About Us

Honeylands commenced its operation in 1995 as a family owned business. Chris Watkins and Helen Ninkie drew on their industry associations (commencing 1990) to establish the company and 'Honeylands Naturally' brand, developing a worldwide network of contacts. This has assisted them to deliver against their vision to be both a National and International supplier, meeting customer initiatives in the Airline, Hospitality, Food Service and Healthcare sectors.

Honeylands' Recipe for Success

Employment of enthusiastic colleagues who show commitment to and support of the company’s objectives, i.e. delivering quality and innovative products.

Food safety is paramount and Honeylands operates against an accredited HACCP programme in a purpose built manufacturing environment.
Certification includes:

  • New Zealand Ministry of Primary industry Food Safety Authority Approved Food Control Program
  • New Zealand Ministry of Primary industry Food Safety Authority Approved Risk Management Program
  • New Zealand Ministry of Primary industry Food Safety Authority Registered Animal Products Exporter

Associations

Honeylands is an inaugural member of the Airline catering Network (NZACN), created in 1989 [with support from the New Zealand Government] to focus specifically on supplying quality food and beverages to the airline catering industry internationally. NZACN provides customers with a comprehensive range of complimentary products under one umbrella.