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Batiki’s Virgin Oil Finds Its Way to NZ Organic Market

Batiki representative to the Lomaiv­iti Provincial Council meeting, Tevita Vakatale, said they had already signed the contract with Huckleberry.
24 Dec 2019 12:50
Batiki’s Virgin Oil Finds Its Way to NZ Organic Market
Batiki's virgin oil.

Huckleberry, a New Zealand com­pany, is the new market for Ba­tiki’s virgin oil.

Batiki representative to the Lomaiv­iti Provincial Council meeting, Tevita Vakatale, said they had already signed the contract with Huckleberry.

Mr Vakatale said this was a big break­through for them, especially now since they would to supply 400 litres of virgin oil every month to the company. He said the first shipment would be sent on Jan­uary 2, 2020.

Batiki’s virgin oil is 100 percent or­ganic, which falls in line with Huckle­berry’s aim to provide better food and lifestyle choices to people.

A statement from the company said: “We think it’s a bit bigger than that. We think that choosing organic is about making positive, healthful and sustain­able lifestyle choices that are better for ourselves, our families and the planet,” it said.

“For us, organic is about bringing your own pots and tubs to fill with the very best whole foods and making nutritious meals accessible to all. It’s about recycla­ble brown paper bags and canvas totes that come with notes: When life gives you lemons, ask if they’re organic!”

According to the release, organic is about offering communities through­out New Zealand produce grown as it should be – in good, clean soil, washed by the rain and delivered fresh. It’s about providing wholesome groceries made with top quality ingredients. It’s about the peace of mind we get from knowing where all of our products come from, and the pride we take in knowing that the relationships, we have fostered with our suppliers supports local businesses and organic farming communities nationwide.”

Mr Vakatale said that they would make sure that they served Huckleberry well.

Tevita Vakatale (left) with Jale Temo of Nakodu Village, Koro.

Tevita Vakatale (left) with Jale Temo of Nakodu Village, Koro.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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