Ora King Tyee winner Moya with the NZKS team

Fundraiser: Getting kids to their school camp

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A dinner and auction held by New Zealand King Salmon has raised over $6,000 for the Mistletoe Charitable Foundation. NZKS is a premier sponsor of the foundation, which provides financial assistance for any New Zealand school-aged youth to attend school camp at Mistletoe Bay in...

Celebrating Marlborough and the region’s long salmon farming history

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To coincide with the recent celebration of Marlborough’s founding day, we take a brief look at the history of salmon farming, which has become such an integral part of our region’s future. King salmon has been farmed in New Zealand since the 1970s, but the species, also called...
Chelsea Yates at Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary lookout

Supporting the community through NZKS work

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When Chelsea Yates joined the team at New Zealand King Salmon’s Picton office as community sponsorship and events coordinator, she knew she was in for a varied and exciting role. In just a few short months Chelsea has enjoyed a whirlwind of new experiences as she familiarised...

New Zealand King Salmon doubles down sustainability commitments

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  Media Release – 29 October 2018 NZKS signs New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and is first New Zealand food business to join UN Global Compact New Zealand King Salmon (NZKS) has become the first New Zealand food business to join the world’s largest corporate...
Ora Awards logo - Inspired by Art, Ora King Awards


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17 October 2018 The winners of the coveted food industry accolade ‘Best Ōra King Dish’ have been revealed during an official awards ceremony at Nelson’s Suter Art Gallery last night. 20 acclaimed chefs from North America, Australia and Japan, including this year’s international...
NZKS team at Aquaculture conference

Positivity and inspiration flavours largest ever aquaculture conference

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This year’s New Zealand Aquaculture Conference, held in Blenheim, was the biggest yet and New Zealand King Salmon was there in force.  The conference, of which New Zealand King Salmon is a co-platinum sponsor along with Sanford, was held at the Marlborough Convention Centre on 26...
MP Stuart Smith opens the QCYC project site

Supporting yacht club project helps kids find their sea legs

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The Queen Charlotte Yacht Club season opening day, held at the redevelopment site of the club in Picton, has given an insight into what will become a hub for the entire community. The site was opened by Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith last month, and the traditional firing of the canon...
NZKS monitoring buoy in situ in the Cook Strait

Monitoring buoys in the Cook Strait – the first step in fulfilling our future farming vision

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Together with the Cawthron Institute, New Zealand King Salmon (NZKS) has launched a research project to assess the viability of certain open ocean locations around NZ for salmon farming. This is the first step in our aspirational vision to expand towards more sustainable, open...
Image: Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary

Increased sponsorship helps community become more involved in conservation

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New Zealand King Salmon has increased its sponsorship of conservation programme Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary. Located near Picton, Kaipupu is a 40-hectare “mainland island” where native birds, wildlife and bush species are protected by a 600m long predator proof fence and an...
Rubbish collector on boat with rubbish bag

Cleaning up all part of a day’s work

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Keeping New Zealand Beautiful National Clean Up Week was last month, but for New Zealand King Salmon crews cleaning up the Marlborough Sounds beaches around the farms they work on is all part of a day’s work. Regional manager Tory Channel/Te Kura te Au, Salvador Delgado Oro...