Motueka business Pete’s Natural has stepped up to the plate for its community by converting its manufacturing plant to produce hand sanitiser.

The sanitiser is made with 70% alcohol, in line with World Health Organisation guidance and is sold at New World and Fresh Choice, pharmacies and Trade Me, and customers can add a hand sanitiser to their online Pete’s Natural drinks order. The 50ml bottles have an RRP of $9.00.

Pete’s Natural’s online store remains open and couriers are still delivering Pete’s Natural products as they are considered essential as part of the food and beverage category.

“Our drinks are still available to supermarkets who carry our range,” said Pete’s co-owner Marleen Suy. “Our warehouse is fully stocked and since cafés and bakeries are closed at this time we have plenty of supply available.”

New Zealand fruit orchards are bountiful, providing Pete plenty of inspiration for interesting flavour combinations. Pete’s Natural’s beverage range includes Ginger Beer, Kola, Lemonade, Lime-o-nade, Lemon Chilli, Currant Crush, Raspberry Kola, Feijoa Lemonade, Orange Berry and a sparkling water. Two functional beverages; Hemp Manuka Sparkling and Lemon Manuka Switchel, were recently added to the range.

Brewed in the traditional way, all Pete’s Natural beverages contain 30-50 percent less sugar than other leading brands. Believing that ‘fair trade starts at home’, Pete’s Natural brews its beverages using 100 percent New Zealand-grown freshly squeezed spray-free fruits, and natural, Aotearoa-sourced ingredients. Many of Pete’s boutique drinks incorporate hops, which are full of antioxidants and known for their unique health benefits.

Pete’s Natural’s gluten-free, vegetarian range contains no additives, artificial preservatives, concentrates, colours or flavours.

Pete’s Natural cares about sustainability and the environment and wraps all beverages in New Zealand made recycled materials and uses infinitely recyclable glass bottles sourced from O-I Glass in Auckland.

For more information check out or Facebook @PetesNaturalNZ.