Kōaka | Our Path Forward

Kōaka is loosely translated as simply meaning 'hemp' in Te Reo Māori, a national language of Aotearoa, New Zealand. Hemp is a plant of strength and toughness, but offering so much more.

Kōaka offers a gentle and unique range of highly beneficial uses relating to the health of our bodies.

It will heal and sustain us, naturally and simply.

This started from an idea to make change. For the past 12 months, Brendon McIntosh (Kai Tahu) and Brad Lake have been working towards a mission. A mission to shift the way we take care of each other and the environment we are so grateful to inhabit. Based on the principles of Manaakitanga (care and generosity) and Kaitiakitanga (guardianship), Kōaka has been a method to enhance our mission. Our understanding of its uses and benefits has grown through our small steps into nutritional hemp products under Beefy Green.


We knew this wasn't enough, there was mahi to be done. There was Kōaka to be grown.


This is our chance to offer the true healing benefits of the plant. To give the power and understanding of plant medicines back to the people. Our products are designed to be simple and effective in their treatment and management of our health. We are using natural ingredients that Papatūānuku (Earth Mother) and Rangi-nui (Sky Father) has provided to show the world, nature is our greatest healer. 


Kōaka offers the chance to heal both ourselves and our World that continues to suffer. There is more benefits to this plant than what it can offer us. The environmental benefits in the growing and development of this plant are far greater than most will ever realise.


We generally change for one of two reasons, inspiration or desperation. 


Let Kōaka be part of our inspiration. We cannot afford any other option.