The history of OFNZ

We began by exporting professional services under the Maven International banner to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in 2009 and have worked closely with clients in Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a range of projects since 2012. These include complex projects in terrestrial ground water management, marine/fisheries management, eco-tourism, education and forensics.

Following strong export growth we then worked with local producers and manufacturers to develop a model for exporting New Zealand products – initially several varieties of honey – to the UAE. We’ve been successfully operating this model since 2016, launching the OnlyFromNZ business in 2019 to focus on product exports, export advisory services and continuing our programme of international projects.

We have worked across a range of markets including Australia, Mexico, the Pacific Islands and the GCC, and we have associates that work with us in the Asian and North American markets. Our particular specialisation is the Middle East.

Based on our exporting experience and success, we’ve been engaged by New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) since 2017 to deliver the agency’s popular Export Essentials programme nationally (www.exportessentials.nz). We facilitate 7-8 of these two-day courses a year and encourage anyone thinking of exporting or currently exporting to enrol. Please visit the Export Essentials website for upcoming workshop dates and registration.