Business as (un)usual for the Coast

An introduction to Hikurangi Enterprises projects, plans and people.


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…

Hikurangi Hemp goes viral

The new TVNZ online news channel Re: visited Ruatoria and produced this piece on Hikurangi Hemp. At last count the Facebook version had nearly 150,000 views in the first week!  

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,…