About Us

KIA ORA KOUTOU! NAU MAI HAERE MAI. WELCOME TO KORU ENTERPRISES

Welcome everyone to Koru Enterprises! We are an online boutique Aotearoa, New Zealand travel and gift company. Our whaanau (family) love living in the beautiful Heretaunga (Hawke’s Bay) region of NZ. We will take you on special journeys, inside local tangata whenua ( indigenous people of this land) marae (meeting house), to discover the hidden taonga (treasures) of their stories, waiata (songs), kai (food), kapahaka (traditional dance), and manaakitanga (hospitality). We look forward to meeting our manuhiri (visitors) and sharing our aroha (love) with you! Koru Enterprises also has an amazing range of artisan gifts and products, which we love to send far and wide to your loved ones wherever they may live in the world. Follow us on your favourite social media channel, and join our mailing list to get updates and news on all our new tours, and products!
Ngaa mihi,

Louise Booth – Founder

“Koru Enterprises whānau (family)”

LOUISE BOOTH, FOUNDER

Kia ora koutou! Hello everyone! As a passionate, nature loving Kiwi mum, I created Koru Enterprises to connect like-minded people to share in the love of my precious homeland of Aotearoa, New Zealand. I help travellers to experience intimate and special NZ tours, and I help promote small artisan Kiwi businesses with our drop-shipping gifts and products! I love to hear from our manuhiri (visitors) through your favourite social media platforms, so please drop us a note!

Safe Travels,

Arohanui.

Louise Booth – Founder of Koru Enterprises

Craig Wrightson , Tour Guide

Craig Wrightson is one of Koru Enterprises’ contracted tour guides based in Pōneke/Wellington. He loves the great outdoors and all the natural beauty New Zealand has to offer. Having been a tour guide and professional chauffeur in the tourism industry for over seven years, he knows how to get the most out of your New Zealand visit. His friendly and relaxed manner makes him a great tour guide and being a local, he has an in-depth knowledge of New Zealand culture, history, society, geography, flora and fauna. He shares this in an engaging and entertaining way, making your experience an interactive and memorable one with a dash of Kiwi-style humour.

Craig Wrightson – Tour Guide.

MARKETING COORDINATOR AND TRAVEL ADVISOR

Lucy is based in Dunedin, NZ. She joins Koru Enterprises as our Marketing Coordinator and Travel Advisor. Lucy brings a wealth of travel and tourism knowledge, having completing studies in the field in 2009 and working in the industry since. She has been involved in various roles within the airline sector and more recently a corporate travel agent. Lucy is currently in her final semester at Massey University where she is completing a Bachelor of Business Studies, double major in Marketing and Management and is eager to put theory into practice.

Lucy Bell – Marketing Coordinator and Travel Advisor

WHEELCHAIR TOUR GUIDE

Nigel is Koru Enterprises Auckland-based wheelchair guide. Nigel suffered a major stroke a few years ago, however with his profound enthusiasm for life, has managed to rehabilitate himself, and he traveled around Mexico, Cuba & South America last year! Nigel brings an amazing local knowledge of Auckland’s vibrant cafe & art scene, through his wheelchair meanderings, with a bright and cheerful manner.

Take the Auckland Wheelchair Foodie tour with Nigel Erb.

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

Candice joined our team at the start of 2016. Based in the adventure Capital of New Zealand, Queenstown- a true adventurer, Candice loves spending time hiking, skiing and mountain biking in the beautiful Southern alps. With over 3 years of experience within Ecommerce and digital marketing and diplomas in social media marketing and online reputation.

Candice Tovey – Social Media Marketing

WEBSITE CREATOR

Matt, based in Te Awamutu, NZ, creator of Koru Enterprises website, for amazing websites and exceptional customer service, visit them at www.nzwebsite.net.

Matt Douch NZWebsite

TRAVEL & TOURISM MARKETING MANAGER

Toni is our ultra-friendly and professional freelance Auckland-based Travel & Tourism Marketing Manager.

Toni Paltridge – Travel and Tourism Marketing Contractor

RESIDENT BLOGGER

Alice is a discoverer of hidden worlds. She loves getting involved in community projects and was a co-founder of CreativeMornings/KualaLumpur, a creative lecture series. A fully-qualified Personal Trainer, Alice loves anything active, particularly where there is mud involved. Follow her on twitter: @AilisRich

Alice Rich – Resident Blogger

RESIDENT BLOGGER

Amy is one of our  resident bloggers based in Auckland,  who is currently studying a Diploma of Travel & Tourism at Auckland Tourism School.

Amy Read – Resident Blogger

NEW ZEALAND BLOGGER

Rosie is a travel writer and blogger currently exploring the South Island of New Zealand. She loves to find the locals’ favourite places, and is busy trying as many adrenaline-fuelled activities as she can. Read her blog’s on our blog page.

Rosie Wheat – New Zealand Blogger

LOGO DESIGN

Kahotapu Black designed our logo with these ideas:  “The design is based on a pattern called Korurangi, which essentially, directly translated, is a Koru in the sky, or Sky-Koru. In this instance, it’s about fusing the sky & water with the Earth, and how life exists in all of these elements, these elements are a part of Koru Enterprises and the philosophy behind the Koru. If we are to relate it to the work that Koru Enterprises is involved in, its about creating experiences, opportunities for people to be immersed in the life that these activities,products and services provide for them.”

Hei whakaaro noa. Kahotapu is a Brisbane based multi-media designer, all enquiries email: kahotapu@gmail.com.

Kahotapu Black – Logo Design

HUTIA TE RITO O TE HARAKEKE,
KEI WHEA TE KŌMAKO E KŌ?
KĪ MAI KI AHAU;
HE AHA TE MEA NUI O TE AO?
MĀKU E KĪ ATU,
HE TĀNGATA, HE TĀNGATA, HE TĀNGATA!

IF THE HEART OF HARAKEKE WAS REMOVED, WHERE WILL THE BELLBIRD SING?
IF I WAS ASKED, WHAT WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THE WORLD;
I WOULD BE COMPELLED TO REPLY, IT IS PEOPLE, IT IS PEOPLE, IT IS PEOPLE!

 

“CARPE DIEM” SEIZE THE DAY

We welcome you to our family business and look forward to creating a New Zealand Trip-of-a-Life-Time and connecting you with premium, high-quality gifts, shipped around the World!

 

Arohanui Everyone-Louise Booth, Founder

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