Weleda pays it forward for coming 100 years

Weleda is celebrating its centenary but the company is paying it forward rather than spending too much time looking back. Weleda NZ is part of a Swiss-based world-wide business that makes natural skincare and health remedies using ingredients that are organically and biodynamically grown. Some are over-the-counter products, while others are registered medicines. Its skincare […]

Keraplast: thinking outside an ever-widening square confers local and regional benefits

A new way of thinking and operating is benefiting a Lincoln-based business, its employees and the sector alike by improving productivity and giving people the opportunity to expand their skills beyond those directly associated with their job roles. Keraplast Manufacturing extracts keratin proteins from sustainably grown New Zealand wool. It is the world’s leading innovator […]

Scitex Recruitment – 1 + 1 = 11 For Natural Health Product Sector Recruitment

No one has a deeper knowledge of New Zealand’s scientific and technical recruitment market than our longstanding Bronze Partner, Scitex Recruitment. Originally founded as Scientific & Technical Recruitment 34 years ago, the company is one of a small handful of specialists in this space. During this time, it has developed deep natural health products sector […]

Forbes Packaging – A Unique Offering

Longstanding Natural Health Products NZ Bronze Sponsor Forbes Packaging has come a long way since its establishment in 1987. Although the family owned and operated business has maintained a traditional caring culture, it is anything but old-fashioned. National Sales Manager Robert Lye says the company has transformed from a small business to a sophisticated operation […]

Probiotic Pioneering Continues at Blis Technologies

Few natural health product companies can claim to have its own bacteria library – one of the many things that makes Blis Technologies unique. Dunedin-based BLIS first came to fame 20 years ago when founder Professor John Tagg launched the world’s first oral health probiotic bacteria – BLIS K12™ followed some years later by BLIS […]

Sustainable Labelling More Popular Than Ever Before

Natural health products companies are increasingly demanding sustainable labelling  at every stage of the product’s lifecycle – from more eco-friendly materials sourcing to post-consumer waste sustainability. Hally Labels has seen many labelling trends come and go during its 55-year history, says National Sales Manager Murray Davis, with sustainability being one of several major areas of […]

An Exciting Future for Goodbye

The Covid lockdown may have hit her business hard, but Goodbye’s founder, Becky Cashman, is excited about what the future holds. Goodbye makes and sells natural sand-fly repellent, sunscreen, Manuka balm and headlice treatment. The brand is sold mostly via supermarkets, as well as pharmacies, health stores, and sports and tourism outlets. As has been […]

AuOra another step in Wakatū’s journey towards its 500-year intergenerational vision – Te Pae Tawhiti

Three years ago, Nelson-based Māori-owned organisation Wakatū Incorporation embarked upon the journey of creating a health, nutrition and wellness solution business with a difference. AuOra (pronounced oh-ora) was formally established in March this year to provide environmentally-sustainable health and wellness solutions that solve metabolic, joint, digestive, brain and skin health challenges. The Executive Director of […]

A unique approach to getting great zzzzzleep

Many people find it hard to get a good night’s sleep.  Some take ages to drift off, others wake in the night, while some wake for the day long before they’ve had enough sleep.  In fact, there are 12 major causes of poor sleep. SleepDrops founder Kirsten Taylor says sleep is a complicated and multi-faceted […]

An exciting year ahead for Forest Herbs Research

It may come as a surprise to learn that New Zealand’s only dedicated commercial Horopito grower isn’t a plant nursery, but a natural health products company. Nelson-based Forest Herbs Research is a private company dedicated to researching Horopito’s properties and developing health products from it.  To date it has developed Kolorex Horopito-based product ranges for […]

No ‘vegan-washing’ at Absolute Essential

We all know about green-washing, where companies claim their products are more environmentally-friendly than they really are.  But few people are aware of ‘vegan-washing’. Nor was Absolute Essential’s Founder and Director Dr Bo Hendgen (DO ND) until she embarked upon the process of gaining vegan certification for the company and its entire product line. Absolute […]

Artemis – Old traditions bring new health benefits for New Zealanders

Old traditions bring new health benefits for New Zealanders Artemis – named in honour of the ancient Greek goddess of nature, wilderness and healing plants –is one of New Zealand’s leading traditional plant medicine company. All its productsare made in New Zealand, yet the company is deeply rooted in proven European healthcaretraditions. Its founder, Sandra Clair, […]