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Commercial banana growing in Tairawhiti, validating a food safety framework for Ngai Tahu’s mahinga kai food gathering areas and a climate change strategy for Te Arawa are among the 34 projects funded in the latest round of the Te Punaha Hihiko: Vision Matauranga Capability Fund.

The fund administered by the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment spends up to $4 million a year on projects that bring together Maori with research organisations.

Projects must advance indigenous innovation, help with environmental sustainability, improve health or social wellbeing or otherwise explore indigenous knowledge.

Maori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta says the contribution Maori make to the research, science and innovation sectors is distinctive and essential to the growth of New Zealand

A full list of projects is at:

http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/science-innovation/funding-info-opportunities/investment-funds/vmcf/success-stories

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