Ventures

HEL is currently progressing a range of opportunities with our community and external stakeholders across four divisions:

BIOACTIVES & PLANT TECHNOLOGY

  • research and development in bioactive extracts
  • processing technology for natural products
  • tissue culture lab and commercial nursery development

LAND SERVICES

  • new services, training and technologies for the honey industry
  • land assessment and utilisation services
  • organic food production and distribution systems
  • carbon farming and erosion control
  • freshwater resource management services

CAPITAL INVESTMENT

  • micro-loans for rural enterprise
  • capital-raising for business growth and job creation

SUSTAINABILITY SERVICES

  • new technologies and training for subsistence lifestyles
  • distributed renewable energy generation
  • affordable, eco-friendly housing design & construction

HEL works closely with local land owners and receives advice and support from Callaghan Innovation, Activate Tairāwhiti, NZ Trade & Enterprise, Ministry for Primary Industries, Ākina Foundation, Eastland Community Trust and the JR McKenzie Trust, and is working on research and development projects with a number of New Zealand and overseas companies along with scientists from the Cawthron Institute, University of Auckland, University of Waikato, Massey University, University of Canterbury and Victoria University of Wellington.

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