"Manaaki" means hospitality, kindness, generosity, support in Māori - the process of showing respect, generosity and care for others and how we make them feel welcome.
Manaaki is a social enterprise based at Omaka Marae in Blenheim, that that has been developed through a desire for the Marae to remain self sustaining, and therefore self determining.
Their dream is to preserve the skill of preserving and promote healthy lifestyles by sharing healthy natural kai, and to educate whānau about rongoa Māori (natural medicinal remedies). At the same time they are creating an opportunity for whānau to acquire the skills needed to produce, market and sell the marae products.
They are part of the young generation learning the traditional skills of preserving kai that their elders know so well, and we are proud to be able to share their delicious, handmade Manaaki condiments with as many homes as possible.
Kawkawa Jelly has a sweet apple base peppered with the minty fresh taste of kawakawa leaves. It could be described as a Māori version of a mint jelly. But, with the unique taste of kawakawa, its very versatile, complementing a much wider range of dishes. Kawakawa can best be described as a native Bush Basil. Traditionally used in cuisine and as a rongoa Māori (natural remedy) by our tupuna (ancestors).
• Ideal on a cheese platter with your favourite creamy blue cheese or sharp tasting hard cheeses
• As an accompaniment to cold meats
• In a lamb burger
• Use as a glaze for pulled pork and sliders
net weight 200g
These products are handmade in New Zealand