Tuapeka Gold Print (TGP) is one of Australasia’s largest wholesale suppliers of promotional products and business gifts and is the engine behind the leading market brand – TRENDS.

Please note: TGP strictly supports the promotional industry’s supplier-distributor model and supply solely through our network of distributor partners. In accordance with this stance, we will not sell our products directly to end users. Please contact your local promotional product distributor.

About Us


TGP is renowned in the industry for friendly, flexible service and supply of cutting edge products branded with innovative printing techniques. We are a market leader when it comes to product innovation and have introduced ideas that have become worldwide trends. Through close networking with some of the best global industry leaders, we ensure access to the most desirable promotional products currently available.

To view the full collection of products please visit www.trends.nz


Our purpose built production facility is equipped with the latest branding equipment from around the World and our processes are constantly being refined to provide a one stop platform of state-of-the-art printing and manufacturing.

These processes include: Pad Printing, Flat Bed Screen Printing, Rotational Screen Printing, Laser Engraving, Digital Media Printing, Dye Sublimation, Heat Transfer, Direct Digital Printing, Resin Doming, Embroidery, Debossing and Blow Moulding.


People are at the heart of TGP’s hardworking culture of keeping it simple and smart. We employ over 400 skilled staff members in various areas of our business including customer services, procurement, manufacturing, administration, sales, marketing, finance, engineering, supply chain, IT and management.

With many Staff accruing more than 10 years’ service within the Promotional Print Industry, we can boast hundreds of years of combined experience.

A constant state of growth creates a wide variety of opportunities throughout our business. Should you be interested in joining the TGP team, please submit a CV and covering letter detailing your key strengths and the type of opportunity that you would best suit to hr@tuapeka.co.nz.


Now based in Fairfield, Dunedin (in the lower South Island of New Zealand) the company originated from the small Otago town of Lawrence.

TGP was built in the heart of a small, strong rural community of just over 400 residents and has inherited many of the best qualities that stem from this environment. The ‘can do’ attitude that the TGP team embodies is witnessed in all facets of the Business.


Founded in 1987 by Jim Robertson, TGP originated from printing Business Cards on the kitchen table of the family home in Lawrence, Otago. Jim quickly extended into Pens which became the backbone of the business and by 1993, TGP was the largest supplier of branded pens in NZ, with sales of four million pens. Growing the product offering to include Key Rings and Drinkware, amongst many other promotional items, TGP swelled to occupy multiple buildings and employed a significant portion of the Lawrence community.

In 2007 Jim introduced Brad Houghton into the Business as an equal partner. Brad was Jim’s ideal partner due to his international business record, unique engineering skillset, energy and true entrepreneurial spirit. Brad took on the role of Managing Director and set about the task of turning large dreams into reality.

By 2013, having outgrown the town’s available industrial space, TGP had begun to investigate alternate premises both locally and beyond. That June a devastating snow storm buckled the roof trusses of the company warehouse rendering the building unfit for purpose. This necessitated the transfer of stock to a Dunedin warehouse, cementing the decision to relocate the larger business operations to the City also.

In 2014 the business completed the move from Lawrence into its refurbished, purpose-built factory site in Fairfield. Within the following year a factory extension and warehouse totaling 2300 sqm was built to accommodate the rapid growth.

Becoming Australasia’s largest in-house decorated supplier of branded promotional products (excluding apparel), the company tripled turnover in the ensuing three years and continues to thrive on turning big dreams into reality.

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Main Office and Factory

Tuapeka Gold Print
9 Chadwick Street
Fairfield, Dunedin 9018
P: (03) 4788-500

Tuapeka Gold Print is strictly a TRADE ONLY supplier of promotional products which means our products are only available through our network of value adding distributors. A list of approved Distributors operating in your area is available from us upon request.

We welcome new distributors that fit our selection criteria. Please contact us for more information.