Milking it

Satisfying the Asian appetite for New Zealand milk is a challenge one small and dynamic milk-powder processing company is excited to take on.

Since starting milk powder manufacturing operations at Mokai, west of Taupo, Miraka – Maori for milk - has tapped into the Asian market and is expanding its export base around Asia.

Chief executive officer Richard Wyeth says Taupo is a great place for the company’s base, with access to loyal milk suppliers and the vital geothermal resources which power its manufacturing operations. 

Richard says Taupo also boasts a great work/life balance and is a fantastic spot to entertain international clients. “Miraka has a lot of international clients and when they come to Taupo we are able to combine business with pleasure,” he says. “Giving them the opportunity to be welcomed onto our local Marae, take a break and catch a trout or enjoy a round of golf on a world class course makes the Taupo-Miraka experience a memorable one.”   

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