Maori indivisible on water position
(Radio Waatea) All roads and rivers in Te ao Maori lead today to Ngaruawahia for the first national water hui. King Tuheitia has thrown open the gates of Turangawaewae Marae for Maori to discuss a concerted response to the New Zealand Maori Council led claim which aims to stop the sale of the ...Continue Reading...
Maori trusts hope to seal Crafar deal within months
Two Maori land trusts in negotiations with a Chinese company to buy two of the Crafar farms hope to seal the deal within months. Shanghai Pengxin was given government approval to buy the 16 farms in April, a move that is being challenged in court by a New Zealand consortium led by Sir Michael ...Continue Reading...
Finalists in the first Ahuwhenua Young Maori Trainee/Cadet of the Year Award announced
Three young Maori farmers have been named as finalists in the inaugural Ahuwhenua Young Maori Trainee/Cadet of the Year award. They are: Mark Coughlan (Tuhoe/Ngai Tai) Farm Assistant, Wairarapa Moana Farms Dairy 2, Mangakino, Waikato Tyson Kelly (Tuhoe/Whakatohea) Farm Hand, Corboy Farms, Te ...Continue Reading...
Growing interest in the biological farming systems research
Representatives from academic institutions, crown research institute, three regional councils, biological fertiliser companies, Maori land trusts, FoMA, Federated Farmers and Rural Women New Zealand attended the information day held last week in Rotorua. “This shows there is a growing interest ...Continue Reading...
Te Awanui Hukapak gains another Seeka seat
Te Awanui Huka Pak announced today that one of its directors has been voted onto the board of New Zealand’s largest kiwifruit grower. John Burke, a current independent director of the Tauranga-based and Maori-owned kiwifruit business, has been voted on to the Seeka board of directors, said Te ...Continue Reading...
Maori performers to revive kiwifruit confidence
(newstalkZB) Maori performers are part of a delegation heading to Japan today, to help revive confidence in kiwifruit. The group will open the Zespri Trade Conference, hoping to encourage Japanese industry players to stick with New Zealand, in the wake of the Psa outbreak. Spokesman Hemi ...Continue Reading...
Maori delegation head to Tokyo for culture and business
A prominent Maori-owned kiwifruit company will lead a 55-strong business and cultural delegation to Tokyo this Sunday to further expand their produce into the Japanese market. Mt Maunganui-based Te Awanui Huka Pak is a major player in New Zealand’s kiwifruit industry and this looks set to get ...Continue Reading...
New competition for young Maori working in Ag (now open)
Applications for new Young Maori Trainee/Cadet Award now open A new competition for young Maori working in agriculture has been introduced as part of the Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Maori Excellence in Farming Award in 2012. The inaugural 2012 Award is for the Young Maori Dairy Trainee/Cadet of the ...Continue Reading...
Who is leading who?
The statement from the Dairy Workers Union that farmers should subsidise milk for Kiwi consumers was a typical grandstanding posture from a group which has perfected the art of squeezing farmers. Their submission to the Parliamentary select committee on milk prices was that Fonterra’s ...Continue Reading...
Crafar bid gives trusts chance to get land back – RadioNZ
The chair of two Maori land trusts in the King Country says a stake in Crafar Farms would be an opportunity for his iwi to take back its ancestral whenua. Ngati Rereahu near Te Kuiti is part of a group of central North Island dairy farmers that has tabled a new offer for the 16 [...]Continue Reading...
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