Onuku Maori Lands Trust
Set in one of the most volcanically volatile landscapes in Aotearoa New Zealand, the Onuku Maori Lands Trust has developed out of a historic eruption to grow into the thriving area that it is today.
OMLT are currently involved in trial plantings of Manuka seedlings for manuka oil extraction and have more than 500 hives deployed on their lands. The opportunity to expand their farming investment portfolio came up following discussions with Les and Hayden Stowell. As a result of these discussions, Onuku Limited was established.
Onuku Limited is a 100% Maori owned company based in Whakatane, New Zealand. Onuku is associated with the Onuku Maori Lands Trust (OMLT) that owns, administers and farms approximately 2363 Hectares of prime land at the base of the mighty Mount Tarawera (which famously erupted in 1866) and on the shores of Lake Rotomahana. A stone’s throw to the famous sunken Pink and White terraces that were once considered the ‘Eighth wonder of the World’. Onuku Ltd is headed by Les Stowell who is both a beneficiary and a current Trustee of OMLT.