Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Ngāti Kahungunu harvesting our future

Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi I N C O R P O R A T E D

Media Release – 16 September 2013

‘Ngāti Kahungunu harvesting our future’

Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi is developing an Export Strategy. As part of the wider Māori Economic Development Strategy, we are increasing the export capacity of Māori farmers into the market, in other words from the ‘Nuku to the Puku’.

Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated and Wairoa Taiwhenua are hosting a Kahungunu Farming Conference at Takitimu Marae in Wairoa on Thursday 10th October 2013. The purpose of this Farming Conference is to bring together Māori Farmers, Land owners, people who utilise primary resources and anyone else who might be interested in connecting, exploring, sharing ideas and being a part of the Ngāti Kahungunu Export Strategy.

Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated is proposing that Ngāti Kahungunu Farmers and all Māori Farmers would be better off by supplying directly to the market and retaining all the earnings in the supply chain rather than waving goodbye to the animals and the profits at the farm gate.

Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated Chairman, Ngahiwi Tomoana says, “This would mean creating a Māori Brand in the market place, telling our unique story and history in the Asia-Pacific region and reforging traditional links into Asia”. “It would also involve training our own to take greater management of our own farms”, “All aspects will be considered from the Agri science to finance, logistics, economics and marketing”, “The practice of leasing out farms, and then being dictated to by meat processors, and then dealt to by the exporters should be a thing of the past once we have a unified and fully integrated supply chain to the end user” said Mr Ngahiwi Tomoana.

Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi’s recent purchase of the Tautane Farm was a footstep to creating a long footprint in the farming sector and meat industry. Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated will be testing the appetite for growing a strategy at the Wairoa hui and help stem the people outflow from Wairoa.

The Māori Economic Development Strategy, He Kai Kei Aku Ringa, provides an outline for a productive, innovative, and export-orientated Māori economy that will support better paying jobs and higher living standards. The successful implementation of He Kai Kei Aku Ringa, is dependent on Māori organisations and the private sector working together with government to identify resources to build on the capability needed to grow and develop resources.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Consumer NZ Testing: Nine Sunscreen Brands Fail Protection Tests

Nine different brands fell short in the latest round of testing by Consumer NZ, which covered 20 products. More>>


Media: NZME 'In Discussions' To Buy Stuff

NZME confirms that it is in discussions with Stuff’s owners Nine and has put a proposal to the Government regarding a possible transaction. However, NZME notes that these discussions are preliminary... More>>

Consultation: Plan Of Action To Protect Seabirds

The draft National Plan of Action plan outlines the Government’s commitment to reducing fishing-related captures of seabirds, with clear goals and objectives, supported by an implementation plan. More>>


Housing Issues: Fairer Rules For Tenants And Landlords

The key changes include: - Limit rent increases to once every 12 months and banning the solicitation of rental bids by landlords. - Improve tenant’s security by removing a landlord’s right to use no cause terminations to end a periodic tenancy agreement... More>>