My Name is Varnya Subritzky and I am the owner/operator of a small home based business based in Wharekahika (Hicks Bay), called Mauri2Mauri.
Mauri2Mauri specialises in natural skin care products using rongoaa rakau from Wharekahika which is a small isolated community on the East Cape-Tairawhiti. At first I was making soap and now I have expanded into other products such as face and body butters, Panipani and as my journey with the rakau has deepened, mirimiri oils.
Almost 4 years ago I returned to our home in Wharekahika with my small whanau. Mauri2Mauri grew from the need to return to the rongoaa to help heal the skin complaints my boy and I had at the time. Being 2 hours either way from a chemist and living in a community where doctors are scarce made me turn my attention to the rakau. Since then I have thrown myself into wananga with the rakau and I have not been disappointed.