Te Matuku Bay
Te Matuku Oyster farm lies in nutrient rich, unpolluted Te Matuku Marine Reserve at the south east corner of Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf. Surrounded by regenerating native forest, Te Matuku Bay provides a perfect marine environment for pacific oysters to flourish. Not surprisingly it’s where one of the earliest Government oyster leases was granted in 1971.
Conservationist and businessman Sir Rob Fenwick and his wife Jennie, who own Te Matuku forest and farm property adjacent to the oyster farm, rebuilt the oyster farm in 1990s. With other investors whom they later bought out, they used state-of-the art oyster farming technology replacing traditional timber rack and rail structures with suspended Seapra baskets. The new method significantly improves tidal flows and minimises detritus on the seabed, dramatically reducing the environmental footprint of the farm.
About our Oysters
They not only taste great, but are exceptionally healthy!
Pacific Oysters are rich in zinc, iron and vitamin B12, with 5 oysters providing over three times your daily Vitamin B12, 100% of your daily zinc needs, 30% f daily iron needs and 1500mg of EPA and DHA omega-3 fats.
Pacific Oysters are also high in protein and an excellent source of copper, iodine, magnesium, selenium and Vitamin C, and a good source of Vitamin D.
A nutritional analysis looking at the minerals abd vitamins in New Zealand Pacific Oysters is summarised below, and represents a serving size of 100g/3 50oz raw oysters (5 medium sized oysters).