Māori Agribusiness

    Māori

    Te Mātai Ahuwhenua

    He wāhanga pūmau tō Te Mātai Ahuwhenua i roto o PGG Wrightson e tuku tohutohu ana mō ngā tikanga mahi ahuwhenua e hāngai ana ki ngā uara taiao o ā mātau kiritaki pakihi ahuwhenua Māori. Whakawhitiwhiti kōrero ai ō mātau Kaiwhakahaere Hononga ā-Iwi me ā mātau kiritaki pakihi ahuwhenua, ā, ka torotoro te rōpū me ō mātau hoa mahi o PGG Wrightson puta noa i te kamupene ki te whakarite ka whakaratoa ngā pūkenga hangarau me ngā mōhiotanga ahumahi. 

    Ka whakahaerehia e PGG Wrightson ngā hīkoi pakihi ahuwhenua Māori e whai wāhi ai ngā kiritaki pakihi ahuwhenua Māori ki te torotoro i ētahi atu pakihi ahuwhenua Māori. Ka whitiwhiti kōrero te rōpū me ngā hunga maha nō te kāwanatanga me te ahumahi matua ahuwhenua hei whakarite ka kōrerorero tahi me te hunga whai pānga o te ahumahi me te tino whakakanohi i te pakihi ahuwhenua Māori.

    Te Roroa

    Kua roa a Te Roroa Farm Development Limited, e rere ana tōna rohe mai i te Tai Hauāuru o Te Ika-a-Māui mai i Hokianga ki Tokatoka i Kaipara, hei kiritaki mā PGG Wrightson. Ko te kaupapa a Te Roroa he whakarato whai wāhitanga pai ake mō ngā whānau i raro i te toitūtanga hei kaupapa matua mā ngā kaupapa whakaora whenua, wai, kiwi hoki, me te uru ki ngā mahi urupare ki te mate Kauri i te ngahere o Waipoua. 

    Kei te tipu Te Rōpū o Te Roroa, ā, e whā āna hinonga i tēnei wā. Kei roto i Te Roroa Farms ko ngā pāmu motuhake e whitu i rīhitia i te tuatahi mō ngā tau maha. Kotahi te whakahaere o ngā pāmu katoa ināianei, he tata 3,200 heketea te nui. 

     

    E mahi tahi ana te Kaiwhakahaere Hononga ā-Iwi a PGG Wrightson, a Ron Walters, me te Kaiwhakahaere Matua, a Taoho (Snow) Tāne o Te Roroa Commercial Development Group. Ko te whāinga o Ron kia “whakahoa ki ngā iwi hei turaki i ētahi whakapātari tino rerekē ka pā mai ina whakawhanake ana i ā rātau rawa rāngai matua. Ko tētahi wāhanga waiwai o aku mahi he whakawhanake me te pupuri i ngā hononga pai tētahi ki tētahi i waenga i te Māori me PGG Wrightson, me te āwhina kia puāwai te whenua, ā, me pēhea e pai ake ai te mahi tahi me te āwhina i te Māori me ngā iwi.” 

    Ko te mahi a Snow he ārahi i te whanaketanga me te whakatinanatanga o ngā rautaki a te Rōpū me te tautoko i te Heamana, ngā Kaumātua me ngā Kaiārahi Rōpū. E tūhono ana a Ron rāua ko Snow i ia marama ki te kōrero mō te kaupapa, ngā tikanga Māori, me ngā tikanga mahi pāmu, whanaketanga hoki. 

    Ka mahi ngātahi a Mark Bradley, Māngai Āpure Hangarau a PGG Wrightson. Ka āwhina ngā Māngai Āpure Hangarau i ngā kiritaki ki te whakatipu i te uara mā te whakarato tautoko hangarau, he matawhānui te mōhio ki ngā hua, me ngā tohutohu mātanga. Nā ngā wheako me ngā mōhiotanga whānui o Mark i roto i ngā whiwhinga ahumahi ahuwhenua ka pono, ka whakaaronui ana kiritaki ki a ia. Tukuna ai e Mark ngā whakaaturanga āmiki e pā ana ki ngā tikanga mahi pāmu i te taha o Duanne Golley, te Kaiwhakahaere o Te Roroa Beef Farms, ā, e rawe ana ki a Te Roroa. 

    He mea nui ki a Duanne ngā painga o Te Roroa mai i te whānui me te hōhonu o PGG Wrightson. E kī ana a Duanne “i toro atu mātau ki tētahi mātanga whakahaumako motuhake i mua. I whai hua te whakamahi a Mark i tētahi o ngā rauemi maha me ngā pūkenga i roto i a PGG Wrightson, ā, ka whakaurua mai te tohunga pūtaiao oneone Mātanga Hangarau i taea te hanga tētahi kaupapa whakahaumako toitū i pai ake ai te whakamahi a Te Roroa. Ka nui ngā hua i puta i te urupare pai ake o te whakahaumako me te hiki i te whakaputaranga, ā, ka whakawhitia e mātau te katoa o te kaupapa ki te PGG Wrightson.” 

    He pai ki a Snow te “whakahoa ki a PGG Wrightson i te mea he nui ngā tautoko kua tukuna e rātau ki ā mātau pāmu, otirā i te hokitanga mai o ā mātau pāmu me te whai kararehe mō runga. He tino pai te whanaunga me PGG Wrightson, kōrerorero ai māua ko Ron i ngā take whakaruruhau e arotahi ana ki tō mātau iwi, ngā reanga o muri mai, me te tiaki i te whenua, ā, ko te whanaungatanga o Duanne rāua ko Mark mō ngā pūnaha pāmu me te tūranga tohutohu pono.”

    Celebrating Māori agricultural and horticultural excellence

    He tino kaitaunaki anō a PGG Wrightson i te Taonga Ahuwhenua, Te Hiranga Ahuwhenua me tō Te Puni Kōkiri Excellence in Māori Farming and Horticulture Award, e āhukahuka ana, e whakanui ana i te hiranga o te ahuwhenua me te ahumāra a te Māori. 

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    Ron Walters, te Māngai Āpure Hangarau a PGG Wrightson, e kōrero ana mō te kauneke o te whanaungatanga i waenga i a PGW me Te Roroa ki a Snow Tāne i te pokapū manuhiri i Te Roroa, i Waipoua, Te Tai Tokerau, i te Mei 2021. 

    Mark Bradley, te Māngai Āpure Hangarau a PGG Wrightson, e kōrero ana mō tētahi wāhi whanaketanga e heke iho ka puta i te paina me Duanne Golley rāua ko Tama Waaka i te pāmu o Waikara, te Tonga o Waipoua, Te Tai Tokerau, i te Mei 2021.  

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    Māori Agribusiness Team

    PGG Wrightson’s Māori Agribusiness team is a dedicated unit within PGG Wrightson providing guidance on farming practices that align with the environmental values of our Māori agribusiness clients.  Our dedicated Iwi Relationship Managers liaise with our Māori agribusiness clients and the team engages with PGG Wrightson colleagues across the company to ensure technical expertise and industry knowledge are provided. 

    PGG Wrightson regularly hosts Māori agribusiness hīkoi where Māori agribusiness clients have the opportunity to visit other Māori agribusinesses.  The team networks with numerous government and farmer-owned primary industry participants to ensure engagement with industry stakeholders and strongly represent Māori agribusiness. 

    Te Roroa

    Te Roroa Farm Development Limited, whose rohe stretches along the West Coast of the North Island from the Hokianga to Tokatoka in the Kaipara, is an established client of PGG Wrightson.  Te Roroa exists to provide better opportunities for whānau with sustainability as a priority through land, water, kiwi restoration projects, and being part of the Kauri die back response in the Waipoua forest. 

    The Te Roroa Group is growing and currently has four individual entities.  Te Roroa Farms comprises seven separate farms which were originally leased out for several years.  The farms are now run as one operation consisting of approximately 3,200 hectares. 

     

    PGG Wrightson’s Iwi Relationship Manager, Ron Walters, has been working with Te Kaiwhakahaere Matua/The General Manager, Taoho (Snow) Tane of the Te Roroa Commercial Development Group.  Ron’s aim is to “partner with iwi to overcome some of the unique challenges faced when developing their primary sector assets.  An essential component of my work is developing and sustaining mutually beneficial relationships between Māori and PGG Wrightson, while helping to unlock the potential of the whenua/land and how we can better work with and assist Māori and iwi.” 

    Snow’s role is to lead the development and implementation of the Group’s strategies while supporting the Chairman, Kaumātua, and the Team Leaders.  Ron and Snow connect once a month to discuss kaupapa, tikanga Māori, and farming practices and development. 

    Ron works closely with Mark Bradley, PGG Wrightson Technical Field Representative.  Technical Field Representatives assist customers to grow value by providing technical support, in depth product knowledge, and expert advice.  Mark’s experience and broad knowledge within the agricultural industry gains him the trust and respect of his clients.  Mark gives detailed presentations relating to farm practices alongside Duanne Golley, Te Roroa Beef Farms Kaiwhakahaere/Manager, which are well received by Te Roroa. 

    Duanne appreciates that Te Roroa benefits from the breadth and depth of PGG Wrightson.  Duanne says “we used to engage an independent fertiliser consultant.  Mark made good use of one of the many resources and expertise within PGW and introduced a Technical Specialist soil scientist who was able to design a sustainable fertiliser programme that gave Te Roroa better utilisation.  The results have certainly paid dividends by getting a better response to the fertiliser as well as lifting productivity, so we transferred the whole programme to PGG Wrightson.” 

    Snow enjoys “partnering with PGG Wrightson as they have provided a lot of support to our farms, especially when we regained our farms and we needed to stock them.  The relationship with PGG Wrightson works well, with Ron and I discussing governance which focuses on our people, future generations, and caring for the land, while Duanne and Mark’s relationship is around farm systems and a trusted advisory role.”

    Celebrating Māori agricultural and horticultural excellence

    PGG Wrightson is also a proud sponsor of the Ahuwhenua Trophy, Te Puni Kōkiri Excellence in Māori Farming and Horticulture Award, which acknowledges and celebrates Māori agricultural and horticultural excellence. 

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    Ron Walters, PGG Wrightson's Technology Field Representative, talks about the progress of the relationship between PGW and Te Roroa with Snow Tāne at the visitor center in Te Roroa, Waipoua, Northland, in May 2021 .

    Mark Bradley, PGG Wrightson's Technology Field Representative, talks about a future development area that will emerge from the pine with Duanne Golley and Tama Waaka on the Waikara farm, South Waipoua, Northland, in May 2021.

    Mike Pritchard

    Iwi Relationship Manager
    National

    Ron Walters

    Iwi Relationship Manager
    National