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Wests' Kombucha

Tuesday 24th January 2017, 11:22pm

Hi All,

Happy to introduce the latest addition to our product range - Wests' Kombucha! Based on an age old method of fermenting tea, Kombucha traces it roots through the centuries to East Asia where it is known for its health benefits. A welcome addition to our already comprehensive 'Light' product range, Wests' Kombucha is a slightly fizzy beverage with no artificial additives whatsoever. We're excited to introduce this to market, and we're sure you'll love it. Free samples are on offer through our Factory Shop on Bay View Road for a limited time, and we are looking to offer for sale shortly for online purchase via our website. Available in handy 1 litre PET Bottles for $7.90.

Swing by, try out a sample and let us know what you think!

http://www.wests.co.nz/products/wests-kombucha/wests-kombucha-2/wests-kombucha

Wests' Sponsor Spinal Cord Society of New Zealand

Tuesday 1st November 2016, 08:40pm

Wests are proud to announce our Sponsorship of the great team at Spinal Cord Society of New Zealand during the month of November.

A fantastic group of Dunedin Based Scientists. This non-profit organisation relies on support to continue their work. As such, during November Wests will donate 10 cents from each sale of our Sugar Free Range products made throughout NZ . To find out more about this organisation please see the below link:

http://www.scsnz.org.nz/

To see our Sugar Free Range see here:

http://www.wests.co.nz/products/sugar-free-beverages

Wests' NEW Flavoured Water!

Tuesday 13th September 2016, 08:10pm

Excited to annouce the release of Wests' Flavoured Water Range as part of a collaboration with the Girls at Water Quenchers! Part of the Queens High School Senior Economics Class, they have been busy from the beginning researching and helping us develop our 3 initial flavours. An awesome opportunity to put classroom theory into practice, they are now working on Marketing and Sales to Schools throughout the country with a portion of each sale to go toward their efforts.

Sugar Free with no preserving agents or fizz, they are a refreshing, light & healthy way to hydrate. An exciting addition to our product range, testing in the community confirms our belief in their attraction as an alternative to our regular products.

Currently available in our Factory Shop as well as online for $1.50 / Bottle - Come in to try them out & Give their page a follow to track their progress!

http://www.wests.co.nz/products/bottled-water/flavoured-water

Wests' Liquor Licence Update

Friday 2nd September 2016, 06:08pm

Hi All,

Looking to clarify following today's media articles regarding the outcome of Wests' Liquor License Appeal. We are obviously disappointed in the outcome of the decision, however realistic that after two years it is difficult for a small business to continue an already prolonged legal fight against such well resourced opponents.

This has been an especially stressful period for Alf & Kaye, who have managed to personally juggle hearings and meetings alongside the day-to-day requirements of running the business. They are however extremely grateful for the outpouring of public support received during this time. We have always prided our shop & Wests as a whole on friendly and responsible service, and it was humbling to see the community rally behind us in this fight.

However it is important to note that this case related specifically to our small Factory Shop in Dunedin, NOT Wests' manufacturing & distribution of non-alcoholic beverages. As such, we look forward to continuing our 140 year history of friendly service within the local community. Rest assured, your favourites such as Pineapple & Pear, Cola & Raspberry and Chocolade are safe :)

Thanks again for your amazing support!

https:// http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/crazy-decision-strip-wests-liquor-licence-owner-claims

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/83817374/last-call-for-iconic-dunedin-soft-drink-retailer-wests

Fundraising with Wests

Saturday 9th July 2016, 10:28pm

Hi all,

Throughout the years, we have received and as a result supported many fundraising efforts throughout the local community. In addition to our sponsorship of chosen sporting & cultural initiatives, we also can assist with traditional grass-root fundraising (Normally by way of products for Raffle / Event catering).

As a result of receiving many requests via our Social Media feeds, we'd like to inform anyone looking for support the following: All requests for Wests' assistance will only be considered via written submission to our premises. Our Manager, Alf Loretan will review each submission individually and judge the request on the merits of the request as well as the contribution that Wests can / will make. You're welcome to post your request or, hand it in personally to our shop at:

135 Bay View Road,
St Kilda, 9012,
Dunedin

Please address all requests to Alf Loretan, In your submission a detailed explanation of your request as well as the cause behind it would be appreciated in order to help him with his review.

Regards,

The team at Wests

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