E hoa ma, inā te ora o te tangata – Friends, this is the essence of life
Our guiding whakatauki for Inā te Ora is sometimes used at the dinner table by guests appreciative of a good meal. Food is indeed the essence of life, it is crucial we move into the future with the knowledge, ideas and technology to sustain our growing populations.
Inā te Ora-Food Futures Tairāwhiti was a future focussed event in Tairāwhiti-the food bowl of Aotearoa. We gathered some of the country’s foremost experts in food production, food technology and food commentary. Innovators from near and far!
Our grateful thanks go to our innovative sponsors: Ag Research, NZ Trade and Enterprise, Callaghan Innovation, Massey University and Eastland Community Trust.
Over the course of the three days we engaged in thought provoking conversations, connected with as many like minds as possible. And saw the beginnings collaborations of all kinds!
Below are links to the available presentation files – where links are not present the files are embargoed for confidentiality. Enjoy! Videos of the presentations will be uploaded soon.
- Adding value to natural products through smart processing – Prof Jim Jones, Massey University
- Developing a Biotechnology Industry in Tairāwhiti – Panapa Ehau, Hikurangi Enterprises
- Edible fungi as alternative protein – Dr. Peter Buchanan, Landcare Research
- Recovering Value from Waste Streams – Dr. Peter Dyer and Dr. Stephen Tallon, Callaghan Innovation
- Foodtech and process engineering industry research – Prof Richard Archer, Massey University
- Activating Tairāwhiti – Steve Breen, Activate Tairāwhiti
- Macadamias – Tairāwhiti’s Future Lead Industry – Vanessa Hayes, Torere Macadamias
- Our Land, Our People, Our Honey – Ngati Porou Miere story-Victor Goldsmith
- Pakihiroa Farms – Hilton Collier
- The Tipu Project – Rawinia Parata, Tairāwhiti Horticulture Workforce Development
- Cedenco’s story: provenance and collaboration for land usage – Darryl Hudson, Cedenco
- The million dollar apple: Taking Māori agribusiness global – Steve Saunders, Plus Group
- Accelerating Māori Agribusiness in Tairāwhiti – Mayor Meng Foon
- Rural worker cooperatives and community development in Spain: some ideas for Aotearoa – Dr. Alvaro Vidella
- Government support for Māori agritech businesses – Barry Soutar, NZTE
- There’s no such thing as waste: making the most of materials in food production and processing – Dr. Ben Schon, Plant and Food Research
- New Zealand’s hidden treasure: The NZ food innovation ecosystem – Dr. Claire Massey, Massey University
- Seizing the high tech opportunity in Tairāwhiti – Danielle Appleton, University of Auckland
- Government support for Māori agritech businesses – Francis Davy, NZTE
- Māori Leading in Food Innovation – Miriana Stephens, Kono/Wakatū Inc
- Mutual Benefits – Nikki Harcourt, Waikato University
- Enabling Maori Agribusiness through science and innovation – Dr. Selai Letica and Dr. Jane Mullaney, Ag Research
- Decision making tools for fragmented tribal lands – Toro Waaka, Ngati Pahauwera Development Trust and Chris Koroheke-Kairungi, Ag Research
- Exploring potential for commercial banana crops in Tairāwhiti – Trevor Mills
- Sharing Kai Tairāwhiti with the world: The future potentials of culinary tourism – Assoc Prof Tracy Berno, AUT + Monique Fiso, Hiakai
- How Māori can lead the robotics revolution in horticulture-Steve Saunders – Plus Group
- Fruit peel waste as a source of high value pharmaceutical drugs and agricultural chemicals – Andrew Munkacsi, Victoria University of Wellington
- The Future of Food and Agriculture: The Road ahead for New Zealand – Dr Rosie Bodsworth
- Back to the land: showing rural Māori a future for innovation in horticulture -Ngareta Mason, Plant and Food Research
- Funding for innovation in Maori business – Phil Anderson, Callaghan Innovation
- Genomics for Regional Development – Dr. Simon Hills, Massey University