Lance Paora

Production and Distribution
(Luxury Brands Retail MGR)

Lance Paora

Lance leads our Production & Distrubution, ensuring that all elements used in producing our "Taonga" is extremely important to Lance and is paramount to delivering premium consistency and quality in every mouthful of Wai Mānuka.

Lance also makes sure our distribution runs smoothly and all orders are delivered to all the regions in Aotearoa without delay, so that all can enjoy and have the pleasure of tasting the World’s Premium Sparkling Mānuka Honey. “This journey with the boys has been amazing so far. I love working on something that we’re all passionate about and that’s doing good for our community”.

Ko Kakanui te maunga
Ko Waikanae raua ko Orutua ngā awa
Ko Te Whanau-a-Apanui raua ko Ngāti Porou ngā iwi
Ko Te Ehutu raua ko Hunaara aku hapu
Ko Tukaki te marae
Ko Lance Paora tōku ingoa.

Lance was born and raised in Whakatane to Waikohu Ngareta Paora and Catherine Eilleen Marshall, he has 2 siblings Mark and Helen .
Lance was brought up to respect others, with an ingrained hard work ethic to get established in life .

After finishing school, Lance worked briefly in the Liquor Retail Industry, before embarking on an exciting career in Intl Tax- & Duty-Free Sales (LMVH) onboard Cruise Ships, opening new cruise ships up and setting them up to trade through the world for ten years.

Returning home to NewZealand, Lance continued his career in Tax & Duty Free Sales at Wellington Intl Airport for 5 years, relocating back to Whakatane to relax and enjoy the best weather in the country and life, currently managing a Super Liquor Store and Wai Mānuka after hours.

Lance has a passion for fitness and wellbeing, indulges in kickboxing and an avid weight lifter, he loves to stay fit and healthy.