100% PURE NATIVE HONEY
Sourced from our naturally regenerating manuka bush in Northland, New Zealand.
Our honey is not available in stores. Premium honey membership coming soon.
He kai kei aku ringa
There is food at the end of my hands
Kaihoko means merchant or trader in Māori.
Māori were entrepreneurs well before European colonisation occurred and traded internationally throughout the first half of the 19th century.
“He kai kei aku ringa” is a whakatauki (proverb) reflecting the resilience and economic self-determination of Māori.
KORU & MANGOPARE
Traditionally the koru has symbolised new life and growth and we have used it here as a symbol of the newness of this venture and innovation. The mangopare which stands for strength and determination, is displayed in opposing directions and symbolises the ‘exchange of value or trade. We also like the connection of the mangopare to the sea, providing a reference to Maori trade heritage.
SEAL & SIGNATURE
Both the seal and the signature have been used as forms of proving identity and intent. Our ancestors often used their moko as a form of identification. The circular nature of the tohu forms a ‘seal’ on the documents and products it adorns and in a similar way acts as a guarantee of Te Kaihoko.
Who Are We?
We are a New Zealand-based international trading company with offices in Whangarei and Auckland.
Currently, we trade the highest grade produce from around the world to chef’s in restaurants and resorts. Our hero product is Manuka Honey, which we as Māori have been using for generations. We aim to provide the highest quality produce sourced directly. Sustainability is key to our business.
We are a Māori-owned and operated business, created in 2018 to promote Māori economic development.
After years in Iwi (tribal) leadership we decided to branch out and create the change required to support our people into the next stages of development on their pathways to self-determination.
Our honey has been cultivated with aroha and care – our bees are at the centre of our business
Our Whenua (Our Land)
Sustainability & Harvesting
From our people to yours.
Quality and Testing MGO Rating
Premium quality and high MGO rated Manuka honey
Our Whānau (Our Team)
Phillip successfully runs various family owned businesses and recently was the Vice-Chairman of Ngāti Wai Trust Board. Phillip’s strengths are in Leadership, Governance, Strategy and Maori Economic Development.
Melanie has 14 years Asset Management experience in Europe, USA and Middle East.
TE KAIHOKO LIMITED
+64 9 215 0778
121 Port Road
PO Box 47062