Miraka is Milk

About us

Our Values


Nau Mai Piki Mai

Tena koutou and welcome to Miraka, Aotearoa/New Zealand

Māori-owned Miraka is well established in the New Zealand dairy-processing industry with strong values founded on the cultural beliefs of our owners.  These values guide our business decisions and underpin the interconnected relationships we have with each other and with the natural world that sustains and nourishes our well-being.

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The protection of the environment is of paramount importance to Miraka. In keeping with the vision of ‘nurturing our world’, principles of sustainability are incorporated into all our business decisions to ensure a more efficient operation.

Our commitment to the guardianship of the environment starts at the Mokai valley with the use of renewable energy from nearby geothermal steam fields; the processing of dairy by-products through vermiculture within the valley; and the water extracted from the milk that is irrigated onto farms adjacent to the factory.

Applying sustainable practices beyond Mokai is also important to ensure our whole supply chain leaves the most minimal impact on our world as possible. This is critical to the role of Miraka as kaitiaki (guardians) of our natural resources. Miraka is a signatory to the Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord. This accord is a commitment to New Zealand and the world to enhance the overall performance of dairy farming and its affect on freshwater through continuous improvements and partnership.

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Te Ara Miraka


Te Ara Miraka is our way of operating, the way we do things. Within Miraka and beyond we ensure that our activities are sustainable and have a minimal impact on the environment – our natural world. Our principles of sustainability are incorporated into all our business decisions to ensure a more efficient operation. Te Ara Miraka encapsulates our value of excellence ensuring we exceed expectations everyday.

Te Ara Miraka also recognises excellence through the Miraka supply chain – from the farm to the consumer. It is our way of acknowledging our team and suppliers when excellence is attained or exceeded in the manufacture of our products. 

Miraka delivers a superior product. Testament to this is the quality, taste and freshness of our milk supply. Miraka milk comes from 100 local farms within an 85km radius of our processing plant. Our suppliers are all part of the Miraka whanau (family).

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Sharlene Aldridge


"As an employee of Wairarapa Moana Incorporation, a key Miraka supplier, I have watched Miraka develop and grow.

I remember the amazement that was felt when Miraka was 'born' - a local milk factory, owned by local Maori landowners, being supplied by their own people and other local farmers, with promises of land preservation, eco-friendly practises and sustainability for the future - could it be done?

Miraka, for such a young enterprise, is, through innovation, forward thinking and outstanding quality standards, making a big impression for all the right reasons. I am proud to be linked to a company that is achieving this through caring about our beautiful countryside in the past, the present and the future".


Location Story

We export to North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, North Africa, East Africa,
West Africa, the Middle East, North Asia, South Asia, South East Asia, Australia and the Pacific.



Our shareholders recognised that they could add further value beyond the farm gate by creating a vertically integrated business that would add more value to their milk. The first step was to establish a sound business around the manufacture and sale of commodity products and then over time, move into more value added products

As part of the growth strategy Miraka expanded its current processing plant in July 2013 to include an Ultra Heat Treatment (UHT) milk production plant with the capacity to produce 60 million litres of UHT milk producing 240 million packs of UHT packs a year.

The next phase of our strategy reflects our innovation in consumer packs of nutritional powder products.

Chris Macbeth


"The new plant, with its expanded warehouse has transformed the Miraka processing factory. There is an extensive undercover loading bay and a sophisticated pallet racking system. The UHT end product will be containerised on-site to increase efficiency, enabling the containers to be transported directly to the docks without additional off-site".



The supply chain team continues to maintain high standards and supply our customers on time, in full, and to specification. This requires the entire Miraka team to work together. Achieving accurate customer deliveries is excellence in action.



Our Products


Miraka produces high-end milk powders.  We have an 85km sourcing radius that gives us farm-fresh advantage and this results in superior quality products. 


Our state-of-the-art factory has large-scale capacity and capabilities to deliver whole and skim milk powder in the commodity market. Miraka has the capacity to produce 8 – 10 MT of milk powder per hour in a state of the art GEA spray dryer.

Product No. Product Name Size
WMP01 Whole Milk Powder - Standard 25 kg bag
WMP02 Whole Milk Powder - UHT 25 kg bag
WMP03 Whole Milk Powder
Instantised & Fortified
25 kg bag


Continued product development means we can now deliver quality milk powder products, including nutritional blends, in consumer packs. We are able to blend and pack nutritional ingredient powders as well. Packaging options include single serve through to 1kg packs.

Product Name Size
Whole Milk Powder & Skim Milk  15.4g - 1kg
Nutritional Blends 15.4g - 1kg

For all information and ordering regarding
Ingredient Powders please contact:
Hamish Brewer - Global Dairy Network New Zealand
Office: + 64 9 531 5310
Mobile: + 64 27 503 5130
Email: hamish.brewer@globaldairynet.com
Web: www.globaldairynetwork.com

For enquiries regarding Consumer Powders
please email:

Our Products

At Miraka we focus on making high quality milk products. We are an efficient operation allowing for flexibility and adaptability to respond to our customer needs quickly. By working together we can unlock new products and market segments.



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UHT (Ultra-High-Temperature)


Miraka produces consumer packs of UHT  milk for our international customers. Our state-of-the-art UHT facility has a capacity of 60 million litres per annum and is designed for growth and expansion.

We have an 85km farm supplier radius that gives us a farm-fresh advantage, resulting in superior quality products. We continue to invest in research and development to ensure we meet future consumer needs.

For enquiries regarding UHT please email connect@miraka.co.nz


I’m an operator at the Miraka UHT plant and I absolutely love my job. I’ve learned new skills, a new workplace language and I’ve had to jump out of my comfort zone. It’s important to be proud of who you are and Miraka is a company that holds the same values as me. Great manaakitanga.


Our People


Our People


Miraka will be commercially successful, built on strong relationships with a focus on quality products and the nurturing of our people. We will work to exceed the expectations of our customers and stakeholders. 

Our Directors

Miraka board members will act in the best interests of the company and the shareholders.

Our Executive

Team Miraka executives will do their best to serve the company and the shareholders.

Brooke Garland


“I love my role at Miraka and I really enjoy working across our teams. Miraka is an innovative company that wants to keep growing and wants to see me grow. I don’t think I would have had the same amount of opportunities in a similar role with a different company, and I believe there will be numerous opportunities for me at Miraka going forward”.





Phone +64 7 376 0075
or 0800 MIRAKA
(0800 647 252)
Fax +64 7 377 0694



108 Tuwharetoa Street
Taupo, New Zealand


PO BOX 740
Taupo 3351, New Zealand



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