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Maranui is the home of Family Organics.  Maranui, meaning large garden, is the name we have given to our small farm in the hills of Taranaki, and which is managed under permaculture guidelines.  We are certified with Organic Farm NZ which is a scheme for smaller growers, selling within New Zealand and using the New Zealand Biogro organic standards.  

Beginning with our desire to provide our family with healthy food and a healthy lifestyle, Family Organics has grown out of our aim to share that with others.  You are welcome to search the website for healthy provisions (meat, vegetables, and herbs).  If you would like to share in our lifestyle, contact us to find out when you can join us as a WWOOFer or attend a workshop.


Sue's Organic Blog

  • Spot the waxeyes. Walking up from the garden the other day I noticed a dozen or more waxeyes fossicking about amongst a patch of nonhearting lettuces. Very busy they were, poking their beaks ...
    Posted Sep 1, 2014, 4:11 PM by Family Organics
  • Look Mum, no spray! The main feeding roots of fruit trees are close to the surface. Grasses also feed mostly close to the surface and compete aggressively for nutrients. That's why they're ...
    Posted Aug 25, 2014, 7:18 PM by Family Organics
  • Not feeding the possums I have a plan...and it involves thwarting possums. I'm sick of growing fruit just to see it stolen by the little furry fiends. And the trees smashed to ...
    Posted Aug 6, 2014, 2:27 AM by Family Organics
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