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Aotea Made

Aotea Made

Aotea Made

A range of New Zealand made health products inspired by traditional Māori herbal remedies and supported by scientific research.

Based on Aotea, NZ (Great Barrier Island)

A range of New Zealand made health products inspired by traditional Māori herbal remedies and supported by scientific research.

Based on Aotea, NZ (Great Barrier Island)


A range of New Zealand made health products inspired by traditional Māori herbal remedies and supported by scientific research.

A range of New Zealand made health products inspired by traditional Māori herbal remedies and supported by scientific research,



Inspired by a combination of Founder, Tama Toki’s upbringing on Aotea Island (also known as Great Barrier Island) and his exposure to an abundance of native flora, Aotea Made was founded with a promise to give back to the community. As Tama says, "we weren’t in it to make a skincare company. It was more an expression of māoritanga and an inclination to do something that benefited the community more than anything else".

The result was a range of products combining traditional Maori plant-based remedies with a modern twist. Using sustainably grown Mānuka, Harakeke, Kawakawa and Kūmarahou, which all possess antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, hydrating and cleansing properties, Aotea focuses on creating products with healing benefits. Aotea’s Harakeke Seed Oil Night Cream, for example, harnesses the power of omega-rich Harakeke and healing Kawakawa; a combination which promotes skin cell generation.

Inspired by a combination of Founder, Tama Toki’s upbringing on Aotea Island (also known as Great Barrier Island) and his exposure to an abundance of native flora, Aotea Made was founded with a promise to give back to the community. As Tama says, "we weren’t in it to make a skincare company. It was more an expression of māoritanga and an inclination to do something that benefited the community more than anything else".

The result was a range of products combining traditional Maori plant-based remedies with a modern twist. Using sustainably grown Mānuka, Harakeke, Kawakawa and Kūmarahou, which all possess antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, hydrating and cleansing properties, Aotea focuses on creating products with healing benefits. Aotea’s Harakeke Seed Oil Night Cream, for example, harnesses the power of omega-rich Harakeke and healing Kawakawa; a combination which promotes skin cell generation.

Inspired by a combination of Founder, Tama Toki’s upbringing on Aotea Island (also known as Great Barrier Island) and his exposure to an abundance of native flora, Aotea Made was founded with a promise to give back to the community. As Tama notes, "we weren’t in it to make a skincare company. It was more an expression of māoritanga and an inclination to do something that benefited the community more than anything else".

The result was a range of products combining traditional Maori plant-based remedies with a modern twist. Using sustainably grown Mānuka, Harakeke, Kawakawa and Kūmarahou, which all possess antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, hydrating and cleansing properties, Aotea focuses on creating products with healing benefits. Aotea’s Harakeke Seed Oil Night Cream, for example, harnesses the power of omega-rich Harakeke and healing Kawakawa; a combination which promotes skin cell generation.

Inspired by a combination of Founder, Tama Toki’s upbringing on Aotea Island (also known as Great Barrier Island) and his exposure to an abundance of native flora, Aotea Made was founded with a promise to give back to the community. As Tama says, "we weren’t in it to make a skincare company. It was more an expression of māoritanga and an inclination to do something that benefited the community more than anything else".

The result was a range of products combining traditional Maori plant-based remedies with a modern twist. Using sustainably grown Mānuka, Harakeke, Kawakawa and Kūmarahou, which all possess antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, hydrating and cleansing properties, Aotea focuses on creating products with healing benefits. Aotea’s Harakeke Seed Oil Night Cream, for example, harnesses the power of omega-rich Harakeke and healing Kawakawa; a combination which promotes skin cell generation.




Sustainability and community are key aspects of Aotea’s ethos. Driven by the principles of tikanga Māori, sustainability is interwoven into every action; from mindfully harvesting a plant so it can continue to replenish and flourish, to growing all ingredients onsite and manufacturing with solar power. With no High School on the island, Aotea also offer a scholarship programme to Māori youth to attend leading High Schools on the mainland.

As for a typical day at Aotea; well, there isn’t one. Splitting his time between Aotea and the mainland, Tama wears many hats. From formulation to harvest, marketing and design; to running Aotea’s concept store in downtown Auckland, every day is different.

Sustainability and community are key aspects of Aotea’s ethos. Driven by the principles of tikanga Māori, sustainability is interwoven into every action; from mindfully harvesting a plant so it can continue to replenish and flourish, to growing all ingredients onsite and manufacturing with solar power. With no High School on the island, Aotea also offer a scholarship programme to Māori youth to attend leading High Schools on the mainland.

As for a typical day at Aotea; well, there isn’t one. Splitting his time between Aotea and the mainland, Tama wears many hats. From formulation to harvest, marketing and design; to running Aotea’s concept store in downtown Auckland, every day is different.




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Sustainability and community are key aspects of Aotea’s ethos. Driven by the principles of tikanga Māori, sustainability is interwoven into every action; from mindfully harvesting a plant so it can continue to replenish and flourish, to growing all ingredients onsite and manufacturing with solar power. With no High School on the island, Aotea also offer a scholarship programme to Māori youth to attend leading High Schools on the mainland.

As for a typical day at Aotea; well, there isn’t one. Splitting his time between Aotea and the mainland, Tama wears many hats. From formulation to harvest, marketing and design; to running Aotea’s concept store in downtown Auckland, every day is different.


Sustainability and community are key aspects of Aotea’s ethos. Driven by the principles of tikanga Māori, sustainability is interwoven into every action; from mindfully harvesting a plant so it can continue to replenish and flourish, to growing all ingredients onsite and manufacturing with solar power. With no High School on the island, Aotea also offer a scholarship programme to Māori youth to attend leading High Schools on the mainland.

As for a typical day at Aotea; well, there isn’t one. Splitting his time between Aotea and the mainland, Tama wears many hats. From formulation to harvest, marketing and design; to running Aotea’s concept store in downtown Auckland, every day is different.











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The same approach was adopted when it came to the formulation of Tuhono; Tahi’s oil blend to calm sensitive skin, Marino; a Manuka-leaf-infused blend to soothe stressed skin, and Horoi; a balancing synergy perfect for acne-prone skin types.

Every tahi product is hand-blended in small batches to channel the same love and energy into each and every bottle, and to ensure optimum freshness.



All brands we partner with are run by hardworking kiwis with stories of passion and tenacity. Show your support by following them below:

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