COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am
Ed Sheeran

Te Rarawa growing Iwi wealth
@Te Rarawa

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print



The chair of Te Rarawa's commercial arm says the purchase of Kaitaia-based Bells Produce will accelerate the iwi's move into horticulture.

June McCabe says Bells' Pukepoto market gardens, where it grows kumara, pumpkins, mandirins and other crops, is next to Te Rarawa's Sweetwater blocks, and the iwi is already leasing some of that land to the farm.

She says the company's founders have developed considerable knowledge about the produce market and growing conditions in the far north.

"I see such things as how we can support existing Māori land, existing Te Rarawa land in the wider rohe using the capability that the Bells acquisition has given us, not least of which is what 's in the heads of the outgoing shareholders becasue they are staying with us for a longer time to support the future growth and development," Ms McCabe says.

Te Rarawa is working on a 10 year development plan for the business, including expanding its people's involvement in the workforce.


Copyright © 2019, UMA Broadcasting Ltd:


matariki x
TVNZ Journalist blames Māori, not Oranga Tamariki.
OPINION - Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: TVNZ Journalist Jehan Casinader, has written a remarkably shallow evaluation of the corrosive Orange Tamariki child uplift programme and has bewilderingly concluded the problem is Māori, not the policy.
Ihumātao Te Riri Pākehā | The White Manís Anger
Dr Rawiri Taonui;This column is part one of three on Ihumātao. This part traces the historical injustices behind Ihumātao. Part two outlines the legal progress and rising opposition against the Fletchers Residential development, the contradiction between justice for Māori and preserving Māori as an artefact, and how the Crown has divided mana whenua. Part three examines the political implications of Ihumātao.
Dear Tracey Martin. I'm sorry Minister but your Oranga Tamariki response is disgracefully tone deaf
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The Minister responsible for Oranga Tamariki has finally responded over the weekend to the outrage within Māoridom at the Oranga Tamariki uplifts and her response is disgracefully tone deaf.





Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am