• Wai Mānuka: Mānuka honey stars in this Kiwi-as sparkling beverage from Whakatāne

    13 days ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    Mix some Māori boys with mānuka honey and sparkling water and the result is a young business showing effervescent results.
    Words: Lucy Corry Photos: Carolyn Robertson
    It takes the collective effort of hundreds of bees, working in tandem with plants and the natural world, to produce a drop of honey - making the world's first non-alcoholic mānuka honey-based drink has been just as complex for the founders of Wai Mānuka.
    “People just see the surface level, and they think we are smashing it, but they don't see the hard slog involved,” says managing director and co-founder Joe Harawira. “It's...
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