First Aid Kits for Adventurers

For years, Kerikeri mums Amber Shaw and Kate Mounter battled to find decent First Aid kits for the adventurers in their lives - their hunters, their hikers, and their children. So, they set about designing their own.

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Kerikeri mums Amber Shaw and Kate Mounter with their new first aid products.

Amber and Kate’s paths first crossed 15 years ago, when Amber's husband Dave, and Kate, worked together on The ITM Fishing Show. A friendship soon ensued, and several years later, when Amber and Dave started to produce their own television shows, the Red Stag Timber Hunters Club and South Seas Spearos, Amber began to discover that many of their team struggled to source fit for purpose First Aid kits.

We contacted Northland Inc when we were first starting out on our new venture. They put us on to amazing local company Get Better Problems, who in turn put us in touch with another amazing local man - Jesse Gray from Gray Media. ~Kate

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Ouch Pouch first aid kits

Amber and Kate first met 15 years ago, when Amber's husband Dave began working alongside Kate on a fishing television show. It was while working behind the scenes on The Hunters Club and South Seas Spearo television shows that Amber discovered many of the team couldn't source fit for purpose First Aid kits.

So, Amber, using her pharmacist qualifications and training began creating the ultimate First Aid kit for New Zealand adventurers. Teamed with Kate’s experience in teaching, childcare, farming, and many adventures across the globe, Parachute First Aid was created.

As well as Get Better Problems and Gray Media, they have utilised several Northland companies to help them along the way such ZewNealand Designs and Keri Print. They include products from Kerikeri company Goodbye Ouch and along with the specialist kits, they also stock other top quality first aid essentials on their website. 

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Small lightweight first aid kits for adventurers

Kylie Penn, Puppet Maker at The Magic Playhouse has created the most amazing Ouch Mouse puppet for the business, who, voiced by Suzy Cato, will stream onto the screens of an injured child’s parents phone, and help to distract them from their injury.

As well as connecting Amber and Kate with local service providers, our Business Growth Advisors were able to connect them with funding via the Management Capability Voucher scheme. This provided 50% funding for their business development work with Get Better Problems.

Visit the Parachute First Aid website