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.
A small family-run business in the heart of Dunsandel, Canterbury have been up to their elbows in all things possum for over 40 years. Possum Pam has grown from one small retail outlet selling gorgeously made possum pieces to being a major supplier in possum, sheepskin and calfskin products.
Priding themselves on creating only the very best quality pieces, these experienced furriers stand by everything they make because everything is made-to-order. No mass produced items here!
From traditional gloves, socks and slippers through to their quirky nipple warmers and luxurious shoe liners, Possum Pam guarantees to bring you only the very best of what possum, sheepskin and calfskin has to offer
Timber Arts take the natural beauty of New Zealand's native wood and crafts it into gifts of distinction.
For 20 years, Timber Arts has been handcrafting items from native timbers with their work being enjoyed all over the world thus earning them a reputation for high quality workmanship.
The New Zealand forest is a production of nature found in no other land, and Timber Arts work with a range of 19 native timbers, using the different colours and grains to produce a unparalleled finish and unique pieces.
Wood has always been an important part of human existence. Today, the timbers of our forests are a treasured national resource and are justifiably protected. In creating works of art from each small piece of wood used, the Timber Arts craftspeople place a true value on our forest heritage.
What do kiwi birds, sheep, dinosaurs, kangaroos and elephants all have in common? They all feature in Tarata's Balancing Act wooden puzzles.
Since 1983 these challenging puzzles have been handcrafted by a team in Christchurch from farm forested timber. Tarata's fun puzzles will challenge your skills, dexterity and patience as you try to balance them. It's simply a matter of holding your tongue in the right place!
Each set comes in a lovely gift box with full instructions and a challenging configuration card showing approximately 20 of the literally 100's of possible ways of balancing each set of animals.
Balancing Act puzzles are a fun and educational game that is suitable for all ages. A great gift idea as the benefits of playing with the animals are numerous and impressive, for both creative and scientific minds.
How many animals will you be able to balance?
ReMaterialise was born out of a desire to create a cleaner, greener, plastic free planet by providing quality NZ Made reusable alternatives to disposable plastic.
Originally the business was mainly about recycling single use plastic bags into reusable bags and other accessories. Each bag is made out of 40 recycled plastic bags and last for years! Fi's bags have been sent all over the world and are highly sought after for their unique nature and durability.
The business has slowly evolved to include other unique ways to help people say NO to disposable plastic.
Beeswax Food Covers is another of those products, designed and handmade in Auckland New Zealand by Fi Leaning in her home studio.
Fi lives with partner Korin in rural Auckland and their two children.
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