This might be as close as you can get to confirmation: http://www.forum.realbeer.co.nz/forum/topics/1500433:Topic:5363?commentId=1500433%3AComment%3A74535
I can confirm Ben Middlemiss is a brewer on Waiheke Island. He has a company called NZ Natural Brewing Co. Iíd heard a rumour that he revived Benediction (Benís Addiction?), a beer that made it into Michael Jacksonís top 500 (as Australis Benediction) but Iíve not seen it around. The Shelton boys are sneaky, getting it into the States before weíve seen it here in NZ.