Dear Brenda

Hope you’re doing well! I had ordered honey from you back in the month of May. My family loved it. So I’m ordering a bigger box of Manuka Honey this time and also trying out the healing balm…

We have a spoonful of this honey every now and then. But most importantly, we use it for minor throat issues like sore throat. It works like a charm when any of us gets a sore throat and we take half a spoon of it, it gets fine and doesn’t turn worse (else we would have to take medication)…

Best wishes,


Radhika Dewan, Pachkula, India

Hey All

I recently went to the Food Show for the first time ever and I bought some of your honey. Yum. Can’t stop eating the lime infused one. It’s nearly all gone. My brother in law loves his gift pack of three. He’s a honey nut too. Keep up the great work.

Kia ora koutou.

Laurel Barrington, Auckland, NZ

After reading the article in The Beacon about your success story with Manawa honey I wanted to support your company so bought a couple of jars of Tawari Honey.

I wasn’t disappointed, it’s delicious.

Congratulations on your business, you have done so well.


Sue Smith

Sue Smith, Whakatane NZ

Kia ora Brenda 

Honey has arrived – perfect on a chilly day. Beautiful. 

I love the different flavours. My Dad kept bees – my Mum said she could tell what season the honey came from because of the flavour. I thought she was teasing us, but realise now how much different flowers affect the taste.

Thanks again for the well packed package.

Nga mihi, na Gabrielle


Gabrielle, Patea, NZ

Hi Brenda!

After a long wait of 3 weeks, we finally received the parcel!

All 3 varieties of honey taste superb. They are so distinct from each other. I was especially waiting for the Manuka honey, as its medicinal properties work like a charm on minor throat sore problems for my entire family! 

Even the honey and goat milk soap are great!

Thank you so much for making these products travel to us across thousands of miles in these travel restricted times 😀

Take care! Best wishes, Radhika

Radhika Dewan, India

CONGRATULATIONS to you and the team at Manawa Honey.  It is a truly deserved win. 

You lovely people have worked so hard to produce the best tasting honeys in the world. 😊

A little story: My 7 year-old  grand-daughter was up for vacation with her Mum and Dad. She had always been a bit indifferent to honey. Shortly after they arrived, I made her toast with your Rewarewa honey on it as part of her breakfast. She had  a taste and then gobbled up every piece on her plate and asked for more. Every morning after that she asked for toast with the yummy honey on! I tried her out with your manuka honey and that went down a treat as well. Her Mum  (my daughter) is so pleased that we have her now eating honey.

Thank you for the prompt dispatch of my order last week. Two of the Rewarewa pots and 2 of the Manuka pots are now on their way to my grand-daughter!

Marilyn, Auckland, NZ

Hi Brenda

That is very cool! Well done to you and the team. Top of the world and three of out of top 20!!! 

I’m glad my taste buds agree with these competitions. We’re really lucky to have you guys in our rohe to feed us!

Nga mihi, Marcus

Marcus Baker, Whakatane, NZ

Ka pai, well done [on your contest win] – no surprises there, that’s why I’ve been buying and enjoying your honey for so many years now always knew it would be best in the world!! Just don’t tell anyone or it will sell out! 

You should all be proud of your efforts to produce world class honey from the heart of Te Urewera

Nga mihi manahau 

Jonathan Easthope, Wellington, NZ

Greetings Brenda,

I thoroughly enjoy your special Manuka Honey and my auto-immune gut etc., has benefited greatly from my daily rounded teaspoon of Manawa Manuka Honey. I use it as topping on my yogurt and cereals.

Keep safe, and thank you so much again for your special honey. Your history and business model is an inspiration.

Very best wishes to you all…

Sue, Otago, NZ

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