Talley's Group Limited is a privately owned, New Zealand-based agribusiness company that provides seafood, vegetable and dairy products. Talley's was established in 1936 by Yugoslavian immigrant Ivan Peter Talijancich (later known as Ivan Talley). From modest beginnings in Motueka as a manufacturer of seafood, the Talley family business has grown into one of the most important agribusiness companies in New Zealand.
The company's Port Motueka site incorporates the Group Head Office, the Seafood Division and the Dairy Division. The Vegetable Division began operations in 1978 at Motueka, but has since been relocated to Blenheim and Ashburton. The meat division, AFFCO Holdings, has been majority-owned by Talley's since the early 2000s.
The company's first fishing vessel was the Janie Seddon. Built in the United Kingdom in 1903, the Janie Seddon was one of two submarine minelaying vessels brought out from England to New Zealand that same year. The Janie Seddon was based in Wellington, with its twin, the Lady Roberts, based in Auckland. The Janie Seddon was used in port during World Wars I and II, and was also the examination vessel during World War II.
In 1936 the Janie Seddon was purchased by Talley's Fisheries, and was their first vessel. She is now a rusting hulk on the Motueka foreshore, near the headquarters of Talley's.
The Vegetable Divisions site at Ashburton is one of the biggest commercial frozen vegetable plants in the southern hemisphere.
Talley's has courted controversy for its approach to industrial relations and workplace safety, and has lobbied for curbs on trade unions and the watering down of occupational safety legislation.
- "Meatworkers punished over union material". Radio New Zealand. 2015-06-11.
- "Meat worker gets over $10k compensation". Radio New Zealand. 2015-06-13.
- Charles Anderson (2015-04-29). "Talley's to pay $80,000 for death of crewman". Stuff.co.nz.
- Dita De Boni (2015-06-19). "Blaming staff won't end injuries". New Zealand Herald.
- Tova O'Brien (2015-06-15). "Talley's pays worker $6000 over unsafe workplace". 3 News.
- Fiona Rotherham (2015-08-04). "Affco workers vote to strike as meat company first to apply under new bargaining laws". National Business Review.
- Talleys Fisheries Ltd v Lewis HC Auckland CIV 2005-485-1750 [2007 NZHC 1845; (2007) 8 HRNZ 413; (2007) 4 NZELR 447 (14 June 2007)]
- Danya Levy, Shane Cowlishaw and Sophie Speer (2012-02-27). "Talley's at centre of strike wave". Nelson Mail.
- Submission by Talley's Group Ltd to the Health & Safety Reform Bill, 2nd April 2014