Our Story

Ko Pūtauaki, ko Mauao ngā maunga,
Kō Ōhinemataroa, kō Waikareao ngā awa,
Kō Ngāti Pūkekō, kō Ngai Tamarāwaho ngā hapū,
Kō Ngāti Awa, kō Ngāti Ranginui ngā iwi,
Kō Mahuru Wilcox (nee Robb) ahau,
Tēnā tātou kātoa.
Here is a bit of a whakawhanaungatanga, to introduce myself. I’m the wahine behind Hau Botanicals. Hau Botanicals is all the things I love in life, coming together. I have always been a nature nerd, which led me to do a BSc in Zoology and Ecology and MSc in Freshwater Ecology. My passion is our environment here in Aotearoa, and supporting iwi/ hapū engage in environmental governance, management and monitoring. This mahi has connected me to the most amazing people and places, and helped me along my rongoā journey.
I am fascinated by natural health and healing, which runs in both my whānau from Tauranga and Whakatāne. Energetic healing, herbal remedies and rongoā have always been my go-to, and helped me through various health issues over the years. But for me, the most healing thing is to get out for a bush walk or go surfing. That is my longterm health investment plan. While recovering from surgery, I decided to take the plunge and share my passion and products with others. And this is how Hau Botanicals was born.
Mauri ora,
Mahuru x