Making it New Zealand
Making It New Zealand was our video series that ran from 2018 to 2020. We went behind the scenes of local Kiwi businesses to see how products are made. Subscribe to Buy New Zealand Made on YouTube to watch this series, and our latest series, A Kiwi Original.
What Businesses Said
"Really happy with the vid and we have already had a positive enquiry from a potential customer that watched it." Alistair Rough - Product Development Manager Hansells Masterton. Watch episode.
Seventh Wave Wetsuits
"We were stoked to have the team from Buy NZ Made come and support us and put together an amazing video of what we do. Ryan knew the right questions to ask to genuinely find out what drives us and why we love doing what we do. It was an amazing opportunity to show case what we do here." - Sarah Armstrong-Park - Owner Seventh Wave Wetsuits. Watch episode.
NZ Sock Company
"Manufacturing in New Zealand helps our family foster growth, not only in our industry but that of our community and it provides a future of job security for many people. It gives us a sense of pride to be able to offer the world a high quality technical product that’s made right here in New Zealand. Our NZ customers, such as Kathmandu, Swanndri & Skellerup really love and promote the NZ Made story, they rely on us to provide a NZ made product which is now using New Zealand sourced merino wool. Its wholesome, honest, hardworking kiwis that take pride in producing every pair of your NZ Sock Company socks." Gabrielle Simpson - NZ Sock Company. Watch episode.
WMC Trail Tools
"Felt scary as heck being in front of camera but you made me feel comfortable. 2 months sales in the following 4 days was pretty exciting to deal with." Gareth Hargreaves - Founder WMC Trail Tools. Watch episode.
Earth Sea Sky
"Our story is about a hands on commitment to innovative design, quality of materials and attention to detail workmanship. We have created a trusted brand against a flow of cheaper, higher margin imports that lasts beyond customer expectation and provides employment for New Zealanders proud of their work and achievements. Earth Sea Sky is about style, values, heritage." Jane Ellis - Earth Sea Sky. Watch episode.
"When I was told we were chosen for the Buy NZ episode I put it off to the very last date that was available. I had many sleepless nights thinking about it and spent days wondering what I was going to say. When Anna and Ryan arrived on the day I felt instantly at ease and the day flowed perfectly. I was still dreading the video coming out but when it did I was blown away with how well it all came together. Great work team!" Debbie Green - Weebits. Watch episode.
"The Making it New Zealand Series help us to share our story by creating a behind the scenes digital message. This provided a fantastic window on our operation. Having your company’s story told from a 3rd person perspective adds fantastic PR value." Simon Berry - Managing Director Whitestone Cheese. Watch episode.
Woolyarns - Making It New Zealand - EPISODE 56
Woolyarns is a New Zealand yarn and textile manufacturer that goes beyond the ordinary. Since 1992, they have been spinning merino possum yarns using possums trapped around New Zealand, combining sustainability with craftsmanship.
Kraus & Naimer - Making It New Zealand - EPISODE 55
Kraus & Naimer is a specialist switch manufacturer. Founded in Austria in 1907, their New Zealand factory has been operating since 1978, supplying the New Zealand, Australian and Asian markets with switches made to local customer requirements.
Glenn Jones Art - Making It New Zealand - EPISODE 54
Glenn Jones creates art inspired by Kiwi culture and nostalgia. Together with his wife Julia, they run the business from their home in Auckland and partner with other Kiwi businesses to transform art into tangible products.
Pertronic Industries - Making It New Zealand - EPISODE 53
Pertronic Industries are experts in advanced, intelligent fire detection systems. Managing Director David Percy and his team show us around their factory in Lower Hutt.
Moreton Jewellery - Making It New Zealand - EPISODE 52
Pounamu (greenstone) is unique to the South Island of New Zealand. Deane Moreton, who has been involved with pounamu for over 40 years, takes us through how they craft pounamu jewellery.
Seymour's - Making It New Zealand - EPISODE 51
Seymour Distributing Company (Seymour's) is home to New Zealand Made brand Cuisine Queen and the iconic Sun Cheese Cutter. Greg Moore takes us through the range and a visit down the road to Uniplas NZ Ltd to see Cuisine Queen containers being made.
Rugged Valley - Making It New Zealand - EPISODE 50
The 50th episode of the Making It New Zealand episode is a special one with Rugged Valley because its invention helps saves the lives of Kiwis both on and off New Zealand's roads.
While many carseat covers interrupt the effective use of airbags in an accident, Rugged Valley New Zealand are designed and made with safety at the top of the list.
Tuki Design Co - Making It New Zealand - EPISODE 49
Tuki Design Co specialise in the design and manufacture of custom mobility products. Mike Bouman and team at Tuki take us through how ideas come to life, allowing their clients more freedom to enjoy life.
Jaedon Manufacturing - Making It New Zealand - EPISODE 48
Jaedon Manufacturing are safety workwear specialists. From fire retardant workwear to chainsaw chaps, managing director Emily May takes us through some of their specialities.
Healthpak - Making It New Zealand - EPISODE 47
Healthpak has over 60 years experience in providing New Zealand Made amenities to the hospitality industry. General Manager Sales & Marketing, Jimi Kennedy-Grant, shows us how some of their most popular products are made.
Aquacomb© - Making It New Zealand - EPISODE 46
Aquacomb© is an innovative stormwater detention and retention system that collects and holds rainwater for your home. Andrew Olsen explains how Aquacomb© can be better than a tank and shows how the pods are made and put together on site.
Rolla-wipa™ - Making It New Zealand - EPISODE 45
Rolla-wipa™ is a 3-in-1 paint tool that is saving painters money, time, water and paint. Brett Stanley takes us through how he came up with the idea and how it's made.
Aerofast Tiedowns - Making It New Zealand - EPISODE 44
Aerofast Tiedowns make tough tested tiedowns that will stand the test of time. Eddie takes us through how they are made and tested.
T&R Interior Systems - Making It New Zealand - EPISODE 43
T&R Interior Systems introduce Floc 3D, a natural and sustainable acoustic solution and VertiBrace, a revolutionary partition restraint solution.
Hansells Masterton - Making It New Zealand - EPISODE 42
Hansells Masterton are contract manufacturing and packing specialists. With 85 years of experience in the food industry, they develop, source, manufacture and package products for brands worldwide.