Kiwifruit mobilisation programme

Our kiwifruit mobilisation programme is the largest single investment ever made to establish high-performing kiwifruit orchards on Māori land. An ambitious programme, Te Tumu Paeroa and other investors are going to start the programme by providing $30 million of capital to develop 10 new kiwifruit orchards in the next 18 months. Find out more here.

Mānuka honey programme

Our mānuka honey programme has three ongoing projects:

1. The Honey Project – working with land owners and tenants to increase their potential return by harvesting mānuka honey from the wild resource.

2. Mānuka Business Feasibility Study – assessing land blocks to identify the viability of a mānuka honey business.

3. The Mānuka Cultivars Plantation Project – in partnership with Mānuka Farming NZ, identifying appropriate underutilised land and working with the land owners to develop a mānuka plantation.

Mānuka identification

We are working with the Matapapa 3 Trust to better understand the existing resource – how much is mānuka vs kānuka, and what are their options to enhance the mānuka resource. A site assessment has been completed, and recently we engaged AUT and Precision Hawk to undertake a piece of work to develop a way to identify mānuka and kānuka using hyperspectral cameras, algorithms and drones. If successful, it will be a very useful tool for other land blocks

Te Tumu Whairawa

Developed to help our trustees and owners build a greater connection to their trust and whenua through a better understanding of finance.

Te Tumu Whairawa was created in a way that makes it flexible enough to offer knowledge and learnings to attendees of all different levels of financial capability and understanding. The skills gained through this course also ensure that participants have the help they need to transition into a Māori governance qualification programme.

For more information about this programme click here.