About Raw Pawz

Raw Pawz is a proudly owned and operated enterprise by Nita Maaka. Nita established Raw Pawz in 2010 and along with help from her husband Darryn are dedicated to bringing to the market a completely natural product that is healthy for your pets and easy for you to handle.

If you have any enquires, feel free to contact us.

Nita Says,When I decided to get Diesel over 10 years ago, I researched what was available for my future pet. What happened was there was so much dry, wet and processed food I couldn’t tell what the difference was between one and the other. I did however stumble onto raw feeding, and this to me was so simple and I knew the benefits would be so good that this started me on my journey with Raw Pawz.

To date we have helped so many cat & dog owners by giving them a natural and wide variety of raw foods to feed. Our own cats & dogs are a testament to how well raw feeding does work. Diesel at 9+ years old who is a big breed dog, no joint or health issues, Marley who is a big happy goof, no skin issues and a beautiful set of white teeth. This is our reality, healthy dogs with no issues!”

The Raw Pawz Team

Nita Maaka

Nita Maaka

Hunter Gatherer

Hi I’m Nita Maaka and welcome to our website. Along with Darryn I started Raw Pawz because we found raw feeding to be so beneficial for our animals that we needed to spread the word!

My passion is dogs, everything from their health to their well being through their owners, if there is something to know about dogs then I want to know it and I want you to know it!

Our pack is dedicated to educating discerning pet owners about their options in caring for their pets in the most natural way possible.

We hope to see you at the Tauranga Farmers Markets that we attend, or if we are delivering to your door – just pop your head out and say hello!

Darryn Ardern

Darryn Ardern

Pack Leader

Darryn Ardern is my partner in crime! He is very passionate about dogs and motorbikes and has been the backbone for our company. You will only see him every now and again as he works full time out of Raw Pawz – but is always there to help out with packing orders, articles for our newsletters, and to lend a helping hand when we need him.

Diesel

Diesel

The Big Softie

Diesel is our 70kg big boy who is now approaching 10 years old! Diesel is  a big softie that loves riding in the van and is a great mate to have around when you need a hug.

Gypsy

Gypsy

The Sargent in Arms

We had Gypsy for nearly 9 years and she had given us two large litters of 9 & 12 Pups.

We unfortunately have now lost her, but before we laid her to rest we had her bloods done to see if there was anything else going on, like cancer – but no. She was clear, this is a true testament to raw feeding!  RIP Gypsy, gone but never forgotten!

Marley

Marley

The Big Goof

Marley was born from the last litter of Diesel & Gypsy of 12 pups in 2012, and is now in his prime. He is very cheeky and keeps Diesel on his toes when it comes to play time.

Little Man & Pip Squeek

Little Man & Pip Squeek

Fur Patrol

Little Man (8kg) & Pipsqueak (4kg) are brother and sister and were born in 2012. They are always happy to hunt rats and mice these guys are a great part of our pack and are always up for a spot in front of the fire.

Diesel

Diesel

The Big Softie

Diesel is our 70kg big boy who is now approaching 10 years old! Diesel is  a big softie that loves riding in the van and is a great mate to have around when you need a hug.

Gypsy

Gypsy

The Sargent in Arms

Gypsy now approaching 9 years old and has given us two large litters of 9 & 12 Pups.  Gypsy loves to swim and keep an eye on what is going on in her backyard.

Marley

Marley

The Big Goof

Marley is a pup from the last litter of Diesel & Gypsy. He is 5 years old, and is very cheeky and keeps Diesel & Gypsy on their toes when it comes to play time.

Little Man & Pip Squeek

Little Man & Pip Squeek

Fur Patrol

Little Man (8kg) & Pipsqueak (4kg) are brother and sister and are 5 years old. They are always happy to hunt rats and mice these guys are a great part of our pack and are always up for a spot in front of the fire.

“Nita, You’re a lovely lady and I know your dogs are paramount to you both. They are well loved and cared for. I know my dogs have benefited hugely from both a raw food diet, your training and the wonderful advice you have given me. I say THANK YOU! And keep doing what you do so well.”
– Melanie Koko

Upcoming Deliveries & Events

Tauranga

  • December 11, 2018, 5:00 am: Tauranga Tuesday Deliveries
  • December 13, 2018, 5:00 am: Tauranga Thursday Deliveries
  • December 18, 2018, 5:00 am: Tauranga Tuesday Deliveries
  • December 20, 2018, 5:00 am: Tauranga Thursday Deliveries

Rotorua

  • December 4, 2018, 5:00 am: Rotorua Deliveries
  • December 18, 2018, 5:00 am: Rotorua Deliveries
  • January 15, 2019, 5:00 am: Rotorua Deliveries
  • January 29, 2019, 5:00 am: Rotorua Deliveries

Waihi/Katikati

  • November 22, 2018, 5:00 am: Tauranga to Katikati & Waihi Deliveries (THURS)
  • December 6, 2018, 5:00 am: Tauranga to Katikati & Waihi Deliveries (THURS)
  • December 20, 2018, 5:00 am: Tauranga to Katikati & Waihi Deliveries (THURS)
  • January 10, 2019, 5:00 am: Tauranga to Katikati & Waihi Deliveries (THURS)

Public Events

  • December 1, 2018, 7:45 am: Tauranga Farmers Market
  • December 8, 2018, 7:45 am: Tauranga Farmers Market
  • December 15, 2018, 7:45 am: Tauranga Farmers Market
  • December 22, 2018, 7:45 am: Tauranga Farmers Market

Delivery Days

  • TAURANGA Tuesday & Thursday
  • KATIKATI & WAIHI Every second Thursday
  • ROTORUA Second Tuesday of each month

Ordering Times

  • Order before 8am Monday for Tuesday delivery
  • Order before 8am Wednesday for Thursday delivery

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