with the best marketers of these types of products in their local markets world-wide. We therefore depend on the local marketer to best identify the products and formulations that will be most successful in their area. We also assume that the marketer will determine the best scientific information available to support their marketing story, usually by way of literature or Internet searches. Finally, the buyer needs to determine and co-ordinate compliance with the import and local market legal requirements. We also function as a gateway to Asia and Australia for marketers in North America and Europe who need a manufacturer that is familiar with regional regulatory requirements.

Our services include product development, procurement of materials, formulation, blending, hard shell capsule filling, tablet manufacturing, tablet coating, packing into pharmaceutical grade tablet bottles, powder pots or sachets, batch/use by coding and application of labels, and packing into cartons for dispatch. We also provide a complete cosmetic and personal care products development, production and packing service. We can co-ordinate the supply of all necessary inputs to production of a finished product, or can complete any stage of production, with supply of components by you.

We have access to a full range of ingredients from around the world as well as a focus on unique New Zealand ingredients from marine sources (NZ Greenshell Mussel, Shark Cartilage, Abalone, etc.), dairy (Colostrum, Whey Powders, Milk Powders, Lactoferrin, etc.), Apiary (Bee Pollen, Propolis, honey powder, etc.), Herbal (Grape seed, Blackcurrant, Pine Bark, Kiwi Fruit, Boysenberry, etc.), Deer Velvet, Deer Blood and related products.

GMP Certified Contract Manufacturer – Quality you can trust – Experience you can depend on – The ideal partner for your manufacturing needs – Your complete service provider.

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Company Founded: 1993

Markets currently sold in:
New Zealand,
Australia,
Malaysia,
Croatia,
USA,
Korea,
Hong Kong,
China,
Japan,
UK

ApiHealth NZ Ltd

Contact: Tatiana Nikolaeva Address 19 Hawkins Street Meadowbank Auckland 1072 New Zealand Website: www.apihealth.com
Overview

ApiHealth NZ Ltd specializes in the development and manufacturing new bee health products for human consumption and veterinary with use of innovative technologies. ApiHealth NZ Ltd is a main commercial bee venom producer in New Zealand.

A Bee venom collected by our company has a trademark – VENZTM. ApiHealth developed and patented technology for bee venom collection and technology for blending it into honey and powder in safe and healing concentrations. ApiHealth NZ Ltd conducts research for bee venom products and also research development for new bee health products.

CONDITIONS

Joint health, immune support, digestive support, winter wellness, strength, energy and endurance, women health and men health

KEY INGREDIENTS

Bee venom, royal jelly, propolis, bee pollen extract, UMF

DISTRIBUTORS

USA – Zland Essense Inc, Honeybee Therapy, K.S. Choi Corporation
UK – The Honey Doctor
Hong Kong – HiCare Co.
Singapore – Xciss Healthcare
Kuwait – Kuwaital Pharma Co.

Notes

Company Founded: 1998

Markets currently sold in:
USA,
UK,
Japan,
Hong Kong,
Singapore,
Australia,
Germany,
UAE,
Kuwait,
China

Cawthron Institute

Contact: Paul Parker Address 98 Halifax Street East Nelson New Zealand Phone: +64 3 548 2319 Website: www.cawthron.org.nz
Overview

Cawthron is an independent science and research organization providing science and technology solutions to its customers. Cawthron Laboratory Services operates a fully accredited laboratory testing for the natural products industry.

Currently servicing clients throughout New Zealand, Cawthron is GMP certified for testing of finished products and raw materials (nutritional or nutraceutical products). Cawthron is able to offer advice on all aspects of your analytical services and methods for the natural products industry.

Cawthron is Medsafe and TGA approved for testing of natural products and nutraceuticals.

 

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Company Founded: 1919

Markets currently sold in:
New Zealand,
Australia
other countries by arrangement

Comvita

Contact: David Bathgate Address Wilson Road South Paengaroa Te Puke New Zealand Phone: +64 21 386973 Website: www.comvita.com
Overview

“Let food be your medicine” Hippocrates. Like Hippocrates, Claude Stratford and Alan Bougen believed that nature’s food could be our medicine. Together they began Comvita in Paengaroa, New Zealand a country town in a region that’s aptly named the Bay of Plenty. And a community formed around them, feeling the benefits of living well. Forty years on, Comvita is still driven by our belief in the healing power of nature, and we’ve grown an international company and global community around inspiring and helping people live more joyful, healthy and vibrant lives. Fuelled by nature’s source foods, propolis and raw honey, Claude worked with a passion well into his nineties. And Alan’s heading healthily into his seventies. They continue to be our inspiration. Living Proof – That’s why we share everything we know about natural health and beauty, offering our own sourced and grown natural products, and revealing what makes them so effective. Through our dedicated science and innovation lab we’re gathering more evidence and learning from nature how to live fuller, healthier and more balanced lives. Through science we’ve learned about nature’s healing intelligence. 

At Comvita we call this ‘NQ’.

  • How we are part of nature and have this intelligence in our cells.
  • How it works with and balances our bodies’ systems.
  • How nature’s most powerful ingredients and compounds can nourish, protect, restore and revitalise us from the inside and outside.
  • A ‘health system’ we share with nature and you Nature continues to be our inspiration – the source of so many life-giving ingredients and a natural way to restore and protect our health. At Comvita we want to keep discovering, researching and offering these to you. Our hope is that we can inspire and help you to live and be well. Come visit us.

Share nature. Share life.

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Company Founded: 1974

Markets currently sold in:
New Zealand
Hong Kong,
Australia,
Japan,
Taiwan,
UK

Forest Herbs Research Ltd

Contact: Terry Bone Address 142 Collingwood Street Nelson 5070 New Zealand Phone: +64 3 5482741 Website: www.forestherbs.co.nz
Overview

Forest Herbs Research Ltd is a well established private company dedicated to bringing the benefits of New Zealand’s natural products to the world – horopito and manuka honey.

1. Horopito (product branded as Kolorex)

It has spent twenty years researching the properties of this ancient plant and developing useful products from it. Forest Herbs surveyed all the major wild populations of Horopito and found enormous variation in plant activity. Forest Herbs cultivates and harvests only Kolorex Horopito, and each batch of leaf is assayed against a standard to confirm superior activity.

Forest Herbs brand of Kolorex Horopito products has established a niche in markets as diverse as Kazakhstan, Israel and Italy. The company holds a patent over the best method for extracting Kolorex Horopito (super critical CO2) and owns the only cultivated plantation.

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2. Honey (product branded as Biohoney)

Forest Herbs have searched New Zealand to source the very best quality pure honey. The Biohoney range includes Laboratory certified Manuka Honey 5+, 10+ and 15+, also Organic Clover and Beech Forest Honeydew. See http://www.biohoneynz.co.nz for more information.

Forest Herbs seeks collaboration with:

  • Distributors wishing to take finished products to new markets.
  • Natural health companies wishing to own brand/own pack bulk supplied product.
  • Cosmetic companies seeking a rare natural preservative and/or functional ingredient.
  • Food and beverage manufacturers seeking a spicy new flavour and/or a functional ingredient and/or a natural preservative.
  • Personal care manufacturers seeking enhanced functionality and/or synergy.

 

Notes

Company Founded: 1994

Markets currently sold in:
USA,
UK,
Dubai,
Hong Kong,
South Africa,
Israel,
Slovenia,
Kazakhstan,
Australia,
New Zealand

GO Healthy New Zealand

Contact: Kurt Renner Address 71 Nelson Street Petone Lower Hutt 5012 New Zealand Phone: +64 4 8910184 Website: www.gohealthynz.co.nz
Overview

GO Healthy New Zealand is New Zealand’s leading natural health supplement company, supplying Pharmacies and Health Stores nationwide with high potency New Zealand made supplements.

GO Healthy New Zealand was founded and is owned by three New Zealanders whose common goal is to make a positive difference, not only to people’s health, but also to the natural health products industry as a whole. Our extensive experience in the natural health industry and in the retail market means we understand what is important to you. GO Healthy New Zealand is operated by the owners with a dynamic and innovative team of focused professionals and we genuinely have our customers’ well-being at heart.

At GO Healthy New Zealand, we have pulled together what we believe to be the best leading product development and manufacturing components available in the natural health market to offer a comprehensive range of products made in manufacturing facilities of the highest standard in New Zealand. We are the first company in New Zealand to introduce a full range of supplements in VegeCapsules. We believe this knowledge and these types of innovations add up to superior products that are better for your health and well-being. To us, it’s not just about you taking a pill but what GO Healthy New Zealand can do to help you to look after your health.

Our aim at GO Healthy New Zealand is to provide you with great health products with the best ingredients and superior formulations delivered in a convenient dose. The GO Healthy New Zealand range has been carefully designed with you in mind to deliver health solutions in nine major categories – General Health, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Joint Health, Healthy Oils, Immune System, Sleep/Nervous System, Weight Management and Active Energy. Each category is easily identifiable by its color coding to enable you to quickly and easily locate products suitable for your specific needs.

At GO Healthy New Zealand, we believe you deserve to have health products that you can trust and believe in and that is why GO Healthy New Zealand will continually strive to be the most trusted natural healthcare brand in New Zealand.

Notes

Company Founded: 2008

Markets currently sold in:
New Zealand,
China,
Vietnam,
Korea,
Rarotonga

Green Cross Health

Contact: Lara Squires Address Private Bag 11906 Ellerslie Auckland 1542 New Zealand Phone: +64 9 571 9080 Website: www.greencrosshealth.co.nz
Overview

Pharmacybrands Limited (NZX:PHB) is New Zealand’s only listed Retail Pharmacy group and one of the largest retail operations in the country.

Pharmacybrands’ recent investment in Radius Medical gives the company a much broader scope of activity. The aim is to deliver a broad range of integrated primary healthcare solutions to New Zealanders, with a focus on enhancing their health, beauty and wellbeing.

Because the Pharmacist is the Health Professional that people see most often, Pharmacy remains the core of the business. (The company has retail operations under the Unichem, Amcal, Life Pharmacy, Radius and Care Chemist brands).
The Medical side of the business operates under Radius Medical Solutions, which is the support arm for Radius Medical and The Doctors branded medical centres.

With a focus on the Medical and Service side of the business the company is exploring growth as a broader healthcare company.

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Company Founded: 1981

Markets currently sold in:
New Zealand and online worldwide

Manuka Health New Zealand Ltd

Contact: Mandy Suddes Address 34 Hannigan Drive Mt Wellington Auckland 1072 New Zealand Phone: +64 9 570 0217 Website: www.manukahealth.co.nz
Overview

Manuka Health New Zealand Limited focuses on natural health products produced from New Zealand native trees and plants. Bioactive compounds produced from this source are captured and delivered to consumers through a range of efficacious products. The Company demonstrates through scientific evidence that its products are able to provide consumers with positive health outcomes. The Company’s mission is to introduce these products to the world demonstrating how they can be delivered as a functional food, supplement of medical product to improve not only people’s health and well-being but also to cure and heal specific medical conditions. Have a look at our new documentary “The Science Behind MGO™ Manuka Honey”.

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Company Founded: 2006

Markets currently sold in: Worldwide

Nelson Honey & Marketing (NZ) Ltd

Contact: Monique Wijnen Address 276 State Highway 6 Motupiko Nelson 7072 New Zealand Phone: +64 3 522 4413 Website: www.nelsonhoney.com
Overview

Nelson Honey is a family owned business that has over 100 years experience in the bee industry in New Zealand. Nelson Honey is progressive business dedicated to maintaining the highest standard for its products from a clean undisturbed natural environment free from synthetic chemicals and contaminants. This results in premium quality products by friendly and helpful staff.

Notes

Company Founded: 1973

Markets currently sold in:
United States,
Hong Kong,
Singapore,
Canada,
China,
United Kingdom

New Zealand Health Food Company Ltd

Contact: Rob Haines Address 215 Wooldridge Road Harewood Christchurch New Zealand Phone: +64 3 358 8817 Website: http://www.nzhealthfood.com
Overview

New Zealand Health Food Company Ltd has been proud to supply New Zealanders and our loyal overseas customers with natural health products and dietary supplements since 1988. Our products are formulated from drawing on a combination of thousands of years of traditional knowledge and the latest scientific evidence. We are currently focusing on the internet and our website can now be purchased from directly, opening up our products to a worldwide market. We will also be looking at other avenues of communicating with our customers via the web in the near future. NEWS Factory direct retail store New Zealand Health Food Company is now offering its local customers even better value and service through the resent opening of their brand new retail store. Since 1988 the New Zealand Health Food Company has produced and supplied high quality health products with New Zealand, as well as exporting to the USA, Australia and Asia. Over the years their products have developed an excellent reputation of quality that reflects the company’s high level of service and the supply, and their dedicated team of staff. What started originally as a manufacturing facility soon grew to accommodate a small factory shop to meet local demand as word spread. The natural progression was then to build a purpose built facility. As a result, Harewood-based New Zealand Health food Company expanded to their new premise on Wooldridge Road, which included a retails roe open to the public. Open since January, the store sells a full range of affordable health products and dietary supplements.

BRANDS
We stock a wide range of products and brands which enables us to provide a complete a comprehensive range for all your natural health requirements. Our main brands are: KNH ™– Kiwi Natural Health The KNH™ range is a complete range of supplements designed to cater for your everyday health requirements. Each product has been specifically formulated by the New Zealand Health Food Co Ltd to deliver the best results for you. Joint, Bone and Muscle Health, Mens Health, Womens Health, Winter Ills and Chills Weight Management, Stress Support and Energy are only some of the areas covered. Dr Bee® Dr Bee® is our comprehensive range of Bee and Honey Products which includes Propolis, Royal Jelly , UMF® 15+ Manuka Honey, and Bee Pollen. These products are utilised to provide you with the nutritional support for your energy levels and immune system. Clinicians A range of nutritional products that covering general vitamin and mineral supplements, as well as products for specific conditions. Natural Instinct A full range of affordable hair and skin care products that contain the nourishing goodness of pure essential oils and organic herbs that may nourish and cleanse your body.

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Company Founded: 1988

Markets currently sold in:
New Zealand,
Australia,
USA,
Asia

New Zealand Mānuka Group

Contact: Portia Hsiau Address 525B State Highway 30 Whakatane 3191 New Zealand Home Phone: +64 7 308 0428 Website: http://www.nzmanukagroup.com
Overview
  • We are New Zealand Mānuka

New Zealand Mānuka Group can trace its history with Mānuka all the way back to the beginning of the Mānuka industry, established by Phil Caskey in the early 1990’s. Phil Caskey established one of the first New Zealand’s specialist Mānuka honey companies in 1996. Recognising the unique properties of Mānuka, Phil was integral in establishing the now globally recognised UMF® Mānuka honey purity and quality system. Through his work with Professor Peter Molan from the University of Waikato, and a medical device company in the UK, Phil created and registered the first Mānuka honey medical device in the world in 2001. The honey wound care dressing is still a popular product in most medical kits and hospitals today.

Today, New Zealand Mānuka Group is leading the industry into an ever more exciting future through investment in product innovations and scientific research – taking the ancient Mānuka plant to new markets and customers worldwide, through offering UMF® certified Mānuka honey and MβTK™ certified Mānuka oil products that are sustainably and ethically sourced from the remote coastal regions of New Zealand.

  • Our Vision

By staying true to the land and our people, become New Zealand’s leading vertically integrated, sustainable, branded Mānuka products innovator.

  • Our Brands

Melora™ http://www.melora.co.nz/

Product range: UMF® Mānuka honey, Mānuka honey and propolis lozenges, Mānuka honey snaps, table honey and 100% pure MβTK™ Mānuka oil

Kiwi Manuka™ https://www.kiwimanuka.com/

Product range: UMF® Mānuka honey, Mānuka honey and propolis lozenges, Mānuka honey snaps and table honey

Notes

Company founded: 2011

PA & SC Steens Ltd

Contact: Daniel Dear Address 353 Devonport Road Tauranga 3110 New Zealand Phone: +64 7 571 6515 Website: http://www.steenshoney.com
Overview

THE STEENS’ STORY

The Steens’ journey started over 30 years ago on the pristine coast line of the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand’s North Island. As newlyweds, Paul and Sheryl started beekeeping as a hobby with 3 beehives on a small plot of land in Papamoa. It soon became a passion as they began to understand the brilliance of bees and the magical properties of Manuka honey. The Steens realised there was a real opportunity to deliver a different type of Manuka honey to consumers; one that is raw, natural and minimally processed.

33 years later, Steens now have one of the largest Manuka beekeeping operations in the world, with over 10,000 hives distributed across the North Island of New Zealand. Steens is completely vertically integrated, including owning our own production facility. This means we control and own each step of the Manuka honey harvesting and production process, from the hive through to the final product. We provide our customers with a Manuka honey with complete integrity. We know the source, we don’t heavily process or heat our honey. We give you nature’s elixir just as she intended.

OUR BELIEFS

Steens Honey stands for honesty and integrity. Everything we do is focused on delivering a truly natural Manuka honey to our consumers. This is reflected throughout the harvesting and manufacturing process.

  • MANUKA HONEY – AS NATURE INTENDED
    • RAW, COLD PROCESSED
      • We process our honey differently to most Manuka producers. We process our honey at 36C (hive temperatures) – not 70C, which is the temperature most Manuka is produced at. We also only process our honey once not twice – to deliver as raw a product as possible.
    • HONESTY AND INTEGRITY
      • QUALITY SYSTEM
        • Our facilities are RMP registered and are certified on behalf of the New Zealand Government’s Ministry of Primary Industry (MPI) department.
        • Our production facility and business systems are regularly and independently audited by AsureQuality.
        • Our factory has EU certification under the RMP quality system which is the most stringent RMP qualification.
      • TESTING – TRUE TO LABEL
        • We test every single batch of Manuka honey we produce – no exceptions
        • Steens Manuka honey is tested under the Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) grading system, which uses the most comprehensive and transparent tests currently available for Manuka Honey.
        • In order to be graded under UMF, Steens tests for Manuka markers across 4 different spectrums, including the recently discovered Leptosperin – which is unique to Manuka.
        • Leptosperin is an abundant, stable, and scientifically researched marker that is unique to Manuka honey in NZ.
        • Steens – as part of the UMF association, has the rights to test exclusively for this key characteristic of Manuka honey.
      • TRACEABILITY
        • Steens is one of the few vertically integrated Manuka honey companies, and as such we are able to fully trace our honey back to source.
        • We have developed a unique integrated software system called ‘Hive Tracker’ which allows us to collect data on over 60,000 hive components and gives us world class research and hive management capability
        • Every pot of Steens honey has a trace code which can be used to trace your honey back to the region it is harvested from.

Phytomed Medicinal Herbs Ltd

Contact: Noeline Jonkers Address 16 Charann Pl Avondale Auckland New Zealand Phone: +64 9 8280040 Website: www.phytomed.co.nz Website: www.kiwiherb.co.nz
Overview

Phytomed was founded by Phil Rasmussen, a highly respected medical herbalist and trained pharmacist, we are proud to be an entirely New Zealand owned and operated company. Our roots are embedded in traditional herbal philosophy, which we combine with the latest research to produce herbal medicines of the highest quality. We have developed rigid quality assurance procedures which have enabled us to become a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturing facility.

We are committed to:

  • Production of high quality, efficacious and safe phytomedicines for health practitioners
  • Validation and promotion of the therapeutic properties of herbal medicines through quality research and education
  • Where possible, the sourcing of raw materials from local New Zealand growers preferably as certified organic
  • Promotion of the medicinal uses of New Zealand native flora, when cultivated or wild-crafted in a sustainable and ethically sound manner
  • A belief that New Zealand has the potential to become large producer and exporter of a wide range of premium quality herbal medicines, produced in a truly sustainable manner
Notes

Company Founded: 1988

Markets currently sold in:
New Zealand,
Australia,
UK,
Ireland,
Hong Kong,
Singapore

Plant & Food Research

Contact: Danette Olsen Address Private Bag 92169 120 Mt Albert Road Auckland New Zealand Phone: +64 9 925 7000 Website: www.plantandfood.co.nz
Overview

Plant & Food Research is a New Zealand-based science company formed in December 2008 through the merger of HortResearch and Crop & Food Research. With over 900 staff based at sites across New Zealand as well as in Europe, the USA and Australia, Plant & Food Research provides research and development that adds value to fruit, vegetable, crop and food products.

Our research and commercial partnerships cover a broad spectrum of disciplines and industry sectors – from molecular biology to nutrigenomics, fresh fruit to high value seafood products.

At the heart of Plant & Food Research is a goal to underpin the growth of plant and marine-based industry in New Zealand and offshore through the successful application and commercialisation of research-based innovation.

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Company Founded: 2008

Pure Vitality Limited

Contact: David Stedfast Address 189 Heaphy Road RD1 Dobson 7872 New Zealand Phone: +64 3 7380520 Website: www.purevitality.co.nz
Overview

THE PURE VITALITY STORY

Driven by the growing necessity for holistic wellness, Pure Vitality set out on a journey to discover effective natural solutions that can transform people’s lives around the world.  Here, remotely secluded in the pristine islands of New Zealand, nature, science and traditional wisdom fuse into an energizing and rejuvenating essence with all the spark and life that is found in the world of Pure Vitality.

OVERVIEW

Nestled in the foothills of the snow capped Southern Alps, Pure Vitality provides a special and unique range of deer products, deer antler velvet, manuka honey, health supplements and skincare products from our own property.  We farm one of the largest herds of red deer in New Zealand; we make the hives, harvest the honey from our own bee hives and have built our own fully registered manufacturing, processing and packing facility on our own farm.  Pure Vitality’s purity and quality guarantee begins with balancing the soil, growing pure and healthy pasture and breeding and nourishing the finest animals on our own farm.  This enables us to control quality right from the soil to the shelf.  We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced business partners who want to take New Zealand’s Health to the world.

Good quality deer velvet is expensive to grow but we only use premium quality, full beam, deer velvet in our health supplements to ensure our customers get the best results. If deer velvet is cheap, it’s not the real deal!   Named the ‘Emperors Tonic’ for its powerful health giving properties, Deer Velvet has been highly regarded in traditional oriental medicine for 2000 years. More recently, scientific research in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Korea confirms velvet’s benefits for supporting joint health and mobility, healing and recovery, strength and endurance, healthy immune system, fertility and libido, and vitality and wellbeing.

CONTRACT MANUFACTURING

While we produce our own brands of deer antler velvet, health supplements, honey products, and natural skincare we also offer contract manufacturing services.  Our manufacturing facility, NZPURE1 is registered and audited by the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries.

KEY INGREDIENTS

Premium deer velvet, deer products, manuka honey, honey products, selenomethionine, vitamins, minerals, herbs and botanicals and natural skincare.

 

Notes

Company Founded: Started farming 1983

Markets currently sold in:

  • New Zealand,
  • Australia,
  • Taiwan,
  • Germany,
  • USA,
  • Singapore

 

Pureland Ltd

Contact: Richard Hanson Address PO Box 2776 Queenstown 9349 New Zealand Phone: +64 21 899 800 Website: www.avoca.co.nz
Overview

The Avoca Provenance

At the heart of Avoca is a dedication to creating authentic and unique New Zealand products that are inspired by our landscape, way of life and people.

Avoca brings together New Zealand and imported ingredients to craft high quality items that represent the very essence of a New Zealand experience.

Avoca products prioritise the use of ingredients from trusted New Zealand origins. The luxury of space and the natural environment allows us to grow our ingredients the way nature intended.

Our range is forged out of New Zealand with a combination of Kiwi innovation and skills and unique New Zealand ingredients, to craft uncompromising products reflecting its New Zealand origins.

We guarantee that Avoca products with this stamp are authentically New Zealand made for the rest of the world to enjoy.

Notes

Company Founded: 2010

Markets currently sold in:
Hong Kong,
Japan,
China

Red Seal Natural Health Ltd

Contact: Sue Millinchip Address 46 Honan Place Avondale Auckland 1026 New Zealand Website: www.redseal.co.nz
Overview

Red Seal Natural Health is a leading and trusted brand of natural health and nutritional supplement products, herbal beverages and natural oral care preparations sold mainly in most supermarkets in New Zealand and Australia.

A range of specialty natural dentifrice preparations using unique New Zealand/Australian ingredients are sold in Australia, North-Asia (Taiwan, Korea and Japan) and in the UK through appointed exclusive distributors.

CONDITIONS: Dental hygiene, oral care, herbal teas, vitamin and herbal supplements, natural oral care, natural toothpastes.

KEY INGREDIENTS: Totarol, propolis, dolomite, lemon myrtle and active Manuka honey.

DISTRIBUTORS:

  • Kadac Pty Ltd (Australia)
  • Health Magic Pty Ltd (Australia)
  • Red Seal (Korea)
  • Taiwan Biotechnology Department
Notes

Company Founded: 1921

Markets currently sold in:
Australia,
UK,
Taiwan,
South Korea,
Hong Kong,
Japan,
Mauritius Islands,
South Africa,
Singapore

Victoria University of Wellington

Contact: Dr Kevin Crume Address 16 Kelburn Parade Kelburne Wellington New Zealand Phone: +64 4 463 5123 Website: www.vuw.ac.nz
Overview

Victoria is one of New Zealand’s most significant research institutions, spending a substantial proportion of its total budget on research. Victoria has researchers of national or international repute working in a diverse range of disciplines. Victoria is recognised as a thought leader in a number of international growth areas, with key partnerships with a number of Crown Research Institutes, and millions of dollars invested into our research programmes every year.