Rhayne Limited is New Zealand’s leading supplier of sustainable horopito, kumarahou and kawakawa as a culinary ingredient.

Sourcing only the finest quality ingredients from around the village of horopito and local area. Grown and harvested on private land from wildcrafted stock. With an emphasis on those ingredients which are native, natural and wild. Kawakawa and horopito boast alternative uses for external and internal healing. Used as a main ingredient in Rongoa throughout NZ.  Rhayne does not promote any indigenous learnings of which, we are not educated.


Horopito - What you need to know?

Horopito is an incredibly unique herb with a spicy, aromatic and earthy taste. 
A 'native food' that was embraced by the European settlers after witnessing the Maori using horopito and kawakawa for its medicinal properties.

Horopito (Pseudowintera Colorata) is only found in New Zealand.  The oldest flowering plant surviving 65 million years with a superb polygodial defense system. Horopito is loaded with antioxidants that has enabled it to evolve through climate change. 

When not used for cooking, Horopito is primarily used as a natural way to target candida overgrowth and its symptoms which include yeast infections, fatigue, skin irritation and unexplained weight gain.  However, we say with its spicy pepper and earthy flavours... it simply tastes great!

Karakia - thank you prayer

Whilst we have different beliefs, we ensure our staff say a "thank you" before harvesting indigenous plants.

"Karakia mo te (native plant)

E te Atua

Nau enei rau horopito he taonga

Tukuna ki a matou

Kia tika o matou mahi

Ko Ranginui-e-tu-iho-nei

Ko Papatuanuku e takoto nei

Tuturu Whakamaua

Kia tina, tina Haumi e, hui e

Taiki e.

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