Our Community

Here at Huka Honey Hive we like to give back to our community and people in need. Each year the Huka Honey Hive team assist a number of organisations that work within the Taupo community and some further afield.


The concept for Greening Taupō arose as a result of vision and discussions between Project Tongariro, the Department of Conservation and Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary who believed that a collaborative organisation could take conservation to the next level in the Taupō community. The goal is to replicate the intensive conservation work occurring within the Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary into the surrounding community. The objective of Greening Taupō is to improve the Taupō environment for people and native wildlife and will involve undertaking restoration planting and pest control to create ecological corridors and increase the number of native birds. Particular attention will be focused on access routes to and from Taupō that will also help create a sense of arrival for Taupō.

With collaboration from the community, Greening Taupō can:

  • Create a sustainable future for our environment for generations to enjoy
  • Increase natural heritage, protection and restoration
  • Protect our unique biodiversity & environment
  • Increase recreational opportunities
  • Green environment = healthy environment

Huka Honey Hive have been avid supporters of Greening Taupo since it was first established. We have hosted a Community Planting day where Manuka plants were planted on our grounds, and we particpate in all other planting days. We have sponsored Shawn Vennell from Quality Print who fought in the 2015 King of the Ring Charity Boxing Match and raised the staggering total of $100,000, dedicated to planting in the Wairakei Corridor.


Huka Honey Hive is proud to support Anamata CAFE in Taupo. CAFE has offered the young people of Taupo a great holistic health service for over 23 years. CAFE is a drop in clinic that sees around 6000 clients each year. All aspects of health and wellbeing are covered as well as education and support.

 We support CAFE in any way we can. We offer financial support for the work the CAFE A-Team does for young people and for the key events they hold in the community such as Youth Week. We give CAFE both practical and governance support. Supplying honey & Beenut Butter for the team and their clients in need of food is another small contribution. The team love dropping in baking (as we are all good at that) in appreciation of the work the CAFE team does for our community.


 Project Crimson

 

Project Crimson is committed to re-establishing pohutukawa and rata nationwide by planting trees, coordinating and supporting a wide range of maintenance activities, scientific research, possum control programmes and public education.

 Like many New Zealanders we believe that pohutukawa, rata and many other natives we enjoy in New Zealand, are an essential part of who we are.  And of course our native trees are especially important to our bees and the making of honey.


The Leprosy Mission New Zealand is a Christian development organisation that works with leprosy-affected families and their communities.

Established in 1912, they are one of the oldest and most trusted charities in New Zealand. They are part of the Leprosy Mission International, a leading Christian development organisation that has a presence in over 28 leprosy-affected countries around the world.

Blair has worked closely with The Leprosy Mission, travelling to Bangladesh in 2017 to provide his business expertise to mentor and guide those recovering from this terrible disease into viable and sustainable enterprise. Read about Blair's latest visit :


   

Child Sponsorship is World Vision’s way of facilitating community development. The best way to bring about lasting change is by tackling the causes of poverty – not just dealing with the effects.

Huka Honey Hive sponsors a child in Bangladesh. Our contributions help fund the needs the community has identified as most urgent such as health and agriculture.  It also enables our sponsored child to attend school.