This report summarises the main way papakāinga are funded via Ahu Whenua trusts and explains the process to go through for both trusts and individual whānau interested in accessing loans and government grants for building on whenua Māori.
Kanuka’s economic value the focus of research project
Aiming to commercialise the medical potential of kānuka
Kina bioactives research update
The project aims to grow New Zealand’s blue economy by providing new options for high-value marine products and regional economies.
Hikurangi secures $242,000 for kānuka optimisation
Hikurangi to research kānuka genetics, optimal planting and growing conditions for bioactives.
Presentations from Inā te Ora-Tairāwhiti Food Futures
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…
Drugs from Feijoas?
Fruit peel waste as a source of high value pharmaceutical drugs and agricultural chemicals?!
Carbon Farming Indigenous Plants
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…
Exploring kīna bioactives
Bioactive potential of kīna to be explored in Cawthron – Hikurangi collaboration.
Tairāwhiti Freshwater Conference 2017
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,…
Community Hemp Harvest
The community is invited to harvest a trial hemp crop this week.
Free Public Talk: Pharmaceuticals from Kānuka Honey & Bee Venom
A free public talk in Ruatoria by Dr Shaun Holt, 6pm 13/12/16.
Landowners welcome PCE report on Agriculture and Climate Change
East Coast landowners are welcoming a report encouraging native bush regeneration to offset greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.