Te Haerenga Ahumoana hits the road

Two years ago, our people met in Whakatāne to learn all about the Government’s strategy to create a $3.0 billion aquaculture industry here in Aotearoa. We agreed to work collectively towards large-scale world-class aquaculture in the Waiariki rohe.

After scanning the world to learn everything we can about global aquaculture, we’re now embarking on a journey in our own backyard to learn about best-practice aquaculture and the boundless opportunities the industry can bring for our people. We’re calling this Te Haerenga Ahumoana 2023.

Over the next two weeks, our collective iwi representatives o Te Waiariki will be travelling Aotearoa, talking to other practitioners, and learning from world-leading innovators in the marine and aquaculture space.

From iwi planning for aquaculture in the bays of Nelson in Te Waipounamu, to visiting MoanaNZ to dive deep into pāua farming in Whangarei in Te Ika-a-Māui, it will be a busy two weeks of exploration and discovery. Our people will also get the opportunity to stop in at Te Whakatōhea Harbour Development to see the latest developments and learn more about mussel processing.

We hope that this journey will help build whanaungatanga across our collective iwi from the Waiariki with iwi from across the motu. 

A big thank you goes to both the Ministry of Primary Industries and Callaghan Innovation for their support of our hikoi. You can see the full schedule below.

We’re looking forward to sharing with you our findings from this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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