Raiseys Original is a family owned and run business based in Napier, Hawkes Bay, on the beautiful East Coast of New Zealand. Our family has been in the food industry in Hawkes Bay for 60+ years.
We are totally committed to supplying New Zealand sports and active people of all levels, with a high quality product at a fair price with a little bit of personal service. If we weren’t…. we wouldn’t put our name on the bag!
Here is some info about the people who have put their blood, sweat and tears into building Raiseys Original....
Kane: Website, product development, operations etc.
Kane has three kids and is a native of Napier. Kanes previous career was based in Auckland as a conveyor belt vulcanizer, installing and repairing conveyor belts in mines, quarries and mills etc. He's swapped his hardhat, grinder and safety harness for a laptop, cellphone and a pen (if he can find one). Kane played Rugby Union for Knottingley when in England and Rugby League for Pakuranga Jaguars in the Auckland OAR competition. He has been NZ Kart Racing Champion twice, runner-up in the Shell Formula Ford Challenge and was twice runner-up in the NZ Sports Car Championship. He also coached his sons football team for 5 years for 2 Counties Manukau Championships. Kane likes getting to the gym (when he can) and was a part-time guitar teacher at Waipawa School up until recently and is absolutely obsessed with all things guitar related. He's on vocals and guitar for his band "The Jackal Jones Trio" and kinda rates himself as a writer of rock anthems!
Emma: Networking, sales, strategy, process.
A mum of two, she is originally from Durban, South Africa and has a Bachelor of Social Sciences from Waikato University. Emma has really taken to being a Kiwi, learning Te Reo Maori and Kapa Haka and was a top track athlete and classical pianist at school. Emma has been an absolute networking star and has been out there doing the hard yards, making contacts, meeting people and letting them know about the NZ sports nutrition company with the big attitude. When chaos is reigning around the place here, Emmas skills are to the fore, restoring order and process to things. Recently Emma has taken a well earned break from Raiseys Original and is following some new personal interests. Raiseys Original wishes to thank Emma very much for all the awesome work and effort shes put into getting this little brand out there! Thanks Emma!
Darryl: Manufacturing and swiss army knife.
Darryl has been working and excelling in the food and proteins industry for 35+ years. He was the founder of Bacon & Smallgoods HB Ltd which eventually became Medallion Foods and one of NZs biggest bacon companies. Darryl has extensive knowledge and experience right across the food industry and has always been innovative with his ideas. He is a fine engineer also and custom makes most of our machinery to suit our needs exactly and has always been a bit of a “backyard inventor/scientist” hence some of our products are a bit different to some other brands. Darryl has always stood for Quality, Value and Service and these are the principles that we are building this business on also. Darryl was a keen race car driver and held local hillclimb records in his Mini in the late 60s (one stood for 20+ years) and he was more than handy on the squash court. Darryls spare time is usually taken up with doing something “in the shed” and he’s a mean cook!
Prince: Welcoming committee and comic relief.
This little guy will meet you at the door and escort you into our shop/office in Napier. Prince is a Chinese Crested Powderpuff Maltese X and hasn't quite got the message yet that he's actually not human. Originally from Gisborne, Princeys brother Scooter was widely regarded the smallest dog in the world (unfortunately Scooter is now in the big kennel in the sky) and like his brother, Prince is no heavyweight, weighing in at around 4kg. He loves red wine, cheese, coffee and of course Raiseys Original PROTEIN SOUP and can usually be seen sporting the latest fashions in little doggy clothes (hiding hairless patches either side of his ribs). Prince is the real little character that always puts a real big smile on everyones faces.