Buy Pure has a proud history of success in New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region.
We are pleased to showcase a selection of our favourite projects, some of which date back to our former brand, Organic Systems Ltd.
Alongside our core business offerings of advisory and trade and marketing facilitation, we also lend our skills and experience to projects that we believe are in the public good. We currently support the Journal of Organic Systems, the econation2020 Charitable Trust and since 2012 have sponsored the International Family Farming campaign.
Read on to learn more about our other public good projects.
2014 United Nations International Year of Family Farming
Buy Pure was intimately connected with this project, as our founding director Brendan Hoare was the Oceania Representative on the IYFF World Consultative Committee.
In March 2013 Brendan formed a New Zealand steering committee to work with interested groups and individuals on developing local events and promoting the year. The committee organised an official launch of IYFF 2014 at Parliament House on 23 November 2013, which was hosted by two members of the Primary Production Select Committee and attended by representatives of around 40 family farming organisations and their associates.
Over the year the steering committee led multiple engagements over a range of means including conferencing, investigations, presentations, lobbying, media, publications, editorials and attendance at international conferences.
The NZ team celebrated the completed year with the premiere of a commissioned movie, ‘Family Farming in New Zealand: Our Stories.’
James Hansen Tour of New Zealand: May 2011
Along with partners Greenpeace, Oxfam and Pure Advantage, Buy Pure/Organic Systems helped organise and deliver a New Zealand tour of James Hansen, a leading international speaker on climate change.
- Team member of overall co-ordinating body
- Organiser of the Massey University event
- Budget developemnt and control
Outcomes & Benefits
- Greater awareness of the importance of cliamte change in the New Zealand context
- Greater collaboration in New Zealand
Services to the International Organic Community
Buy Pure director Brendan Hoare has held the following positions in the service of the New Zealand and international organic communities:
- 2015-present: CEO, Organics Aotearoa New Zealand (OANZ)
- 2012-15: OANZ Executive Chair
- 2002 & 2010-16: BioGro Board
- 2005-08: IFOAM World Board
- 2006: Co-founder, East Asian Forum
- 1998-2002: President, Soil & Health Association of New Zealand