ABOUT US

Kai Ora is a leading indigenous Māori business renowned all over the world for its innovative products using natural resources found in Aotearoa’s native forests.

We celebrate more than 100 years of indigenous knowledge and discovery of New Zealand Mānuka and its health properties.  We take our role as Kaitiakitanga (guardianship) seriously.

We follow sustainable harvesting practices, while also creating and nurturing native forests. We sustainably harvest and extract the medicinal properties from New Zealand’s mānuka and kānuka trees. We then make them accessible to shoppers across the world who seek natural ways to stay healthy.

We take pride in having a vertically integrated operation from our landowners, to beekeepers, to processors and marketers that enables quality control over the entire process of creating our products. 

Kai Ora collectively manages over 2000 hives in collaboration with 2 Maori Operators in Te Hiku (Far North). We are proud to export over 30 tonnes of Active Mānuka Honey to customers in Japan, Australia, Romania, France & Switzerland.

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MEET OUR TEAM

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OUR STORY

Kai Ora are New Zealand's premium Manuka extraction & development company proudly Maori owned.

Beekeeping is one of the oldest and most traditional ways to sustainably harvest extracts from mānuka and kānuka trees.

Yet we are not content to stop there.We sustainably harvest and extract the medicinal properties from NewZealand’s mānuka and kānuka trees. Then make them accessible to shoppers across the world who are seeking natural ways to stay healthy.

We take pride in having a vertically integrated operation from our landowners, to beekeepers, to processors and marketers that enables quality control over the entire process of creating our products. 

MEDIA & ARTICLES

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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Kai Ora Honey Sauces Announced as a Finalist in the 2021 NZ Artisan Awards

SUPERMARKET NEWS

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

Gate to the Globe: Follow the journey of Maori exporting and celebrate the unsung heroes of the primary sector

TVNZ

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

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Blanche Murray wins Young Maori Business Leader Award 2017

SCOOP NZ

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

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