From left, Paul Ewing, George Mill and Edwin Pons from local, family business, Ewing Poultry which helicoptered eggs down to Kaikoura earlier this week.

Local business helicopters eggs into Kaikoura


Local, family owned business Ewing Poultry went above and beyond to supply fresh eggs to their customers after the Kaikoura earthquake.

With the town completely cut off, getting an egg delivery to their customer, New World Kaikoura became and immediate priority.

“We knew there weren’t many options on delivering into the badly hit town” says Edwin Pons, Ewing Poultry’s Sales and Marketing Manager.

“With the help of Reid Helicopters in Nelson, flying our eggs was an ideal solution. It was a 45-minute flight with around 6500 New Day Free Range eggs and Morning Harvest eggs packed pretty tightly into the chopper so there was no spare room even for the dog.”

New World Kaikoura was grateful for the outstanding service.

“We’re stoked with Ewings for going the extra mile”, says Glen Steele, owner of New World Kaikoura.

“It’s pretty tough for the local community and stranded tourists alike, so for us to be able to keep our egg supplies going and people fed is fantastic”.

For the team at Ewing Poultry, making sure the people of Kaikoura didn’t run out of eggs was the least they could do.