Prime Minister John Key Visits Manuka Health’s New State Of The Art Honey Facility
Thursday, 5 March 2015

New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, has been given a tour of Manuka Health’s brand new multi-million dollar, purpose-built honey processing and distribution centre on a recent visit to Te Awamutu in the Waikato.

Mr Key was shown through the premises by Manuka Health CEO and founder, Kerry Paul. It is now the largest customised honey facility in New Zealand and combines internationally accredited laboratories, honey-drum storage, blending, packing and distribution under one roof.

Mr Paul, says it was a huge honour to have the Rt Hon John Key visit the new centre.

"I am thrilled that the Prime Minister could take some time out of his extremely busy schedule,” says Mr Paul. “Our employees were so excited that he visited and it was very special for me. The fact that the Prime Minister is interested in our development shows how far we’ve come since I founded the business nine years ago.”

“This new honey facility will enable us to continue our growth and increase exports into more countries. We will now be able to triple production to meet growing demand, with greater scale and efficiencies,” adds Mr Paul.

Manuka Health is one of the world’s largest natural healthcare companies, with an international distribution network spanning 45 countries. The company is passionate about using New Zealand’s native flora and fauna to create innovative, scientifically proven natural health products, capable of improving quality of life for people across the globe.

In 2008, Manuka Health launched the MGO Manuka Honey Quality System to assist customers in confidently selecting premium manuka honey of different grades. This has now been accepted as a trusted method of identifying manuka honey by a number of organisations, including the New Zealand Ministry of Primry Industries (MPI). For more information on Manuka Health, visit



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About Manuka Health New Zealand – where nature and science meet:

Manuka Health, founded in 2006 by its CEO, Kerry Paul, is now one of the world’s largest Manuka honey companies distributed over 45 countries. Manuka Health has led the world in developing a range of innovative natural products based on scientific evidence of natural bioactives and their efficacy. Their product range includes New Zealand Manuka honey, propolis and other bee products.