At the heart of our brand DNA is Aoteoroa – famous for its unique, pure growing landscape and rich agricultural history. Our nation offers a perfect fusion of environmental conditions to produce one of the world’s premium ‘super fruits’ - the blackcurrant.
Located in the Canterbury Plains of the South Island, our blackcurrant farms are fed by pure mountain water that runs from the Southern Alps that sustains the rich soils of the region. Combined with the cold winters, hot summers and powerful ultra-violet sunlight, these natural elements strike just the right balance for growing the perfect blackcurrant from our special varieties.
These superb activating influences from the environment are at the heart of why we created CurraNZ – the clue is in the name, after all – and with great care, we have harnessed the power of arguably the most nutrient-rich, nutrient-dense berry-fruit in the world.
Picked and frozen within hours to lock in the fresh, natural goodness of these blackcurrants at their best, we then carefully freeze-dry and capture every nutritious part of the berry to create a rich extract powder. The result – one of the most potent, natural anthocyanin extract supplements available in the world, which gives CurraNZ its amazing array of health and fitness benefits.
Proudly grown in New Zealand. Perfected in Nature. Proven in Science.
CurraNZ Ltd was founded in 2017 by Fleur Cushman, Nicki Bundock and Tom Wilson, as a sister company to UK-based Health Currancy Ltd.
After launching CurraNZ in the UK in 2014 and showcasing the power of New Zealand blackcurrants internationally, rising demand in the Southern Hemisphere led to the formation of the New Zealand company.
Customers in the ‘home markets’ have been thanking them ever since, as the international research continues to put the spotlight on this phenomenal Kiwi product, which has become the flagship New Zealand blackcurrant health and fitness product internationally.
Tom turned his knowledge and experience as a partner in KPMG in 'Turnaround Management” and “Business Profit Builder” to founding and building highly successful businesses and generating wealth for shareholders. As Founder and Managing Director of Radius Health Group, Tom helped build a business with over $200 million in revenues and 3,000 staff in five years. This included 42 Pharmacies and 19 Medical Centres. He has been National President of the Export Institute of New Zealand and was also CEO of Satara Limited (Kiwifruit).
Co-Founder and New Zealander Fleur grew up under the life-shaping influence of her father, natural health pioneer and pharmacist Mike Cushman, who developed the hugely successful 'Clinicians' range of vitamin and mineral supplements.
It was Mike who shared with Fleur the power of New Zealand blackcurrants and urged her to develop its incredible potential on the international stage.
Fleur has lived in the UK for over 20 years and before launching CurraNZ, was a sports journalist and editor on a leading national newspaper.
The other half of 'Team Health Currancy', the founding company behind CurraNZ, is commercial director and mum-of-two, Nicki Bundock, MBA.
A high achiever in the aviation industry, Nicki worked for British Airways for 18 years, in sales, operations and program management, before leaving the corporate world and seizing the opportunity to move into the natural supplement market.
A Brit who lives in Surrey in the UK, Nicki and her family are actively involved in club rugby and huge sports fans.
Scott has experience working in the health industry for 10+ years, training pharmacy staff on the Clinicians range of dietary supplements and heading up customer services in a busy compounding pharmacy. His interest in media (videography, freelance writing and photography) has become a stronger focus of late along with social media strategy.
Mike is closely involved in the New Zealand blackcurrant industry and sees first-hand the care and passion of growers and processors alike. Mike's sporting resumé reads like a textbook on a good Kiwi upbringing; rowing, rugby union and league, cricket and cycling competitively, so it's fair to say he has a passion for all sport.