They say it takes a village to raise and maintain a successful local beekeeping business and this has proven to be true for Foothills Honey. Quickly becoming a North Canterbury staple with its unique range of handcrafted, pure New Zealand honeys, Foothills is traceable from plant to plate.

Q&A with Laura from Foothills Honey

Why North Canterbury?  It’s the lifestyle, with the mountains, rivers and the ocean so close yet not far from the big smoke fix of Christchurch, but also just far enough away. Loburn is an awesome community to be part of

What’s your favourite thing to do in North Canterbury? North Canterbury is so central to most of our favourite activities, living under the North Canterbury Foothills and between the forks of the Okuku and Ashley Rivers, if we aren’t working that’s where you will find us, jet boating, horse riding or having a few beers with our mates somewhere in the village.

Name your top three North Canterbury brands (other than your own!): My favourite North Canterbury Brands are Energy Jet, Fools of Desire and Eagle Brewing – Activities, food and alcohol. There are plenty of North Canterbury brands that I’m proud of, even some awesome beekeeping companies and brands. It’s not about who you’re supporting just so long as they are local and stand for something you believe in, that’s what makes North Canterbury awesome!


Rangiora New World

Urban Revival

Percival Street Bakery

Fools of Desire

Find Us

100 Foothills Road, Okuku