Set in one of the most volcanically volatile landscapes in Aotearoa New Zealand, the Onuku Māori Lands Trust has developed out of a historic eruption to grow into the thriving area that it is today.


Onuku Limited is a 100% maori owned company based in Whakatane, New Zealand. Onuku Limited is wholly owned by the Onuku Maori Lands Trust (OMLT) which is regarded as one of the most successful Maori Trusts in New Zealand.

OMLT portfolio include dairy (milking sheep & cows) farms, a dry stock farm, Mānuka and Pine Plantations all on approximately 2363 hectares of prime land. Expanding into the honey business following discussions with shareholder Les Stowell who has vast experience in the honey industry, resulted in the establishment of Onuku Limited in 2016.

OMLT lands are situated at the base of the mighty Mt Tarawera that erupted in 1866. The mud left covering the district proved to be life-giving a century later, when the Trust was established.  Situated on the shores of Lake Rotomahana, a stone’s throw to the sunken famous Pink and White terraces that were once considered the “Eight wonder of the World”

Onuku Land

Our Mission is to focus on realising and enhancing the present and potential value of Onuku while sharing its benefits and prosperity with our beneficial Owners and their descendants.

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