Ruatahuna is located in the heart of a vast region of remote
untouched native forests known as Te Urewera which extends
for over 200,000 hectares. Te Urewera is the homeland of our
tribe Tuhoe, known for holding fast to cultural tradition.         
Te Urewera is also a region with different types of flora that is
the perfect home for keeping bees and producing pure and
natural honey.
Our Home: Ruatahuna-Te Manawa-o-te-Ika
We produce our honey from a precious place - Ruatahuna,
which is known as Te Manawa-o-Te-Ika-a-Maui, the Heart of
Maui’s Fish.The name refers to the exploits of Maui, an
ancestor from ancient mythologies, who pulled up a huge fish
from the depths of the Pacific Ocean, that was transformed to
become the North Island of New Zealand, as we know it today.
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)