All About Us


Rainbow & Brown Ltd is a privately owned NZ company. Our factory and office is in Rotorua. We are now in our 17th year of operation, and have been growing strongly every year. We have customers all over New Zealand, including farmers, horticulturalists, spray contractors, nurseries, commercial and private gardeners, and many other businesses. Our products are mainly herbicides and herbicide adjuvants and penetrants. We manufacture herbicides (weed killers) to control a wide range of common New Zealand weeds.  Then we sell direct to you, with no retailers, agents or middlemen involved.  This is why our prices are so attractive - it is effectively the "wholesale" price, direct from the manufacturer.


The directors of Rainbow & Brown have been involved in the NZ agricultural chemicals business for over 20 years. They are actively involved in the day-to-day running and building of the business. If you phone us, your most likely contact will be Rachael, our office manager. If you call in at the factory, you'll also meet Clinton, our factory manager.


You can order anytime by phone, fax, e-mail, letter, or online at this website.  If you phone on the freephone number, you may at times get an answering machine.  That means we are already on the phone or doing something else.  Or it may be after office hours (see below).  Don't be alarmed; leave your name and number and soon we will call you back.  If we already have all your details, just leave your order (with your name and contact phone number on the machine).


We send your order within 24 hours.  Delivery will usually take between 1 and 4 days.  If it hasn't arrived after that time, call us immediately so we can track it down for you.  Delivery of orders of 60 litres or less will probably be to your door, including rural delivery addresses.  However, delivery of larger orders will be to the nearby freight depot or drop-off point we will arrange with you when you place your order.


If you want to collect your order from our Rotorua factory, you're welcome.  It's at 68A Tallyho Street.  Office and factory hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays).  Note:  May, June and July hours are 9am to 4pm.


We send your invoice in the carton with your product or email it.  Payment is due 20th of the month following for approved accounts, and you can send a cheque or use direct payment to our a/c No 12-3155-0066374-00.  The bank account number is also on both your invoice and statement.  We post or email statements out on the first week of each month.


If you recommend our products to a friend, and they mention you when they first order from us, we will apply a $10 discount for each product in your next order (excluding sale items).  Word-of-mouth recommendation is the best form of advertising and we want to show our appreciation of your faith in us.


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