Wests' Water unaffected by todays news

Tuesday 15th August 2017

Hi All,

An update regarding the Water we use in Wests' Products. Following todays news from the Dunedin City Council, we can confirm that our water is sourced from OUTSIDE their risk area, and as a result has not been impacted. Further, as part of our Food Safety Management System, all the water used in our products is put through additional Carbon Filtration as well as Ultra Violet treatment to ensure its safety & guarantee its quality. We have already assisted impacted customers by providing our bottled water, and stand ready to further assist as requested by the authorities.

Wests' Easter Giveaway!

Sunday 2nd April 2017

Hi All,

We're excited to announce Wests' latest competition. In following with the traditional Easter Celebrations accompanied with Chocolate Easter Eggs - Wests has followed suit with a national giveaway of our Chocolade drink!

Limited strictly to our Social Media channels, we're offering the chance for you & a friend to each win a BOX of our 24 packs of 350mL Chocolade (Or assorted 350mL flavours) delivered straight to your doors, anywhere throughout New Zealand! Simply follow Wests and tag your friend below our repective Social Media posts to be in to win! This competition closes on the Midnight following Easter Monday (April 17th) so get in quick. Winners are to be selected via Random number generator within 5 days of closing, so the more seperate comments & Tags you make, the greater your chances of winning.

Official Wests' Social Media channels:

Competition terms and conditions:

No purchases are necessary to enter the giveaway
The product/service that is being given away will be outlined on the individual post. No alternatives are offered and the produce/service cannot be exchanged for cash.
The number of winners is limited to two only and only this number will be selected
The winner/s will be drawn randomly by number generator
Odds of winning are based on the number of entries
The competition closes at 12:00 a.m on Tuesday 17th April. No later entries will be accepted.
If you enter the giveaway via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter you agree to complete release, and you recognise that the giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered or associated with Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
If you win you will be contacted via Private message though the Social Media channel that you use to enter the giveaway. We will contact the winner within 5 days of the closing date of the giveaway. The winner will have 7 days from this date to respond. If we do not hear from you within this time another winner will be randomly drawn.

New Sweetener used across Wests' Sugar Free Range

Tuesday 7th March 2017

Hi All,

Over the last few months, we have gradually phased out and replaced the Artificial Sweetener used in our Sugar Free products. Previously using Aspartame, we have reviewed feedback from customers, and subsequently replaced this with Sucralose going forward.

Although it must be clarified that Aspartame is an approved sweetener for use in beverages by New Zealand as well as International Regulatory Agencies, it has carried a negative perception from critics and health groups. As such, we made the decision to replace this ingredient in our Sugar Free products and have replaced it with Sucralose.

Also widely researched as well as internationally approved as safe for human consumption, Sucralose carries less of the negative connotations of Aspartame and has additionally been taken up more and more by food producers as their primary artificial sweetener. Further, it manages to retain its sweetness longer than Aspartame which degrades at a quicker rate over time comparatively.

You can read more about Sucralose at the below link:

Wests' Sponsor Spinal Cord Society of New Zealand

Tuesday 1st November 2016

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:

To see our Sugar Free Range see here:

Wests' Liquor Licence Update

Friday 2nd September 2016

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!
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