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Tasty Business Taranaki

Event Details


Thu 19 Jul 2018


05.30pm until 07.00pm


Strategy Collective Level 1 - White Hart 47 Queen Street New Plymouth, Taranaki 4310


New Plymouth / Taranaki

How do ordinary people create extraordinary companies? What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? Are our Kiwi entrepreneurs succeeding in Asia?

Know the answers to these questions at the fourth instalment of our popular Tasty Business series. Hear from a group of impressive food and beverage entrepreneurs from across New Zealand who will recount their success stories and share their perspective on how the New Zealand food and beverage scene is tackling Asia. The event will be capped by an interactive Q&A session. Join us at this entertaining and informative evening and learn how the next generation of Kiwi entrepreneurs are approaching Asia. The Asia New Zealand Foundation acknowledges Venture Taranaki and Green Meadows Beef as partners and supporters of this event.

Featured speakers:

Richard King

Richard King is a former ski instructor, first class cricketer and property financier. Five years ago Richard set out to create ‘the greatest energy bar in the world’. The exceedingly healthy Moonbar includes David Bowie-inspired names and is sold across New Zealand and exported to Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. Richard visited Malaysia and Singapore with the Asia New Zealand Foundation in 2017.

Morgan Maw

Morgan Maw is the founder of Bonnie, an award-winning Auckland-based wholefoods brand specialising in oat-based products. This includes range of oatcakes, perfected while living in Edinburgh, and a recently launched new product – Bonnie Oat Biscuits. The Bonnie range can be found in specialty stores and supermarkets nationwide and are also exported to Australia and Singapore. Born and raised in New Plymouth, Morgan is passionate about contributing to the story of better food in Aotearoa New Zealand. She visited Indonesia with the Asia New Zealand Foundation in 2016.

Nick Hammond

Nick Hammond is the co-founder and COO of Spring Sheep Milk. Spring Sheep is a leading Kiwi agribusiness and recently won the Supreme award at the new Zealand Food Awards. They produce sheep milk in Taupō and are exporting to Taiwan and parts of Southeast Asia. Nick was previously a senior associate at PwC and is a Chartered Accountant by training. He is also a director and board member of leading New Zealand microfinance charity, ADC.Nick travelled to Indoneisa with the Asia New Zealand Foundation in 2016.

Nick, Richard and Morgan travelled to Southeast Asia under the ASEAN Young Business Leaders Initiative, a programme the Foundation manages on behalf of the New Zealand government. It facilitates trade and builds relationships and networks between entrepreneurs and business leaders in New Zealand and Southeast Asia.