Whenua ora, waiora, tangataora
Our land and people flourishing together
To inspire and support a whanau beekeeping enterprise network that demonstrates Kaitiakitanga for our whenua, whilst delivering positive economic outcomes for Te Tai Tokerau.
Whakatauki ~ Tataiwhenua, tataitangata, tataioranga
Connecting the land, the people and their well-being
Working together as whanau
Our team of 8 well-seasoned beekeepers have a combined experience of over 80 years; this is what helps us achieve high honey production results annually. Thanks to our connections within the industry, we have a growing export market, positioning our business powerfully against our competitors.
Studying both Business & Project Management, she has found herself working in various roles from Management, Bank Institutions, International Sales and Marketing. Her journey in the honey industry started 10 years ago. Mum to Kiwa Rapine Murray, and wife of Liam Morrough, Blanche is confident she will continue to direct Kai Ora Honey as well as balance her family life.
Tae has worked within the honey industry for 11 years. He has recently returned home from Masterton working as operations manager for one of New Zealand’s largest beekeeping company’s Watson and Son Ltd. Tae has worked thoughout NZ, mostly East Cape, Taranaki and Wairarapa with a team of 8 men. Experience and knowledge of this calibre is what makes Tae a very special and integral part of our team.
Mabel has worked in the honey industry now for 5 years. Previously studying Business Management then moving on to work with Masterton Medical in Accounts. She returned to us to manage the administration side of the business whilst Blanche took maternity leave and will continue to work within the family business.
Liam Morrogh is a qualified Electrician. Passionate for adventure, a few years ago Liam found himself traveling the world his surfboard, surfing the coasts of America, Europe, Fiji, Bali etc. After meeting his partner Blanche 2 years ago, he started in the honey industry. To Liam beekeeping is the best job in the world. His other passions are playing his guitar, fishing, swimming and being a proud father to Kiwa Rapine Morrogh.
Walter entered into the honey industry at a young age. Having played rugby in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, Walter returned home to join the family business. Wa likes all sports, riding his motor bike and eating!
Mata is the mother and nurturer of this young family, providing guidance and advice where and when she can. Mata donates a lot of her time and efforts to her community, helping to save lives by serving with the St John Ambulance Services. Other than studying to achieve NZQA qualifications as a Paramedic, Mata is an excellent cook, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially her mokos (grandchildren).
Sobieski Murray, is the youngest of the family, learning to bee keep at the young age of 13. Now sixteen, this young man is in his last year at school. He is a keen surfer, loves playing his harmonica and spending time with his family.