About us

Kia Ora! 

We are Kat & Tarn.

We are two proud and humbled women born in raised in the heart of Rotorua in New Zealand whom both belong to Te Arawa, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Whakatohea tribe and share a deep passion for our family,culture and Kawakawa.

We share six beautiful children and have both worked in the Tourism Industry for over 20 years.

Our inspiration and passion comes from the strong connection of love we carry within, for our beloved Grandmothers Erenora, Ngaamo, Shirley & Taniko. 

We both discovered we shared a mutual deep passion for our Kawakawa Products  and the many beautiful natural healing properties it has helped with our children,family and friends and customers.

One of the reasons of starting this venture came through the many occassions Kawakawa Balm was our go to medicine throughout our pregnancies, after birth care, with feeding and assisting with healing for our babies whether it be nappy rash, teething, moisturising their beautiful cradle caps, ezcema, dry skin and so much more.

Knowing how gentle yet so soothing Kawakawa has helped us with the many different ailments we were encouraged by the many family members and friends we start Kawakawa Rotorua. 

Since 2017 we have been unbelievably blessed with so much support and love by everyone and we are both really excited sharing our journey with you all. 

Nga mihi,

Kat & Tarns x