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Made in New Zealand | Regenerative Foresting | Innovative Products

We draw on the rich history of mānuka and make it accessible to the world.

Manuka - Skincare - Health

Blanche Morrogh, CEO, Kai Ora and Hana Botanicals is an award winning young Maori business leader, who is proud to be born and raised in Te Tai Tokerau, in the Far North of New Zealand.

Kai Ora arose from the vision of her late grandmother Saana Murray and father Rapine Murray. Blanche has taken their vision and looked at ways to create value added products utilising the resources from our native forests, expanding Kai Ora’s product range to include native honeys, sauces, skincare and health products.

Blanche is passionate about creating opportunities for all in her local community. She is leading initiatives that will see Māori landowners in the Far North maximise the economic potential of their unused or under-utilised land through generating additional income by planting Mānuka for oil production or extracting oil from already established wild Mānuka & Kanuka trees on their land.

She believes that Maori are to be the global market leaders of new industries forged from indigenous flora and fauna, proven by Western Science and protected by and for Aotearoa.

Blanche resides in Ahipara with her husband and two young children and is currently in the process of building an off-grid home, while regenerating the native wetlands and creating a subtropical food forest. 

OUR STORY

Blanche Morrogh, CEO of Kai Ora Honey, talks about overcoming export hurdles, marketing a Māori business internationally, and amplifying the company’s brand positioning online.

We are a family led business, and we work in collaboration with partnerships with other Maori beekeepers and businesses as well as Iwi.

First and foremost it’s all about kaitiaki, taking care of our land and the bees. Manaaki is a big part of who we are as a whanau, that leads on to aroha, and that’s showing love not only to our families but to our extended whanaungatanga, making sure that we all flourish together.

MEDIA & ARTICLES

Kai Ora Honey CEO says innovation key to thriving Far North

The Northland Age

Australian trade mission 'emotional' for Far North mānuka businesswoman

TE AO MAORI NEWS

Kai Ora Honey proud to participate in Trade Mission to Australia

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31 NZ business leaders join Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Australia

NZTE

Kai Ora joins Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook at the Indigenouse Small Business Roundtable

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Hana Botanicals partners with Suzanne Hall to create new formulation

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Blanche Morrogh selected as a finalist for the fifth Ngā Whetū o Matariki - Matariki Awards.

MAORI TV

Kai Ora puts people over profit utilising technology to ensure its products are authenticated

RADIO NEW ZEALAND

Kai Ora features in Kai and Culture Cookbook exploring Aotearoa's contemporary food culture. 

BLOG

Blanche Murray wins Young Maori Business Leader Award 2017

SCOOP NZ

Northland iwi turns family pastime into multi-million dollar manuka honey operation

STUFF.CO.NZ