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Where is Hatuma DP manufactured?

We searched the length and breadth of New Zealand to find the perfect partners for us. Our aim: to find like-minded quarries to bring you the best product possible. We haven't chosen them lightly either. Each is a long-standing business with an excellent local reputation for quality, consistency and continuity of supply.

We've also chosen family-owned businesses – because in our opinion, when your name is behind your product, you get a better quality of service and commitment. From Avoca Lime in the North to Parkside Quarries in the South, we're certain you'll also find the perfect partner to bring you the benefits of Hatuma DP.

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To find out how Hatuma DP can benefit productivity on your farm or to request an information pack, contact us on 0800 806 565.

Alternatively, contact your local Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate® Field Representative or Ballance Field Consultant for further enquiries.

 
Avoca Lime Company Ltd Avoca Lime Company Ltd Waipawa Waipawa Hatuma Hatuma Mauriceville Mauriceville Springfield Lime Company Ltd Springfield Lime Company Ltd Parkside Quarries Ltd Rorisons RMD Ltd, Aria

Avoca Lime Company Ltd

Jim Manderson formed Avoca Lime Company in 1947 and quickly built up a well-known reputation for his pioneering work in the fertiliser, bulk handling, and spreading industry in Northland. His son Bryce has since taken over the business and has successfully continued to make Avoca a dominant name as a lime and fertiliser supplier.

‘My father and Hatuma’s Joe Topp were good friends and used to share ideas and many projects with each other,’ says Bryce, ‘so manufacturing Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate to supply the Northland and Auckland market is a natural extension of this. There’s a lot of interest building in this product, driven by the push to reduce farm costs and the increased pressure on farmers regarding environmental compliance. Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate hits both these targets.’

Waipawa

Family-owned Hatuma Lime Company Ltd is spread over three quarry sites on the East Coast and two satellite depots in Marton and Wairoa. The company was first established in 1932 and quickly grew to be one of the biggest suppliers of agricultural lime in the country. Since 1962, the Hatuma name has been synonymous with farm sustainability driven by the successful use of Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate® on North Island farms.

Hatuma Lime Company Ltd established this quarry in 1957. It manufactured Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate® during the 1970s to 1990s. In 2006, it was the first Hatuma site to use Ballance superten to manufacture Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate® for supplying Ballance shareholders in the lower half of the North Island.

Hatuma

Family-owned Hatuma Lime Company Ltd is spread over three quarry sites on the East Coast and two satellite depots in Marton and Wairoa. The company was first established in 1932 and quickly grew to be one of the biggest suppliers of agricultural lime in the country. Since 1962, the Hatuma name has been synonymous with farm sustainability driven by the successful use of Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate® on North Island farms.

First established in 1932 by a group of Wellington market gardeners looking for a high grade of limestone they could rail to their gates, Hatuma Lime Company Ltd has since become owned by the Topp family. It was here in 1962 that Joe Topp made his first tonnes of Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate® commercially available. His son, Clifford who started working at Hatuma in 1964, took the product through the 1980s and 1990s, seeing its second millionth tonne sold. He is now working with his sons, Aaron and Daniel, to assist the other sites within the Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate® network to ensure every farmer has access to the best-quality product.

Mauriceville

Family-owned Hatuma Lime Company Ltd is spread over three quarry sites on the East Coast and two satellite depots in Marton and Wairoa. The company was first established in 1932 and quickly grew to be one of the biggest suppliers of agricultural lime in the country. Since 1962, the Hatuma name has been synonymous with farm sustainability driven by the successful use of Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate® on North Island farms.

Established in 1916, Mauriceville is the oldest lime company in the Wairarapa. Joe Topp had successfully managed the site between 1942 and 1952, so gladly took the opportunity to amalgamate it when it was offered by its Directors to Hatuma Lime Company Ltd in 1977. This site has since spent its time manufacturing and supplying Wairarapa, Wellington, Tararua and Manawatu with lime and Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate®.

Springfield Lime Company Ltd

Springfield Lime Company has been mining the high quality lime situated at the foot of Arthur’s Pass since 1951. Karl Hardaker and Bronwyn Squires’ strong family-based approach combined with a dedication to quality and customer service has seen Springfield Lime Company go from strength to strength through Canterbury and the West Coast.

‘We’ve worked very closely with Hatuma over the last year to ensure we’re manufacturing a product worthy of the Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate brand,’ says Karl. ‘Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate is the cornerstone of the low-input approach to farming that has been growing in popularity in the North Island in recent years. There is now huge potential for this to be adopted by farmers looking for more efficient and sustainable nutrient use in Canterbury and the West Coast.’

Parkside Quarries Ltd

Parkside Quarries Ltd, home of Oamaru Stone, first began selling agricultural lime (as Taylor’s Lime) in the 1930s. In recent times, Joe Mitchell and his stepson, Bob Wilson, have incorporated the latest crushing techniques, machinery, and bulk storage facilities to provide the Otago region with a quality reputation few can match.

‘We’re very excited to now be able to offer Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate to Otago and South Canterbury farmers as part of the Hatuma Network,’ says Bob. ‘There has always been strong support for lime and super blends down here, but Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate takes it to the next level. With a 50-year reputation of successful use up north, it has the potential to revolutionise how our farmers look at efficient fertiliser use.’

Aria

Rorisons Lime Quarry is a third generation business, established over 50 years ago and is the newest quarry to join the Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate network of like-minded, family-owned businesses. Rorisons Aria Managing Director, Mike Rorison says it’s also a cost effective opportunity for King Country farmers to buy locally and he feels privileged to be able to help expand an already successful family business.

‘Hatuma has worked well with Rorisons RMD to help us grow our infrastructure and provide more farmers with a proven sustainable product. We can now service more farmers in the area and grow our own family run business. We already manufacture lime and serpentine so providing farmers with another attractive option is great,’ says Mike.