Awards & Articles About Manawa Honey NZ

Honeys of Te Urewera Won London Honey Awards 2021 - by Manawa Honey NZ, Ruatahuna

London Honey Awards 2021

September 2021

The London Honey Awards are designed to promote quality in branded retail honey products and the event for these awards is held in London each year. The awards attract entries from producers in over 30 countries across the world, with the majority of entries from Europe.

The London Honey Awards is not a contest, so entries are not competing against each other. The awards are about gaining a mark or assurance on quality.

For 2021, we entered all four of our Honeys of Te Urewera and our results were:

  • Mānuka Honey: Gold
  • Tāwari Honey: Gold
  • Rewarewa Honey: Silver
  • Pua-ā-Tāne Wild Forest Honey: Silver
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10th Black Jar International Honey Tasting Contest 2021

June 2021

Our Rewarewa Honey won the Grand First Prize of the 10th Black Jar International Honey Tasting Contest held in Asheville, USA, so it is now the ‘Best Tasting Honey in the World”. Our Tāwari Honey and Pua-ā-Tāne Wild Forest Honey also made the final 30 entries in this contest out of over 600 entries from countries all across the globe.

Read our article here about how we entered these awards and how our honey went through rounds of judging to reach the Grand Final of this contest, and how Rewarewa Honey became the ultimate winner.

Outstanding Food Producer Awards Won By Manawa Honey NZ

2021 Outstanding Food Producer Awards

May 2021

All four of our honey varietals in 2021 won medals in the NZ Outstanding Food Producers Awards. Our Mānuka and Tāwari Honey won Gold; Rewarewa won Silver and Pua-ā-Tāne  won Bronze. Read more here about how we won these awards.

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2018 Horizon Energy Group Business Excellence Awards

September 2018

Manawa Honey NZ won two business awards for the Eastern Bay of Plenty region – Winner of Business Entrepreneurship for 2018 and Highly Commended for Business Excellence for Medium Business!!!
Read more about the 2018 Horizon Energy Group Business Excellence Awards

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2018 Inspire+ NZ Artisan Awards

September 2018

With 397 high-calibre entries in our section, Manawa Honey was rapt to find out we had become a finalist! We submitted our cute little GiftPacks and they were obviously well received.
Read more about the 2018 Inspire + NZ Artisan Awards

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Regional News - Wellington

April 2019

Manawa Honey NZ gets a mention in the Regional News Connecting Wellington magazine. This is a fortnightly events and lifestyle publication, covering what’s on, where to go, and what to do in Greater Wellington – so much more than a newspaper.
Read about us in the Regional News

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Hemispheres

September 2018

Manawa Honey features in this edition of Hemispheres which is one of United Airlines’ inflight magazines which is circulated monthly and reaches 139 million passengers annually. 

The story (pages 73 – 79) talks about a son who takes his cancer-survivor mother on a road trip through New Zealand in search of the magical healing powers of manuka honey.

Read More in the Hemispheres Inflight Magazine

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Supermarket News

August 2018

Starting with just 50 beehives, the Tuhoe Tuawhenua Trust sought to create careers for the community and in 2013 launched Manawa Honey NZ.

Here we share the story of how we started as a business, our products and where we see ourselves headed.

Read More in the Hemispheres Inflight Magazine

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Mongabay Series: Indigenous Peoples & Conservation

February 2019

Published by Mongabay on the Tuawhenua Trust, founder of Manawa Honey – this story talks about our goals to maintain autonomy, manage the forest and see the community thrive. Manawa Honey shares about how we are setting up a profitable enterprise to provide jobs and eventually fund forest restoration.  A Maori community lends on tradition to restore it’s forest

Here are other Mongabay stories about the Tuhoe Tuawhenua trust and it’s activities:

What makes a healthy forest? Maori knowledge has some answers

Maori community reconnects youth with their ancestral forests 

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Pure Advantage

August 2017

Manawa Honey features in this publication regarding the importance of bees to NZ.

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