Westervelt New Zealand

Westervelt New Zealand is focused on sustainable land management, diversification and the development of premium products and services. Included in our portfolio are tourism and agricultural operations in both the North and South Islands.

Where possible we have built relationships with neighbouring Maori landholders who have a long history of sustainably managing their lands for future generations. These relationships are integral to the success of all our operations and are also a USP for the company.


TOURISM

Poronui
Taupo, New Zealand
www.poronui.com
www.poronuihunting

Poronui is a five-star luxury sporting lodge which is rated as one of the world’s top-10 fishing lodges by Forbes Magazine. It offers some of the finest rainbow and brown trout fly fishing in the world with two rivers running through the property and access to some of the most pristine waters in New Zealand. In addition, guests can experience rifle or bow hunting for Sika, Rusa, Red Stag and Fallow Deer. Other activities extend the property’s appeal, with hiking, equestrian, mountain biking, honey tastings, Maori cultural activities, weddings and celebrity wine and food weekends. There are 3 unique accommodation options including the lodge itself, Blake House private villa and Safari Camp with two glamping pods. There is a plethora of dining options which change depending on the weather and guest preferences but all are lovingly prepared by the head chef and his team onsite.


Glazebrook Station
Blenheim, New Zealand
www.glazebrookstation.com

Glazebrook Station boasts breath-taking views across the New Zealand wilderness. It is located at the top of the South Island and offers guests the opportunity to hunt Red Stag and a variety of other species either free-range over 21,000 acres or within the confines of the 3,000-acre game park. A purpose-built lodge, powered by a hydro-electric system, consists of four private chalets around a central dining and living area. The chef prepares warm, hearty meals with regional and local ingredients and guests gather nightly to share their daily adventures.


AGRICULTURE

Both the Poronui and Glazebrook properties have been farmed since the 1800s and are diversified operations with carbon, honey, hunting and farming. Livestock include deer, sheep and cattle while existing eucalyptus plantations are being converted into higher value agricultural land, thereby increasing the land value and generating another revenue stream. The cattle supply the First Light brand of beautiful grass-fed meats exported to California. All of our farming practices are designed for low-impact on the environment.


HONEY

The Westervelt Owhaoko partnership produces premium New Zealand honey for customers in New Zealand, China and the United States. The highly valued Manuka honey is our primary product and is renowned for its medicinal and health-giving properties. The Manuka flowering season lasts just six weeks each year and can be highly unpredictable which provides just one of many challenges to our operational team.

However, this vertically-integrated business (with land ownership, beekeeper training, extraction, processing facilities and sales) provides certainty of supply for customers and assurance of quality and traceability to the public. In 2018, the Taku Honey brand will be refreshed with a premium consumer in mind.