Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Golden Bay success story

Golden Bay success story as HealthPost reaches two major milestones

New Zealand’s largest natural health and skincare online shop, HealthPost, has reached two major milestones – more than $500,000 given in donations and three million products shipped around New Zealand and internationally.

“We are very proud of what our team has achieved,” says HealthPost’s Chair Peter Butler, “especially given we are still based in Golden Bay and family owned.”

Today HealthPost employs 85 people, the majority of whom live and work in Golden Bay, and a small number who staff the office and retail outlet in Auckland’s New Lynn.

“What’s really different about our charity fundraising is that we donate from our operating revenue. In other words, we don’t add the donations on to what the customers are charged at the checkout. Of course the fact that we have such fantastically loyal customers means that we are in a position to give in a sustainable way.

“We believe the wellness of the individual is always connected to the health of the broader community and the natural environment,” says Peter. “HealthPost’s Better World campaign is now an entrenched and vital part of our business philosophy. HealthPost customers elect which of several nominated charities will receive a $1 donation from us when they make a purchase from our online shop. We have a rotating ‘charity of the month’ and a long-standing charity selection allowing us to contribute substantially to a specific cause. This is currently in support of World Vision’s Zambian Health Centre project.”

Chris Clarke, World Vision CEO, is truly grateful for the generosity of HealthPost and their customers. “Zambia is one of the poorest countries in the world so by bringing together the HealthPost community with the Zambian community, we are able to significantly improve access to healthcare for 6000 residents. Once the Health Centre is operational, people will no longer need to walk from six to nine hours to gain healthcare and wait for up to 12 hours to be seen. This is especially critical for women who are giving birth, the elderly and the very ill.”

Research commissioned by Philanthropy New Zealand, highlights the fact that Kiwis are a very benevolent group, giving a total $2.67 billion in 2011. The World Giving Index places New Zealand in the top two for charitable donations, volunteering and random acts of kindness.

ENDS

About HealthPost:

HealthPost is New Zealand’s leading online natural health and skincare shop. The company was founded in 1988 with the philosophy that natural health care should be affordable. HealthPost has since grown to have a product range in excess of 4,000 different products. The company operates from Collingwood in Golden Bay, New Zealand and has a retail store in Veronica St, adjacent to Lynn Mall in Auckland’s New Lynn.

For more information http://www.healthpost.co.nz/company-info/donation-programme

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 


Government: David McLean Appointed As KiwiRail Chair

David McLean has been appointed as Chair of KiwiRail Holdings Ltd, the Minister for State Owned Enterprises Dr David Clark and Minister of Finance Grant Robertson announced today... More>>


Dairy NZ: ‘More Milk From Fewer Cows’ Trend Continues In A Record Year
Vodafone says it has 10,000 customers using its Wi-Fi Calling service. It took less than three months to reach that milestone; the service began operating in September... More>>

Statistics: Consents Remain At Record Levels
There were 47,715 new homes consented in the year ended October 2021, up 26 percent compared with the year ended October 2020, Stats NZ said today. "The year ended October 2021 marks another record for the annual number of new homes consented,” construction statistics manager Michael Heslop said... More>>



Fonterra: Lifts Forecast Farmgate Milk Price Range And Revises Earnings Guidance At First Quarter Update

Fonterra Co-operative Group today lifted its 2021/22 forecast Farmgate Milk Price range, reported a solid start to the 2022 financial year and revised its earnings guidance... More>>


Canterbury Museum: New Research - Bald Haast's Eagle Feasted On Moa Guts

New Zealand’s extinct Haast’s Eagle (Hieraaetus moorei), the largest known eagle, gulped down viscera like a vulture and may even have been bald, new research suggests... More>>

ABC Business Sales: Demand High For Covid-proof Businesses
Despite the continuing challenges facing businesses in this Covid environment, right now there are more buyers looking for a small-medium sized business than there are sellers in the market... More>>


PriceSpy: Producer Prices Increase
New Black Friday and Covid-19 Report* released by PriceSpy says people’s fear of stepping inside physical shops during big sales events like Black Friday has risen since last year; Kiwis are still planning to shop, but more than ever will do it online this year... More>>