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Delivering Better Services for Maori Sheep And Beef Farmers

Delivering Better Tools And Services for Maori Sheep And Beef Farmers

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is joining forces with the Federation of Maori Authorities (FoMA) to ramp up support for Maori sheep and beef farmers.

FoMA and B+LNZ are creating two new joint roles. Anaru Smiler and William McMillan have been appointed Kaiarahi Ahuwhenua Sheep & Beef, operating jointly for FoMA and B+LNZ. The positions will be responsible for delivering tools and services to support Maori sheep and beef farmers.

B+LNZ Chief Executive Dr Scott Champion says the organisation has worked closely with FoMA to develop the new positions and they will be a key part of supporting the development of more productive and profitable Maori-owned sheep and beef farms.

“Maori ownership of the pastoral sector is large, with nearly 20 per cent of New Zealand land in Maori ownership – and a large proportion of this is running sheep and beef. We are looking to support Maori-owned sheep and beef farming businesses more effectively than we have done in the past.”

FoMA Chief Executive Te Horipo Karaitiana says the appointment of Anaru and William is a significant gain for the Federation, as the bulk of its membership is involved in the primary sector and, more specifically, pastoral farming.

“Not only does the appointment of William and Anaru bring substantive agribusiness capacity, it adds to an impressive team that will allow us to provide a far wider range of highly effective programmes designed specifically for the needs of Maori-owned sheep and beef farming businesses.”

William McMillan is a well-known and respected agri-business consultant who has both a PhD in animal science (sheep) from Massey University and an MBA from Waikato University.

Anaru Smiler was most recently Senior Analyst – Special Projects and Coordination at the Ministry for Primary Industries, where his main responsibility was developing and implementing the Maori agribusiness programme.

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