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Maori owned company signs MoU with India dairy group

Maori owned company signs MoU with India dairy group

(Radio NZ) New Zealand’s first Maori majority owned and controlled dairy company says signing an agreement with a large milk processing company in India, is a real boost to confidence.

Miraka Limited only began whole milk powder production last August at its processing plant at Mokai north west of Taupo.

A director, John Paki, was part of a group of Maori business people, academics and artists, who have just attended an international cultural conference in India, as well as exploring business opportunities

Mr Paki says following a meeting with the Gopalgee Group south of New Delhi, which has extensive dairy interests, he signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the company.

He says it’s the first step in establishing a long term relationship with a company which produces everything from milk powder to cheese, butter and long life milk.

Mr Paki says Miraka is somewhat humbled being courted by such a well respected member of the dairy association in India.

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