[10 November/New Zealand Herald]

Dunedin Builder Michael Hastie has established Bay Road peanut butter, producing the spread from a commercial kitchen at the Musselburgh Baptist Church in Dunedin. He launched his product at the Otago Farmers Market this weekend. He has hopes to set up a small factory in the future. Mr Hastie set up the company after ambitions to start a venture he could do on his own without having to take out a large loan. His peanut butter comes in glass jars which consumers can return for a discount, or they could also get them refilled. The peanuts are sourced from Australia and Argentina. The project took six months to get started.