I got to try Manawa’s manuka honey in Canada thanks to my kiwi husband. It is the most delicious honey I have ever tasted! It has such a delicate and floral taste. The creamy texture is very enjoyable. We sent some to my family and they absolutely loved it too. I contacted the company through the website to ask a question regarding their products and I was impressed with the detailed answer I received and how fast I received it. Great customer service! Thank you, Brenda.

Audrey Hamel, Toronto, Canada

Thank you so much for the honey. It truly is the nectar of the gods. I love it; the wahine absolutely loves it. My tamariki are scabbing it from me, but I don’t mind giving them a taste of heaven….

After tasting that honey and being a honey lover I can honestly say never have I tasted such beautiful honey. All the countries I’ve been and delegations I’ve hosted on behalf of NZTE and other parties – nothing compares…

David Purdue, Queensland, Australia

I was one of the old fellas you met from Wairoa I brought some of your Manuka honey from the cafe got home decided to try some, well what a surprise it was absolutely beautiful so creamy loved it….I don’t know who the young lady was that I was talking to at the cafe but boy she was good at promoting. Beautiful honey I love it.

John Clough

John Clough, NZ

Hello Brenda. We all enjoyed meeting you today; our visit to Ruatahuna and surrounds and all the lovely smiling faces we met.. The day was full of pleasant surprises and well worth the journey. Your [Pua-a-Tane] honey is delicious.

John, Wairoa

Hello Beautiful people,

I just want to say HUGE THANK YOU! My mum loves that honey <3

Andrea Nagy, Auckland

We absolutely love it – the flavour is amazing. Have been recommending your honey to others too.

Kate Frykberg, Wellington

Good afternoon everyone,  just like to say thank you for my amazing jar of honey.

As we get back to normal I’d like to think that our domestic market see as much good in this brand as I do.

Take care.

Kind regards.


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Helen Exeter, Dannevirke

Kia ora e waku rangatira. Ngā mihi whānui ki a koutou o Ruatāhuna, Tūhoe hoki. Waihoa rātou, tātou te hunga ora, tēnā tātou katoa. Kāre e toroa ngā kōrero ēngari māku e kii ki a koutou e reka ana a te rongoa, te hua a ngā atua Manawa Honey.

(Greetings o my supremo. Extensive greetings to you all of Ruatahuna and Tuhoe. For now leave those that have passed away and turn to all of us, who live on. I won’t drag out what I have to say, just to let you know my opinion about how Manawa Honey is so delicious – it’s an elixir, a bounty from the gods.)

Sweet beautiful honey from the mists of Ruatāhuna!!

Ngā mihi aroha!!

Nāku tēnei,

Pere Maitai, Wellington
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Pere Maitai, Wellington

Kia ora,

thank you for the honey and the two extra pots. We received it and it’s delicious!


Take care,



David, Palmerston North

Kia ora Brenda,

Hope you have been well. Also thought I would let you know that we received our honey order last week, and the product is absolutely amazing!

Avi Chand, Hamilton, NZ

Aloha all … I hope you guys are staying safe during this time. I’ve been using the honey that you shared with me to make honey lemon ginger tea for my dad and he loves it.



Momi Afelin, Hawaii

Kia ora e ngā kaimahi a Te Tuawhenua. I whakawhiwhia e taku Māmā tā koutou ipu miere (he mea toha ki ngā kaumātua) nā reira ka nui te mihi ki a koutou mō tēnā. Ngā manaakitanga a tō rātau Atua ki runga ki a koutou i roto i ēnei rā o te mate weriweri nei.

Wena Harawira



Kia ora the team of the Tuawhenua My mother was presented with a jar of your honey (it was shared out amongst our elders) and so I would like to thank you very much for that. May God take good care of you all through this terrible pandemic.

Wena Harawira
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Wena Harawira, NZ

We stayed at your lovely country Te Urewera, near Lake Waikaremoana, in the spring of 2018 and brought home some of your lovely manuka honey. Since the corona crisis hit us, we are taking daily small amounts to boost our immune system…
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Jean Pierre Slootmans & Diane De Bie, Belgium

Thanks Brenda…The honey was an absolute hit!

Aroha Armstrong, Wellington, NZ

Kia ora, I bought quite a few gift packs of your honey last year. I want you to know that nearly everybody came back to tell me that they adored your honey. Just thought it might help your day 🙂

Bronwyn Yates