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With dramatic mountains, alluring lakes and sweeping landscapes New Zealand, situated in the South Pacific 1600 kilometres east of Australia, is renowned for its remarkable beauty and relaxing nature. Fully encircled by spectacular coastline, the country’s pristine beaches, lush pastoral land and dense verdant forests give rise to the quintessential ‘clean, green’ brand that is associated with New Zealand worldwide.

We have a small population - just four and a half million people – The majority, around 80 percent, are of European heritage and the population is concentrated in metropolitan cities. However, the arrival of new immigrants of many nationalities and ethnic backgrounds has, in more recent times, introduced wider cultural diversity to our cities, towns and communities. The eclectic mix of local and ethnic food, art, theatre and events, hearty rural towns and sophisticated cities makes New Zealand a vibrant, ‘go-ahead’ country. With so few people and so much bare land, New Zealand is well set up for farming of cattle and a thriving butchery trade.

The quality and flavour of our home-grown produce is second to none, so the Dunninghams brand is right at home. As New Zealand’s largest nationwide butchery supplies company we have a nationwide sales force. Each member of the Dunninghams sales team is an industry expert with the majority being ex-butchers themselves. The butchery trade we support has been greatly transformed over the last 30 years with the rise of major retail chains.

The changing nature of the industry is just another of the challenges that add zest to doing business. It’s what drives Dunninghams in our quest to provide a fresh, comprehensive and innovative range of local and international products to meet all tastes and needs across our diversified market.

While we are strongly committed to the local New Zealand butchery trade, we supply many offshore markets and welcome trade with new export partners.