MEDIA RELEASE: Government must engage with natural health sector to make urgent legislation

19 July 2023 Health Minister Ayesha Verrall and officials must engage more meaningfully with the natural health product sector on workable regulations under the Therapeutic Products legislation passed under urgency to realise its full benefits and minimise unintended consequences, Natural Health Products New Zealand says. Natural Health Products NZ represents around 80% of the natural […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Flawed law leaves natural health products’ future on a knife edge

29 June 2023 The future of New Zealand’s natural health products sector is on a knife edge, with the government progressing its flawed Therapeutic Products Bill and ignoring amendments which would make the legislation fit for purpose and unlock huge economic and export growth opportunities, Natural Health Products New Zealand says. READ FULL MEDIA RELEASE

Media Release: Natural Health Products NZ Industry Award Winners 2023 Announced

23 May 2023 Natural Health Products NZ has announced the winners of its annual industry awards, including the Supreme Award for the best overall entry:  Supreme Award Winner: Absolute Essential Marketing Award $2 Million and Over in Sales Winner: Anagenix Highly Commended: Vitaco Health (NZ) Ltd Cawthron Institute Innovation Award Winner: Quantec Highly Commended: MitoQ […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Therapeutic Products Bill Introduced

30 November 2022 NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS SECTOR WELCOMES THERAPEUTIC PRODUCTS BILL INTRODUCTION TO HOUSE The body representing around 80% of this country’s natural health products industry welcomes in principle today’s introduction of the Therapeutic Products Bill but says the devil will be in the detail. The Therapeutic Products Bill replaces the Medicines Act 1981 and […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Industry Body ‘Surprised & Disappointed’ at Proposed Legislation

31 March 2021 The industry body representing more than 80 per cent of this country’s dietary supplement and natural health product companies says it is surprised and disappointed that the Ministry of Health’s recent update on Therapeutic and Natural Health Products Regulations  has overlooked critical elements that are currently holding back exporters and also companies […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Government Recognises Natural Health Products for Symptomatic Relief

7 March 2022 Natural Health Products NZ is pleased to see the Ministry of Health’s Isolation Plan for Covid-19 preparedness includes the ‘Checklist: Get things ready to isolate’ and ‘Ways to feel better if you’re māuiui unwell’.  In particular, we are pleased to see the benefits of natural health products being promoted.  “Drinks and other […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Government Failure to Fix Broken Dietary Supplement Rules Puts Consumers at Risk

MEDIA  RELEASE        24 February 2022 GOVERNMENT FAILURE TO FIX BROKEN DIETARY SUPPLEMENT RULES PUTS CONSUMERS AT RISK New Zealand’s natural health products industry body says the Government’s failure to fix badly broken dietary supplement rules is putting consumers at risk. Natural Health Products NZ’s Government Affairs Manager Samantha Gray says the organisation has long pushed […]

MEDIA RELEASE: New Scheme To Keep Key Sectors Going Through Omicron

Media Statement from the Hon Chris Hipkins & Ayesha Verrall New exemption scheme established with aim of keeping critical supply chains running Close contacts can keep going to work instead of isolating if they return a negative rapid antigen test Businesses will self-assess against criteria to join scheme In addition, government confirms close contacts who work alone […]

Media Release: 2021 Industry Award Winners Announced

Media Release 31 May 2021 NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS INDUSTRY AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED Natural Health Products NZ has announced the winners of its annual industry awards, including the Supreme Award for the best overall entry: SUPREME AWARD: Vitaco Health (NZ) Ltd Marketing Award ($2m and over in sales): Vitaco Health (NZ) Ltd Marketing Award (Under $2m […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Fish oil study conclusions a red herring

MEDIA RELEASE 28 July 2016 Fish oil study conclusions a red herring Is it safe to take fish oil supplements, or isn’t it? Consumers reading the Listener’s article Can Fish Oil Cause You Harm? could understandably be left wondering. At first glance the Liggins Institute’s fish oil supplement study findings appear to raise causes for […]