Aiming to commercialise the medical potential of kānuka
The project aims to grow New Zealand’s blue economy by providing new options for high-value marine products and regional economies.
Hikurangi to research kānuka genetics, optimal planting and growing conditions for bioactives.
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…
Fruit peel waste as a source of high value pharmaceutical drugs and agricultural chemicals?!
The future of East Coast carbon farming has received a boost with a three-year research project beginning this year to identify the opportunities and barriers for reforesting Maori land. Ruatoria charitable company Hikurangi Enterprises, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust and Victoria University of Wellington will work together on the project, which received a…
Bioactive potential of kīna to be explored in Cawthron – Hikurangi collaboration.
Beneath our vision of an unspoilt Tairawhiti with perfect rivers and streams and beaches – there is often a different reality. Our lowland waterways suffer pollution from sediment, pathogens and nutrients. Freshwater in some areas is in crisis. In early May, a two day mini-conference hosted by Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, Te Mana o Te Wai Tairāwhiti,…
The community is invited to harvest a trial hemp crop this week.
A free public talk in Ruatoria by Dr Shaun Holt, 6pm 13/12/16.
East Coast landowners are welcoming a report encouraging native bush regeneration to offset greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.
We’re interested in finding out more about the local Kānuka varieties and what makes them special.