The Regal Shortbread Co. Ltd.

Anita A.K.A The Grand Duchess of shortbread

I birthed my business baby right here in Porirua in 2015 as a response to an announcement from my teenage daughter that she was going on a German Exchange trip (as they do).

A few months later, the demand grew, and I started sharing my buttery shortbread with soon-to-be loyal royals.

Sometime in my first year, one of my loyalist royals asked me to make some gingernuts for her. I did, she liked them, but they were not perfect yet. Her helpful feedback sent me back to the kitchen a few more times until I had created a custom-made gingernut to her particular preferences. Her taste buds were very clever as I've struggled to keep up with the demand since I started making them.

I recently entered them into the 2022 NZ Artisan Award and received a bronze! This award meant so much to me. To gain recognition after making tens of thousands of gingernuts is fuel for my passion for making the most delightful handmade biscuitry imaginable.

These biscuits are so yummy that I made them the star of The Regal Shortbread Co. gift boxes.

List of services:

  • Package goods; shortbread, South African Rusks and gingernuts
  • Custom cakes and small-scale catering
  • A shop with micro-hours serving:
    • A selection of creative bakes like scones, sausage rolls and cake slices
    • A range of wholemeal sourdough
    • A handful of artisan products from creators I genuinely admire


    Saskia Hendrikse Pottery

    Saskia Hendrikse

    I am a Porirua-based potter making unique travel cups. After doing pottery for twelve years, and because single-use sucks, I started focussing on travel cups after a career change three and a half years ago. 

    Each cup is made from scratch with a focus on enhancing your coffee-drinking experience; a handmade product crafted carefully - also dishwasher and microwave safe.

     List of services:

    • I make travel cups in sizes small to xx-large
    • Bowls with silicone lids for your lunches, curries, salads, soups
    • Travel cup decorating and glazing workshops where you can decorate and glaze your unique travel cup
    • One-off pieces of domestic ware

     Visit my Website*

    Check me out on my socials Instagram & Facebook

    *My online shop is only open from when I have enough stock.



     Elemental Coffee Ltd.

    Rob Taylor

    Tucked away in the Moonshine Valley in Judgeford, Elemental Coffee is a small-batch coffee roastery whose sole focus is bringing you fresh, high-quality roasts and personal service. 

    Elemental Coffee is a family-owned business that first started as part of the Elemental Eats brand. Rob, CEO and Head Roaster, has been perfecting the art since 2016 and takes pride in ensuring quality and satisfaction each and every time!  

    Elemental Coffee sources beans from the top, fair-trade coffee-producing nations of the world. Rob carefully roasts and blends to a specific profile and ratio developed over several years.

    Elemental Coffee roast-to-order and deliver promptly to ensure the customer gets the freshest version of their coffee. They recommend using coffee within two weeks of roasting (although it will maintain freshness for at least a month), so each bag is stamped with the roast date.

    List of services:

    • Online ordering with beans-door-delivery and free delivery in Wellington
    • Domestic, workplace, cafe and restaurant supply
    • Machine, equipment, servicing and supply
    • Pick-up and drop-off service
    • Free advice

    Visit my website

    Check me out on my socials Instagram & Facebook