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Our Story

Manaia Products Ltd the company was first envisioned back in 2018 during a conversation amongst friends. Fast forward to 2021 during COVID-19, life was breathed into our small whanau operated pakihi (business) - Tihei Mauri Ora!

We have over 10 years experience in the industry and have created many long-term relationships with multiple business partners. 

Our mission

As a 100% Maori-owned and operated business our mission is to establish Manaia Water Products NZ as a leading E-commerce retail merchant selling water pumps and water filtration systems through to the New Zealand market. Our extensive product offering, exceptional customer service and industry knowledge are the main attributes that will help us to succeed in our Journey.


The name Manaia - Why?

The name Manaia has a few different meanings across a number of the pacific cultures.

Ki te ao Maori (In the maori world) - A Manaia represents a mythological creature with the head of a bird and the body of a human. The manaia is commonly formed using pounamu (jade stone) and is worn as a taonga to protect the wearer. It is said to be a guardian that represents balance and protection. Sky, earth and sea.

With this whakaaro (thought process) in mind Manaia Water Products NZ plays an active part in the protection of our environment by serving one of our local community groups Te-Ara-Rata Stream Team in the Auckland region.


Water and mountains




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