We are a whanau owned business operating 2000 hives in the Far North, New Zealand, producing some of New Zealand highest Active Manuka Honey. All descendants of Ngati Kuri & Te Rarawa, using the vision of our late grandmother Saana Waitai Murray and father Rapine Murray, Kai Ora Honey is living proof, that Maori can operate a successful, sustainable business right here in Te Taitokerau.
Our location and heritage is a huge asset to our business. Through our heritage Kai Ora works in a complex network of relationships, with whanau, hapu and iwi, which have local, regional, national and international dimensions. It is imperative that we are successful in maximising our heritage, culture, social, environmental and economic influences in all areas, as this helps us to maintain and retain our relationships & access to high valued Manuka resource and increase our export markets.
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.
2017 Young Māori Business Leader Award winner and Kai Ora Honey CEO Blanche Morrogh shares how whanau and community are behind this Northland exporter’s success.