OUR WHY


Mankitanga - Caring for others

In 2020 when covid hit the nation, Te Pūtahitanga ō te Waipounamu started an initiative and distributed #Manaaki20 Hygiene packs to whānau in the South Island. This was to support & reassure whānau. During an uncertain time where we were disconnected, isolated and at potential risk. Receiving something purposeful and intentional showed Manaakitanga & Arohatanga. 

This is where the seed for Manaaki Box was planted. 

Manaaki Box aims to create purposeful care packages & gift boxes, to show your acknowledgement, your aroha and your care for others. 

* Manaaki - to support, take care of, give hospitality to, protect, look out for - show respect, generosity and care for others.

MOEMOEA

GIVE WITH PURPOSE

Let's change the mindset of gift giving - Give with intention. Gifts don't have to be flashy - it's the thought that counts.
We carefully select products of purpose, add to a Manaaki box to gift to your loved ones. Self care products, Rongoa, Māori, Sustainable products for the whare & kai.

GIVE WITHOUT IT COSTING THE EARTH

With Papatūānuku in mind, we use as little as possible. It's very important to us that we leave this earth as best we can for our tamariki & mokopuna.

We use recycled paper & boxes. We select suppliers on thoughtful packaging. We are'nt there yet, but our goal is to be zero waste by the end of 2022.

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL

Support local New Zealand whānau. All products are made & sourced in Aotearoa. We aim to employ Kiwi's, including staff, suppliers, local's & whānau.
 
Tautoko your neighbour, to create wealth & better outcomes for our people.