Manawa Honey NZ was founded in 2011 by the Tuhoe Tuawhenua Trust, a land-based trust responsible for 9,000 hectares of bush clad lands about Ruatahuna. The Trust aims to sustainably manage the land and resources of their region for the benefit of current and future generations. At the same time, they are developing commercial enterprises that create employment for their people and growing their local economy.
Manawa Honey NZ has been established to bring unique honeys from the Heart of New Zealand to the world. As traditional gatherers of honey from their local forests, you can trust that Manawa Honey NZ has been produced with the greatest care and respect for the natural world in which we all live - all the way from the forest and the beehive to the jar.
We salute their initiative and support their commercially-savvy community.
Madeleine Ritchie skincare traces its proud heritage to the ancient spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent, England.
It was 1963 when Mrs Hylda Conway (Madeleine’s mother) first started making honey based creams from natural recipes discovered by her beekeeping husband.
In 1982, Madeleine Ritchie began to make the skincare products in New Zealand under the HoneyCreme brand. The formulas were enriched with pure NZ honey, local plant botanicals and pure NZ spring water. Madeleine pioneered the development of the world’s first skincare to contain Manuka Honey in 1988. And so the honeycreme story began, made of entrepreneurship and creativity, elegance and craftsmanship.
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