News — New Zealand
NZ honey industry spokesman claims Australians "bastardizing" Maori creation story
Manuka honey Maori New Zealand UMF Honey Association
John Rawcliffe, general manager of New Zealand’s UMF honey industry association, told online news site Stuff.co.nz recently that Australian honey producers are “taking part of the [Maori] creation story and bastardizing it.”
His remarkable claim appears to have little support, but is part of an ongoing campaign intended to block Australian manuka honey producers from access to international markets.