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.

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…

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,…

2016 Kānuka Hunt is On!

We’re interested in finding out more about the local Kānuka varieties and what makes them special.