Our History: 'Children of the Mist'
We are tangata whenua, the people of this land, known by some as ‘Children of the Mist’, as we are born of the mist and the mountains (our     
original ancestors Hinepukohurangi and Te Maunga). Ruatahuna holds great significance for our tribe Tuhoe as it is the place of tribal origin,              
as well as a refuge for our tribe in embattled times of the past, hence our name as Te Kohanga o Tuhoe. For centuries, our ancestors have lived         
in the hills and valleys across this region, and have passed down through generations the precious knowledge of living deep within our native        
forests. We are unique in New Zealand country as the only people to live in such bush-clad highlands.
Click here to find out more about the history of the Tuhoe people
Address: 363a Mataatua Road Ruatahuna 3046 New Zealand
Phone:+64 7 3663 166

Take a look at  our story and views
on "Trees for Bees" at a conference
for this kaupapa (2014)
The story of Manawa Honey NZ is featured
here in Project Whenua, an educational
series from Maori TV (2014)
Take a look at the story of Manawa
Honey NZ  featured in this ‘Marae’
programme (2014)
Tuawhenua Trust (that owns Manawa Honey
NZ), along with Landcare Research, sends
our researcher to Antarctica (2014)
Tuawhenua Trust sends matauranga experts
to global indigenous knowledge on pollination
workshop in Panama City (2014)
Manawa Honey features again in this
programme from Mataora  (2014)