2nd December 2023
We are excited for another classic Kiwis in LA Holiday Party!
We have a great night planned at the New Zealand Consulate-General's Official ...
2nd December 2023
Broadleaf is a family owned food distribution company supplying the highest quality meat and specialty foods to distributors and retailers across the United States and abroad.
Since our start as a father/son importing business in 1982, we wanted nothing more than to introduce New Zealand's famous greenshell mussels to the United States. You could say we managed to pull it off.
Inspired by the God of the Sea in New Zealand's Maori culture, Tangaroa prides itself in quality & sustainability of fresh seafood
from across the globe. Our restaurant menu features raw bar
offerings like oysters, clams, sea urchin & sashimi, in addition to
an extensive lunch & dinner menu focused on creative dishes
that highlight the quality of our product.
Phone: (424) 289-8144
12604 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Whāia Trading & Logistics goal is to seek out trading opportunities between NZ & North America. Whaia (pronounced like “fire”) is a Maori word meaning “to seek”.
We import a wide range of "Kiwi Comfort Food" which we distribute throughout North America via on-line sales.
AWA provides a comprehensive service to the world from USA with offices covering both Hawaii, American Samoa & the all over the mainland . Offering daily consolidated airfreight & weekly consolidated ocean (LCL) services to Auckland, all Australian cities, Asia, & Europe, with a host of other services, including large projects, hazardous goods, full import & distribution services covering North America. With convenient offices & warehouses in Hawthorne to service the greater LA area.
Phone (562) 249-6957
12900 Simms Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250
Orange Kiwi is a consulting firm supporting clients across North America and the United Kingdom. We serve as trusted guides to family and closely held businesses who are seeking to transition their business via sale, scale or succession.
Orange Kiwi exists because you matter. We believe privately held businesses hold more opportunity for more people than any other business form.
Phone (714) 389-9318
Prior to joining Industry Partners, Bradley founded what became one of the top New Zealand production service companies.
Due to his work on the international market he divided his time between New Zealand, L.A. and Europe.
Looking for new challenges, Bradley relocated to L.A. full time and because of his numerous collaborations with agencies, production, post and VFX companies throughout L.A., he segued into commercial real estate to work with clients from a different angle.
A Kiwi from Nelson living in Los Angeles CA since 1987, one of my hobbies is photography.
I edit my photos on my desktop and or iPhone/iPad
then print them and show them when I have the
opportunity in various events.
All are available for sale.
Please contact me if you are interested in any of my pieces...'
*I give a 20% discount to current KiLA members...
Phone (310) 753-6093
Los Angeles, California
Proudly New Zealand's only 100% farmer-owned red meat co-operative, exporting lamb, beef, venison & co-products to more than 65 countries.
By putting farmers at the heart of everything we do, we understand what’s important to our people. Using technology and research, we are an innovative food company taking New Zealand’s finest quality produce to consumers around the world.
The Alliance brand is internationally recognised as a guarantee of both quality and food safety.
Our world-class technology, meticulous production values, the highest levels of ethical production and our adherence to environmental sustainability, all contribute to our reputation for food excellence.
Phone (808) 757-8779
New Zealand style soft serve, coffee and records.
We are three brothers from New Zealand who have just opened our first ice cream store in Los Angeles, based on some classic New Zealand ice creams and desserts.
2nd Floor - Westfield Century City
around the corner from Macy’s, right next door to Haidilao Hot Pot
Whether you’re moving to New Zealand for good or a few months, and the move is because of work or needing to care for parents or family, or you just want to head back to the green pastures of home, it’s a big step moving the whole kit and kaboodle across the Pacific. And it’s even more daunting if you also need to take Fido or Whiskers with you. There are so many rules and regulations to follow, let alone the cost, and one false move can see your bestest four legged mate stranded in Los Angeles.
That’s where the decision on which pet transportation company to use becomes absolutely crucial. I’d like to share our experience moving our rat terrier Tahi from Los Angeles to New Zealand in the hope that the move for you will be a little less stressful.
A couple of things to begin with. Currently, you must work with a pet transportation company to bring your pet into New Zealand, and the only airline that will transport pets from the United States to New Zealand is Air New Zealand. Your pet will need to quarantine for 10 days when arriving in New Zealand.
Transporting pets to New Zealand – and Australia – involves dealing with a lot of rules and regulations so we contacted around half a dozen pet transportation companies to understand their expertise in dealing with New Zealand authorities, and of course see how competitive they were price wise. We decided to work with Pet Express, and we are very pleased we did:
• They are owned by an Australian, Scott Williams, and their focus is on moving pets and animals into New Zealand and Australia. They have a very clear understanding of the rules and regulations set by the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industry for importing a pet into New Zealand, and likewise for Australia.
• They are based in Los Angeles, and they have a facility close to LAX, which means that when you drop your pet off, it’s to their facility and they are the ones looking after your pet. Companies based out of Los Angeles contracted the pre-flight stay, final medical inspections and delivery to the airport to another party. If you’re outside Los Angeles, Pet Express can still arrange everything, including the flights to Los Angeles and the final few days before your pet leaves the States.
• Their customer service was excellent. They were able to answer all our questions, and once we started working with them we always had our own pet consultant we could contact. Most of all, everyone we met from Pet Express obviously loved the pets they looked after and did everything they could to make it as easy and less stressful for us and Tahi. They worked closely with our own vet, which is important given the process you need to go through and that many vets have no experience of preparing pets for export to New Zealand or Australia They had a strong relationship with Air New Zealand cargo, and with the quarantine facilities in Auckland and Christchurch.
• Their sister company, JetPets, took care of everything in New Zealand, and also managed the process of bringing Tahi back to Los Angeles many months later, which was an easier process – one vet check before the flight and then simply pick your pet up at LAX after arrival. Their price was very competitive. It’s not a cheap process moving your pet to New Zealand, with significant costs involved in the actual cargo space on the flight and the quarantining in New Zealand, but Pet Express were right on the money.
The big thing to remember about taking your pet into New Zealand is to begin the process early. Rabies is the big thing to consider, since it’s not present in New Zealand and your pet must be vaccinated for rabies. For example, in general your dog must be vaccinated for rabies no less than 6 months and no more than 12 months before the date of travel. That’s a long way out to start thinking of things, but it’s very important.
There are quite a few other shots, medications and tests that will be required, and this will require two or three vet visits, but Pet Express will let you know exactly when and how everything needs to be done. Just remember, one slip and it might mean your pet needs to remain some extra time in the United States before travel. Also, make sure your pets microchip number is on every document.
We cannot recommend Pet Express highly enough. They took great care of both us and Tahi, and he took both flights and everything in between in his stride. Even better, Pet Express is now a Kiwis in LA sponsor, another great reason to work with Pet Express.