Member success stories
There is simply no such thing as a typical GS1 New Zealand member; like the nation itself, our community thrives on diversity.
At GS1 New Zealand, rivals, suppliers and customers meet in a spirit of cooperation unseen anywhere else in the corporate world. Industry and geographic boundaries are crossed and every business, from micro to multinational, enjoys equal standing.
Dana Cechova’s business is a combination of three passions – art, marketing and New Zealand. Her Black Fish brand calendars will put fine Kiwi painting and photography on the walls of offices, workshops and homes throughout the country.
Blue Coconut has the science to show that its oil, cold pressed from coconuts grown on Pacific Islands, can greatly reduce the risks of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Blue River Dairy
Dairy products don’t just come from cows. Great cheese can also be made from sheep’s milk – and Blue River Dairy Products has the awards and the growth in customer demand to prove it.
It must be the only global business to have originated in Ahipara. Sean Kennedy still calls the Far North village “home” but he has moved the headquarters of Coastlines International to Auckland – 330km closer to the airport when he needs to fly to Hong Kong, Bangladesh or Bordeaux.
Cranberries are a crop waiting to be discovered in New Zealand by both growers and consumers, says Marjorie Allan. The antioxidant-packed, tasty little berry is easy to grow and process, and apparently there is huge unmet demand on global food markets.
NZ leads the world in pasture-based dairy production – and in producing much of the precision farming technology that goes with it, like the smart monitoring equipment and information services of Feilding-based FarmWorks Precision Farming Systems.
I Love Pies
The world needs better pies! So say Maree Glading and Jessie Stanley - and they have turned their conviction into a business that bakes and distributes gourmet pies of the highest standard in taste and quality.
Over the Moon Dairy
Cows don't jump, even on the lush pastures of the South Waikato. But they do produce the great milk that has helped turn Putaruru based Over the Moon Dairy Company into a high flier in the very competitive world of artisan cheese making.
Pic's Really Good Peanut Butter
Had your peanut butter “fix” today? A growing number of New Zealanders crave the spread on their morning toast or lunchtime sandwich – that’s the word from Pic Picot, peanut butter expert and Nelson businessman.
To catch lots of fish, you need great bait. Every keen fisher knows that. But finding a ready (and legal) supply of the best bait is easier said than done.
Te Mata Figs
This summer’s drought was not a curse for all rural New Zealanders. Fig growers Helen Walker and Murray Douglas have rejoiced in a bountiful crop, ripened in the same warmth and dry that burned off nearby Hawkes Bay grazing land.
Vede & Crede
Under the harsh sun of the south-western Sahara, the Berber people know how to look after their skin. Women have used argan oil for centuries: its healthy fats, vitamin E and other anti-oxidants sooth the face and slow ageing.
Everyone knows how irritating a wobbly table can be in a restaurant. Mike Rather has the answer and he has turned it into a steadily growing little business.
Foodstuffs North Island
Lavika from Foodstuffs talks about the importance of high quality images and a digital asset management system.