Our Milestones

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
Jun – 
Theland Farm Group formally established to wholly self-operate and manage the 29 farms across New Zealand
Jun – 
Milk New Zealand Dairy is selected as Finalist for Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards 2017 in category of Westpac Exporter of the Year (export revenue over $25 million)
Nov – 
Justine Kidd appointed CEO of Agribusiness to look after the farm operations of Theland Tahi Farm Group Limited and Purata Farming Limited
Aug – 
After 22 months of waiting Overseas Investment Office approved Pengxin’s application of selling its Central North Island assets at market value into its listed company Hunan Dakang International Food and Agriculture
Jul – 
Pengxin New Zealand Farm Group Limited is approved by Overseas Investment Office and has taken back management of Waverly and Glyn Park supports
Apr – 
Pure100 Farm Limited withdraws Judicial Review relating to Lochinver Station
Feb – 
Central North Island Dairy Academy opened
Feb – 
New Zealand Standard Farm Ltd acquired 100% shareholding of SFL Holdings Ltd
Jan – 
Mr. Tony Nie appointed Chief Financial Officer of Milk New Zealand Holding Ltd and General Manager of Milk New Zealand Management Ltd
Oct – 
Dakang New Zealand Farm Group Limited halts purchase of Northland Pinny farms
Sep – 
after 17 months of application waiting time Ministers and the Overseas Investment Office has declined the bid to purchase Lochinver Station by Pure 100 Farm Limited
Jun – 
Pengxin New Zealand Farm Group Limited is approved by Overseas Investment Office and has taken back management of Taharua farm.
May – 
Milk New Zealand Holding Limited awarded winner of the Supreme and DLA Piper Award for Inward or Outward Investment with China and Finalist for Innovation within the Supply Chain in the HSBC NZCTA China Business Awards 2015
Apr – 
Dakang New Zealand Farm Group Limited applies to the Overseas Investment Office to purchase Pinny Farms
Mar – 
Milk New Zealand Holding Limited win the Supreme and Best Emerging Business categories in the BNZ 2014 NZ Chinese Business Awards.
Mar – 
Formal launching of Theland UHT on TV shopping and E-Commerce channel in China
Nov – 
A new UHT Milk project Agreement was signed between Shanghai Pengxin Group, Miraka Limited and Mengniu Dairy Group Company Ltd in witness of New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and China Prime Minister Jinping Xi.
Aug – 
Pure 100 Farm Limited (subsidiary of Milk New Zealand Holding Limited) applies to the Overseas Investment Office to purchase Lochinver Station
Jun – 
Contract Manufacturer Agreement signed with the leading dairy giant Mengniu Dairy Group Company Ltd
Apr – 
Mr. Gary Romano, former Managing Director New Zealand Milk Products of Fonterra, formally joined Milk New Zealand
Mar – 
Acquisition of Synlait Farms by Standard Farm Limited, joint venture developed forming SFL Holdings Limited
Apr – 
Mr. Andy Macleod appointed Chief Executive Officer for Milk New Zealand Farm Group Limited
Apr – 
Exclusive UHT manufacture contract with Miraka Limited, the only Maori owned and controlled dairy company in New Zealand. Our first UHT brand “Theland” was launched
Nov – 
Settlement of the 16 farms. Joint venture is agreed creating a 50/50 partnership with State-owned enterprise Landcorp Farming Limited (Landcorp). The new venture is known as Pengxin New Zealand Farm Management Limited
Apr – 
The Land Information Minister and Associate Finance Minister approve a revised report from the Overseas Investment Office and give permission for Milk New Zealand Holding Ltd to buy the 16 farms
Feb – 
Decision overturned by the High Court ordering the Government to reconsider its decision following a judicial review challenging the business experience and acumen of the purchasers and the benefit that would accrue to New Zealand
Jan – 
Government approves the purchase of the 16 farms (formerly known as the Crafar Farms) with an extensive set of consent conditions
Jan –  
Application submitted to the Overseas Investment Office for approval to purchase 16 farms from Crafar Farms (In Receivership) led by Mr. Terry Lee
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