About Us

"He pai tangata e kore e roa te tirohanga, ēngari te pai kai e roa rawa te tirohanga".
 A handsome person may enjoy a brief period of adoration, well cooked and prepared food gets a well deserved look, tasting and praise.           (Nā Wharehuia Milroy)

“He mahi kai parāoa noa iho”.
We take the time to make the best possible food so you can simply sit back, relax and enjoy it.

Ringawera is a whanau business based on Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf of Tamaki Makaurau. We are a diverse group of kaimahi from a variety of professional and trade backgrounds who have come together to produce quality food. We are a kaupapa whanau of Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Roroa, Ngati Kahungunu, Te Atiawa, Tainui, and Ngāti Pakeha descent.

Ringawera bake artisanal breads in a wide range of styles. We follow traditional methods with an uncompromising focus on flavour and texture. To achieve this we use;
Ngā mea whakauru whai ake.     (The best ingredients, locally sourced if possible, fresh and GE free).

He mātorotoro whai ake ki ngā mea whakanikoniko.    (The best attention to detail, consistency without compromise. The best environment. Fresh, clean air, peace and quiet).

“Kua āta haere, muri tata kino”. To start early is leisurely, but to race against time is desperate.

Above all we practice patience. Good food cannot / must not be rushed.

“He whā tawhara ki uta, he kiko tāmure ki tae”.

To those who take time and care come the fruits of the earth. Abundance is ours if we are prepared to put the time and effort into its creation.

Each day Ringawera bakes delicious ciabatta, pide, sourdough baguettes, focaccia, multigrain, muffins and croissants. We make all these things from scratch. We supply over twenty Waiheke retail outlets and cafes.

Ringawera is now seeking markets further afield, in Australia and Asia. We have just received our Food Safety Programme approval which will assist us in this process.

We are committed to excellence in all we do, and the speaking of our native language is a priority to us. We believe that Ringawera is the first food manufacturer in Aotearoa to use bi-lingual labelling, incorporating both of our official languages, Te Reo Rangatira and Te Reo Pakeha on all our packaging. 

Ringawera is a member of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce.