11th April 2022 Investment / Iwi
The iwi-controlled entity makes its first foray into aquaculture as part of a jv with private equity.
Milk powder, butter, and cheese made up 39% of total exports by Māori authorities in the December 2021 quarter, according to Stats NZ.
Waikato-based Ngāti Hauā Iwi Trust is to receive more that $2m to develop a new horticultural programme and education hub.
Ngāi Tahu Holdings CEO Mike Pohio says the iwi-controlled entity remains on the lookout for food investments following its $38m buy-up of Sanford shares.
Kaimoana (seafood), including fish, crayfish, and mussels was the Māori authorities’ top commodities export in 2020 at $311m.
Te Kete Haumaru Kai – the Food Safety Kit – pilot has been launched at Moerewa’s Te Rito Marae, by minister for food safety Dr Ayesha Verrall.
The event brings together more than 170 participants from high value food, fibre and technology industries across NZ.
An initiative which allows Māori businesses to identify themselves Māori business on the New Zealand Business Number register has gone live.
Social enterprise and food poverty fighter Whenua Warrior is one of 20 Māori organisations featured at the inaugural Tāmaki Makaurau Taki Hua Māori Business Showcase.
The funding will see the functional drink company deep dive into indigenous ingredients.
The government sets supplier diversity target for its $42bn goods and services budget.