A teaspoon of honey a day may be the new mantra

The discovery of the compound in Manuka Honey that gives it anti-bacterial properties has placed it into the category of a medical food.  Susan Kirk reports. Kerry Paul sold his first pot of honey on July 2006 after 14 years as a senior executive in the dairy industry and six years in biotechnology; commercialising science. […]

Waimea Sauvignon Blanc comes up gold

In the South Island of New Zealand a small boutique winery is producing wines of ‘subtle power and harmonious elegance.’  Susan Kirk tours Waimea Estates and reports on the ‘taste of Nelson.’ Located in Nelson on stony alluvial soils, Waimea Estates, a family business established in 1993, is producing a top quality Sauvignon Blanc that […]

Nekta discovers Kiwi gold

A patent developed by the founders of Nekta has dozens of commercial applications and Susan Kirk investigates how intellectual property can become a company’s core competence and success. The Nekta ™ group of Companies was established in 1994 to further develop a new technology relating to the manufacture of a concentrated paste of Kiwifruit carbohydrate […]

New Zealand King Salmon Company – integrated and sustainable fisheries

Cruising across the protected waters of the Marlborough Sounds, the only noise is the loud drone from the engine of the passenger ferry. The cold winter air is warmed intermittently by the sun and the Skipper says it’s a nice calm day to travel.  Lets hope it stays that way because I’m no sailor. Susan […]

Sealord – the seafood expert

A true pioneer and a culturally sensitive company that with the New Zealand government secured a commercial investment for the Maori fisherman and their families. Susan Kirk reports Sealord is impressive and dominant in its fishing operations across New Zealand and the world.  What started out as a company called Wonderfoods Ltd back in the […]

Sanford Ltd – a generation of fisherman led by the Father of the Fishing Industry

  It’s interesting to reflect on how far an industry has progressed by investigating its beginnings.  Sanford Ltd is a company with an inspiring story that started through the pioneering spirit of one man over a hundred years ago. Susan Kirk reports. Albert Sanford was 20 years old when he deserted from the vessel Victory […]

Grove Mill – gentle environmental footprints

Minimal impact on the environment is the philosophy behind this successful vineyard and the company has achieved CarboNZero certification.  Susan Kirk reports   A beautiful part of the South Island and a mecca for tourists looking to sample local produce, wine and perhaps motor cruise or paddle the beautiful waters of the Marlborough Sounds is, […]