New Owners

On the 1st November 2023, Daryl and Debbie Prebble from Bio Oils New Zealand became the new owners of Functional Wholefoods New Zealand, and the Waihi Bush Organic Farm brand (legally known as FWF New Zealand Ltd). They moved the facilities from Geraldine just up the road to their existing manufacturing facility in Ashburton where the Prebble Family have been producing and exporting Premium Flaxseed oil since 1987. Today Bio Oils New Zealand is the largest producer and exporter of 100% Pure New Zealand, Premium Export Quality Cold Pressed Flaxseed oil in New Zealand. So you can rest assured that the same great quality oil you know and enjoy under the Waihi Bush Organic Farm brand, will continue for you to enjoy.

To find out more about Bio Oils New Zealand you can visit the website here.

Waihi Bush Organic Farm products will be joining some other well known brands under the Bio Oils New Zealand Umbrella.

The Prebble's also have Totally Kiwi, Uncle John's Raw Linseed Oil, and Debbie's son and daughter own Fourflax.

Totally Kiwi is a glass bottled range of infused Flax Seed oils and super powders targeting the Culinary Industry. The name Totally Kiwi was chosen to show 100% of the products are grown and produced in New Zealand. The range includes both Certified Organic and Chemical Residue Free Conventional oils. You can check the Totally Kiwi range out here.

Uncle John's Raw Linseed oil is a range of Raw Linseed Oil suitable for woodworking and other applications. The brand is named after Daryl's Uncle John, who had a love for woodworking. You can purchase Uncle Johns via their website, TradeMe, or through selected Mitre 10 stores.

Fourflax is an Animal Health Range that was originally started by Debbie and Daryl and is now owned by Debbie's son and daughter. If you are missing your For the Love of animals flax pellets, we recommend checking out their range for their flax seed flake which is a great alternative. You can find their range in all great pet stores in New Zealand, or by visiting their website.


We know that with new ownership comes some changes, but we are hoping to minimise these as much as possible.

To find brands previously sold through the old website you can find these listed below

Absolute Essentials
Earth Candles
Fair+Square Soaps
Flora Grow
Health Lab
Nutra Organics
Sam Walker Epsom Salts
The Herb Farm

Alternatively you can also find the majority of these brands on Healthpost, NZ's largest online natural health and wellness store.