How it all began
Ko te tīmatanga
We've always known kingfish taste great. In 2002, we started researching how we could produce large numbers of kingfish so everyone could enjoy them. What we have learned is that land-based systems are best at producing superior fish grown sustainably and supplied all year round. We're now ready to share Haku with you.
Where land meets sea
Te tai pari ki uta
Our site is located alongside the dunes in Ruakākā within the rohe of Patuharakeke hapū, ahi kā of this area on the Bream Bay coast of Northland, New Zealand. The rohe of Patuharakeke continues along the coastline south of the Whangārei harbour, from Mangapai river mouth to the Mangawhai Heads and from the bountiful moana and islands, heading inland through to the serene hills of the Tangihua, Piroa (Brynderwyn) and Kukunui Ranges.
Through our relationship with Patuharakeke, we continue to work together on ways to reflect the values of mana whenua in terms of kaitiakitanga, manaakitanga and mātauranga in our operation, with a focus on environmental welfare, management and enduring sustainability as well as economic growth.
Mahi tika mahi pai - Doing it well, doing it right.
This is the future
Our year-round access to pristine water guarantees healthy growing conditions for our fish, prized for their high quality, rich creaminess, superior texture, and sweet flavour.
Our land-based recirculating aquaculture system works a lot like an aquarium – just bigger. Up to 99 percent of the water can be recirculated and reused after being filtered and treated to eliminate any impurities.
We are currently expanding and building a recirculating aquaculture system that can produce 600 tonnes of Haku Aotearoa New Zealand Kingfish a year.
Ngā whāinga toitū
We are committed to advancing New Zealand’s aquaculture sector through sustainable production with high environmental and quality certification standards.
Low water use
We are proud to be working in partnership with iwi, community groups, the Northland Regional Council and agencies to achieve our common goals.
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