A Tātou Kōrero / Our Story

Tena Koe!

Our journey began with a dream for our family 10 years ago, with hopes of living a sustainable lifestyle in health and wealth for our Whanau. Te Araroa is rich in nature, abundant in fauna, culturally rich in māori tikanga and the first place in the world to see the sunrise. What better place to return home to after working in Australia for 6 years to raise our children.

In 2013 we started our local beekeeping course, worked in honey sales and as beekeepers for other companies. 2016 we opened our business and named it Kairawhiti Miere Ltd.  Our motto is 'Manaakitanga ki te Whanau, Whenua me te Taiao.' Care for the family, land and environment. It is now 2019 and our business has grown substantially well from 8 hives to hundreds and counting. 

Season to season we raise our healthy honey bees to produce the best East Coast Premium Honeys such as Mānuka & Rewarewa Honey. Our beehives are placed on local land blocks, once honey is ready during Spring and Summer the beehives are extracted in which royalties are paid to the landowner as extra income.

We are proud of our small Whanau Business, and appreciate all your support shown to our family. 

Naku Noa,

The Hunt Whanau x