The Onuku Team

With 50 years combined experience in logistics and international trade, Onuku Honey has quickly established a global market for its uniquely branded products.

Onuku Limited was established in 2016 by the Onuku Māori Lands Trust, Les Stowell and Hayden Stowell. Hayden has now left the company and has established Origins product authentication system “OAYE”, the tractability and authentication software company which we use on our products. Onuku Limited is a fast growing business that is built on their time-honored traditional ideas and principles including:

• Honesty and integrity
• Quality and class
• Reliability, hard work and know-how.

The forming of Onuku Limited was based on the opportunity to utilize the vast experience of the team and its many national and international market contacts.


 Les Stowell the General Manager was involved in Māori honey businesses which were fully integrated from having personal relationships with landowners through to high end gift and health food shops throughout Europe, Asia and North America. The Operations Manager Lucy Whalley has over 30 years experience in Administration, Health and Safety and Logistics and is assisted by our newest team member Lucas Clarke.

As a Māori brand, Onuku will continue to build its relationships with other Maori stakeholders to expand and solidify its supply network and help support the development of the Māori economy.