About Te Kete Ahumāra

The goal of Te Kete Ahumāra is to encourage collaboration between Iwi and Māori businesses and relevant New Zealand research enitites to accelerate development of Māori enterprises within horticulture, seafood and aquaculture and arable crops. Te Kete Ahumāra has been created to provide a comprehensive information directory for both established and new Māori businesses involved in food production.

Te Kete Ahumāra has been established through investment from the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI) within its Te Tupu o te Wananga (TTW) portfolio. This portfolio is focused on unlocking the innovation potential of Māori people, resources and knowledge for the benefit of New Zealand.

Te Kete Ahumāra has been primarily developed by Plant & Food Research - a crown research institute committed to engaging with Māori to develop business, research and innovation opportunities.

Nga mihi nui ki te Punaha Hiringa Whakaea mo te putea kua tautokohia tenei kaupapa.

Objectives of Te Kete Ahumāra

Māori landowners have extensive opportunities for sustainable development into high value fruit, arable crops and seafood enterprises. The objectives of Te Kete Ahumāra include:

  • Provide a central resource concerning all aspects of enterprise development for Māori land use and business growth relating to fruit, arable crops and seafood production

  • Demonstrate how traditional indigenous knowledge and Western science and can work together to achieve sustainable livelihoods and greater wealth for all

  • Build and strengthen bridges between Iwi and Māori business entities and sources of research, technology and scientific innovation

  • Inspire Māori development and entrepreneurship through examples, referrals and case studies on what others are doing