Medicinal Cannabis in New Zealand

SETEK Therapeutics is a 100% NZ owned and operated company based in Taupo in the central North Island of New Zealand.

Our purpose is to help improve the quality of people’s lives through the cultivation, extraction and distribution of GMP grade, 100% NZ Organic certified cannabis extracts, produced right here in beautiful Aotearoa New Zealand.

On the 21st of February 2019, SETEK became the 4th commercial company to receive a License To Cultivate a Prohibited Plant from the New Zealand Ministry of Health, and only the second to receive a license allowing the cultivation of high THC cultivars.

SETEK expects to be operational and in full production from mid-2020.

“Changing the world… consistent drop at a time”

We are on a journey to build a sustainable medicinal cannabis business that will change lives for the better, whilst being gentle on our planet and its resources.

SETEK Therapeutics has assembled a world leading team of scientific, medical, horticultural and commercial experts with a vast knowledge across all aspects of the medicinal cannabis value chain. This includes a world renowned Horticultural scientist that will head our grow operation; an Organic chemist who will lead our extraction facility; and a Neuroscientist who amongst other things will assume responsibility for Quality & Compliance.

We have our own building which we can use for research and we have secured an option on a 25 hectare greenfield site in Taupo.

In April 2019 we will commence the design phase of our new state-of-the-art GMP medical cannabis facility.

We will continue to update this page over the course of the next few weeks and months with more exciting developments and details regarding SETEK’s plans to achieve global significance in the exciting, new medicinal cannabis industry.

PLEASE NOTE: Whilst we welcome enquiries from prospective business partners and investors, it should be noted that SETEK Therapeutics will never sell ‘bud’ for smoking. This strategy reflects our company’s strategic direction, and our support for the ‘Smokefree Aotearoa New Zealand 2025’ goal. In addition, SETEK will never have any involvement with synthetic cannabis products.



Mark Mees

027 772 4348

David Pearce

021 453 872