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Our Pioneering Spirit

The pioneering spirit of the West Coast has crafted Westgold butter.  From humble beginnings, our ancestors began dairy
production here in 1893. 

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Westgold history 1980

1893

First commercial butter plant opens on the West Coast - later to become part of Westland Milk Products

3 1868 horse and cart Horse & cart delivery

1937

Founded in 1937, Westland Milk Products was created from a number of small regional producers.

Westgold history 1937

1980

After over 50 years of butter production a new, modern facility was commissioned.

Westgold history 1980 Hokitika factory

2004

More than 100 years after butter was first commercially produced on the West Coast, the brand Westgold was launched

Westgold history 2004

2012

Production of our Westgold butter increased significantly, when new machines were installed allowing Westland to supply more people across the world

Westgold history 2012

2015

Westgold brand relaunch takes place, and butter launches into New Zealand supermarkets.

Westgold history 2015

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