Medicinal Cannabis in New Zealand

SETEK Therapeutics is a 100% New Zealand-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% New Zealand Organic certified cannabis extracts, produced right here in beautiful Aotearoa New Zealand.

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

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

SETEK Advisory Board at Taupo site.

“Changing the world, one 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 who 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.

SETEK has its own building which will can be used for research and have secured an option on a 26-hectare greenfield site in Taupo.

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


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

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We’ll be recruiting for various positions from late 2019, if you’re interested in Career Opportunities with SETEK Therapeutics, email us and attach your CV at