Maori innovation is a conversation of inspiration and determination.
Over the past year a number of examples have made the newspapers, like Maraeroa C ginseng, or the Miraka milk company that owns the value chain, or Tuaropaki’s sustainable dairy farming.
Perhaps the most important feature of Maori innovation is that it often has direct community benefit. A classic example of this is the technology relationship between East Coast iwi Ngati Porou and 2 Degrees.
The recent announcement of two iwi jointly purchasing the local and international dairy technology firm, Waikato Milking Systems shows Maori are not only owning the farms, but also the farm technology. It’s this type of innovative thinking that is taking the Maori nation forward. Read more →