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Customer stories

We’re proud to support Kiwi businesses so they can thrive. Explore our customers’ inspiring stories and learn from the experience of local businesses like yours.

Melba Cafe

It’s dynamic, it’s exciting, it’s fun and it’s all about the people. Investing in people will drive our growth.

Flower Project

Kathryn Fleming believes the key to a successful start-up is perseverance. Find out how she’s made her business idea bloom.


The biggest challenge has been making sure we have the right product available at the right time.

Aunty Bees Wax Wraps

A painstaking labour of love shared with the world, made in a home kitchen and sold at a market stand.

Blue Frog Cereal

Leveraging the most important meal of the day and turning it into a successful business.

Bee Buzz Apiaries

Turning a passion for bees into something more than a passing interest.

Aotea Gifts

Offering the best of New Zealand to our overseas visitors, now with nine stores nationwide.

Midlands Apiaries

Two thousand tonnes of honey produced each year and pushing for more.

Deckchair Cafe

While café management may have been a new experience for Garth and Louise, together they brought a wealth of business experience to the venture.

Dean’s Auto Electrical

Shaken by Canterbury earthquakes, the business almost closed. But they took the hard road instead, and with an innovative mindset, are now flying along.

Flying Horse

Julia has built a successful business from her hobby, and in doing so, has changed the lives of many horses and children.

The Dukes of Sandwich

Robert and Laura are both discerning chefs with a passion for delicious food - sourcing the best free-range, sustainable, or certified organic food.

Two Boys Network

Lloyd Rooney and Mike Fraser were farming for ten years before the opportunity to buy a Northland restaurant - The Cove - came up.

I Love Pies

Innovation, pragmatism and sound business advice have helped two Kiwi mums build up a successful pie business.

Waiheke Movers

Joanne couldn’t believe her luck when she heard a furniture-moving business on Waiheke Island was up for sale.

Molly Woppy

Like many Kiwi businesses, Molly Woppy came from humble beginnings. The business began when Alistair started baking at home, on top of his full-time job.


Military-style organisation and external support has helped Passionberry grow from being just an idea to a viable start-up and now an export operation.

Bike It Now!


It all began with a couple of chance encounters, three people and their mutual love of cycling and the outdoors.