Promoting the Economic, Environmental, Health and Social Benefits of a NZ Hemp Industry

NZHIA Public Newsletter May – June 2019

NZ Hemp Industries Association Inc, 1997
Promoting the Economic, Environmental, Health & Social Benefits of a New Zealand Hemp Industry
Public Newsletter for May – June 2019 – In this issue:

  • The NZHIA AGM 29th June 2019 in Wellington
  • The US HIA is taking on Facebook
  • MPI getting serious about the iHemp industry
  • iHemp Magazine issue 6 now available
  • Events – National and International
  • iHemp in the news – Press Articles

NZ Hemp Industries Association Inc, AGM 29th June 2019, in Wellington. 

Our 21st AGM will be held at the Macks Function Center, starting at 1pm, networking begins at 11am.

Our Chairman Mack McIntosh will be retiring after more than 29 years of leading the NZ Hemp Industries Association. Come along to Wellington, it is a great opportunity to meet the Godfather of hemp in NZ.

Please RSVP to if you will be attending the AGM. Only financial members will be eligible to vote.

On May 20, 2019, the Hemp Industries Association partnered with industry leaders, including Hoban Law Group, to launch “Hemp Is Legal”.

This is a campaign urging social media giants like Facebook to end their censorship against industrial hemp companies and allow them to use Facebook’s advertising tools to reach a larger audience who wish to support the emerging American hemp industry. Read the press release here. If you want to add your support to this cause, you can find more information here.

The Times Square ad will run until August 24, 2019.

The Government are getting serious about iHemp and the medicinal cannabis industry

The next meeting of the Industrial Hemp Liaison Group is on the 11th July 2019 and Callaghan Innovation are hosting a “Hemp Sector Strategy” workshop for their government colleagues on the 25th June 2019, to help understand what the industry needs to  become a part of this high value, fast growing global market.

The NZHIA and the Medicinal Cannabis Council are pleased to be able to represent industry at this event.

Issue 6 of the iHemp magazine is out now


August 29-30, 2019 CannaBiz Invest Asia, Bangkok
November 1-4  26th HIACON, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
November 8-9, 2019 Latin America & Caribbean Hemp Summit, Montevideo, Uruguay
November 14-16, 2019 – the Medical Cannabis Conference and Expo, Malta
November 26-27, 2019 – Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance CHTA, Conference Calgary, Canada

Recent iHemp – New Zealand press articles

2019  – Otago University – NZ Industrial Hemp Industry: Motivation, constraints , and moving forward, Polly Jane Brownlee, Thesis – Masters

May 2019 – Hills Laboratories – Services available to the hemp industry

17 Jun 2019 – Cawthron gets the green light to test, research, and develop hemp products

17 Jun 2019 – Stuff – James Cameron: New Zealand ‘not living up to it’s own image”

13 Jun 2019 – Stuff – Cannasouth heads for listing, at a price

13 Jun 2019 – Scoop – MBIE Funding welcome news for medicinal cannabis

11 Jun 2019 – Stuff – Rebel Bakehouse hemp seed wraps high in taste and protein

10 Jun 2019 – NZ Herald – The Country – Dual cropping to increase efficiency in commercial hemp farming

29 May 2019 – ODT Rural Life – Fashioning a future for NZ’s natural fibres

25 May 2019 – ABC documentary, High Fibre: High hopes for Australia’s emerging industrial hemp industry, with a focus on hempcrete – 13 minute

20 May 2019 – Newshub – A million kiwis want to try medicinal cannabis survey

19 May 2019 – Stuff – Intellectual property battle over cannabis products already being fought

16 May 2019 – Health Research Council of NZ – Medicinal cannabis users focus on new research

8 May 2019 – Scoop Business – Medleaf giving NZers back freedom and choice

7 May 2019 – RNZ – Cannabis referendum to be a yes/no questions, govt confirms

13 March 2019 – Family First – ASA says anti-cannabis billboard “socially responsible”

10 March 2019 – RNZ – Growing demand – NZ’s budding cannabis businesses

19 Feb 2019 – NZ Herald –  Business, Hemp growing course gets 600 applications for one of 30 spots

18 Feb 2019 – NZ Herald –  Lifestyle – Niki Bezzant: Is hemp truly a wonder plant

2 Nov 2018 – Stuff –  Hemp bars beat insect patties in food competition

Join the NZHIA for more information and support for your hemp enterprise, together we stand!