News and Media

Welcome to The New Zealand King Salmon Publishing Room. This resource lists all up-to-date press releases and school resources. If you have specific media enquiries, please contact us directly.

Current News and Media

New Zealand King Salmon relocates Customer Service Centre to Nelson
16 September 2013
Media release from NZ King Salmon

NZ fine dining salmon wins global award
14 May 2013
Media release from NZ King Salmon

NMIT Scholarships
27 August 2013
Media release from NZ King Salmon

New salmon farms get the go ahead
9 August 2013
Media release from NZ King Salmon

New Zealand salmon producer attains global certification
26 March 2013
Media release from NZ King Salmon

NZ King Salmon is ready to bring economic benefits to Top of the South
28 Feb 2013
Media release from NZ King Salmon

Locally celebrated chef plans to hook kids on New Zealand King Salmon
15 January 2013
Media release from NZ King Salmon

Board's decision represents "missed opportunity for community": New Zealand King Salmon
20 December 2012
Media release from NZ King Salmon

Nelson Falcons Announces Major Sponsors
7 December 2012
Media release from NZ King Salmon

Salmon farm cleared of known diseases
14 August 2012
Media statement from NZ King Salmon

VIP menu showcases country's best
22nd July 2012
Media statement from NZ King Salmon

Response to Sunday Star-Times article, dated 8 July 2012
10th July 2012
Media statement from NZ King Salmon

Kofi Annan Address - Aquavision 2012
18th June 2012
Former UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient Kofi Annan has highlighted the global benefits of aquaculture in an address to AquaVision 2012 in Norway

Salmon on the menu for culinary tourists
3rd May 2012
Diners in upmarket restaurants in New York, Sydney, Tokyo and Shanghai are about to be exposed to the world’s best premium salmon – and Marlborough is going along for the ride.

Nelson leaders predict major growth for region
2nd May 2012
Nelson businesses, the Seafood processing union and the city’s mayor are firmly behind NZ King Salmon’s expansion plans saying they will result in increased downstream employment at a time when young people are leaving in droves.

Scientist says salmon farms pose "little environmental risk"
1st May 2012
A leading Canadian-born aquaculture scientist is supporting assertions by Marlborough-based NZ King Salmon that its planned expansion is environmentally responsible.

Trifecta spells top global honour for Regal products
30th April 2012
Marlborough-based New Zealand King Salmon has been awarded the top honour by the International Taste & Quality Institute (iTQi) at the annual Superior Taste Awards in Belgium – the first New Zealand company to achieve the award.

Salmon Company Expansion: Significant long term growth expected 
26th April 2012
By the mid-2020s more than 1,600 additional jobs will be sustained in the Nelson Marlborough region if plans by salmon farmer New Zealand King Salmon come to fruition.

Study: Fish better than fish oil
23rd April 2012
A recent study in Australia has shown that eating fish with Omega-3s may very well be more beneficial to general heart health and well-being than dosing up on supplements

NZ King Salmon in Influential Japan Deals
19th April 2012
NZ King Salmon has aligned with two of Japan’s largest retail centralized buying organisations (CBOs) to reach out to 80 supermarket chains comprising 2500 stores in the competitive but lucrative market.
Marlborough Backs Salmon Plans
12th April 2012
Marlborough residents have given resounding approval to New Zealand King Salmon’s plans to grow production in the region.
Submissions open for salmon company’s growth plans
2nd April 2012
All New Zealanders get to have a say from today (Monday April 2) on a proposal that has the potential to earn the country hundreds of millions of dollars in export revenue.
Opinion Piece Response - Aquaculture NZ
22nd March 2012
Opinion piece by Peter Vitasovich (Chairman AQNZ) stating that aquaculture is not a choice between economic growth OR environmentally sustainability. Aquaculture is a means of achieving both.
Opinion Piece - Aquaculture NZ
22nd March 2012
In 1969 a group of fishermen towed the first mussel barge into the Marlborough Sounds and anchored it in the Kenepuru. In the 43 years since, New Zealand aquaculture has become a significant, sustainable primary industry employing more than 3000 kiwis and generating over $400 million of revenue in 2011.
Marlborough is the winner
20th March 2012
We want the best for Marlborough. We have only a small amount of space available to us but we have the ability to convert that space into economic growth, jobs, increased tourism, great reputation and a dynamic future for the region. We have demonstrated success – we have been globally recognised for leading the way in sustainable salmon farming and we have the facts to support all our claims. It’s all in our application.
Salmon farming: Fact vs Fiction
19th March 2012
Marlborough has so much going for it. Wonderful surroundings, superb wines and increasingly is recognised for its outstanding seafood. At New Zealand King Salmon, we believe we have much to contribute to promote the region and support economic growth.
Salmon on Classroom Menu for Marlborough Students
1st February 2012
Marlborough primary and intermediate school children returning to the classroom in 2012 are in for a healthy welcome, thanks to the local branch of the Life Education Trust and NZ King Salmon.
Life Education Trust
21st December 2011
New Zealand King Salmon is proud to sponsor the Life Education Trust in Marlborough. The Life Education Trust does a superb job visiting local schools with its resourceful mobile classroom.
NZ King Salmon Scholarship Announced
8th December 2011
Brook Lines is the inaugural winner of the Queen Charlotte College Aquaculture Academy New Zealand King Salmon Scholarship. The scholarship is worth $11,500 over two years and funds Brook’s tuition and course fees to complete a diploma in Aquaculture at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.
Food Tourism is Right Recipe for Hospitality
6th December 2011
The memory of a fine piece of New Zealand King salmon served with a glass of chilled sauvignon blanc against the backdrop of a Marlborough sunset is a compelling image and one that is driving a new breed of tourist to our shores.
Fresh and convenient salmon twin packs
6th July 2011
Fresh and convenient – just what you need in today’s pressure-cooked world of work, school and play.
King salmon feeds emperor penguin
5th July 2011
A New Zealand salmon producer is helping out to build the strength of the young emperor penguin now recovering in Wellington Zoo.
NZ salmon again impresses in global taste awards
16th May 2011
New Zealand King Salmon continues to impress in the highly competitive world of international culinary taste awards.
Marlborough salmon farming seeks to expand
28th April 2011
New Zealand King Salmon plans to apply to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for planning permission to expand its operations.
Healthy salmon now in twin packs
4th March 2011
Looking for easy meals and snacks for any day of the week? Southern Ocean now comes to the rescue with new twin-pack King salmon slices and pieces brimming with healthy Omega 3s.
Kiwi King rules in Swiss salmon market
14th December 2010
A bold move to change manufacturing procedures to meet the needs of discerning Swiss consumers has helped NZ King Salmon break in to its 13th export market.
New aquaculture GM appointed at NZ King Salmon
5th October 2010
A graduate who began his fish farming career as a shift worker is the new general manager of aquaculture at Nelson-based New Zealand King Salmon.
Regal King Salmon London bound
14th September 2010
New Zealand’s Regal King Salmon will be on the lips of 250 London VIPs tonight at high profile Air New Zealand event at the prestigious Saatchi Gallery in central London.
Dining room chatter changes ways for Regal salmon servings
7th September 2010
Marlborough poster child Regal King Salmon has won another award - this time it’s for the research project behind the way salmon is presented to shoppers.
Salmon on show
27th July 2010
It’s one of the easiest dishes to cook, it tastes delicious and it’s farmed right here in New Zealand.
NZ Salmon nets Aussie award
26th July 2010
New Zealand’s Regal Salmon has hooked another prestigious international award.
Customer-driven product wins foodservice award
16th June 2010
Frozen Salmon Fillet Portions has taken out the Best New Foodservice Product at the Fine Food New Zealand Awards 2010 in Auckland
New Zealand’s King salmon rules in Sydney market
25th May 2010
Discerning diners across the Tasman are devouring the opportunity to tuck in to the superior taste of New Zealand’s King salmon species now it’s available fresh in the world’s second biggest fish market.
Global food experts judge NZ salmon ‘exceptional’
10th May 2010
Three New Zealand salmon products have been judged by international taste awards experts as being ‘exceptional’ with a further three called ‘remarkable’.
Volcanic cloud has silver lining for Kiwi salmon producer
27th April 2010
For New Zealand salmon producer NZ King Salmon there’s been a silver lining to the grey volcanic cloud that descended on Europe in April.
15,000 fish haul no drag on business
27th April 2010
Nelson-based salmon producer NZ King Salmon on Sunday (Sun. Apr. 25) harvested its biggest-ever haul, despite the easing of European flight restrictions.
NZ King Salmon sales erupt in northern markets
19th April 2010
There’s a silver lining to the grey volcanic cloud descending on Europe for one New Zealand business.
Nelson employer looking for staff
17th February 2010
NZ King Salmon is looking for 30 processing staff to help the company meet increased orders.
New King Salmon Chief appointed - Grant Rosewarne
2nd November 2009
New Zealand King Salmon is pleased to announce the appointment of Grant Rosewarne as its new Chief Executive to succeed Paul Steere who recently announced his intention to pursue other business interests after 15 years strong stewardship, said Tom Sturgess, the Chairman.
Tom Sturgess to Chair New Zealand King Salmon
2nd April 2009
The Board of New Zealand King Salmon is pleased to announce the appointment of well known Nelson businessman, Tom Sturgess.
Regal Record Rebuts Recession
7th January 2009
Flagship brand Regal Salmon has led a 30 per cent jump in December New Zealand sales for The New Zealand King Salmon Company.
Takaka Hatchery - 30 years of Salmon farming in New Zealand
17th December 2008
The Takaka Hatchery in Pupu Valley, Golden Bay, is celebrating 30 years of salmon farming.
Studies show omega-3 rich oils reduce incidence of dementia
14th March 2008
The results of the large population studies show an association between omega-3 (fish) oil consumption and either improved cognition or a reduced risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Oily fish such as salmon are a rich source of health-inducing omega-3 fatty acids.
New Farm Meets Increased Demand for Salmon
15th February 2008
Changing nutrition habits and consumers’ recognition of the health benefits of eating oily fish are the driving forces behind increased demand for salmon and the opening of a new farm in the Marlborough Sounds.
New Zealand King Salmon Strengthens
8th September 2008
The New Zealand King Salmon Company Limited has welcomed one of New Zealand’s pre-eminent private equity managers, Direct Capital, as a new shareholder following an equity restructuring process.
King Salmon’s new Farm Barge – a perfect fit!
20th November 2007
The most sophisticated barge ever commissioned by The New Zealand King Salmon Co Ltd was assembled in a lift of absolute precision at Nelson slipway today.
New Zealand King Salmon Advantages Omega 3 Content in Asia
8th October 2007
The New Zealand King Salmon Co Ltd has agreed to be a keystone shareholder in a new Malaysian company, Cambrian (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., and has entered in to supply arrangements with that company to enable the extraction of Omega 3 oils, capsulation and subsequent sale in Asia.
New Zealand King Salmon Implements Accolade
14th August 2007
New Zealand King Salmon Implements Accolade® to Boost Innovation and NPD Productivity through the Automation of the Stage Gate® Process.
New Zealand King Salmon "Brain food with Peta Mathias"
30th March 2007
Exploring Omega-3 and the benefits to your health while supporting your local community with Dietician Annette Nistor and Chef Brian Samuels.
Mistletoe Bay Whare Sponsorship
12th December 2006
The New Zealand King Salmon Company Ltd. today announces it will be a cornerstone supporter of the Mistletoe Bay Trust by sponsoring the development of one of the accommodation whare that is to be developed on their site at Mistletoe Bay in Queen Charlotte Sound.
Kerre runs with salmon
19th June 2006
As if radio personality and columnist Kerre Woodham doesn’t have enough on her media plate, she is now going to tackle the adidas Auckland Marathon. And, thanks to Kerre’s sponsor Regal Marlborough Salmon, her favourite charity - the Cystic Fibrosis Association - will be the beneficiary.
NZ King Salmon Farm returns safe and sound
6th June 2006
The NZ King Salmon Co Limited announced today the successful return of its Te Pangu farm to its Tory Channel site following the mooring slippage in early March.
Current Snaps King Salmon Farm Moorings
1st March 2006
At 5 minutes past 8 this morning, the combination of the year’s highest spring tides and already fast currents resulted in excessive pressure on New Zealand King Salmon’s marine farm situated at Te Pangu in Tory Channel.
Versatile summer gourmet snack
6th December 2005
Convenient, tasty and healthy foods are a trademark of modern living – products you can mix and match or simply throw in the picnic basket for an easy summer snack.
Totaranui Ltd and NZ King Salmon partner Salmon Farm Development
17th October 2005
An important Agreement was signed today in the Marlborough Sounds between The New Zealand King Salmon Co Ltd and Totaranui Limited, a subsidiary of local iwi, Te Atiawa Manawhenua Ki Te Tau Ihu Trust. This is the first occasion that Māori have entered directly into the management of marine based salmon farming in New Zealand.
Northland produces top school chef
24th August 2005
New Zealand’s best secondary school chef is Letitia Hayler from Okaihau College in the far North. Competing in the College Challenge at the Culinary Fare ‘nationals’ in Auckland yesterday, 16 year-old Letitia’s Regal Poached Salmon was named the best produced by 28 finalists.
Cuisine Magazine Recipes
2nd June 2004
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Consumer needs lead export success for salmon producer
21st June 2005
A focus on products that meet changing international needs has seen New Zealand King Salmon Ltd nominated as one of 21 finalists in the 2005 New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Export Awards.
Hatchery project spawns award
30th May 2005
The New Zealand Salmon Anglers Association (NZSAA) has honoured a man who has helped them to restore salmon stocks to the Rakaia River catchment.
King salmon leaps to new record
6th January 2005
New Zealand King Salmon set a new record for sales last month – up over 5% on the previous record December.
Salmon gets the tick
28th November 2004
With National Heart Week upon us, it’s great to know there’s a much more taste-bud tempting way to get your daily dose of omega-3 – by eating salmon.