Organic NZ Brand of the Year

This award recognises a company, brand or product line with organic certification and/or Hua Parakore verification that is independently owned and based in Aotearoa. It is open to successful organic brands who are leading the way to mitigate climate change and build a just society in harmony with nature and the planet.  

Nominations must be for a New Zealand company, brand or product line that demonstrates organic values and markets itself as organic, with organic certification or Hua Parakore verification.  

Note: judges will also take into account other practices consistent with organic production. The following are examples of relevant practices and are not requirements for entry: packaging practices, sustainable energy and resource use, advocacy for organics and other certifications such as living wage, carbon zero.  

2024 Brand of the Year Finalists

Ceres Organics
Ceres Organics has been a pioneer in organic food since the early 1980s and embodies a profound commitment to healing the Earth and humankind. With a belief that every bite shapes a better tomorrow, they passionately advocate for the transformative power of organic choices. Rooted in a shared vision among a small collective, Ceres Organics recognised organic food as nature’s ultimate remedy for societal challenges. Ceres Organics has championed the organic movement for over four decades, striving to make wholesome, delicious food accessible to all, fostering health, sustainability, and social responsibility worldwide.

Hōhepa Hawke’s Bay
Hōhepa is a charitable trust providing residential care and educational opportunities for people with significant intellectual and developmental challenges. Having adopted Dr Rudolph Steiner’s organic land management and food production principles since their inception, Hōhepa’s dairy and horticultural production has operated under organic and regenerative farming practices for over six decades. With internationally recognised Demeter certification, Hōhepa Hawke’s Bay is also the oldest certified biodynamic farm in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Meat with Us
A family-owned business, it provides ethical, traceable, environmentally sustainable, and healthy meat products for New Zealand people and communities. Its aim is to deliver fresh, certified organic meat products directly from its West Otago farm to New Zealand consumers. Its fully certified organic boxes of fresh lamb, beef, and smallgoods are designed to use the whole carcass, reducing waste.

TranzAlpine Honey
TranzAlpine Honey is the #1 certified organic honey producer in New Zealand. They are fifth-generation family beekeepers, producing over 27 organic honey products, health supplements, and honey fusions, including 17 kinds of premium organic honey enjoyed in 28 countries across five continents.

With 113 years of beekeeping and 30 years of organic BioGro™ certification, they are pioneers for an organic future.

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