Member’s update – June 2013

Member’s update – June 2013

UMF® Honey Association wins NZCTA Award

The Association was presented with this award by the New Zealand China Trade Association. The award, sponsored by KPMG, was for creating leverage opportunities through Chinese/NZ business to benefit of NZ Inc. This award recognises organisations whose Chinese/NZ business relationships have created leverage opportunities for others.

Left to right: Sir Wira Gardiner (Executive); Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key; Moira Haddrell (Executive Chairperson); John Rawcliffe (General Manager); Tony Wright (Executive).

Chairperson Moira Haddrell receiving the NZCTA KMPG Award


The NZCTA Trade Awards were established in 2004 by the New Zealand China Trade Association to recognise companies that have launched successful business relationships between New Zealand and China, or those that have created a successful investment with China.

Successful international trade plays a crucial part in assuring New Zealand’s presence on the world stage. The awards aim to give recognition to companies that have excelled or taken a bold new step in trading with China, allowing them to grow or to continue to grow from a base of excellence.

They attract those who are consulting within China, whether it is in education, town planning or engineering; those who have established either export or import trade links with China, and those that have established a manufacturing or trade base in China.

Even though there are many New Zealand businesses that have successfully established trade links with China, it doesn’t come without its challenges. It is supremely important for us to recognize the success of NZ-China traders – they are role models for all aspiring importers and exporters to China.

(From the NZCTA Website


The Association would like to thank Peter Luxton (the Association’s Commissioner), Steve Lyttle (100% Pure New Zealand Honey Limited), James Jeffery (Summerglow), Sherridan Cook and John Glengarry (Buddle Findlay), for attending this event, and Buddle and Findlay for sponsoring seats at the table.