About Us

Our history

Kiwi Success Trading Co. Ltd was established in 2009 by our two directors David Briant and Henry Dods, the owners of Kiwi Success's parent companies. David Briant has a wealth of experience running his family farm, a company called Briant Farms Ltd, growing squash, grapes, seed maize and livestock. Henry Dods runs his own company, H Pak Ltd, established in 2001. He grows squash, sweetcorn, and oranges. 

Originally, Kiwi Success was a buttercup squash exporter, however, our business range has expanded over the years and we now handle a wide range of products for local and international markets. 

Our location 

We are truly blessed to be based in the beautiful Gisborne area, located on the east of New Zealand’s North Island. This location provides us with high sunshine hours, rich heavy clay soil to hold lots of moisture for crops, and ideal temperature gaps between morning and night, bringing crisp night air and hot sunny days - the perfect conditions for our business.  


Kiwi Success supports Gisborne and local sports. We support a local surfer Saffi Vette who has been selected to represent NZ at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Supporting our growers to produce the best 

We are very fortunate to work with fantastic suppliers in our region and we promote co-operation, helping each other to produce fine products. We currently have a honey supplier, four squash suppliers, and a hay supplier. 

Collaboration between our suppliers can be seen with our honey supplier setting up their beehives on our squash grower’s paddocks to help with crop pollination. Our squash growers supply reject squash to livestock farmers. Our hay supplier helps our vegetable growers by providing a crop rotation that rejuvenates the land. We take care of our local suppliers and make the most of the amazing Gisborne environment to bring you the best produce that we can.

Join The Club

Kiwi Success Sake Club

Joining the Kiwi Success Sake Club offers customers an enriching and exclusive experience, from access to premium sake selections and discounts to educational events and personalized service. It creates a sense of belonging to a community of sake enthusiasts and enhances their overall enjoyment of this exceptional beverage.

High quality Japanese products for the New Zealand market

More recently, we have also begun to import a range of supreme quality Japanese products including sake, tea, and other food and tableware items, for use in New Zealand restaurants and bars. We travel to Japan on a regular basis to source our products. We have also recently launched a Sake Club to share our amazing sake with New Zealanders keen to learn more about this incredible product.